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Election 2013

Morinville’s newly elected sworn in

By Ashley Janes
Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – The official Swearing In Ceremony for Morinville’s recently elected Mayor Lisa Holmes and Council members Nicole Boutestein, Stephen Dafoe, Brennan FitzGerald, Rob Ladouceur, Gord Putnam and Barry Turner was held in town chambers the evening of Oct. 29. Holmes revealed great expectations for this new council, explaining: “Our Council will begin a fairly in-depth series of orientation meetings over the next few weeks. We will be touring each of the town departments to meet staff and get familiar with processes and procedures. Our focus will be on getting up to speed with the financial processes as our first priority will be working on the 2014 budget.”… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

Last weekend the Town had that Reuse it or Loose it thing at the ball diamonds. That’s where folks can recycle stuff. Since everybody’s so fired up about recycling, I figured I’d recycle my column from last Halloween. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: The people really were for the steeple

As Prairie Gold Scaffolding Ltd. workers began the process of tearing down their framework last Wednesday, residents and visitors once again got the opportunity to see our historic St. Jean Baptiste Church without the green netting that has protected workers and obscured our vision since May… […]

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Legal

Community profile: Here Comes the Titans

by Will Doney (Club Reporter)

The Legal Titan School 4H club started their first year on September 18th, 2013 after school in the town of Legal. The club starts at about 3:30 p.m. after school every second Wednesday. Our 4H club was started by the grade 2 teacher, Mrs. Kieser and the club offers many projects like, Foods, Pets, Clothing, Fit for Life, and Cleavers… […]

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Legal

Legal has a new mayor

by Lucie Roy
With Morinville News Files

Legal – The Town of Legal held their Organizational meeting and Swearing-In Ceremony Monday afternoon, a week after residents in Legal went to the polls to elect five Council members from among seven candidates… […]

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Morinville

Sturgeon Victim Services looking for advocates

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local group is looking for a helping hand to offer victims of crime or crisis a helping hand through times of trouble. Sturgeon Victim Services, a volunteer-run organization that operates year round and 24 hours a day in connection with the RCMP, are often called upon to immediately work with victims when an incident occurs or within a day or two, depending on the assessed need.
In addition to offering 24-hour crisis response support, SVS Program Coordinator Donna McPherson said the organization deals with post trauma support, bereavement support, court accompaniment, and providing basic information on general RCMP procedures and referrals to other agencies, including the food bank and other social agencies. It is not uncommon for advocates to stay in contact with victim for as long as two years, particularly when assisting victims through the court process. … […]

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Local News

Anglican faithful to return to town for worship

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Five months after their church was consumed by fire, an Anglican congregation will return to town for worship. St. Andrew Anglican Church will begin worshipping at the Morinville United Church beginning Nov. 24. Local Anglicans will hold their worship service at 9 a.m., just prior to the United Church congregation holding theirs in the same building. … […]

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Morinville Sports

Sports shorts

Photo by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Senior AA Kings played their first home-ice game Saturday night, defeating the visiting Westlock Warriors 6-5, an identical score to their Friday night win over the Whitecoart Wild. The weekend wins bring the Kings’ record to 2-1-0 this season and place them in a two-way tie with the Devon Barons for first place in the North Central Hockey League’s North Division… […]