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Time running out to nominate Morinville volunteers

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – People have until Friday to nominate local volunteers for recognition in a number of categories. Nomination deadline for this year’s Town of Morinville’s Volunteer Appreciation Awards is Friday at 4:30 p.m. 
 A Volunteer Appreciation Night will be held at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Apr. 26 when this year’s winners will be presented with their awards… […]

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Morinville teacher wins national award

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Alberta Association for Community Living and the Canadian Association for Community Living have presented Morinville resident and Edmonton Public Schools teacher Meghan Loney with a National Inclusive Education Award… […]

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Morinville Council Briefs

Federal Gas Tax agreement signed

Council voted in favour of signing the Federal Gas Tax Amending Agreement and return the document to Alberta Transportation. The signature will ensure Morinville continues to receive approximately $500,000 in annual infrastructure funding… […]

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Morinville property tax bills are coming

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Property owners are set to pay 3.68 per cent more in total property taxes than they did in 2012 now that Council has passed second and third reading of the 2013 Property Tax Bylaw. Council had given first reading to the bylaw Mar. 26, at which time it was revealed the owner of the average Morinville property could expect to pay about $100 more on their spring tax bill than they did last year

The municipality must collect $7.2-million from ratepayers… […]

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Seven groups seek half of annual Community Grant budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council had some tough decisions to make Apr. 9 with respect to handing out available Community Grant dollars. Community Services brought forward approximately $13,535 in grant requests from seven community groups, an amount that surpassed the $5,500 allotted each quarter by more than $7,000… […]

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A weekend of medals

Story by Lucie Roy – Photo by Danny Getzlaf

Morinville Legion members Walter Corbett and Lou Newell were the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Saturday. Royal Canadian Legion District 8 Commander Ted Latimer and Morinville Mayor Paul Krauskopf made the presentation. More than 100 people from 15 communities were in attendance… […]

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Leap into Spring Expo puts new face on trade show’s 11th year

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. 19 to 21. Now in its eleventh year of operation, the show is changing its name the Leap into Spring Expo. Though the name has changed, the Chamber is continuing the tradition of showcasing local and regional businesses and organizations, offering plenty of entertainment over the weekend, and offering a major door prize for one of those who attend… […]

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RCMP experiment shows residents still not locking vehicles

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – In the middle of the night he looks up the road at his row of potential targets, 10 cars parked on the street, vehicles illuminated only by the overhead lights. His experience tells him at least two of the vehicles will be unlocked, and both of those are likely to contain items of varying value: change in the coin tray, a GPS unit on the dashboard, wallets and identification in the console. They are all his for the taking.

He hits three door handles without hearing a latch engage… […]

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Eleventh class graduates from RCMP Citizens Academy

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Nineteen citizens concluded a seven-week glimpse inside the world of community policing Wednesday night. The Morinville RCMP’s eleventh annual Citizen’s Academy program wrapped up Apr. 3 with the graduation ceremony, an opportunity for students to recap and celebrate their nearly two-month experience learning about the different faces of crime from the criminal on the corner to the international reaches of drug and human trafficking.

Each Wednesday participants took part in seminars and activities by police experts, including a visit RCMP headquarters in Edmonton. An added bonus was the opportunity to be a citizen observer travelling with an on duty officer… […]

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Area children ready for school success according to study

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Children in St. Albert and the Sturgeon Region are more prepared to succeed in school when compared to provincial and national norms, a new study claims.

Between the 2009 and 2011 school years, the Early Child Development Mapping Project Alberta, a partnership among communities and the provincial government, assessed St. Albert and Sturgeon Region Kindergarten students according to the five developmental areas… […]

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GIRLS program returns to help young women understand themselves

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville –Girls between the ages of 11 and 18 will have the opportunity to learn about themselves in a fun way starting next week. The Girls in Real Life Situations (GIRLS) program starts Apr. 9 and will run Tuesday evenings for the next seven weeks.

Rebecca Holland, who provides community resources for the Sturgeon School Division… […]

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Youth to participate in 30-Hour Famine

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A cardboard village will rise in the Morinville Community Centre in a couple weeks, humble accommodations for up to 60 local youth taking part in a 30-Hour Famine event fundraiser for World Vision. The program begins Apr. 11 with students commencing their famine. Youth will then gather at the cultural centre on the evening of Apr. 12 and spend the … […]