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Long arm of the law out over long weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – With motorists looking to cash in on the last hoorah of summer, Alberta’s RCMP and Sheriffs will be out in full force over the Labour Day long weekend to make sure that reckless and impaired drivers do not make their ride their last hurrah forever … […]

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Car and train collide near Cardiff

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – A woman has been flown to hospital by STARS air Ambulance after the vehicle she and a female passenger were travelling in collided with a train Thursday morning.
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Chamber of Commerce out to lunch again

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce resumed its monthly luncheon meeting Sept. 1, after returning from the summer break. Although the first meeting’s agenda was relatively light, members heard of a number of initiatives and projects on the horizon for the fall … […]

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Storage units found full of stolen property

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

St. Albert – Residents north of St. Albert who have had items stolen in the recent past may just have an opportunity to recover what was once theirs … […]

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Province unveils workplace information preview

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Albertans will soon be able to see the occupational health and safety (OHS) records of potential employers or contractors, but the province has just unveiled the template upon which the information will rest.
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Community News Bites

By Étienne Thevou

With the official back-to-school clock set at one minute to midnight, many parents are rubbing their hands and clicking their heels with joy. But although the little ones may be back in class during the week, there is still plenty to do on weekends and evenings over the next couple of weeks … […]

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Alexander gathers to recognize soldier

By Stephen Dafoe

Alexander – A mixture of laughter and tears were present at the Alexander Community Hall Sunday night. But the mixture of emotions stemmed from a single cause, pride in a young man from the community who is going off to serve his country, and for whom the community gathered to show their love and respect with a proper send off … […]

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Security cameras coming to Morinville arena

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Recent vandalism has prompted Morinville Town Council to reallocate money from its tennis court redesign project to the hockey arena so that an $11,000 security camera system can be installed … […]

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Photo radar delivers results in its inaugural year

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – More than 8,000 licence plates posed for the camera over the past year in Morinville. That’s the word from Integrated Traffic Services who delivered their report on the Town’s Automated Traffic Safety Program to Morinville Town Council last week … […]

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RCMP caution drivers to check school zone speed

Sturgeon County – With students heading back to schools throughout Sturgeon County this week, Morinville RCMP are asking motorists to exercise extra caution, particularly when driving through school zones. RCMP and municipal peace officers will be in school zones throughout the school year to make sure drivers are observing posted speed limits.
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Fire tower worker still missing after four years

Hinton – Today marks the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of Stephanie Stewart, a fire tower worker at the Athabasca Lookout Tower, located 25 kilometres northwest of Hinton. Stewart was reported missing Aug. 26, 2006 after failing to report for duty … […]

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Gibbons planning for new emergency response unit

By Stephen Dafoe

Gibbons – Although it is still some months away and a different council may be approving it, Gibbons Town Council agreed to include $54,000 in its 2011 budget to help fund a new emergency response unit (ERU) for the Gibbons Fire Department … […]

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Gibbons to take a pass on park and ride concept

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – Town Council has decided to send a letter to Sturgeon County Council advising them that they will not be participating in a proposed regional park and ride and transit facility at or north of the St. Albert boundary on Highway 2 … […]

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Community News Briefs

The Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation (SCHF) received a Community Services Grant of $1,500 from the Town of Morinville to assist with their upcoming fundraising event Celebrating Life & Culture set to … […]