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Morinville

MCHS Track & Field has strong finish at provincial championships

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Community High School (MCHS) Wolves returned to school Monday with a sixth place finish in the weekend’s 2013 Provincial Track & Field Championships, held in Calgary June 7 and 8. The school finished with 143 points, putting them in 6th place out of 50 3A teams competing this year. Twenty-one MCHS athletes competed in the event, the largest number to date. … […]

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Morinville

Little Warriors receives $1.1 million for ranch project

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A $1.1 million donation from the LaBonte family has put Little Warriors considerably closer to their goal of building the Be Brave Ranch, a centre that would provide a 30-day in-treatment program for children who are victims of sexual abuse. The ranch would provide the abused with the therapy the organization feels is necessary to help them now and in the future… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Three years went by pretty quick

A child is no longer considered a toddler at the age of three. June 11 marks the third anniversary of MorinvilleNews.com, the website that began this venture into publishing community news. I’m hoping that means we are no longer considered a toddler in the news business… […]

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Local News

Regional Business Symposium offers local, regional and national experts

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Morinville – Bestselling author and Dragons’ Den personality David Chilton is the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Regional Business Symposium set to take place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre June 20.

Chilton, the newest member of CBC TV’s popular entrepreneurial show Dragons’ Den, is also the author of the Wealthy Barber (1989) and the Wealthy Barber Returns (2012). Chilton’s keynote address is but one part of a full day of networking, sessions, and panels, the product of four municipalities (Morinville, Bon Accord, Gibbons and Sturgeon County) coming together to provide approximately 400 event attendees the tools they need to thrive, regardless of the size of their business… […]

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Uncategorized

Party causes people to get neighbourly

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A party in the neighbourhood can sometimes lead to bad blood between neighbours and a phone call to the police, but for 86 Street resident Andre Houle and about 17 families on his street, the idea of a party was welcomed… […]

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Morinville

Weekend photo roundup

Registered Animal Health Technologists Cindy (left) and Gail work with Kiko a cocker / bichon cross at the Morinville Veterinary Clinic’s Open House Sunday afternoon. The technologists affixed an ID tag after microchipping Kiko. – Stephen Dafoe Photo… […]

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Arts & Culture

Library ready for summer reading program

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Students may still have a few more weeks of having the schoolbooks open, but the Morinville Community Library is already making preparations for vacationing students to keep up with their reading over the summer… […]

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Local News

Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation inviting public to Annual General Meeting

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – An organization named after a Morinville woman killed by her common law husband a few years ago is working to prevent similar situations from happening to other women. The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Green Bean on 100 Street June 14 at 7 p.m. They are hoping residents will come out to learn more about the organization and its mission… […]

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Election 2013

Much of Council playing campaign cards close to the vest

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With nomination day just three months away, not everyone on Council is ready to play his or her campaign cards just yet. Of the six current members of Council, only four were prepared to say they were ready to throw their hat in the ring come fall. Only two of those said with certainty what chair that hat would be tossed at… […]

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Morinville

Police briefs

Mischief in Morinville

At approximately 11:34 p.m. June 4 Morinville RCMP received a complaint from a concerned citizen reporting individuals climbing up the scaffolding at the St-Jean Baptiste Church in Morinville. RCMP quickly responded and found two youth climbing the scaffolding. Both youth were served with a trespassing ticket and were returned home to their parents…. […]

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Morinville

Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce has new board

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A mixture of new and old faces are now at the helm of the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce. The business advocacy group held its Annual General Meeting at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Wednesday afternoon to install its new board.

Assuming the role of Chamber President is Pleasant Homes co-owner Simon Boersma, a businessman who served as vice president last year. Second in command is Infinite Event Services owner and Morinville Town Councillor Sheldon Fingler, a man who has served as both vice president and president in the past. Replacing long-time Chamber Treasurer Paula Hittinger is Charlene Whitfield, owner of Blind Designs. All three of the executive were elected by acclamation… […]