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Morinville parks and rec plan gets green light from council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With the latest census figures freshly in, Morinville could be growing faster than the consultants who put together Morinville’s Recreation Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan envisioned. Consultants from RC Strategies projected Morinville’s population at 8,500 to 10,000 in 2013, not realizing census numbers released to council at the same meeting show Morinville is already at 8,503 residents. But while the consultants may have underestimated the Town’s future population, their assessment of Morinville’s future parks and rec needs were on the money with the majority of council who adopted the plan as presented… […]

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Deputy Mayor seeks update from Champion

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – In response to several comments and questions from residents, Deputy Mayor Gordon Boddez raised the question of Champion Petfoods progress in its odour emission problem Tuesday night. At the end of the Aug. 9 meeting of Morinville Town Council, the Deputy Mayor said his recollection of the Champion situation was the company’s new scrubber system was to be installed by August… […]

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Community Standards Bylaw passes third reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A new bylaw that puts some teeth into property and personal conduct standards within Morinville became official Tuesday night. Morinville Town Council gave unanimous third reading to the Community Standards Bylaw at its Aug. 9 meeting, implementing various tweaks and revisions the bylaw developed since being given first reading June 28… […]

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Sturgeon County recognizes its rural legacy and beauty

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Area residents had the opportunity to congratulate some local farm families for a century of farming and two county families for their efforts in beautifying their properties. The Annual Ag Services Tour ended last Thursday night with a dinner and awards presentation at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre… […]

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Thanks to the Troops Event in Morinville

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The Morinville Legion will take part in the nation-wide Afghanistan Veterans Appreciation Day on August 21. The event is to demonstrate the gratitude of Morinville and District to the serving men, women and their families, for their dedication during the Afghanistan combat mission. It will be a day to remember those who have fallen, thank those who have returned and to celebrate how proud they and their families have made us to be Canadian… […]

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Cancer prevention study coming to Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – École Georges P. Vanier School will play host to Alberta Health Services (AHS) and their Tomorrow Project next week. The long-term research study into the causes of cancer will be in town the week of Aug. 15 as part of the project’s goal to enroll 50,000 Albertans, ages 35 to 69, who have never had cancer… […]