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Above: MCHS student Blair Lobsinger and brother Vincent check out the graphic design department. Morinville Community High School held their annual open house Thursday night,...

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Despite weekly curbside recycling pickup that helps Morinvillians keep items out of the landfill, plastic bags are one item not on the current recycling list. Morinville Sobeys franchise owners Shaun and Susie Thompson have pitched in to help out. The local business owners have brought in the NOVOLEX Bag-2-Bag program.

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Morinville, Alberta – The Morinville RCMP are looking for help in locating 15-year-old Nicolas Watkin. He was last seen at his residence in Morinville on March 4, 2017 and has not returned home since.

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Crime is rising across our province. In 2015 alone, it went up 18 per cent across Alberta, including a 12 per cent rise in violent crimes. And now trials of accused criminals are being stayed because of mismanagement and a lack of resources in our courts.

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The Musée Morinville Museum recently received a new item with local historical significance - a church organ used in St. Jean Baptiste Church before the restoration of the original 1925 Casavant Freres tubular pneumatic organ.

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The Government of Alberta introduced legislation Tuesday that would increase access to the legal system for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. If passed, The Limitations Act currently specifies that any civil claim arising from an assault must commence within two years from when the person knows of the incident.

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On Monday, the Wildrose called on the NDP government to justify hiring Ontario-based Ecofitt to run its Residential No-Charge Energy Savings Program, announced by the government Feb. 28.

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Legal, Alberta – Following an incident that occurred at a residence on March 4, 2017, Michael Justin Chapman is wanted by the RCMP on an arrest warrant.

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Just as this Council’s term is winding down, Councillor Stephen Dafoe has put forth two motions aimed squarely at Morinville’s Next Council, due to take office in roughly eight months.

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Following a brief ceremony and official oaths Feb. 28, Councillor Nicole Boutestein has been named the 6th and final member of this Council to be Deputy Mayor.