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Legal

Legal School enters space program

Submitted by Kathy Mahoney

Legal – On May 9, the school cheered as the 2013 Legal Space Balloon was launched. The weather/space balloon project started in January as the final culminating activity for the Space Exploration unit in Science 9. Mr. Jim Buckley supplied the school with the weather balloon… […]

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Local News

Council looking for $100,000 to start Lakes Park … maybe

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Lakes subdivision could get something resembling a park after Council voted 4-2 in favour of Councillor Lisa Holmes’ motion to have Administration look for $100,000 to commence Phase One of a park development for the subdivision. Administration has been tasked with examining where that money might come from and report back to Council, at which time councillors would further discuss and vote on the matter.

Holmes’ motion came at the end of a presentation by John Buchko, a consultant with EDS Group Inc. who has been working… […]

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Morinville

Sturgeon School Division playing ball on Morinville tennis courts

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town’s deteriorating tennis courts, located at 100 Avenue and 101 Street, could be staying where they are after all now that Sturgeon School Division has put forth some more agreeable terms to help the Town restore the courts to a usable condition. Roots from the surrounding poplar trees have broken through the tennis court surface, creating tripping hazards and rendering the courts unusable. The division is looking to work with the town to restore the courts with existing budgeted monies…. […]

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Morinville

Council approves Highway 642 Functional Plan

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – More than a year’s work on improving economic opportunities in Morinville’s downtown core was approved by Council May 14 with a unanimous vote. Administration and Council believe the Highway 642 Functional Planning Study is the right plan, one to create a long-term plan for 100 Avenue that ensures traffic and pedestrian safety while easing the issues that have stalled development and redevelopment in Morinville’s downtown core… […]

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Wednesday Print Edition Download

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. This week’s edition is another 24 pages of local, relevant community news…
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Local News

Column – Joe Morinville

Judging by all the buds on the trees outside my living room window, I’m guessing they could be leaves by the time you read this column. That means summer is coming. It got me to thinking about how much I am not a fan of summer… […]

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Morinville

Bike ride honours memory of fallen Morinville resident

By Lucie Roy with Morinville News files

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 kindness in the community, has never been forgotten by friends, family or the hundreds of Morinville Community High School (MCHS) students who were born some years after the man’s passing. Such is the legacy of Roger Champagne whose memory is honoured each year by MCHS students who take to the mountains for a bike ride that bears his name. For many of those years, the Champagne family has presented a student with a bike to take on the annual trip… […]

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Arts & Culture

Students experience jazz dance from international experts

Photos By Stephen Dafoe and Lucie Roy

Morinville – Local students had the opportunity to experience jazz dance in two entertaining performances May 13. Calgary-based Decidedly Jazz Danceworks performed The Great Jazz History Mystery in two 45-minute school performances at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre… […]