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Civic Plaza working towards March 2012 opening

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Soon after Morinville’s St. Germain Plaza, home of the library and town offices, was gutted, St. Albert-based Synergy Building Solutions erected some orange tarps behind their construction fence and got down to the real work – converting the 30-year-old building into one that can carry the community through the next three decades… […]

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Around the town – midweek edition

MCHS student Colette Bachand, Morinville Community Services Youth Worker A.D. Richardson, and MCHS student Travis Loseth were three of a large number of students who took a vow of silence in support of youth around the globe who have no voice… […]

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Arts & Culture

Pirates take to the MCHS stage next week

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – High school thespians will take to the stage next week for what may be Morinville Community High School’s most ambitious production yet. This year’s student play is Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic Pirates of Penzance, an operetta that has been performed continuously since it emerged on the stages of England in 1879.
MCHS teacher Vanessa King said the play is a big show and a theatrical classic. “It was a hit back then immediately, and it’s just as big now, although for some reason most people haven’t heard of it, she said… […]

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Local knights to help the needy

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Knights of Columbus are once again taking up the charge to put a smile on the face of local and area families this Christmas. Last year the Catholic fraternal order, with the assistance of local churches and community members, distributed 100 hampers containing food and numerous children’s toys and gifts to Morinville families as well as families in Mearns and Riviere Qui Barre… […]

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Schools and youth

MCHS students to shut up Wednesday

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A group of eight Morinville Community High School students will remain silent Wednesday, but the lack of talking has nothing to do with being quiet in class. The students, all part of the school’s Youth in Action Committee, will be joining thousands of youth around the globe in taking a vow of silence for those who have no voice. Students will don t-shirts announcing what they are doing and placing duct tape across their mouths with the word silence written on them… […]

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Arts & Culture

Donation of quilts to help victims with healing

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Fourteen quilts passed hands Sunday afternoon from local quilters to Sturgeon Victim Services who will use the colourful craftwork to help the healing begin. Loose Threads Quilting Club member Shelley Faganello said the group wanted Victim Services to be the first recipient of the quilt donation to let victims of crime and tragedy know that local quilters and the community cares about them and that they are not alone… […]

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Arts & Culture

Career week poster contest offers youth an opportunity to win

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Local students have an opportunity to show their creative talents while promoting Canada Career Week and earning a chance at some prizes. Career Employment and Counselling Services (CECS) are sponsoring the contest; open to Morinville, Gibbons, Bon Accord and Legal students from Grades 6 to 12. Entry deadline is Dec. 8… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County Council debates 2012 budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council and Administration met Monday morning for the first of three days of budget discussion and debate that will ultimately result in a finalized 2012 budget that will determine the amount of taxes ratepayers pay next spring. In prefacing the budget discussions, Interim Chief Administrative Officer Peter Tarnawsky said the County has a revenue problem that will continue for the next few years… […]

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Jets best Regals in close call

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The West Division pecking order widened a bit Sunday night after the Jets defeated the visiting Spruce Grove Regals 4-3. After rebounding from a 1-0 deficit to start the third period with a 3-1 lead, the Jets were given some strong competition as the Regals battled back to bring the game to within a point of heading into … […]