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Morinville Sports

Jets emerge from final weekend with two points

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Jets (18-15-5) ended the final weekend of the CJHL regular season with one win and one loss. The Jets defeated the Wetaskiwin Icemen 2-1 in a shootout Friday night and fell to a 5-2 decision in favour of the Beaumont Chiefs Sunday afternoon, a contest that brought an end to the Jets’ three-game winning streak.

The two points earned over the weekend brought the Jets to a season total of 41 points, five points behind the (22-13-2) North Edmonton Red Wings, who played their final game Sunday night against the (1-34-0) Stony Plain Flyers … […]

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Morinville Sports

Titans edge out Lightning

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With 24 seconds left in Friday night’s home-ice showdown with the Millet Lightning, Matt Proulx of the Morinville Titans let loose a shot that found the back of the Lightning’s net, breaking a 5-5 tie and giving the Titans another two points at a crucial time.

The Titans (17-6-4) seemed to struggle through three periods to find their way to victory, coming from behind… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Snark one up for the Wildrose

One of the last things Premier Stelmach said in his recent announcement about stepping down as PC leader was that the next provincial election would see US wedge-style politics being used to attack personalities. He was, of course, referring to the Wildrose party; a party whom he defined … […]

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Local News

Morinville looking for final input on 25-year plan

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville is hosting two public forums this week to give Morinville residents another chance to participate in shaping the community over the next 25 years. Morinville 2035: Growing Together, the title of Morinville’s Municipal Sustainability Plan (MSP), is nearing completion after many months of work and public consultations, the most recent being a two-day workshop last November.

The two public open house sessions are set for Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m… […]

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Local News

CFCW Critters to take on vintage Jets to raise funds for Mavericks

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Mavericks FunTeam are looking to pack the Ray McDonald Sports Centre Feb. 17 for a showdown between the barn-filling CFCW Critters and some vintage members of the Morinville Jets. The hockey game, which organizers are calling a true family event, is a fundraiser for the FunTeam program which has grown considerably since its introduction in Morinville a few years ago… […]

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Arts & Culture

Chamber looking for help in rediscovering former businesses

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Each year the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Trade show offers residents and visitors to Morinville an opportunity to learn about long-standing and new businesses in the area. But this year’s show is adding an extra element, a look back at Morinville’s 100 year history of commerce.

Tying into Morinville’s centennial celebrations, the Chamber has partnered with the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society […]

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Local News

Morinville Legion recognizes excellence

Photos and copy by Lucie Roy

Morinville Royal Canadian Legion member Lucien Beaupre was presented the Legionnaire of the Year Award by Morinville RCL President Emmanuel Allard. Beaupre is the first recipient of this award at the Morinville Branch.

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Local News

Four Austrian agricultural students looking for a farm work internship in the area

Article and photos by Jeannie Charrois

Sturgeon County – Last summer, my family and I spent a week touring Austria from the picturesque little town of Maria Alm. Nestled in a valley of majestic mountains, this idyllic community is only about an hour’s train ride southwest of Salzburg. If the location evokes images from “The Sound of Music”, you’re not far off; the evening air was veritably alive as folk bands entertained the gathered … […]

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Morinville Sports

Titans win one, tie one, lose one

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Titans (16-6-4) ran the gamut of game outcomes over the weekend. The club started off last Thursday night with a 3-2 win over the Seera Stealth, followed it up with a 5-5 tie against the Wabamun Wings Saturday night and ended the weekend with a 5-2 home-ice defeat at the hands of the Stealth… […]