Local News

JMMF prepares a big announcement for its third annual Break Free Gala

The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF), a non-profit organization from Morinville that will be opening a women’s shelter in the area and who raises awareness on the realities of domestic violence, is hosting its third annual Break Free Gala, on Oct. 28. The event, which takes place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, will showcase a major announcement regarding JMMF’s forthcoming shelter. […]


Passing the bucks – big bucks

Bumper to Bumper/ Home Hardware presented a cheque for just shy of $6000 to the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation Wednesday. The money raised came from registration fees for the vehicles, the hot dog stand (donated by Spiker Equipment) and t-shirt sales. Additional monies were generated from a 50/50 and birdhouse sales. […]

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Local News

Candlelight vigil honours Morinville woman’s passing

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Five years to the day after a Morinville woman was slain by her common law husband, a candle light vigil will be held in her memory and to raise awareness of domestic violence and the work the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) is doing to help women in need. The event will take place Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. at Morinville Christian School and all are welcome to attend. Martel’s mother, Lynne Rosychuk, said the event is an opportunity to remember her daughter a half decade after her passing… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: What I love about Morinville

Dear Morinville News Editor;

I recently saw a Facebook post by a young woman I was able to assist in relocating with the involvement of the JMMF last summer and fall. This young woman fled extreme abuse in her third trimester and was here on a temporary VISA in a country not her own. She had no resources, knew few and stumbled into our community… […]

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Local News

Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation inviting public to Annual General Meeting

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – An organization named after a Morinville woman killed by her common law husband a few years ago is working to prevent similar situations from happening to other women. The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Green Bean on 100 Street June 14 at 7 p.m. They are hoping residents will come out to learn more about the organization and its mission… […]