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Talk about the towns

Compiled by Étienne Thevou

Congratulations and thanks to Chief Clark
Sturgeon County Fire Chief Bart Clark officially retired Friday after a 37-year career in municipal fire services. Clark began as a volunteer firefighter with the Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department in 1974 and became a professional fire fighter with Dow Chemical who had their own crew of 48 firefighters… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets receive royal defeat from Royals

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Jets returned home from Tuesday night’s road game with their second defeat in as many games. Last night’s 4-1 loss brought the Jets record to 14-13-5, just one game above .500 hockey.

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Arts & Culture

Exceptional women sought for special recognition

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Time is running out for residents to nominate exceptional area women for some special recognition. For the past 15 years, the St. Albert Bahá’í community has sponsored an annual celebration of United Nations International Women’s Day by recognizing the contributions women make to society through their generosity of spirit, courage, creativity, determination, steadfastness, leadership, enthusiasm, love, caring, and other attributes that enrich the communities in which they live. This year’s celebrations will take place in St. Albert on Mar. 5 but the deadline for nominations is Feb. 7.

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Local News

Council invests $31,000 in centennial events

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Residents and visitors will have a wide range of activities to participate in during Morinville’s centennial year, now that council has approved $31,000 in spending to help a number of community groups bring their centennial ideas to reality.

Council chambers were packed Tuesday evening for the first intake of applications for Morinville’s Community Grants Program… […]

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Morinville sees drop in crime in 2010

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Council received good news Tuesday night – crime in Morinville was less than it was in 2009, a year that saw significant increases in some types of crime over the previous year.

Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards said total criminal… […]

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Morinville Sports

Vipers narrowly defeated by Aces

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – The Vipers were dealt a couple of rough hands over the weekend. Saturday night’s home-ice rematch with the Onoway Ice Dogs was cancelled due to inclement weather and Sunday’s road game to Athabasca ended in a 7-6 loss to the Aces, largely due to the Vipers being deprived… […]

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Sturgeon County sees reduction in crime in 2010

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards had some good news for Sturgeon County Council Tuesday – crime was down overall in the county in 2010.

Richards told County councillors his statistics show crime, particularly criminal code… […]

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Morinville

Heartland Transmission Project community hearing session dates set

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) announced Tuesday it had set dates and times for community hearing sessions as part of its enhanced public hearing process for the Heartland Transmission Project (HTP) application.

Evening sessions have been selected for Morinville, Bon Accord, Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park and South Edmonton… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Rebranding vs. reality

By Stephen Dafoe

Throughout the 2011 budget discussions we heard much about the need to hire a number of positions for the soon-to-be completed Community Cultural Centre. Suggestions that perhaps some positions could be part time or filled by contract workers were met with the rebuttal that it was crucial that the facility be properly staffed to leave the right impression to those visiting the facility. Do half a job and Morinville and its new… […]