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Champion compliance agreement targets May

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two months after unanimously voting in favour of pursuing a compliance agreement with Champion Petfoods over outstanding odour issues, the document is yet to be signed by the two parties. It was anticipated both the Town of Morinville and pet food manufacturer would ink the agreement by mid-April.

Morinville’s Chief Administrative Officer Debbie Oyarzun told councillors during the Apr. 24 Council there had been some back and forth between Champion’s and Morinville’s legal advisors on the document that caused the delay… […]

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Around the towns in photos – midweek edition

Reading Time: 2 minutesNotre Dame students Ethan Oliver and Jayden Gratton get a little lacrosse training monday from Ryan Dilks of the Edmonton Rush. Dilks was at the school all day Monday teaching students how to play lacrosse, the history of the game, the Edmonton Rush organization, and what it takes to be a professional athlete… […]

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Kubinec wins Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Westlock County Councillor Maureen Kubinec ensured Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock remained in PC hands Monday night after garnering 45 per cent of the vote. Kubinec received 7,447 votes, 341 more than Wildrose candidate and former Alberta Report publisher Link Byfield who received 7,106 votes (43 per cent) in the constituency.

Byfield was the frontrunner throughout the evening with a healthy to moderate lead until Westlock and Morinville vote tallies began coming in around 10:30 p.m. … […]

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Morinville museum mystery mastered

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy Morinville News Staff

Morinville – An historical artefact from Morinville and Alberta’s past stopped many visitors to the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce Trade Show over the Apr. 20 – 22 weekend… […]

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Arts & Culture

Vollrath brings three days of fiddling to Morinville

Reading Time: 2 minutesStephen Dafoe Photos

Morinville – Veteran Canadian fiddler Calvin Vollrath was back in town over the weekend, entertaining approximately 600 fiddle music fans in three separate shows. The musician, who grew up in Cardiff and cut his musical teeth in Morinville and surrounding area, released his 55th and 56th CDs at a CD release concert Saturday night: the aptly named The Homecoming and a second release titled Spring Creek… […]

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Annual Baby Crawl sees some tough competitors

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Sunday afternoon’s Annual Trade Show Baby crawl (hosted by The Morinville News ) saw six competitors take to the stage, each eager to take this year’ competition glory. Although all competitors were in top racing form, only the top three took the prize packages home: a $500 registered education savings plan (RESP) from Knowledge First, a gift basket from the Morinville Fire Department, and a gift basket of baby products from Neighbors Vitamin Shop / Morinville Health Foods… […]

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The weekend in photos

Reading Time: 3 minutesKony Morinville
A woman walks by a Kony 2012 poster in downtown Morinville Saturday morning. The international movement to raise awareness of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony did not skip the small communities. Area youth participated in a somewhat subdued Cover the Night campaign Friday evening,.. […]

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Morinville

Morinville Trade Show opens for 10th year [PHOTOS]

Reading Time: 2 minutesChamber of Commerce Director and Trade Show Committee Chair Paula Hittinger cuts the ribbon on the 10th Annual Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce Trade Show Friday night. Approximately 260 people visited the show on opening night. The show continues Saturday and Sunday. Doors open both days at 10 a.m… […]

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Morinville News election poll shows little surprise

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy Morinville News Staff

Morinville – With election day just a few days away, many readers are still trying to decide just who to vote for in Monday’s election. Those who took our informal web poll on the five candidates running in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock provided results that show no real surprises… […]

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Morinville

What’s on this weekend

Reading Time: 2 minutesAlberta Health Services paramedic Danny Veenstra checks Addison Esch’s blood pressure while Michael St. Onge looks on. Two paramedics arrived at the Morinville Tiny Tots Thursday afternoon to teach the 3-year-old preschoolers…

Poll time
Voters will no doubt give some thought over the weekend as to who to cast their ballot for on Monday. Those who have already made up their minds filed into the Morinville Community… […]

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Arts & Culture

Little Mermaid opens with a splash

Reading Time: 2 minutesPhotos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The stuffiness of a provincial election forum that filled the Morinville Community cultural Centre Monday night was replaced with the vibrant costumes and set of Georges H. Primeau’s production of The Little Mermaid, a production that saw more than 80 students try out for the play… […]