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December – The Year In Review

Heating company teams with seniors to warm hearts

A local heating company learned there is more than one way to heat a home or a heart this season. Quinn’s Plumbing and Heating has teamed up with the residents of Heritage Lodge to make handmade blankets available to those in need. The 30 blankets were distributed through the Midstream Support Society and Alexander First Nation. Owner Tim Quinn said Mary Benson… […]

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November – The Year In Review

Morinville mayor resigns

Lloyd Bertschi, who was in his fourth term as mayor and had previously spent two terms as a councillor, submitted his resignation in writing to Morinville’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)Debbie Oyarzun Nov. 13. In the letter the former mayor cited out of town and out of province business commitments as the reason for his stepping down prior to the end of his term… […]

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October – The Year In Review

Sturgeon Foundation celebrates half century of service to seniors

Heritage Lodge resident Stan Kaminski, Redwater Diamond Spring Lodge resident Joyce Roshko, Sturgeon Foundation Board of Directors Chair Paul Krauskopf and St. Albert North Ridge Lodge Resident Jean Borle cut the cake at the Sturgeon Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration, held Oct. 25 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre…. […]

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September – The Year In Review

Morinville musician wins Canadian Country Music Association award

Gord Bamford drummer and band leader Chad Melchert was at his drum kit Sept. 15 night performing when he learned he was this year’s Drummer of the Year winner at the Annual Canadian Country Music Association Awards… […]

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August – The Year In Review

Morinville’s top RCMP member leaving town

RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards announced he would be moving to Port Alberni, British Columbia later in the year, ending a more than three-year stint as Morinville’s Detachment Commander. Richards takes over as the head of policing for the community of roughly 17,000 as early as this fall and will be promoted to the rank of Inspector… […]

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July – The Year In Review

Morinville Historical Society brings Canada Day to the park

The Morinville Historical and Cultural Society, together with local volunteers, once again put on Canada Day celebrations in St. Jean Baptiste Park. Overcast weather and a light rain did not prevent a display of true patriot love. In addition to the raising of the flag.. […]

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June – The Year In Review

Father’s Day marks big changes for local church

The sun and the Son rose on local Christians June 17 as they gathered to celebrate the word of God as they do each and every week in Morinville. But the weekly services had an extra level of celebration for members of Morinville Christian Fellowship. Pastor Greg Fraser told his congregation the church would be getting a name change… […]

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May – The Year In Review

Smokin’ Elk Ranch barn goes up in flames

A mid-morning fire May. 8 destroyed a tin barn at the Smokin’ Elk Ranch just outside Morinville and caused an estimated $600,000 to $700,000 in damages. Crews were called in from Morinville, Sturgeon County, Legal and Namao to combat the fire…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Taking a look back

2012 was an interesting year for Morinville, one of growth and change. Population continued to increase. A councillor resigned and a new one was elected in a by-election. The mayor resigned and a councillor was appointed and invested with the collar of office. A new town hall rose above the scaffolding and a new steam stack was erected over a local manufacturing plant…. […]

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March – The Year In Review

Youth Rally draws teens together

The stage of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre (CCC) was the platform from which a message of identity, change and faith was communicated to approximately 150 youth from the area Mar. 10. In their first youth rally… […]

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February – The Year In Review

Federal census shows even higher population numbers for Morinville

Population had grown 26.5 per cent over the past five years according to federal census data released Feb. 8. Morinville’s population was recorded as 8,569 residents in 2011, an increase of 1,794 residents from the 6,775 recorded in the 2006 federal census… […]