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Local News

MPES seeking Council funding for new playground

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Tristan Turner

At Council’s last meeting before summer recess, Leah Elzinga, President of the Morinville Public Elementary School (MPES) Parent Fundraising Association, made a presentation on proposed new playground equipment to meet the needs of the rapidly growing school, and made a financial request of Council to help support the project. While council confirmed no funding at the meeting, they unanimously supported a motion to have Administration investigate ways the Town might be able to financially support the new equipment and return that information for Council’s August meeting… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Is a “Turning the Key” Approach to the Photo Enforcement Contract our best option?

Reading Time: 3 minutesMayor, Town council and fellow Citizens of Morinville:

Before I begin with my comments on the Request for Proposal (RFP) going out to the Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) contractors I would like to acknowledge and praise Deputy Mayor Gord Putnam for asking for an addition to the proposal which was to include better “public interface and education” in the RFP. I would also like to praise Councillor Barry Turner and Councillor Stephen Dafoe for wanting to open the RFP to all contractors and not just those who offer the “Full Turn Key” solution… […]

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Arts & Culture

Community Cultural Centre series underperforms

Reading Time: 4 minutesby Calli Stromner

Council got its first look at next year’s Community Cultural Centre Performance Series line-up and another snapshot at how this year’s cultural offering has fared at the box office. Administration provided the information as a response to a Council request made during the June 10 meeting… […]

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Business

Morinville to see another 92 residential units built

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Calli Stromner

A Council decision to change the zoning of 10 acres of residential land will set the stage for the creation of a new 92-unit medium density housing development in west Morinville. Council unanimously approved Bylaw 15/2014 which amends the zoning of the Landrex-owned property on 107 St. directly across from the Town’s Public Works building… […]

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Local News

Morinville Council Briefs – June 24, 2014

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Calli Stromner

During the final meeting before summer break, Council ploughed through a massive agenda that included three public hearings, passage of two land-use related bylaws, the new off-site levy bylaw, Community Grant Applications, and updates on the Town website and Community Cultural Centre entertainment series… […]

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Morinville Sports

Sturgeon students ace their way into post-secondary

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Ashley Janes

Sturgeon County – Two Sturgeon Composite High School (SCHS) students can strike a shared item off their bucket lists after being successfully recruited to play post-secondary volleyball in the fall. Kagen Kieftenbeld and Seth Parrott are graduating Grade 12 at SCHS and have broken the school’s six-year dry spell for producing post-secondary volleyball players. … […]

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Arts & Culture

Canada Day in the Park ready for fourth year

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Red and white will be proudly displayed July 1 when the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society raise the flag in honour of Canada’s 147th birthday. After an absence of many years, the society took on a community Canada Day celebration in 2011 and grew the event in 2012 and 2013… […]

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People

Bus drivers reflect on a career of service

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Riviére Qui Barre residents Frank and Catherine Comeau were recently recognized by the Sturgeon School Division for 47 years of service in providing school bus services to children. The honour has caused the couple to reflect back on nearly five decades of getting students to and from school… […]

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Local News

The week in photos

Reading Time: 4 minutesFriends of the Morinville Community Library President Keith Norris received a cheque from Morinville Festival Society Chair Paul Smith in the amount of $1,689.05 just prior to the library’s Comedy Show Friday night. The monies is the Friends share of Farmers’ Market profits from the 2013 season. The Morinville Festival Society took over the market from the friends ahead of the 2013 season and committed to a 10-year profit sharing deal…. […]