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Editorial & Opinion

Horse before the cart approach to photo enforcement review

To the Mayor, Council, and fellow citizens

After attending the council meeting last night (13 May 2014), I have some concerns with regards to the review schedule presented to council by Mr. Schaefer. My biggest concern and one which should concern us all is no formal public consultation until after the enforcement contract is awarded. I would compare this to tendering a bid for a contractor to build a house with no blueprints, you don’t know what you’re going to get. … […]

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People

MCHS students show off their SKILLS

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville Community High School sent two competitors to this year’s Skills Alberta competition held May 14 and 15 in Edmonton. The annual competition pits the province’s best students in a number of trades and skills against one another in a two-day competition. Alyson Benson is competing for the third time in the Graphic Design category and Samantha Ringuette will represent the school in Photography for the second time. Both students are hoping for a win in their respective SKILLS division, a victory that would send them on to national competition in Toronto June 4 to 7… […]

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Local News

Bike ride pedals on in memory of fallen Morinville resident

by Stephen Dafoe with files from Lucie Roy

Morinville – It has been many years since Roger Champagne was gunned down in Las Vegas by a man looking to feed his drug habit, but the Morinville man – well known for his dedication to the community – has never been forgotten by friends, family or the hundreds of Morinville Community High School (MCHS) students who have taken part in an annual mountain bike journey that carries his name… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Hockey arena or regional recreation facility – SO many questions – so little time!

I would like to thank our Council for the Open House held on April 28th. It was good to see more people attending this and sharing their views. Also, I would like to thank the group who prepared the Feasibility Study as this document actually included nasty topics such as – ‘capital costs’; ‘operating costs’; ‘revenue generation’ ‘cost overruns or deficits’ and not just the community wants and desires…. […]

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Local News

RCMP unveils Annual Performance Plan

by Calli Stromner

Morinville – Local Mounties will be focusing on three top priorities for the next 12 months after Council approved the Morinville detachment’s Annual Performance Plan. In addition to their regular duties, local constables also plans to target traffic safety and property crime, as well as beef up its image in the community with more engagement activities… […]

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Local News

Morinville Council Briefs

Council got a sneak peek at the Town’s new website, which will be launched to the public sometime this spring.

“We’ve focused a lot of the back end of the website. We can have a database behind the scenes…literally thousands of documents that can be picked up on the website,” said CAO Debbie Oyarzun. She added that the new website will allow up scaling for future technical requirements, and the site will include an online directory and event listing… […]

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Arts & Culture

Show and Shine a big part of this year’s event

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – One of the highlights of the annual St. Jean Baptiste Festival is the Home Hardware / Bumper-to-Bumper Show and Shine, an automotive event that organizers say will take up roughly four square blocks to showcase all the cars, trucks and shiny vehicles that come to town for the one-day event. … […]

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Local News

Canadian Forces Day to include fun run

by Morinville News Staff

CFB Edmonton – The base will play host to Loops for the Troops once again this year, a fun run / walk sheduled to take place on Canadian Forces Day (June 1). The event includes a fun run / walk as well as a military mile, 10-kilometre road race and a half marathon… […]