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Local News

County commits to cost sharing but cultural centre funding in limbo

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council unanimously approved 2011 cost sharing allocations Thursday afternoon, funds to be distributed to Morinville, Bon Accord, Gibbons, Legal and Redwater. The cost sharing agreement between Sturgeon County and the five municipalities ensures and guarantees equal access for county residents to the various services, programs and recreational facilities offered by the municipalities… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Resident concerned about potential cultural centre noise

Dear editor:

As the May / June deadline for the opening approaches, I’m sure this centre will attract a lot of media attention, hopefully not for the wrong reasons. The planning and hastily positioning of this centre has been flawed from the start. Placing it only metres from an R-1 Residential area with no protection from the noises which will emanate from this facility has potentially set this venue and its users up for constant conflict with local neighbours of 99A and 99 Ave. This can be no surprise to the Town Office as I personally presented this issue, prior to construction, to the Developmental Permit Board, Town Council and during an appeal against the building permit being issued, where I actually won the argument on potential noise. But the permit was allowed to stand… […]

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Local News

Library to host square foot gardening talk

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – With signs of spring appearing slowly but surely, local gardeners are getting anxious to get on with the season once the season is willing. But the Morinville Public Library is not waiting for the snow to melt to start people on their 2011 gardening plans. They’ll be hosting a talk on the joys and benefits of square foot gardening Apr. 5… […]

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Arts & Culture

Community Cultural Centre on track and getting booked

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Construction of the $11 million Morinville Community Cultural Centre is on track for a June 11 official opening, but will be ready for a couple of preliminary events set for mid- to late-May. Morinville councillors and administration had the opportunity Wednesday afternoon to tour the facility to see that progress… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

A Town Divided: An Editorial Film

By Stephen Dafoe

This editorializing will be brief as the meat of what I want to say is better shown by the 70 minute news film I’ve produced on the Morinville schools issue. What remains to be said is why I put it all together… […]

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Local News

MorinvilleNews.com readers respond to latest poll

Our fourth MorinvilleNews.com reader poll ran last week with readers voting on the controversial issue of secular education in Morinville schools. We asked readers:

If there were a non faith-based school in Morinville, would you send your child there?

183 votes were cast by Sunday morning with the following results… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Closed door meetings and door knocking censuses

Two days after Education Minister Dave Hancock met with board members from Greater St. Albert Regional Catholic Division No. 29 (GSACRD), it came out that one of the commitments made to the minister was GSACRD would conduct an impartial survey of Morinville parents as to the extent of interest in secular education. .. […]

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Morinville Sports

Wrestling explodes in Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Real Canadian Wrestling brought their RCW Explosion event to the Morinville Events Centre Friday night, giving wrestling fans more than two hours of ring and ropes action co-sponsored by Smokin’ Joe’s Roadhouse.

The RCW event was the first stop in Morinville in several years and brought wrestling fans 10 bouts of wrestling heroes and villains battling it out for RCW dominance… […]

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Schools and youth

Primeau’s got talent

Compiled by MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – George’s H. Primeau School launched into the spring break in style, capping off the end of school with their annual talent show. This year’s production pooled the talents of approximately 70 of the school’s students… […]

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Local News

Around the Town

Town of Morinville workers repair a saddle valve Wednesday afternoon. The piece of water works, located 10 feet below 100 Street gave loose last Thursday causing flooding at Smith Music and the vacant lot between the music store and the Scotia Bank building… […]