No Picture
Local News

Minimum tax for Sturgeon County discussed

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council heard there are currently 903 Sturgeon County properties that paid less than $50 in property taxes last year, many of that number paying as little as $3.26 in municipal taxes each year.

Administration delivered a detailed report to County Council in response to a request from County Councillor Tom Flynn… […]

No Picture
Local News

Monday Morning News – March 7

The Mar. 7 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Tuesday morning.

This week’s edition contains the following news stories: […]

No Picture
Local News

Coffee shop finds new beginnings with Higher Grounds

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Walking through the doors of Higher Grounds on 100 Avenue one is immediately struck with the welcoming ambiance of the coffee shop. The tables and chairs are modern looking; there’s a pair of comfy leather set off to the side for a little extra luxury; a big screen silently plays the news of the day, and there is a little smooth jazz playing on the stereo… […]

No Picture
Local News

Morinville RCMP investigating suspicious death in Gibbons

By MorinvilleNews.com

Morinville – RCMP are currently investigating a suspicious death that occurred in Gibbons Wednesday afternoon. Police responded to a 911 call from Gibbons Mar. 2. The call was related to a disturbance in a residence in the town. On arrival at the scene, RCMP discovered a deceased male in his 20s. … […]

No Picture
Local News

CBC personality coming to Bon Accord

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Bon Accord – Although it’s still a few months away, Bon Accord is already planning for the arrival of someone from the Dragon’s Den, the popular CBC entrepreneurial show… […]

No Picture
Local News

Monday Morning News – Feb. 28

The Feb. 28 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Tuesday morning.

This week’s edition contains the following news stories… […]

No Picture
Local News

Local women to be honoured as unsung heroines

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Two Morinville area women are set to be honoured as unsung heroines Saturday night. Sheila Chisholm and Therese Gervais are two of five women to be honoured as part of an International Women’s Day event sponsored by the St. Albert Bahá’í community. The annual event recognizes the contributions women make to society through their generosity of spirit, courage, creativity, determination, steadfastness, leadership, enthusiasm, love, caring, and other attributes that enrich the communities in which they live… […]

No Picture
Local News

Luncheon gives seniors afternoon of memories

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Local seniors were transported back in time to 1911, the year Morinville was incorporated as a town, Saturday afternoon. Approximately 75 seniors from Aspen House, Heritage Lodge and Chateau Sturgeon as well as from throughout Morinville gathered at the Morinville Legion for a luncheon thrown in their honour.

[…]

Local News

Parent delegation represented in the legislature

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After presenting their case to Morinville Town Council Tuesday night, a group of local parents who have requested the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) to follow the general provincial curriculum in Morinville schools… […]

Local News

Rotary Day in Morinville was service as usual

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Morinville Town Council proclaimed Wednesday Rotary Day in Morinville in recognition of the service club’s one-hundred-and-sixth birthday as an organization. But there was little time for celebration at the club’s Wednesday morning breakfast meeting. In fact, other than a brief mention of the proclamation… […]

Local News

Parent delegation takes case to Morinville council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A delegation of Morinville parents requesting the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) to follow the general provincial curriculum in Morinville schools rather than the Catholic separate curriculum brought their case to Morinville Town Council Tuesday night. The delegation, led by group spokesperson Donna Hunter, presented their case in an eight-minute address to Mayor and council, outlining not only their concerns as parents but what they feel should be the concerns of council…. […]

No Picture
Local News

Alberta Party leadership candidate in Morinville Thursday

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Alberta Party leadership hopeful and Hinton Mayor Glenn Taylor will be in Morinville Thursday night to meet with members of the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock Constituency Association. The long-time politician will be visiting the Ellerslie Constituency Association Wednesday night. Taylor has been actively on the campaign trail since announcing his bid for the party leadership Feb. 8… […]

No Picture
Local News

2011 St. Jean Baptiste Festival to be major event

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The annual St. Jean Baptiste Festival will increase in size and scope in Morinville’s centennial year. That was the word from St. Jean Baptiste Committee Vice Chair Paul Smith Tuesday night.

Smith made a presentation to Morinville Town Council to bring them up to speed on what the committee of 30 volunteers are lining up for the summer festival which will run from Tuesday until Sunday this year.

The local business owner and festival volunteer said all of the attractions from last year’s successful event would be returning but many would be expanded to accommodate… […]

No Picture
Local News

Community Cultural Centre vandalized

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – RCMP are looking to the public for assistance in finding the person or persons responsible for vandalizing the community Cultural Centre in Morinville… […]

No Picture
Local News

Grandmothers helping grandmothers across the sea

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A group of Morinville grandmothers and others got together over the weekend to organize a white elephant sale and silent auction in the basement of the Morinville United Church. Although the event had all the trappings of a community basement bazaar, including used books and freshly-baked cookies, proceeds from the event are earmarked to assist communities thousands of miles away… […]