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In a 6-1 decision, Council has decided to pass Second Reading of the new Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw. The new legislation makes significant changes to pet registration and enforcement in Morinville.

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Morinville Council has passed a motion to provide the library with a $4,500 one-time grant to provide support to open the library on Mondays throughout the remaining summer months. The library was forced to shut their doors Mondays after Council cut the proposed library budget increase of $103,000 by $30,000 during the previous budget process.

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New Recreation cost share plan may have County on the hook for $250K by 2020 A new recreation cost sharing plan approved by Council during their June 14 meeting would see Sturgeon County contribute towards the long-term operating costs of Morinville recreational facilities. The plan, which is offered to communities within Sturgeon County by County Council would see a contribution of $80,420 in 2016 and move upwards each year to $247,475 by 2020.

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In a unanimous decision with limited debate, Council has passed Second and Third Reading of a new Subdivision Authority Bylaw. The changes in the Bylaw are intended to simplify and expedite subdivision extensions, according to Morinville’s Director of Planning and Development, Greg Hofmann, who spoke on behalf of administration in favour of the Bylaw.

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Following months of uncertainty, Morinville Public School parents could now have a middle school site in town satisfying to the school board and the Town. The new public middle school is to be located in a residential area, with claimed adequate access to parking and growth for the school.

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The Morinville Lions Club held their year-end barbeque, awards presentations, Installation of Officers Ceremony and Induction of new members June 13. The 2017 Board of Directors to serve during the 100th Anniversary celebrations of the Lions Club International is President Deborah Robillard, Vice President Dustin Greenwood, Secretary/Treasurer Tina Gougeon and Director Korien Sampson.

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Located in the former Highstreet Interiors building on 100 Avenue, Mercantile offers Morinville something completely different and yet hard to explain. Mixing one part furniture store, one part antique store, and multiple parts of retro curiosities, the shop is already creating a buzz in the community.

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École Notre Dame Elementary School held a track and field event at Morinville Community High School June 7 for Grades 4 to 6. In this 60-metre boys and girls heat, five Grade 4 students make their way across the finish line in close order. Calandra Maskoske came in first with 10.74 seconds, followed by Emily Hill (10.99), Brielle Windsor (11.14), Tori Hosack (11.18), and Emily Chiasson (11.87).

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Above: Ribbon cutting with Pat Maloney, Sturgeon County Fire Chief and Manager of Protective Services, Mayor Tom Flynn and Sturgeon County CAO Peter...

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Senior scenes GeriActors & Friends performed at the cultural centre for about 40 local seniors during Seniors’ Week June 7. The group began in 2001...