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Town Administration will be starting a pilot project to live stream Town Council meetings to Facebook within the next few months after a motion by Councillor Brennan FitzGerald.

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Morinville will be getting a little brighter following a unanimous vote from Council approving new street lights at one of the Town’s highest volume intersection and street. The lights are to be installed along Cardiff Road up to 100 Street (Cardiff Corner) at a price tag not to exceed $105,000.

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For the past few years, Hands Across the Sea (HATS) have been raising funds for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, an organization that provides assistance to the plight of African grandmothers, something Lewis became aware of in his role as Special Ambassador to Africa for the United Nations.

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The First Reading of a revised bylaw proposed by Councillor Stephen Dafoe on reducing penalties for late property tax payers passed unanimously at Council’s regular meeting Apr. 11.

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Morinville taxpayers should expect next years’ tax bill to go up by a few bucks a month following Council’s approval of 2017’s tax rates in a unanimous vote from Council for 2nd and 3rd Reading of the Tax Bylaw.

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A 50th-anniversary celebration needs a cake, and the Morinville Community Library is hoping to find a baker to craft a custom cake for that half century milestone celebration later this year on Sept. 9.

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Chief Superintendent Jerry Scott, District Commander for Central Alberta District, is pleased to announce that Sergeant Dale Kendall of the Stony Plain Detachment will be taking up an interim position as the Detachment Commander of Morinville Detachment. The Town of Morinville was consulted in the selection of Sergeant Kendall to fill this role.

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The government says the Act to Strengthen Municipal Government proposes practical changes to help municipalities build stronger and more sustainable communities for Alberta families. The MGA is Alberta’s second-largest piece of legislation. The government is proposing changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) they say reflect the input received from municipalities, community organizations, Indigenous groups, school boards, small businesses, industry and the public. This data was collected since the government released a discussion guide last November.

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Above and below: Donald Boutillier sent us these wonderful shots of spring on the Sturgeon River. The Meadows of Morinville development north of the...

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Morinville is offering two opportunities to find eggs in the lead up to Easter. One will be conducted for children, the other for older egg hunters. Sobeys Morinville owners Shaun and Susie and Shaun Thompson and their staff will be hiding 10 eggs for seven days, starting Sunday. The eggs numbered 1 to 10 have a corresponding Easter dinner prize. Shoppers finding the egg only have to take it to customer service to claim their free item.