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by Jennifer Lavallee Morinville News Correspondent The mood was tense in Morinville’s Council Chambers during a public hearing Sept. 13. The hearing was on proposed new zoning...

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With October just around the corner, the staff at the Morinville Community Library will be foregoing their usual cold weather wear in favour of bright white lab coats. Why? Because there is no better attire for the launch of a STEAM Makerspace.

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The Capital Region Board (CRB) 2016 ReEnvision Housing Symposium was held on Thursday at the MCCC with more than 200 in attendance from 23 communities.

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On Tuesday night Lloyd Kenney of LegalShield and Identity Theft Shield made a presentation at Heritage Lodge on Identity Theft, Frauds and Scams and...

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The Morinville Community Library is excited to announce the launch of their 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program which began accepting registration Sept. 5. This internationally acclaimed program has garnered plenty of attention in libraries across North America since it was first launched by the 1000 Books Foundation in Nevada, USA in 2013.

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Morinville’s Council got a look into residents’ minds, complaints, and likes following the results of the 2016 Morinville Resident Survey. The survey saw 135 responses (about 4%) and was completed from May 15 to June 30. The survey was the first of this type commissioned since 2009.

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Council has received results back from a large recreation needs assessment involving multiple municipalities ahead of the final stages of the Town’s new Arena/Rec Facility project. The report was prepared by the firm RC Strategies and involved 1,172 responses from the 6,124 that were sent out to both Morinville and Sturgeon County residents.

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The province announced Wednesday it is increasing the provincial loan guarantee to $100 million from $55 million for cattle and sheep producers buying and feeding livestock for market. The Feeder Association Loan Guarantee Program began in 1936 and has guaranteed $9 billion in private financing to livestock feeders since that time. The province says there are 46 local feeder associations and 3,500 livestock producers who are members of their local feeder associations in Alberta.

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinvillians will have a variety of performing arts to select from during the Morinville Community Cultural Centre’s sixth performance season year. This...

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by Jennifer Lavallee Morinville News Correspondent Young people from Morinville are being asked to join a new Youth Council in town…sort of. It’s complicated. Appearing in the...