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Column: Joe Morinville

Legal’s got their big Fête au Village on this weekend and it’s an event I’ve always liked to go to. Of course it is an event I used to go to in my younger days and stay for two or three days. Now I just go for the parade, show and shine and the demolition derby. Here’s a few of my thoughts on the Fête au Village, the Frontier Daze and some of the other festivals what goes on around here… […]

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Progressive views: Interact Club returns from successful Mexico trip

by Tristan Turner – From June 28 to July 5, a group of seven MCHS students travelled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in the hopes of assisting local organizations that worked with low-income families, or built community engagement. These students travelled as the Morinville Interact Club, the separate youth-wing of the Morinville Rotary Club, and started planning for the trip in hopes of pursuing the goals of Rotary International: service, social justice and international citizenship. As President of the Morinville Interact Club, I hope to share some of the highlights from our trip and thank those who made our adventures possible… […]

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Column: Joe Morinville

I see the government has a survey on the internets what you can vote on a new licence plate for Alberta to use. I don’t know why we need a new plate but I bet with everything going on and their chances in the next election they do not want Wildrose Country on the plates anymore. Not sure what plate gets picked, but I bet more Albertans will vote for stupid licence plates than vote for the next premier. Anyway here’s my ideas. … […]

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Morinville Housing Report

by Doris Jolicoeur, CD, ABR, CCSP
Associate Broker/Realtor, Professional Realty Group Mortgage Associate, Verico Brokers for Life

Morinville’s always been known to be a few months behind our surrounding larger communities, but the gains in the housing market we experienced last month might show the gap tightening… […]

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Column: Joe Morinville

I noticed a photo what got posted online of a bunch of geese and it was referred to as a gaggle. I had to look it up on the Google but I learnt that almost every kind of animal has a different name when there’s a bunch of them. Made me think of how them words might be used to describe other groups of folk… […]

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Dr. Oz Column: Vaccine Myths and Truths

by Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Measles is making a comeback, with a 20-year high in reported infections, due mostly to folks who are opting out of the vaccination, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Across the nation, an epidemic of whooping cough in California, outbreaks of chickenpox in Indiana and measles in Ohio have made national headlines…. […]

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Column: Joe Morinville

Folks haven’t seen much of me lately in The Morinville News but I bet with summer now here and news getting scarcer than a pay raise from the publisher of this rag I’ll soon be asked to do a full page of my wisdom. But until then, here is a half page on the joys of summer in Morinville… […]

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Conservative views: Cultural Programming needs Community Involvement

by Calli Stromner

June 24 marked a significant milestone in the ongoing story of Morinville’s Community Cultural Centre (CCC) and its beleaguered Performance Series. After months of begging and hounding, Council finally received the grim news from administration that the taxpayer-funded series has been bleeding money since January. For the first five months of 2014, the Town has lost at least $26,000 with half of that coming from the Calvin Vollrath show in May… […]