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The Rendez-Vous Centre held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) Jan. 27 with more than 40 people in attendance. Nominations were required to fill five vacancies, and four volunteers stepped forward, three currently serving on the board, and one new member, Jeannette McMillan. The Board of Directors' first regular meeting will be an Orientation and Planning Meeting Feb. 1.

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The Morinville Lions Club is going to sell Vesey’s Bulbs from now until May 1. The fundraiser is part of their contribution to support the 3061 (1 CER) Morinville Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp's program to send some cadets to France to attend the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge commemorative ceremonies in April of 2017.

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Local RCMP will have their eyes open for those drivers whose eyes are anywhere but on the road. Each month law enforcement throughout the province focus on a different aspect of traffic safety, and February's focus is on distracted drivers.

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[vimeo 153331001 w=500 h=281] by Stephen Dafoe stephen@morinvillenews.com A full compliment of fire trucks and personnel arrived at Lafarge Canada Inc. in the Heritage Lake Industrial Park...

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More than 80 parents gathered at the Rendez-Vous Centre Jan. 27 to take part in a consultation meeting on school bus transportation. Conseil Scolaire Centre-Nord / Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No.2 (CSCN) called the meeting to see if there is a large request to transport Morinville Grade 7 to 9 students to École Alexandre-Tache in St. Albert or to continue bussing students to École Citadelle in Legal.

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In a unanimous decision - excluding the absent Councilor Boudestein - Council has voted to defer once again giving Second Reading to the Animal Control Bylaw. The vote came after a motion from Councillor Dafoe who was concerned Administration had not implemented any changes from what was heard at the public hearing and discussed at Committee of the Whole.

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Morinville RCMP and emergency services responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Township Road 570, approximately 1 kilometer West of Range Road 231 in Sturgeon County Wednesday morning at approximately 10 a.m.

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Morinville Town Council has terminated Debbie Oyazun’s position as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town after a tenure of nearly four years. In a press release issued to media after Tuesday night's Council meeting, the Town stated her position was terminated without just cause, and that they had named Town CFO Andrew Isbister as Acting CAO until Council completes the hiring process to find a replacement.

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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and Crop Production Services (CPS) are offering a forage program that may be the solution for farmers affected by last year's drought conditions. The program is available to agricultural producers in the three Prairie provinces, and DUC/CPS say the program offsets the cost of Proven Seed forage varieties when producers convert cultivated land to hay or pasture land.

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The last thing one expects to see in the lobby of a Novice hockey tournament is a young man juggling clubs, particularly a young man juggling clubs with great skill. But there he was with three, neon green juggling clubs passing back and forth over his head and under his legs.