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Parish overwhelmed by final number

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – St. Jean Baptiste Parish has filed grant papers with the federal government for the matching dollars to raise a half million to fix the church’s steeple and related areas. After seven weeks of canvassing the community for a quarter million needed to apply for the grant, the People for the Steeple campaign had raised $262,000 – $10,000 more than had been hoped for… […]

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Charity Auction raises record $21,000

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Lucie Roy

Morinville – The 15th Annual Live Charity Auction in support of the Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store was held at the Coach’s Corner Sports Bar Saturday night. Once again the venue was packed with people arriving as early as 4 p.m. to reserve their seats for the 7 p.m. start. Midstream Support Society President Joyce Preeper said this year’s event raised $21,008… […]

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School library almost doubles in size

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Lucie Roy

Morinville – The École Notre Dame School students, staff and guests gathered for the grand re-opening of the new and improved library Thursday afternoon. Both Library Technician Lena Bourgeois and Principal Marlene Pelletier echoed the School’s new beginnings theme during the event… […]

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What’s on and what’s gone

Reading Time: 3 minutesHERE ARE A FEW THINGS HAPPENING IN TOWN THIS WEEKEND

1/ Pleasant Homes Garage Sale for the Food Bank is Friday and Saturday 9 – 5. Always great deals.

2/ The Green Bean will introduce the Joe Morinville Vegan Sandwich to the menu beginning Friday at noon. […]

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Rotarians unite for special night

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre took on a Fiesta flare Wednesday night as Rotarians from Morinville and St. Albert gathered to greet their District Governor, Kevin Hilgers… […]

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Morinville volunteer recognized with Diamond Jubilee Medal

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Long time volunteer Lillian Boddez got to rub elbows with Premier Alison Redford and The Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Wednesday afternoon. Boddez, a lifelong resident of Morinville, was one of more than 100 Albertans presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in a special ceremony held in Edmonton. The medal honours Her Majesty’s service to Canada and recognizes significant contributions and achievements by Canadians… […]

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Second reading of budget deferred to next meeting

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After two open houses Nov. 6 and 8 and a public forum Nov. 13 that drew seven presenters with plenty of questions, Council voted unanimously to defer second reading until the Nov. 27 meeting of Council.

Council gave first reading to the 2013 budget Oct. 23. As laid down at first reading Budget 2013 consists of an $11 million operating budget combined with a proposed $3.6 million in capital projects. At that time, Chief Financial Officer Andy Isbister said… […]

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Morinville Council briefs

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Morinville News Staff

Library trustees approved

Morinville Town Council approved the appointment of three new trustees to the Town of Morinville Library Board Nov. 13. Sturgeon County resident Amy Guenette and Morinville residents Stacy Buga and Barb Haberer were approved by Council and now bring the library board’s number to 10 trustees, the maximum number allowed under the province’s Libraries Act. .. […]

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Krauskopf appointed mayor of Morinville

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Within a half hour of former Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi’s letter of resignation being read in Council Chambers, Morinville Councillor Paul Krauskopf was appointed Morinville’s new mayor. Krauskopf’s term runs from Nov. 13 until the next municipal election Oct. 21, 2013… […]

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Morinville mayor resigns

Reading Time: 6 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Lloyd Bertschi has resigned as mayor of Morinville. Bertschi, who has in his fourth term as mayor and had previously spent two terms as a councillor, submitted his resignation in writing to Morinville’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)Debbie Oyarzun Nov. 13. In the letter the former mayor cites out of town and out of province business commitments as the reason for his stepping down prior to the end of his term… […]

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Morinville Remembers [photos – video]

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Morinville – Sub-zero weather did not keep residents away from the Remembrance Day service held Sunday morning at the Royal Canadian Legion. The outdoor ceremony was followed by an indoor service. Below is a video pictorial of the day’s events. .. […]