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Morinville Sports

Jets drop fourth straight game

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It was a solemn mood in the Jets’ dressing room after Sunday afternoon’s 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Strathcona Bruins. The Jets have lost their last four contests – their last victory was on Oct. 1 when the club pulled away from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the St. Albert Merchants 6-5.

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Editorial & Opinion

Morinville candidates wrap up their campaigns

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Candidates were out over the weekend using a variety of methods to get their message out. Individual candidates went door to door, jogged through the streets in campaign t-shirts, stood on the side of the road playing air guitar and one used telephone auto diallers to mechanically make their pitch.

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 28

Reading Time: 1 minuteQUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

During the all candidate forum I heard the majority of the discussion and questions around youth, teens and young families. Having studied demographics many times during my working career and looking around in Morinville, I would estimate that the “senior” group will soon equal if not surpass the young families. […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets drop below .500 hockey

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Friday night’s home game loss to the Edmonton Royals, the top-ranked team in the CJHL’s East Division, gave the Jets their third consecutive defeat and pushed the team below .500 hockey. The Jets began their losing streak Oct. 3 with a 6-5 home-ice loss to the North Edmonton Red Wings and followed … […]

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Local News

Province looking to strengthen child intervention system

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The Government of Alberta announced Friday that it had accepted 10 recommendations by a panel of specialists from across the country who were asked to examine Alberta’s child intervention system and to bring forward leading practices and ways the system could be strengthened to support at-risk children, youth and families.

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 27

Reading Time: 1 minuteQUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL CANDIDATES

Out of the 15 candidates running in the election, seven (Thiessen, Radford, Turnbull, [Luker-]Chevalier, Pattison, Trapani and Bertschi) used the local sign shops. One (Roy) made her own. Nine (Thiessen, Radford, Turnbull, [Luker-]Chevalier, Pattison, Krauskopf, Roy, Trapani and Bertschi) used the local printing store [for other materials]… […]

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Schools and youth

Catholic school division shines in provincial report

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville / Legal – Schools in the Greater St. Albert Catholic School Division were cast in a favourable light in Minister of Education David Hancock’s 2010 Accountability Pillar report, released this week. The Accountability Pillar measures a school division’s performance in delivering high quality education.

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 26

Reading Time: 1 minuteQUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL GORDON BODDEZ

Mr. and Mrs. Boddez provided an excellently choreographed question and answer regarding Morinville Pre-School Tiny-Tots [during the Oct. 13 All-Candidates forum] […]

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Election 2010

Council candidates divided on pool [Audio]

Reading Time: 7 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Morinville – The topic of a swimming pool for Morinville surfaced as one of the questions moderator Paul Smith asked of council candidates at Wednesday night’s All-Candidates Forum. Like the public themselves, candidates were divided on the issue.

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Editorial & Opinion

All-Candidates Forum speeches offer variety of ideas [Audio]

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – An estimated 120 to140 residents came out Wednesday night to the All-Candidates forum co-sponsored by Smith Music, MorinvilleNews.com and the Morinville Volunteer Fire Department. Despite some minor glitches, including a microphone stand toppling onto a St. Albert Gazette reporter and shuffling 15 candidates on and off the stage, the majority of attendees stayed … […]