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Community Cultural Centre opens with heart

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With the keys to the under budget and ahead of completion date Community Cultural Centre in hand, Morinville’s business community had the opportunity to be the first to be wined, dined and toured through the new facility ahead of its official opening June 11 and 12… […]

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Caring clowns choose connections over comedy

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s a Friday night in Morinville and Chiklit takes the stage during an open mic night at the Higher Grounds coffee house. She starts with a couple of mind reading numbers and follows it up with an impressive little rope trick that gets the crowd applauding and cheering. But for Chiklit and her clowning partner Odelia, the real magic is what lies deep beneath the grease paint – a caring heart and a strong desire to make a connection with others… […]

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Morinville Public Library celebrates its achievement

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library opened its doors to politicians and well-wishers Sunday afternoon for a special celebration to mark its latest achievement. The library was one of two recipients of the 2011 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Library Service (for a community under 15,000) and won the prestigious award… […]

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Morinville Library wins Minister’s Award

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library was the recipient of a prestigious award over the weekend for its genealogy program. The library was presented with the 2011 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Library Service (for a community under 15,000) by the Honourable Hector Goudreau, Minister of Municipal Affairs. The presentation took place at the Alberta Library Conference held at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper… […]

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Storyteller brings his tales to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – About two dozen area seniors spent Wednesday afternoon listening to stories at the Morinville Seniors Rendez-Vous Centre. But these stories weren’t tales told over a friendly game of crib. Storyteller and performance artist Tom McCormack brought his unique talents to town, entertaining his audience for 90 minutes with a mixture of story, song, music and some pretty authentic animal impressions as well as other natural sound effects… […]

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Morinville Chamber preparing for historic trade show

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to open the gates on their annual trade show set to take over the Ray McDonald Sports centre Apr. 15 to 17. Organizers of this year’s show are tying the annual gathering of local businesses into Morinville’s centennial with a 100 Years of Business theme and are planning the biggest show yet, an event that kicks off with the Friday night opening ceremonies Apr. 17… […]

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Community Cultural Centre on track and getting booked

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Construction of the $11 million Morinville Community Cultural Centre is on track for a June 11 official opening, but will be ready for a couple of preliminary events set for mid- to late-May. Morinville councillors and administration had the opportunity Wednesday afternoon to tour the facility to see that progress… […]

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Legal unveils its 35th mural

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – The French Mural Capital of Canada added another Francophone mural to its inventory Monday night. The town’s 37th mural, painted by Karen Blanchet, was unveiled in a special ceremony attended by a number of Legal residents past and present, including past mayors of the town… […]

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Morinville museum achieves provincial recognition

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Nestled in the back of St. Jean Baptiste Park is the Musée Morinville Museum, home to the community’s rich cultural heritage and history. Museum staff are pretty excited these days, but it’s not necessarily about any new exhibits coming to the museum; it’s because the museum has just received some important provincial recognition… […]

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Family Day events carry centennial theme

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – Families packed the Ray McDonald Sports Centre Monday for the annual Family Day Snowman Festival.

In addition to the annual titular snowman competition, residents had an opportunity to lace up their skates and take to the ice as a family, spend some time playing broomball, and enjoy some of the centennial cake and cupcakes the Town of Morinville laid out for residents… […]