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Plan to convert old home to multi-family dwelling defeated by council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A number of residents came out to a public hearing Tuesday night to express their displeasure at plans to level an historic home off Morinville’s downtown core to make way for a four-unit dwelling. That displeasure was recognized later in the evening when council voted unanimously against second reading of a rezoning bylaw that would allow it… […]

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Community Standards Bylaw passes second reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Council gave unanimous second reading to Morinville’s Community Standards Bylaw Tuesday night, moving ahead on Councillor Paul Krauskopf’s desire to see higher fines for third time offenders. Council voted 6-1 in favour of an amendment to the fee schedule for fines… […]

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Mayor’s golf tournament raises money for seniors and youth

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Area golfers who participated in June’s Sturgeon County Mayor’s Golf Tournament succeeded in more than just keeping par – they helped raise $28,000 for local senior and youth initiatives. County Mayor Don Rigney presented two cheques Tuesday morning, one to West Country Hearth in the amount of $4,063 and the other to the Sturgeon Foundation in the amount of $24,380… […]

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Elves and reindeer and Santa in July – Oh my

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – It might be five-and-a-half months until Christmas, but Cory Christopher and the folks at First Choice Tree Nursery and Garden Centre simply aren’t waiting. They are holding a big Christmas event July 15 to 17 and have invited Mr. and Mrs. Claus to come down from the North Pole to have a picnic with children of all ages on Saturday… […]

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Cardiff woman on the run to great health

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – On a hot summer’s evening, a bit of a breeze in the air to further keep the mosquitoes at bay, a Cardiff woman does several laps of the Morinville Fish and Game Club pond. By her side is an overweight neophyte runner learning the ropes from the more seasoned practitioner. But for Calli Stromner, who took up running last year, there is a great willingness to get someone else into the sport because she knows the benefits of running and the steps that got her to where she is today… […]

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Big man and big heart combine for Food Bank charity

Morinville – One would expect a guy named Big Al to drive a big truck. And when one considers Al’s business is providing landscaping supplies to the region, one would expect that big truck to have a big trailer – a massive one, actually. But this weekend, Big Al’s hauler (called an end dump) is looking to haul something other than the customary rock and gravel it hauls throughout the year… […]

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Town looking for outdoor explorers

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Town of Morinville is planning a week of outdoor adventure July 18 – 22. The Outdoor Explorers program offers children aged 6 to 12 an opportunity to explore the great outdoors with hiking and learning about plants and animals… […]

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Around the Town

Neighbor’s Vitamin Shop held their draw for a Healthy Fun Gift Basket July 4, a draw that began during the St. Jean Baptiste Festival weekend. Five-year-old Noah Ferguson held the draw box … […]