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Morinville

Economic Development Coordinator to conduct business survey

by Ashley Janes

Morinville – Since his official start date on Oct. 1, Morinville’s new Economic Development Coordinator (EDC), Schaun Goodeve, has been hard at work. Hired to develop and promote policy guidelines pertaining to municipal economic growth, he has wasted no time in pursuing those objectives. Only one month at the desk and he has already met with many town and business representatives, attended multiple town council meetings, and launched an initiative that is expected to strengthen the local economy throughout the next 25 years… […]

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Schools and youth

MCHS gathers to award excellence

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – The MCHS Awards Ceremony for the 2012-2013 School Year took place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Tuesday night. More than 250 faily and friends attended the event. A total of 261 awards valued at $84,735 were presented. Awards included the Alexander Rutherford Scholarships, which encourages the pursuit of excellence by recognizing outstanding achievement. The award, supported by the Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund, was presented to 32 students who will receive a total of $67,600… […]

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Local News

Column: Joe Morinville

With the snow on the ground it’s become pretty clear that the missus and I won’t be doing any more yard work or making any trips to visit people out of town. So I guess I’m back to looking at the Facebook and reading the few western pocket books I can find what I haven’t read. Here’s some stuff I learned off the Facebook and the computer over the weekend. .. […]

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Morinville

Late night fire destroys Morinville garage

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A detached garage and all its contents were destroyed in a late night fire.

Morinville Fire Department and the Morinville RCMP received a call around 11:58 Monday night alerting them to the structure fire at 718 Grandin Drive. The garage fire was well on its way when crews arrived. One truck and one car were in the garage at the time as well as other contents. A neighbouring fence also received damage from the fire… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: To The Successful Candidates – Morinville Election 2013

Congratulations once again to “The Magnificent Seven”, winners of a hard-fought election campaign.

You have now entered Stage 3 of your political journey, commonly referred to as “The Honeymoon Period” (Stage 1 being the Campaign and Stage 2 the Election itself). Over time, public government stints seem have evolved to allow successful aspirants approximately 100 days… […]

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Morinville

Annual auction to kick off a season of giving

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – For the 16th consecutive year, Coach’s Corner will open its doors for the Annual Santa Store Auction on Nov. 16. The annual fundraising event for the Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store raised more than $22,038 last year for a community program that ensures low-income families are able to provide a Christmas for their children. … […]

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Local News

Local couple celebrates 60 years together

by Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – A family photo album sits on the kitchen table of Harvey and Christine Vranas’ home. In it are photographs taken at Christmas each year since the couple were wed in 1953. It is a walk through six decades of marriage and love, one that has resulted in an ever widening collection of people in the annual family photo. … […]

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Local News

Weekend in photos

Morinville RCMP and Community Peace Officers attend the scene of a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the 100 Avenue and 100 Street intersection around 11:30 a.m. Friday morning. – Photo by Lucie Roy…. […]