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Fire quickly contained at seed cleaning plant [video / photos]

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A potentially dangerous and damaging situation was quickly contained by the Morinville Fire Department Thursday night. Morinville, Sturgeon County and Legal fire crews responded to a fire call at the Morinville Seed Cleaning Plant shortly after supper time.

Morinville’s Deputy Chief of Operations (DCO), Ken Thiemann, said the department received a call that there were flames on top of the building from the plant manager… […]

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Arts & Culture

Canyon Rose to play Morinville Saturday night

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The volume will be cranked to 11 Saturday night when the doors to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre open for its first concert. Local crowd pleasers Canyon Rose will have the distinction of being the first band to perform in the new facility; an opportunity frontman Christan Maslyk and his band are looking forward to… […]

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Final week for library logo contest

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The clock is ticking for artists and graphic designers to turn in their vision of a brand for the Friends of the Morinville Public Library. The volunteer fundraising group, who have bought everything from books to computers for the library, are looking for a logo and offering up an 8 GB iPod Nano Touch to the winner… […]

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Land Use Bylaw receives first reading

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A week after being introduced during Morinville Town Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting, a bylaw that amends a number of land use terms and conditions passed first reading with a unanimous vote of council Tuesday night… […]

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Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw passes first reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council narrowly approved first reading of a bylaw that would replace its decade-old Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw (SDAB) Tuesday night.

While the completely revised bylaw contains several changes that will bring it better in line with provincial legislation, the one that has created the most debate among council was to what degree council should be involved… […]

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Council passes debenture bylaw for civic centre upgrade

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Council gave unanimous second and third reading Tuesday night to a borrowing bylaw that permits the town to borrow up to $2,875,000 to upgrade St. Germain Plaza, home of the Morinville Town Offices and the Morinville Public Library.

Renovation of the Civic Plaza building was approved last December in the 2011 budget; however, the original estimate of … […]

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Around the Town – midweek edition

Fiddlin’ around – Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Champion Scott Woods brought his fast-paced concert of old time fiddling, gospel music and perennial favourites to the Morinville Parish Hall May 24. The two-hour performance was a fund raiser for the St. Jean Baptiste Parish restoration and maintenance project. […]

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County proclaims seniors’ Week

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – About a dozen seniors representing nine seniors groups attended Sturgeon County Council for a photo opportunity Tuesday morning. Before lining up for a group shot with council, Sturgeon County Councillors unanimously proclaimed Seniors’ Week for June 6 to 12… […]

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Sturgeon County donates $10,000 to Slave Lake relief

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council voted unanimously Tuesday morning to donate $10,000 to the Red Cross for the Slave Lake relief efforts. In presenting the request for decision, Sturgeon County Commissioner Chris Micek said the idea had strong support among county staff, many of whom have family in the community… […]