Local News

Nominations for provincial 2016 Heritage Awards now open

The province is looking for the next group of heritage heroes, and asking Albertans to help point out outstanding contributions to the preservation of heritage.

The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Heritage Awards are awarded every two years and recognize the outstanding achievements of Albertans engaged in heritage preservation, protection and promotion. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: The changing face of downtown Morinville

There is a bit of synchronicity in the Town of Morinville holding an open house on two plans that will affect development in downtown Morinville. One seeks to ease the restrictions put upon us by the province; the other to establish some structure to development that will ensure the downtown’s historical properties are preserved… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville in danger of losing iconic image

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One doesn’t have to drive too far into town to catch a glimpse of the steeple rising above St. Jean Baptiste Church in downtown Morinville. But residents and visitors could soon be deprived of that iconic view if significant funds are not raised to save it. The historic steeple is in need of approximately $500,000 in restoration work to save it from loss to water rot.

“There is significant damage by water inside the steeple as well as other parts of the church, mainly the north roof,” said Father Ignacy… […]

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Local News

Local Legion members attend rally

By Lucie Roy

Onoway – Legionnaires from around the region gathered in Onoway over the weekend for a rally. The Morinville Legion had 13 Branch and one Ladies Auxiliary member in attendance. The annual Rally includes Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members from the Branches in Whitecourt… […]