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Library focusing on banned books this week

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library has loaded its shelves with a collection of banned and challenged books and hope patrons will read them this week. But the real shock value is that many of the books were ever banned or challenged in the first place.

The scandalous collection of prose is all part of the library’s participation in Freedom to Read Week, an annual event that reminds Canadians of the freedom to express ideas and communicate those ideas through the medium of the printed word. […]

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Roseridge Landfill receives rezoning

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council gave second and third reading to a bylaw to rezone the Roseridge Landfill to Specific Development Control District Ten, a move necessary to meet Alberta Environment licensing requirements.

The County’s Land Usage Bylaw does not make provision for the operation of a waste management facility on lands designated Intermunicipal Fringe A, a situation necessitating … […]

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Morinville animal bylaw open house fails to draw herd

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council held an open house Tuesday evening giving residents an opportunity to voice their concerns on Morinville’s proposed Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw. However, despite the media attention the bylaw has received since a Christmas week television segment focused on the more exotic portions of the document, residents did not come out to the public hearing in flocks, herds or gaggles. Approximately six residents attended the Feb. 15 Committee of the Whole meeting to lend their voice on the matter. […]

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Morinville readies for Centennial Snowman Festival

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The community’s annual Family Day Snowman Festival is set to take place this Monday and organizers are excited about this year’s theme.

“It’s the kickoff to the centennial celebrations for the year,” said Morinville’s Special Events Coordinator Peggy Gilchrist. “We’re having our oldest and youngest member of the community join us.” […]

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Pet bylaw set for public meeting Tuesday night

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Although the media circus may be over with respect to elephants and armadillos, Morinville’s Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, which passed first reading Jan. 25, is on the agenda for the Morinville Town Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday night. […]

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Library in a plain brown wrapper

Morinville Public Library Manager Isabelle Cramp shields her eyes from the banned books held by librarians April Heppleston (left) and Pearl Lavallée (right). […]

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South Glens residents seeking solutions

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A South Glens resident brought her and some of her neighbours’ concerns to Morinville Town Council Feb. 8, another step in a process that began in 2006 when she and her family moved to the new development.

Monique Webb said since moving to the community she has been calling the Town whenever there was concern about something happening or not happening in the neighbourhood but found she was often passed back and forth between the Town office and the developer… […]

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Council votes to remove supplementary tax

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The only surprises new home owners will get this Christmas are the gifts under the tree. Morinville Town Council voted unanimously Feb. 8 to get rid of its supplementary tax bill for 2011, 2012 and 2013 subject to an annual review during the first quarter of each year. While the future of the tax remains open, home owners and developers will not receive a supplementary tax notice in 2011. […]