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Business

Champion Petfoods wins provincial award

Edmonton – Champion Petfoods is the recipient of an Alberta Chambers of Commerce Award of Distinction in the Export Category. The local manufacture of premium pet foods was presented with the award at a gala dinner Friday night at the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South. […]

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Business

MCHS offering university classes

MCHS students are now benefitting from a five-year agreement signed last year between the Greater St. Albert Catholic School District and MacEwan University School of Business that allows students to earn university level credits while attending high school, a program that is the first of its kind in the region… […]

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Schools and youth

Local schools join in Pink Shirt Day movement

Morinville – Nearly two weeks after Morinville students shaved their pink hair for the Annual Hair Massacure cancer fundraiser, students were once again sporting the pink for the Annual Pink Shirt Day, an Anti-Bullying Awareness initiative that began in Nova Scotia in 2007 and has since spread across the country with some provinces taking part the last Wednesday in February, others on the second Thursday in September… […]

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Columns

Progressive Views Column – Trudeau Pain

In an interview on the Feb. 23rd edition of the hit Quebec TV show ‘Tout le monde en parle’, Justin Trudeau made a controversial comment that lead to a somber apology. On the program, Justin made his comments while he was speaking about the ongoing political crisis in the Ukraine, where former President Viktor Yanukovych was recently disposed by parliamentary order and clashes between … […]

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Local News

Morinville Council Briefs

Waste Management Bylaw

Council approved Second Reading of the Waste Management Bylaw, which establishes the rates and pick-up schedules for solid waste and organics collection. Councillor Dafoe pressed Administration for options for the high-volume solid waste producers that can’t wait two weeks for garbage pick-up. Public Works Manager Claude Valcourt indicated that those residents have two options: […]

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Local News

Council Applies New Math to 2014 Budget

Morinville – After adding and subtracting many items, Council unanimously passed Second Reading of the 2014 Capital and Operating Budget, decreasing the proposed budget by $45,500, the difference between 98,000 in cuts and 52,500 in additions.

Administration provided an overview of the feedback from the two public open houses held Feb. 18 and 19… […]

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Arts & Culture

Our Morinville in photos

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. That reader will receive a $100 Shop in Morinville gift certificate… […]

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Local News

Feb. 26 Print Edition download

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, and in rural mailboxes Wednesday as well. If you are unable to obtain a copy at one of our more than 100 locations… […]

Columns

Column: Joe Morinville

Seen they pretty much packed the cultural centre twice this weekend. That’s got to be a new record. Any way you slice it, it shows things are turning around a bit over there. Maybe it’s time we left them alone a bit to do their jobs and stopped complaining so much about how much the building cost us…. […]

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Third Morinville woman up for Women’s Day award

Kaileen Chisholm is this year’s recipient in the Youth category. Jessica Baily and Terra Bell nominated her for her dedication to making a difference in the world.

In their nomination, Baily and Bell said Chisholm is “trying to finish her studies through correspondence a year early so she can devote her time to helping others. […]

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Morinville woman to receive International Women’s Day recognition

Morinville mother Brandi Robertson (not actual last name) was nominated in the Child Advocate and Unsung Heroine categories by Morinville and Sturgeon County residents Leah Elzinga, Eva Scrimshaw and Sarah Hall. The nominators said Robertson was raised in a family where helping and caring for others was natural, one where she watched her mother dedicate many hours helping her community despite raising a son with a disability, a point of view they say helped form Robertson’s “compassion and caring for disadvantaged persons.” […]