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Column: Joe Morinville

The editor said I shouldn’t do another column about the festival this week because I done one on the festival last week. So I didn’t send him anything by the deadline or even a day after the deadline and that got him in a panic thinking he’d have to take… […]

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Morinville

Art on the doorstep may not be what it seems

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Police are cautioning residents that a knock on the door from someone selling art may not be what it seems. The Morinville RCMP Detachment received two separate complaints June 17 of unknown individuals going door-to-door selling paintings…. […]

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Arts & Culture

Vignettes and tableaus provide artistic and historical backdrop to park

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – Visitors to this year’s festival opening ceremonies in St. Jean Baptiste Park will have the opportunity to see six of seven new pieces of art the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society have commissioned for the park.

MHCS executive member Andre Noel said between 1891 and 1899 Father Jean Baptiste Morin brought more than 620 francophone and German families to the area, settlers who settled on First Nation’s traditional land… […]

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Local News

The weekend in photos

Hold my beer

Country singer Aaron Pritchett performs at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Friday night. The Canadian country Music Association award winner was the evening’s entertainment for a Morinville Rotary Club fundraiser. – Stephen Dafoe Photo… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Morinville News Poll: Election 2013 Results

Mayor Paul Krauskopf’s June 11 announcement that he will not seek re-election after 15 years of service to the community as an elected official opens the mayor’s chair to any number of candidates come the Sept. 23 Nomination Day. Prior to Councillor Lisa Holmes’ announcement she would run for the seat, Morinville News hosted an online poll to see where the five current members.. […]

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Arts & Culture

Sweeney Todd’s Nick Gilder still loving it

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Saturday night’s fireworks will be a fitting backdrop to the evening’s major St. Jean Baptiste Festival concert. Nick Gilder and the Sweeny Todd Group take to the stage of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre June 22 for the second night of high energy festival entertainment. Opening for Gilder and his band are Whiskey Boyz…. […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville’s big weekend almost here

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Our Community, Our Heritage, Our Pride is the slogan of three days of festivities this weekend. The 2013 St. Jean Baptiste Festival will run June 21 to 23 at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre and other venues in town… […]

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Local News

MCHS teacher retires after 33 years of service in education

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There were many laughs and a few tears Friday night at the Morinville Rendez-vous Centre where stories about retiring Morinville Community High School teacher Laverne Dewald were shared by colleagues, former students and friends. The evening included a 20-minute documentary on Dewald’s career in Morinville that was produced by students… […]