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Sturgeon County

Rural break and enter

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – Police are reporting sometime during the daylight hours of Oct. 17 unknown individual(s) entered a detached garage located on a rural property near Township Road 552 and Range Road 262 in Sturgeon County. The main door was forced open and the unknown individual(s) stole a Honda Rototiller from the garage… […]

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Legal

Partnership seeks input on regional recreation

By Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – The joint efforts of six municipalities were thrown up on easels Tuesday night for residents to take a look at and give their thoughts on. The Sturgeon Regional Partnership of Bon Accord, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Sturgeon County and Redwater laid out their initial work on a Regional Recreation Master Plan at an open house held at Bon Accord School Tuesday night… […]

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Morinville

Group for GIRLS helping young woman understand themselves

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Zumba music blares from the program room of the Morinville Community Library as more than a dozen girls between the ages of 11 and 18 learn about themselves in a fun way. The Girls in Real Life Situations (GIRLS) program started Oct. 2 and will run for the next five Tuesday evenings, offering young women an opportunity to become more comfortable with who they are in a society that too often tells them they shouldn’t be… […]

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Morinville

Sturgeon Victim Services reaches milestone

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Cake was cut, wheels were spun, and plenty of information was presented in the entrance of Town Hall Monday afternoon. Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) have been making the rounds of the municipalities they serve in recognition of providing those services for the past two decades.

Program Coordinator Donna McPherson said victim services have existed in the province for 30 years. The Sturgeon Victim Services unit has been around for two thirds of that time. “We’re one of the longer-running programs… […]

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Morinville

Morinville Community Library lowers card fees for County residents

Morinville – Sturgeon County residents will now pay the same rate as Morinville residents for their library cards after the library’s board voted in favour of user fee parity. The change in County rates took effect Sept. 17 and Sturgeon County residents will now pay $10 for an adult, $6 for children and seniors, and $20 for a family. Membership fees are good for one year from date of activation… […]

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Legal

Sunflower building helping in three ways

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Like its namesake plant, the Sunflower Community Resource Program towers over the community offering its assistance in a variety of ways. The program covers Sturgeon County and the municipalities within it. It is operated out of an office in downtown Gibbons that is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to assist those in need as well as the Family and Community Support Services departments of the municipalities… […]

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Morinville

County and Town team to enforce Off Highway Vehicle Bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A new pilot enforcement project in Morinville has been made possible through the assistance of Sturgeon County. The County is lending Morinville one of its enforcement-equipped ATVs to allow Morinville peace officers to traverse the same terrain as those illegally driving off road vehicles within Town of Morinville limits.

Morinville Community Peace Officer James Alaeddine explained the purpose of the 60-day pilot project is mainly to raise awareness of … […]

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Morinville

RCMP responds to two major collisions in two days

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – A 79-year-old man from the Fort Saskatchewan area is dead after a collision Tuesday afternoon.

RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a car and a petroleum truck around noon Aug. 14. The collision took place on Highway 28 at the intersection of Range Road 235 in Sturgeon County… […]

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Morinville

Harvest Days puts big spin on small town

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – This past weekend’s Harvest Days in Bon Accord continued this year’s trend of local community festivals being bigger than the year before. Bon Accord followed Morinville’s expanded St. Jean Baptiste Festival and Legal’s 50th anniversary edition of Fete au Village with a much larger Harvest Days event…. […]

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Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County Ag Services Tour loads the buses

By Lucie Roy Photos

Sturgeon County – The annual Sturgeon County Ag Tour pulled in some solid numbers this year, loading three buses of County residents, farmers and provincial government representatives for a tour of value added agriculture in the county.
Below are some pictorial highlights of the day’s activities… […]

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Morinville

The weekend in photos

They’ll go medieval on your …
Students of the KnightHaven Medieval Day Camp demonstrate a charge on Friday afternoon on their final day of the week-long Camp held at the Legal Centralta Community Centre. Students learned about heraldry, … […]

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Sturgeon County

Bon Accord ready to harvest excitement this weekend

By Morinville News Staff

Bon Accord – A harvest of fun and entertainment is being planned for the Aug. 10 to 12 weekend. Eva Scrimshaw, Events and Recreation Coordinator for Crow’s Nest Community Services, a joint initiative between the towns of Gibbons and Bon Accord, said people can expect a great time at Harvest Days, an annual summer celebration that often draws attendees in excess of the community’s population…. […]