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County Council briefs

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council held a brief but productive meeting Tuesday morning, dealing with a number of items on the agenda.

Scholarship changes
Council unanimously approved a recommendation to make some changes to the Dale McMillan Memorial Scholarship process… […]

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Morinville strikes up the brand

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The speeches have been made, the cake’s been cut and Morinville enters its centennial year with a brand new brand. Although the Town’s new logo and slogans were selected in December, the official launch ceremony was held Monday afternoon during an event that packed council chambers with local residents, business people and representatives from neighbouring communities.

The process of selecting a new brand for Morinville began last August with Focus Design Group guiding the community through the process of selecting an image that would represent… […]

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Morinville looking for final input on 25-year plan

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville is hosting two public forums this week to give Morinville residents another chance to participate in shaping the community over the next 25 years. Morinville 2035: Growing Together, the title of Morinville’s Municipal Sustainability Plan (MSP), is nearing completion after many months of work and public consultations, the most recent being a two-day workshop last November.

The two public open house sessions are set for Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m… […]

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CFCW Critters to take on vintage Jets to raise funds for Mavericks

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Mavericks FunTeam are looking to pack the Ray McDonald Sports Centre Feb. 17 for a showdown between the barn-filling CFCW Critters and some vintage members of the Morinville Jets. The hockey game, which organizers are calling a true family event, is a fundraiser for the FunTeam program which has grown considerably since its introduction in Morinville a few years ago… […]

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Chamber looking for help in rediscovering former businesses

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Each year the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Trade show offers residents and visitors to Morinville an opportunity to learn about long-standing and new businesses in the area. But this year’s show is adding an extra element, a look back at Morinville’s 100 year history of commerce.

Tying into Morinville’s centennial celebrations, the Chamber has partnered with the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society […]

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Morinville Legion recognizes excellence

Reading Time: 2 minutesPhotos and copy by Lucie Roy

Morinville Royal Canadian Legion member Lucien Beaupre was presented the Legionnaire of the Year Award by Morinville RCL President Emmanuel Allard. Beaupre is the first recipient of this award at the Morinville Branch.

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Four Austrian agricultural students looking for a farm work internship in the area

Reading Time: 3 minutesArticle and photos by Jeannie Charrois

Sturgeon County – Last summer, my family and I spent a week touring Austria from the picturesque little town of Maria Alm. Nestled in a valley of majestic mountains, this idyllic community is only about an hour’s train ride southwest of Salzburg. If the location evokes images from “The Sound of Music”, you’re not far off; the evening air was veritably alive as folk bands entertained the gathered … […]

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Province wide meningitis immunization program set to begin

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The government is launching a $2 million immunization program Tuesday to protect adolescents from meningococcal disease.

The province wide program will provide the meningococcal conjugate vaccine to as many as 40,000 students in Grade 9 through school-based clinics. The vaccine will protect against four different … […]