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Arts & Culture

MCHS presents theatrical trio

Photos By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville Community High School students put on three one-act plays Apr. 30: How To Succeed In High School Without Really Trying, Sorry, Wrong Number, and Rapunzel Uncut. The three student directed plays showed a diversity of styles, but each carried elements of comedy. Students spent the past three months working on the plays. Below are some photos from the three plays… […]

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Morinville

Prep work underway at St. Jean Baptiste Church

Stephen Dafoe Photos

Morinville – Workers erect scaffolding outside Morinville’s historic St. Jean Baptiste Church Monday afternoon. The scaffolding will allow work crews to begin work on the approximately $500,000 restoration project to save the steeple.

On Mar. 12 Westlock-St. Paul MP Brian Storseth presented the St. Jean Baptiste Parish with a $250,000 Western Diversification Grant, the maximum available through the federal program. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

My column got cut from the paper copy last week. The editor says it is because the article was late and he didn’t have room. I think it’s because something I wrote got him in an unnecessary pickle the week before. So this week I thought I’d get him in a real pickle and say what’s on a lot of folks’ minds but nobody’s lips – at least not in public where they think folks will hear them… […]

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Legal

RCMP investigating multi-vehicle collision

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – Morinville RCMP were called around 3:15 p.m. Monday afternoon to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 2, approximately 4 kilometres north of Morinville. Morinville and Sturgeon County Fire and Rescue and Alberta Health EMS were called to the scene… […]

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Morinville

Weather cause of Monday’s power outage

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Approximately 100 utilities customers were without power for a couple hours Monday afternoon. Heavy, wet snow in the area caused a transformer and some switches to blow, leaving businesses and residences without power.

“The cause was contamination on our lines due to the heavy, wet snow in the area, said Fortis Alberta spokesperson Jennifer MacGowan in an email interview Monday afternoon, adding contamination was due to a combination of a buildup of dirt… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: 100 Avenue plan about more than roundabouts

In the midst of the Great Flood of 2013 that threatened to submerge South Glens last week there was an interesting story that bobbed its way to the surface: Back in Morinville’s earlier days it was common for the downtown to flood, a scientific marvel caused by melting snow and rain that lifted the wooden sidewalks and gave Morinville youth an opportunity to paddle those sidewalks up and down the street…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: From the Desk of Mayor Paul Krauskopf

The recent Provincial Court ruling to stay violations tickets issued to Champion Pet Foods through a negotiated solution between Morinville and Champion was supported by Council. Council was made aware of the terms of the agreement, the legal opinion and recommendations from staff and supported the CAO in negotiating this agreement. It is important to understand that charges issued under a bylaw create a… […]

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Local News

Weekend in photos

Melting snow and ice continued to make South Glens a little soggy Friday. Those entering and exiting the community had to do so through a flooded entrance road. Water returned to the 79 Avenue and 97 Street intersections… […]

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Morinville

Morinville casts a spotlight on its volunteers

Photos By Lucie Roy, Stephen Dafoe, Sheldon Fingler, and Melodie Steele

Morinville – You can’t make a shadow without some light, and the Town of Morinville kept with its theme – Volunteers Cast a Beautiful Shadow – by shining the light on the community’s many volunteers Friday night.

The Morinville Community Cultural Centre was packed with volunteers and well wishers who were treated to an evening’s entertainment, appreciative recognition, and a belly full of food, the latter provided by Doug Adsit of the Green Bean. Nominees and award recipients were introduced by emcee Joe Gosslin and recognized by members of Council and Administration… […]