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Albertans who register for the province's Residential No-Charge Energy Savings Program online at efficiencyalberta.ca – will be contacted starting in April for appointments for in-home installations of practical, no-charge efficiency products, the government announced Tuesday.

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The government says its new $1.7-million youth employment partnership will help as many as 350 young Albertans find work as well as prepare hundreds more to join the labour force.

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Champion Petfoods presented $37,000 to six community groups and initiatives FebChampion Petfoods presented $37,000 to six community groups and initiatives Feb. 23, part of its annual efforts to fund a variety of community activities.

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Council has received a report from Morinville’s Director of Planning and Development Greg Hofmann which outlines concept plan and development process for the area surrounding Town Hall including the Midstream Support Society Building and Perras Place, both of which are scheduled for future demolition. The report was lacking in details but mostly outlined that work is underway to determine the future of the large publicly-owned site including and surrounding St. Germain Place (Town Hall).

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Another unique store opened in downtown Morinville in February, joining Mercantile and Ron’s Collectibles in offering the community something a little different.

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Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia are the points of call for three of five Rotary adventures taking place this spring. The Adventures in Technology program takes place in Saskatoon, the Adventure in Citizenship Program takes place in Ottawa, and the Adventures in Tourism takes place in Kelowna.

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The Family Day weekend was full of four days worth of activities. Here is some of what our and other cameras captured Feb. 17 to Feb. 20.

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After more than 50 years in the business, local barber Paul Henry Casavant is trading in his scissors and clippers for garden shears. The 76-year-old Morinville man said Jan. 31 was his last shift at Paul’s Barber Shop located on 104 Street where he has owned and operated his home business since 1996. Casavant reflected that it is strange thinking it will be all over. He will miss everyone. A lot of these guys have grown up and grown old with him.

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During the next municipal election, this October, there will be one less familiar name on the ballots in the Town of Morinville: Brennan FitzGerald. The Morinville councillor, and current Deputy Mayor, says he will be trading in politics to focus on a different passion—his new business.

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ADVERTORIAL by Morinville News Staff Business partners Lyle Quintal, his nephew Damian MacMillan, along with their staff are celebrating 20 years of business for their Sturgeon...