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Town and library staff pitch in to lower the tide

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Friday’s heavy downpour made for a tense situation and some cross departmental cooperation at the Morinville Parish Hall.

The abundance of rain resulted in a steady flow of water into the basement of the Parish Hall where the Town of Morinville and library have set up quarters while renovations are done to Civic Plaza… […]

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Sturgeon County readying to show off its agricultural side

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – With an emphasis on value-added agriculture over the past few years, Sturgeon County is getting ready to show people just how diverse agricultural life has become. The 2011 Agricultural Service Board Tour and Awards Dinner take place Aug. 4, and will once again offer interested parties an opportunity to spend the day touring an interesting spectrum of County agriculture, capped with a dinner and celebration of Sturgeon County’s heritage and excellence in the evening… […]

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Happy Canada Day

Photos By Lucie Roy & Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After an absence of several years, the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society organize a Canada Day celebration in St. Jean Baptiste Park. The family event built on an old fashioned picnic in the park to deliver residents and visitors an excellent opportunity to enjoy the weather, meet with friends and reflect on how great it is to be a Canadian living in small town Alberta. From home grown music to free ice cream cones and watermelon, Morinville’s Canada Day celebrations had family and home written all over it… […]

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Morinville to extend photo radar contract

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Council voted 6-1 in favour of extending its contract with Independent Traffic Services (ITS) Ltd. Tuesday night, a company that has provided automatic traffic enforcement in Morinville since 2009. The contract with the company was set to expire Dec. 31, but a clause in the contract allowed the town to extend the contract for another two years provided written notice was given to the contractor on or prior to June 30… […]

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Around the Town – St. Jean Baptiste Edition

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Festival week was officially proclaimed by Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi following the conclusion of council’s Committee of the Whole Meeting Tuesday night. St. Jean Baptiste Festival kicked off Tuesday evening with the first of five concerts at the newly-opened Morinville community Cultural Centre. Elsewhere around town preparations are being made for the weekend’s festivities… […]

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Cardiff Corner discussion rescheduled

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Almost a month after it was originally scheduled, a public meeting to discuss the treacherous Cardiff Corner / Highway 2 intersection is set to take place early next week. Originally set for May 16, the event was abruptly cancelled when Slave Lake was hit by devastating wildfire the night before. The Town of Morinville has announced the meeting will now take place June 13 at 2 p.m. in council chambers, and are inviting everyone to come to the public discussion… […]

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Secular education coming to Morinville in September

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – On the very day when 5,000 students, teachers and parents gathered in St. Albert for an outdoor Mass hosted by Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) schools, Morinville parents who have been fighting for a non-faith-based education for their children finally got the results of a survey that showed just how many likeminded families there were in Morinville…. […]

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Bike ride honours memory of fallen resident

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It has been many years since Roger Champagne was gunned down in Las Vegas by a man looking to feed his drug habit, but the Morinville man, well known for his kindness in the community, has never been forgotten by friends, family or the hundreds of MCHS students who were born some years after the man’s passing. Such is the legacy of Roger Champagne whose memory is honoured each year by MCHS students who take to the mountains for a bike ride that bears his name… […]

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Happy Birthday Morinville

One hundred years ago today Omer St. Germain, Morinville’s first mayor, leaned over a table, signed a document and Morinville became a town. One hundred years to the day later and that historical event will be recreated in the local parish hall Monday night to officially mark Morinville’s centennial and act as the kick-off of homecoming week, seven days of remembering where we came from and looking to where we’re going… […]