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Library focusing on banned books this week

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library has loaded its shelves with a collection of banned and challenged books and hope patrons will read them this week. But the real shock value is that many of the books were ever banned or challenged in the first place.

The scandalous collection of prose is all part of the library’s participation in Freedom to Read Week, an annual event that reminds Canadians of the freedom to express ideas and communicate those ideas through the medium of the printed word. […]

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Morinville readies for Centennial Snowman Festival

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The community’s annual Family Day Snowman Festival is set to take place this Monday and organizers are excited about this year’s theme.

“It’s the kickoff to the centennial celebrations for the year,” said Morinville’s Special Events Coordinator Peggy Gilchrist. “We’re having our oldest and youngest member of the community join us.” […]

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Chamber looking for help in rediscovering former businesses

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Each year the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Trade show offers residents and visitors to Morinville an opportunity to learn about long-standing and new businesses in the area. But this year’s show is adding an extra element, a look back at Morinville’s 100 year history of commerce.

Tying into Morinville’s centennial celebrations, the Chamber has partnered with the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society […]

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Exceptional women sought for special recognition

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy 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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Monday Morning News – Dec. 27

Reading Time: 1 minute2010 has been an interesting year for Morinville from January until this final week of the year. The Dec. 27 edition of Monday Morning News has taken a look back pictorially at 2010, revisiting the faces and events that made the news.
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New York comedian heading to Morinville

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy Étienne Thevou

Morinville – The Morinville Plaza will be mixing good food and laughter in aide of the Morinville Food Bank Society this weekend as they bring New York standup comedian Mike Dambra to Morinville for a dinner theatre show.

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Christmas celebration marks its 32nd year

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The sounds of the season will be ringing from St. Jean Baptiste Church this Thursday evening as Morinvillians come together for the 32nd Annual Community Christmas Celebration, an interdenominational Christmas gathering that organizers and participants are excited about.

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Legal Christmas Festival a success

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Ruthann Weeks
FCSS Coordinator, Town of Legal

Sunday morning of December 5th saw a festive and well attended Christmas celebration at the Centralta Community Centre in Legal. The morning was packed full of events and activities! The grade nine class of Legal School put on a delicious pancake breakfast and raised … […]

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Museum showing the beauty of rust this month

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Travel down any back road in Alberta and you are likely to find an old car lying in a field, rusting hunks of metal that are eyesores to most people. But a photographic exhibit now on display at the Musée Morinville Museum not only claims otherwise – it show otherwise.

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Cherdarchuks preparing for festive weekend

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – a local family is opening their home to the community this weekend. A Very Cherdarchuk Christmas is the second time the owners of First Choice Tree Nursery and Garden Centre, located east of Morinville, have invited the community to enjoy the Christmas season with them.

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