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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Resident disappointed and upset about vandalism

Dear Editor:

I write this today and cannot decide if I am more disappointed than I am upset but for sure I am both. Thursday night some person(s) ripped out my flagpole along with the Canadian flag and some of my solar yard lights, threw them on the lawn of my neighbour two doors down who happens to be retired from the armed forces… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville gets inside look at the world of comics

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library hosted the first of its Centennial Author Series Thursday night with Andrew Foley, co-author of Cowboys and Aliens, the graphic novel on which the blockbuster summer movie with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford is based. Foley was joined by comic and pop culture… […]

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Morinville

Local volunteer continues to help on a global scale

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There is a certain synchronicity in the fact Pleasant Homes service manager Simon Boersma would devote so much of his time in third world countries helping communities establish their own pleasant homes. Boersrma is part of the Flying Doctors of Canada, a non-governmental, non-profit, registered charity made up of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers as well as general volunteers who are all committed to helping those most in need… […]

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Local News

Dog Jog to support stray animal program

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A kitten stretches its paw far outside its cage, reaching out for some human contact. She purrs and then runs her flank along an offered hand, a show of appreciation for the attention being offered. In another room, Marlow leaps and tugs against his leash – not because he is a disobedient dog – but because he is happy in his hopes of making a new human friend. Marlow and the kitten are two of 20-some dogs and cats currently up for adoption at the Morinville Veterinary Clinic, all part of the facility’s stray / rescue program… […]

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Morinville

Council finalizes CAO business

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Councillors met briefly Wednesday night in a special meeting of Morinville Town Council to conclude necessary business resulting from the July 14 dismissal of then Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Edie Doepker… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville Best Gardens Competition looking for gardening excellence

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Local gardeners have less than two weeks to register for the Town of Morinville’s Annual Best Garden Competition. Once again this year judges will be looking to reward gardeners for the design and maintenance of their gardens and they are planning to hit yards Aug. 17. As in previous years, the home town pride initiative is about more than blooming flowers and bushes… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Alberta Party weighs in on Morinville issue

Dear Editor:

For months now Morinville parents have been fighting for a basic right that is allowed in every other community in Alberta – to have their child attend a non-religious public school. Recently I was asked by a local resident to help bring provincial awareness to the concerns being expressed by him and others that the Provincial Government has reneged on a commitment made by them to the citizens of Morinville… […]

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Morinville

Secular school plans moving ahead, GSACRD and province say

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Modular school units for a secular program will be in place no later than this December, Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) Superintendent David Keohane said Tuesday morning. The superintendent refuted the notion a delay in their placement has anything to do with a dispute between his division and the province…. […]