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Morinville Sports

Local golfers off to championship

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Three MCHS students are off to Drayton Valley Tuesday to compete in the Frank Lindsay Alberta Junior Boys Championship taking place July 5 – 8 at the Drayton Valley Golf Club… […]

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Morinville

Morinville to extend photo radar contract

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Council voted 6-1 in favour of extending its contract with Independent Traffic Services (ITS) Ltd. Tuesday night, a company that has provided automatic traffic enforcement in Morinville since 2009. The contract with the company was set to expire Dec. 31, but a clause in the contract allowed the town to extend the contract for another two years provided written notice was given to the contractor on or prior to June 30… […]

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Local News

Council wrestles with permissible cultural centre events

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre will see elbows as well as oboes this summer after Morinville Town Council voted 6-1 in favour of allowing Art of Conversation Morinville (AOC) to bring a wrestling show to town this August. The promoters are looking to provide a family-friendly event with six wrestling matches and a half-time show. But the idea of wrestling in a venue that will later this year begin a concert series that will include ballet… […]

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County to reopen public hearing on urban fringe issue

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Although scheduled to give third reading on an amendment to its Land Use Bylaw respecting intensive agricultural use in Urban Fringe districts, Sturgeon County Council took an unprecedented move to defer the matter until a public hearing could be reopened this fall…. […]

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Sturgeon County approves grant for cultural centre

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sturgeon County Council unanimously approved granting the Town of Morinville $250,000 through its Capital Agricultural / Recreational Facility Development Grant (CARF) program at its June 28 meeting. The funding will assist with the construction cost of the $11 million facility… […]

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Centennial Gardens a community effort

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Centennial community Gardens officially opened Sunday afternoon with a strawberry tea. Mayor Lloyd Bertschi, Councillor David Pattison and Chief Administrative Officer Edie Doepker joined 2011 Municipal Sustainability Award winner and community gardens founder Valerie Loseth and other organizers in unveiling the new sign that will mark the community garden… […]

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Drag race champion gives birth after weekend victories

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – After being the top race winner in last Saturday’s Noah’s Ark Hamster Races, an unnamed competitor gave birth to a litter of little pink hamsters Sunday morning. Both mother and babies are doing well, although it is too soon to tell is any of the offspring will grow up to follow their mother’s footsteps in next year’s event… […]

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Council asked to decide on photo radar contract extension

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville’s controversial photo radar program is on Tuesday night’s council agenda, but this time it is not a delegation of irate residents who have been stung exceeding the posted limit set to do the talking. Council is being asked by administration for direction on extending the Town of Morinville’s contract with Independent Traffic Services Ltd. For the next two years… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: How in the hell do you top that? [PHOTOS]

It’s Monday. The tents are down, the rides are gone and all that remains of St. Jean Baptiste Festival 2011 is the memory of the nearly week-long event and a nagging question on many of our minds. How in the hell do you top that? And if this year’s festival can be topped, there truly is no limit to what Morinville can do… […]