Local News

Town holding parks and trails open house

The Town of Morinville is holding a Parks, Recreation, Culture & Trails Master Plan Open House at the cultural centre’s Hall B Feb. 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be a formal presentation at 7:15 which will be repeated at 8:15 p.m. […]

Local News

County passes motion to pay into arena lot servicing

During their regular Council meeting on July 12, Sturgeon County Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Sharing of Costs for Site Servicing between the Town of Morinville and Sturgeon County. This agreement pertains to the 77 Acre lot purchased by the Town of Morinville just east of East Boundary Road for the purposes of a new arena/rec facility. The county purchased adjacent land to develop their own County Campus. […]

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Columns

Progressive Views Column: Town needs to provide quality public services

The role of government in nearly all matters is – and has been for centuries – at the centre of political rhetoric. This dialogue on what government should or shouldn’t engage in is what has defined the rift between left and right wing politics, and while many claim to exist at an equilibrium between the two perspectives, in reality all people fall more towards one of the two points on the political spectrum. These issues of the role and purpose of government face our community today more than ever, particularly with issues on the future of recreation and art within our community…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Hockey arena or regional recreation facility – SO many questions – so little time!

I would like to thank our Council for the Open House held on April 28th. It was good to see more people attending this and sharing their views. Also, I would like to thank the group who prepared the Feasibility Study as this document actually included nasty topics such as – ‘capital costs’; ‘operating costs’; ‘revenue generation’ ‘cost overruns or deficits’ and not just the community wants and desires…. […]

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Morinville News

Recreation Open House offers insight and input

by Tristan Turner

Morinville – Roughly 150 people attended Council’s Recreation Open House Apr. 28. The event was held in conjunction with Saskatchewan-based architecture and interior design firm AODBT, who were chosen by the previous Council to provide a feasibility study on the arena and future recreation needs. AODBT gave a 50-minute presentation outlining potential new recreation facility features, location criteria and thoughts on potential partnerships that could help fund a new facility… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Rumours, Rumours and more Rumours

I have been a resident and a taxpayer of Morinville since August 1st, 1981. I have been a very active volunteer in my community, having been involved with hockey, baseball, the Museum, the Historical Society, and numerous community projects and events.

During the past municipal election our present Mayor and Council said they wanted to interact with citizens, get out into the community and listen to whatever issues or concerns residents wanted to discuss… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial – What to do about regional recreation

Council received the wrap up on a multi-month consulting project on recreation and recreational facilities in the region Apr. 9. The 122-page Regional Recreation Facilities Master Plan is a tough slog to read through, one of those documents that is full of consultant speak… […]

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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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Local News

Legal moves closer to recreation subsidy

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Families who find their budgets a little short to cover recreational activities for their children may soon have some assistance from the Town of Legal. The idea of a recreational subsidy was put forward by the Town’s Community Services Board (CSB) and this week came before both Legal Town Council and the CSB for further tweaking. The proposal will return to council may 16 for final approval… […]