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Church group looking to help Morinville food bank

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A knock on the door this Saturday could be your chance to help the Morinville Food Bank Society. With Thanksgiving likely to have put a dent in the local charity’s food supplies, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Morinville area will be collecting food to help restock the food bank… […]

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Arts & Culture

Al Simmons bringing family show to Morinville

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – Charming silliness, truly zany and wonderful lunacy are some of the words Morinville Community Cultural Centre Manager Laurie Stalker and others are using to describe the comedic and musical stylings of Al Simmons, who opens the children’s concert component of the Centennial Concert Series this Saturday night… […]

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First Boo at the Barn a success

Photos by Lucie Roy

Sturgeon County – Halloween came early this year for children and families who participated in the inaugural edition of Boo at the Barn, a Halloween-themed afternoon of spooky fun, tricks and treats put on by the Morinville Centennial Committee at the Sturgeon Agriplex… […]

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Readers to vote on next week’s scary cover photo

MorinvilleNews.com / Monday Morning News took part in this past weekend’s Boo At The Barn event at the Sturgeon Agriplex, setting up our camera equipment and taking photos of those who came out in costume to support the Halloween-themed day put on by the Morinville Centennial Committee. We asked those who jumped in front of our lens to put on their best spooky or silly game face and we’d narrow the field of photos down into a group to be judged on by our readers… […]

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It’s about building the citizen of tomorrow

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Dressed in a black t-shirt in memory of Apple founder Steve Jobs, motivational speaker and humanitarian Ian Hill took to the stage Thursday – fittingly enough – with a message of change: changing the world by changing the community; changing the community by changing the community member; changing the community member by changing the way that person looks at themselves and the world around them… […]

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Morinville Town Council briefs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Finance committee terms of reference accepted
Morinville Town Council passed terms of reference for their new finance and audit committee at the Oct. 4 meeting of Morinville Town Council. Prior to voting on the actual terms, which outline the roles and responsibilities of the committee, council had some discussion on just how many members of council should be on the committee… […]

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Arts & Culture

Art gets interactive this weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A number of local youth have been framed this week, but it’s all been in good fun. Beyond the Frame, an interactive art exhibit from the Art Gallery of St. Albert has set up shop in the Morinville Community Cultural Centre (CCC) and has already had a visit from one school group and the 1st Morinville Beavers ahead of its public opening this Friday night… […]

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Busy start for new school

Submitted by S. Buga

Morinville – On Monday, Oct. 3, students at the Morinville Public Elementary School (MPES) enjoyed a day at Telus World of Science. All of the kindergarten to Grade 4 students got to experience “Bugs” in the IMAX theatre. The group then split up to take in everything from the Bubble Fun program, to the Green Scene (recycling) program, and all of the galleries in between… […]

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Work on Santa Store begins early for volunteers

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One could argue not even Santa’s elves have the work ethic of volunteers who work to make the annual Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store a success. As the store is laying the groundwork necessary for the store to open for a 14th year of assisting local families in need to provide one major and one minor gift for their children at Christmas time, volunteers have already begun hitting the pavement looking for assistance with the cause… […]

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Community comes together to celebrate life and art

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – Oscar Wilde may have argued that life imitates art far more than art imitates life, but for several hours Saturday night art was put on full display to support life. The second annual Celebrating Life and Culture gala packed the lobby and mezzanine of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre with Morinville’s movers and shakers all dapperly dressed in keeping with the posh affair. A total of nineteen artists put their work into the show, giving wine-tasting socialites something to gaze at while raising funds for the Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation… […]