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Morinville

Morinville volunteer recognized with Diamond Jubilee Medal

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Long time volunteer Lillian Boddez got to rub elbows with Premier Alison Redford and The Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Wednesday afternoon. Boddez, a lifelong resident of Morinville, was one of more than 100 Albertans presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in a special ceremony held in Edmonton. The medal honours Her Majesty’s service to Canada and recognizes significant contributions and achievements by Canadians… […]

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Local News

Kowalski portait to hang in the Alberta Legislature

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Former Speaker and Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski will be honoured with a portrait in the Legislature.
Kowalski, the 11th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, will have his portrait unveiled during a ceremony Monday at 4 p.m. in the Legislature Building rotunda… […]

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Morinville

Letter campaign seeks to help sexually abused

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A few months after her adopted daughter moved in with her, Brandi discovered she had been sexually abused in the past. That revelation began a process of healing, lobbying and learning that, while there is much help for predators, there is little to no help for the prey… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville in danger of losing iconic image

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One doesn’t have to drive too far into town to catch a glimpse of the steeple rising above St. Jean Baptiste Church in downtown Morinville. But residents and visitors could soon be deprived of that iconic view if significant funds are not raised to save it. The historic steeple is in need of approximately $500,000 in restoration work to save it from loss to water rot.

“There is significant damage by water inside the steeple as well as other parts of the church, mainly the north roof,” said Father Ignacy… […]

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Morinville

Morinville open house shows possible shape of 100 Avenue

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – About 35 residents attended Wednesday night’s joint open house on the Coeur de Morinville Area Structure Plan (ASP) and Highway 642 Functional Planning Study. The three-hour event covered both projects in significant detail. The former is a project that would set guidelines for development in Morinville’s historic downtown core; the latter addresses the specific challenges of dealing with a main street that is also a provincial highway… […]

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Province

Lougheed to lie in state at Alberta Legislature

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Albertans can pay their respects to former Premier Peter Lougheed at the Alberta Legislature Monday and Tuesday. Lougheed, who passed away Sept. 13 at the age of 84, will be lying in state in the rotunda of the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton and visitors may pay their respects from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18… […]

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Province

Penalties not limits change

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The province’s next phase in its impaired driving legislation took effect Sept. 1, but there is still some confusion on what has changed. Under the new legislation police can issue stiffer penalties for drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) between .05 and .08… […]

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Morinville

Morinville positioned for double its population

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although the infrastructure beneath its streets positions Morinville to provide water and sewer for a population of 30,000, a document worked on by the Town’s Planning and Development Department seeks to position the community to handle double its current population of approximately 8,500 residents.

Morinville’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) was recently approved by the Capital Region Board (CRB), a government-sanctioned body of 25 municipalities in and around Edmonton that work on long-term planning for the region… […]

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Morinville

Crime and punishment focus of Public Safety Minister’s Morinville talk

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The federal government will stay the course on its efforts in keeping the nation’s streets and communities safe. That was the message from Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, The Honourable Vic Toews, during a stop in Morinville Friday afternoon, an event organized jointly through the Morinville Rotary Club and Westlock-St. Paul MP Brian Storseth… […]

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Province

More than 3,000 speeders charged over holiday weekend

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – It was some heavy fines for those with heavy feet on the gas pedal over the holiday weekend. Law enforcement and wildlife officers throughout the province once again cracked down on unsafe drivers and recreationists, issuing 5,140 tickets between Aug. 3 and 6. Of that number, 3,556 were for speeding, a significant increase over the 2,513 tickets issued during the same long weekend in 2011… […]