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Bon Accord Business Symposium draws a Dragon

By Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – A variety of speakers presented their views on business to local business owners and entrepreneurs Wednesday afternoon. Building for Tomorrow, the 2011 Bon Accord Business Symposium drew a varied crowd that packed the Bon Accord Arena to hear headliner Arlene Dickinson from CBC’s The Dragons Den and three other speakers discuss business in both general and regional terms. Also on hand was Wayne Robert of Lochaven Management consultants who spoke on the importance of regional economic development and Doug Bertsch from North West Redwater Partnership who spoke about the progress of the $5 billion refinery project set to begin construction in the region in 2012… […]

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Morinville’s municipal census critical to tax payers

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Almost a month after the online component of Morinville’s latest municipal census concluded, there are still a number of households yet to be counted. Those uncounted residents are critical to Morinville’s receiving grant monies between now and when data from the federal census is revealed in two years’ time… […]

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Cardiff Corner discussion rescheduled

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Almost a month after it was originally scheduled, a public meeting to discuss the treacherous Cardiff Corner / Highway 2 intersection is set to take place early next week. Originally set for May 16, the event was abruptly cancelled when Slave Lake was hit by devastating wildfire the night before. The Town of Morinville has announced the meeting will now take place June 13 at 2 p.m. in council chambers, and are inviting everyone to come to the public discussion… […]

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Monday Morning News – June 6

The June 6 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition is 28 pages of Morinville news and views. This week’s issue contains the following news stories… […]

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Morinville Plaza Hotel and Suites open for business

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Morinville has had a long history of hotels. The Alberta Hotel, demolished in the early 1970s, gave way to the Frontiersman which was built at the same location. But over the past decade, the hotel had been given over to low cost monthly accommodations, the rest of the building all but abandoned. The restaurant vacant, the banquet room empty but to the memories of gallant evenings that had long since passed… […]

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Reader suggests name for new Morinville school

Dear Editor:

June 2, 2011 marked a new chapter in the History of Morinville. Public education free of faith-based bias and permeation will be available to the public at large for the first time within the town in September.

I do not know if one can “name” a school consisting of modular classrooms, but I would like to put forward… […]

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Secular education coming to Morinville in September

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – On the very day when 5,000 students, teachers and parents gathered in St. Albert for an outdoor Mass hosted by Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) schools, Morinville parents who have been fighting for a non-faith-based education for their children finally got the results of a survey that showed just how many likeminded families there were in Morinville…. […]