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Morinville mother running for Green Party in federal election

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Morinville stay-at-home mother has thrown her hat in the ring for the federal election, running as a Green candidate in the Westlock – St. Paul riding. Lisa Grant, who moved to Morinville approximately two years ago with her military husband, ran in the last provincial election under the Green Party banner, obtaining five … […]

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Duathlon coming to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Easter weekend will see the return of the Iron Warriors Foundation for their second annual fundraising duathlon in Morinville. The Ice Breaker Duathlon will take place Apr. 23 at the Ray McDonald Sport Centre, combining two 2.5-kilometre runs bookending a 15-km bike ride… […]

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Storyteller brings his tales to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – About two dozen area seniors spent Wednesday afternoon listening to stories at the Morinville Seniors Rendez-Vous Centre. But these stories weren’t tales told over a friendly game of crib. Storyteller and performance artist Tom McCormack brought his unique talents to town, entertaining his audience for 90 minutes with a mixture of story, song, music and some pretty authentic animal impressions as well as other natural sound effects… […]

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Open Mic Night offers community a chance to show its talent

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s annual Trade Show is not the only place to find entertainment next Friday night. Higher Grounds coffee shop will be holding their first Hot Dogma open mic night Apr. 15, a gathering of local talent in a relaxed atmosphere that organizers are hoping will bring out the community’s talent… […]

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Lions Club looking to honour citizen of the year

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Residents have just more than a month to nominate that exceptional person or family they feel are worthy of being recognized as citizen of the year. For the 33rd consecutive year, the Morinville Lions Club will be selecting a recipient for the honour from nominations submitted by the public. Nomination deadline is May 13 and the winner will be announced May 27 at the Volunteer Appreciation Night… […]

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Morinville Chamber preparing for historic trade show

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to open the gates on their annual trade show set to take over the Ray McDonald Sports centre Apr. 15 to 17. Organizers of this year’s show are tying the annual gathering of local businesses into Morinville’s centennial with a 100 Years of Business theme and are planning the biggest show yet, an event that kicks off with the Friday night opening ceremonies Apr. 17… […]

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County commits to cost sharing but cultural centre funding in limbo

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council unanimously approved 2011 cost sharing allocations Thursday afternoon, funds to be distributed to Morinville, Bon Accord, Gibbons, Legal and Redwater. The cost sharing agreement between Sturgeon County and the five municipalities ensures and guarantees equal access for county residents to the various services, programs and recreational facilities offered by the municipalities… […]

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Library to host square foot gardening talk

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – With signs of spring appearing slowly but surely, local gardeners are getting anxious to get on with the season once the season is willing. But the Morinville Public Library is not waiting for the snow to melt to start people on their 2011 gardening plans. They’ll be hosting a talk on the joys and benefits of square foot gardening Apr. 5… […]

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Community Cultural Centre on track and getting booked

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Construction of the $11 million Morinville Community Cultural Centre is on track for a June 11 official opening, but will be ready for a couple of preliminary events set for mid- to late-May. Morinville councillors and administration had the opportunity Wednesday afternoon to tour the facility to see that progress… […]