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Local News

Police warning of Microsoft scam

submitted by St. Albert RCMP

St-Albert RCMP is cautioning the public, after receiving a report of a phone scam still circulating in the St. Albert area. The scam has also been seen across Canada for more than two years…. […]

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Schools and youth

Around the schools

Caden Robinson was one of 17 Morinville Public Elementary School students to have his hair pinked for the annual Hair Massacure campaign, an initiative that originated in Morinville 2002. The Pink Campaign runs until Feb. 14 and concludes with a head-shaving event at West Edmonton Mall…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Monstanto March planned for spring

Following the 2nd worldwide March Against Monsanto, the momentum continues.

In early December, I had the opportunity to attend the Genetically Engineered Foods and Human Health speaker’s tour. This event was organized by Albertans For Food Safety. There were 300 people of all demographics in attendance, which made for a full house at the Telus Centre on the U of A campus…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: More police presence needed

I rarely see RCMP presence during the schools’ busy opening and closing times. The RCMP’s efforts are weak, to say the least, when it comes to enforcing traffic laws for the sake of Morinville youths’ safety. I drive my son to school every morning, and every morning I see gross examples of careless driving in the school zones and important intersections…. […]

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Morinville

Local manufacturer up for provincial award

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Alberta Chambers of Commerce have announced that Champion Petfoods has been selected as a finalist for their Alberta Business Awards of Distinction for the second consecutive year. In addition to being a finalist in the award’s Export Category, the local manufacturer is also eligible for the Premier’s Award of Distinction, an award sponsored by Government of Alberta Human Services… […]

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Local News

RCMP seeking alleged hit and run driver

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Police are investigating an alleged hit and run that occurred near Morinville Public Elementary School early Thursday morning. The incident involved an eight-year-old boy being struck by a grey van as the child was in the crosswalk at 101 Avenue and 101A Street… […]

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Local News

Community groups seek council funding

by Tristan Turner

Morinville – Three community groups are asking Council for ongoing financial assistance totalling more than $27,000 annually for the next two years. The regular meeting of Council on Jan. 28 included presentations from the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society, the Morinville Food Bank and the Morinville Minstrels. While council did not vote on the grants, they will be considering the funding proposals as budget discussions approach…. […]

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Local News

Morinville Council Briefs Jan. 28 meeting

Petition Bylaw Goes to Referendum

Council had only two options before it when deciding to pass Third Reading of the Photo Radar & Red Light Camera Bylaw – approve the Bylaw or let the community decide through a vote of the electors. After unanimously approving Second Reading, Council chose to send the matter to the polls on April 14… […]

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Legal

Our Morinville

Our Morinville is an opportunity to view life through our community members’ lenses. Photos can be of this and surrounding communities, cool photos from places our readers have visited. The pages are wide open on possibility. Each month we will select one photo as the choice of the month… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

I don’t have a theme this week like I sometimes do. Although the theme is kind of crazy stuff going on here and there and my opinions about the crazy stuff going on here and there…. […]

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Morinville

Community Basketball program success extends to high school

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After seeing his basketball players win 65 straight games, three city and three provincial championships, basketball coach Serge Froment is seeing many of the players he has watched grow up in the game taking to the court at Morinville Community High School. Froment, who is involved with the Morinville Orijen Sabretooths, formerly the Road Runners, is now also coach of the MCHS Senior Girls basketball team, a team who will be hosting a tournament Jan. 30 – Feb. 2…. […]