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Two days of collections for the Morinville Food Bank Society resulted in 5720 pounds of food collected during the Annual Fill-a-Bus event, although an earlier tally on Friday indicated this year’s haul was only 4211 pounds.

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The Morinville Midget Orijen Sabretooths are sitting 1-1 in Round Two of Edmonton Youth Basketball Association gameplay after a win and loss over the weekend.

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The average Morinville homeowner can expect to pay $20 more next year for their property taxes. After over a month of the Town’s new budget process, the Town now has its 2017 Operating Budget, and Long-Range Capital Plan passed.

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People stand in St. Jean Baptiste Park to watch Saturday night's fireworks display. The fireworks capped a day of family activities.

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“Overall, I’m okay with the [proposed] regulations. I’m not overly excited about them, but I’m not disappointed either,” said Thomas Kirsop in reflection of new legislation proposed to regulate the vaping industry by the Federal Government last week. Kirsop and his wife, Marjorie, are the owners of Morinville’s only Vape Shop, Alternatives and Options - Vaporizers and E-liquids Ltd.

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Following two unanimous motions from Councillor Stephen Dafoe, Council has decided to temporarily hold off on demolishing Perras Place and consider the actual total costs of making necessary repairs to keep the century-old building up to code. These motions come following an impassioned speech given by community member Paul Riopel during a recent Committee of the Whole meeting, requesting that Council save the historical site slated for demolition by the Town next spring.

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Morinville RCMP have received a complaint of a hit and run involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian in a driveway of a residence on Alexander First Nation Reserve. The incident took place Nov. 26 at approximately 7:46 a.m.

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The Beverly Warriors were hoping to make it eight consecutive wins in a row, but their impressive winning streak was halted by the Morinville Jets 6-2 victory Wednesday night. "Huge win," an excited Jets' President Brent Melville told Morinville News Wednesday night, adding Beverly's seven-in-a-row run had them tied for first place. "[We were] missing top scorer Tyler Hagel and top D-man Dean Jones due to work and school. [It was a [huge win.]

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Morinville’s Annual Lite Up the Nite Festival kicked off softly Thursday to assist the Morinville Food Bank Society. The Town bus made the rounds to local businesses to take in the first day's haul ahead of Friday's day of collections at No Frills and Sobeys Morinville.

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The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program titled Dreaming with my Great Mother is currently on display at the Musée Morinville Museum until Dec. 7.