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Morinville Sports

Morinville student off to play ball in Cuba

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Georges H. Primeau Grade 7 student is packing his bags for an opportunity to play baseball where it is a little warmer. Twelve-year-old Morgan Melchert leaves Friday for Cuba where he and his teammates will play against local ball clubs from Veradero, Matanzas and Havana.

The good will trip is being organized by the St. Albert Minor Baseball Association’s (SAMBA) PeeWee AA cardinals, and allows the boys an opportunity to visit fellow ball players and to help… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Electricity consumers can expect price hike

After mysteriously holding the report under wraps for nearly six months, the Alberta Government finally released the Retail [Electricity] Market Review Committee’s report to the public on Jan. 29. Upon releasing the report, the government accepted two of the report’s 41 recommendations immediately. They accepted 33 recommendations in principle, and rejected six recommendations outright… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Tax bubbles?

Editor:

How does Morinville’s residential municipal tax rate compare? How competitive are we in the region? (All the data that follows comes from Alberta Municipal Affairs)… […]

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Morinville

Wayward backhoe leads to arrest

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – An alert worker provided police with the information needed to recover a backhoe believed stolen from the Stony Plain / Spruce Grove area Monday night. Morinville RCMP received a call just after midnight Jan. 28 alerting them to a backhoe being driven erratically on Range Road 270 northbound… […]

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Arts & Culture

The day in photos – midweek edition

Passing the torch
Kelsie Sharun, Morinville’s new youth worker, poses with current youth worker Nick Valcourt Tuesday afternoon, her first day on the job. Sharun joins the Community Services department on a part-time basis. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology combined with an education degree, and works as a Project Coordinator with Nature Alberta. Valcourt leaves his post Thursday to begin teaching English in South Korea… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

I started to talk about the penny a couple weeks ago, but I got side tracked thinking about all the other stuff they stopped making. With them starting to collect in all the pennies starting Monday, I’m wondering if it was the right decision… […]

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Local News

Wednesday Print Edition Download

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday morning. This week’s edition is 24 pages of local relevant news. If you are unable to obtain a copy at one of our more than 100 locations, you can download it here… […]

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Morinville

Little Warriors looking for local support

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local supporter of Little Warriors is disappointed with the news the organization was unsuccessful in their application for $650,000 in provincial grant funding. Little Warriors, a national charitable organization that focuses on the education and prevention of child sexual abuse, has been raising funds to build the Be Brave Ranch, a centre that would provide a 30-day in-treatment program for children who are victims of sexual abuse, providing them with the therapy the organization feels is necessary to help them now and in the future.

Morinville resident Brandi, herself a victim of sexual abuse and a woman whose last name we have agreed to withhold, spearheaded a letter-writing campaign last October to get Albertans to write to Premier Alison Redford as well as provincial and federal politicians seeking their support for the Be Brave Ranch initiative… […]

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Morinville

The day in photos

Tamara Deib added to her collection of can tabs at the Morinville Lions Club Jan. 28. Deib started collecting the tabs last summer and increased her efforts in November, collecting them at school and around Morinville. The tabs are collected … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: This editorial did not cost $55,000

If you missed Premier Alison Redford’s conversation with Albertans Thursday night, it is probably because you were getting ready to watch the Oilers game. Judging by commentary among acquaintances on Facebook Thursday night, Yakupov’s game-saving goal that drove the Oilers into overtime was of far greater importance than the current state of the province or what that might mean to funding programs or raising taxes down the road. Not sure why that whole turning our backs on the hockey… […]