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Alberta budget forecasts $3.4 billion deficit

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Finance Minister Lloyd Snelgrove presented the Stelmach government’s final budget Thursday afternoon, a document the newly-minted minister called a responsible budget that combines restraint with compassion… […]

Morinville Sports

Pressure on Jets to stay in series

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Friday night will either be the end of the 2011 playoffs for the Morinville Jets or an opportunity to move ahead for a final chance to best the North Edmonton Red wings in a best-of-five quarter final series. .. […]

Local News

Rotary Day in Morinville was service as usual

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Morinville Town Council proclaimed Wednesday Rotary Day in Morinville in recognition of the service club’s one-hundred-and-sixth birthday as an organization. But there was little time for celebration at the club’s Wednesday morning breakfast meeting. In fact, other than a brief mention of the proclamation… […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Morinville Centennial Community Gardens

Reading Time: 2 minutesDear editor:

This year is Morinville’s 100th anniversary and we invite you to join in the festivities by participating in the Morinville Centennial Community Gardens. This is a return to our roots with a modern twist. Our objective is to promote community spirit, education and provide a place to grow healthy food inexpensively… […]

Local News

Parent delegation takes case to Morinville council

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A delegation of Morinville parents requesting the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) to follow the general provincial curriculum in Morinville schools rather than the Catholic separate curriculum brought their case to Morinville Town Council Tuesday night. The delegation, led by group spokesperson Donna Hunter, presented their case in an eight-minute address to Mayor and council, outlining not only their concerns as parents but what they feel should be the concerns of council…. […]

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Alberta Party leadership candidate in Morinville Thursday

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Alberta Party leadership hopeful and Hinton Mayor Glenn Taylor will be in Morinville Thursday night to meet with members of the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock Constituency Association. The long-time politician will be visiting the Ellerslie Constituency Association Wednesday night. Taylor has been actively on the campaign trail since announcing his bid for the party leadership Feb. 8… […]

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2011 St. Jean Baptiste Festival to be major event

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The annual St. Jean Baptiste Festival will increase in size and scope in Morinville’s centennial year. That was the word from St. Jean Baptiste Committee Vice Chair Paul Smith Tuesday night.

Smith made a presentation to Morinville Town Council to bring them up to speed on what the committee of 30 volunteers are lining up for the summer festival which will run from Tuesday until Sunday this year.

The local business owner and festival volunteer said all of the attractions from last year’s successful event would be returning but many would be expanded to accommodate… […]

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Wildrose blasts Throne Speech

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The Wildrose Party called Tuesday’s Throne Speech confessions of a failed government. In a release issued within an hour of the conclusion of the speech, the party said the speech offered no new solutions for the issues facing the province… […]

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Grandmothers helping grandmothers across the sea

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A group of Morinville grandmothers and others got together over the weekend to organize a white elephant sale and silent auction in the basement of the Morinville United Church. Although the event had all the trappings of a community basement bazaar, including used books and freshly-baked cookies, proceeds from the event are earmarked to assist communities thousands of miles away… […]