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Local News

Take Note: Upcoming Town info

Reading Time: 3 minutesMorinville’s Mayor Lisa Holmes had the following to say about Council’s Organizational Review on her Facebook page July 15:
“During the summer months Town Council takes a break from holding formal Council meetings but this year we are continuing to meet for Council workshops every couple of weeks (in person/via teleconference)… […]

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Local News

Population growth means more revenue and opportunities

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Tristan Turner

Morinville Mayor Lisa Holmes is calling the community’s nearly 10 per cent population increase over the past three years exciting, but said council will adhere to the previously passed Municipal Sustainability Plan “to support sustainable growth in our community.”.. […]

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Columns

Progressive views: Interact Club returns from successful Mexico trip

Reading Time: 7 minutesby Tristan Turner – From June 28 to July 5, a group of seven MCHS students travelled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in the hopes of assisting local organizations that worked with low-income families, or built community engagement. These students travelled as the Morinville Interact Club, the separate youth-wing of the Morinville Rotary Club, and started planning for the trip in hopes of pursuing the goals of Rotary International: service, social justice and international citizenship. As President of the Morinville Interact Club, I hope to share some of the highlights from our trip and thank those who made our adventures possible… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Youth are community responsibility

Reading Time: 2 minutesSince school let out, police have responded to well over 30 incidents of vandalism and property damage. These include: mailboxes tipped over, playgrounds wrecked, fires deliberately set, and spray-painting. These types of instances not only ruin our community, they also tie up police resources that could be better utilized dealing with actual emergency situations…. […]

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Local News

Local gardeners batty about bats

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Morinville News Staff – Backyard bats were the topic of a Morinville Community Gardens workshop held July 15 at the United Church gardens. The local gardening enthusiasts brought in Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development bat expert Dr. Margo Pybus to do a session on bats in general and building bat houses in particular. More than 20 residents attended the session, some to learn about bats, others to get down to the task of building their own bat house… […]

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Columns

Column: Joe Morinville

Reading Time: 2 minutesI see the government has a survey on the internets what you can vote on a new licence plate for Alberta to use. I don’t know why we need a new plate but I bet with everything going on and their chances in the next election they do not want Wildrose Country on the plates anymore. Not sure what plate gets picked, but I bet more Albertans will vote for stupid licence plates than vote for the next premier. Anyway here’s my ideas. … […]

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Arts & Culture

Our Morinville in photos

Reading Time: 2 minutesOur Morinville & Area is an opportunity to view life through our community members’ lenses. Photos can be taken in Morinville and the surrounding communities in Sturgeon County or even cool photos from places our readers have visited. The photo pages are wide open on possibilities. Each month we will select one photo as the choice of the month. That reader will receive a $100 Shop in Morinville gift certificate… […]