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We’re a community band
Riley Quinn hits the skins during a Morinville Community Band session at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Wednesday night. The band of Morinville musicians are set to perform at a number of local events over the summer… […]

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Morinville

Morinville Mayor’s funeral set for Friday

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville confirmed Tuesday afternoon that a funeral for Mayor Paul Krauskopf, who died Sunday morning, will be held at St. Jean Baptiste Church Friday, July 5 at 10:15 a.m. Not yet confirmed is a reception to take place after Friday’s funeral at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre.
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July 3 Print Edition Download

Due to the Canada Day holiday, our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. This week’s edition is another 24 pages of local, relevant community news, including … […]

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Morinville

Morinville RCMP kept busy with Boonstock calls

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Morinville – RCMP members deployed from various detachments were kept very busy at the Boonstock Music festival over the Canada Day weekend. A significantly increased RCMP presence at Boonstock this year allowed officers to pro-actively enforce contraventions of the provincial Gaming and Liquor Act, federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Saying farewell to a pillar of our community

I sat on my front porch Monday morning looking at the small Canadian flag placed on the neighbourhood’s lawns the night before by a team of volunteers dedicated to keeping the memory of what that flag stands for alive. While I was pleased to see our nation’s flag standing erect on my front lawn, I was reminded the Canadian flag was sitting at half-mast on poles throughout town. Our mayor had died… […]

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Morinville

Morinville Mayor Paul Krauskopf has died

Morinville – A community is in mournimg after the news Morinville Mayor Paul Krauskopf has died. Krauskopf, 63, was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and continued to serve the community as councillor – and subsequently mayor – until his death June 30.

Debbie Oyarzun, the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), released the news of the mayor’s passing. “With Paul Krauskopf’s passing, Morinville has not only lost its mayor, but it has lost a dear friend who was tireless advocate for Morinville… […]

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Legal

Local Rotarians pass the gavel

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Local Rotarians gathered June 26 for an evening of fellowship and celebration at the Morinville community Cultural Centre. Trading their traditional Wednesday morning breakfast meeting for a special year-end supper meeting, the club reflected on the past year, awarded recognition to their most dedicated volunteers, and passed the gavel from one president to another… […]

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Legal

The day in photos

Wednesday morning’s Year End Celebration at École Notre Dame Elementary School was not only a farewell for students moving on next year; it was farewell for a few teachers as well. Gisele Boddez is going to École Marie Poburan in St. Albert. Counsellor Kiersten Cote… […]

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Morinville

Traffic and Pedestrian Safety report revealed

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A year after a public open house and six months after the review process ended, the community got its first glimpse of a draft Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Review Report during the June 25 Council meeting.

The 22-page report focuses on five key areas: safety and awareness projects, speeding, signage, crosswalks, and parking. It is the result of feedback the Morinville Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) received from the community during an open house and through an online survey… […]