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Arts & Culture

Historical book has Morinville connection

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A former Morinville resident will launch her first non-fiction book this week in Edmonton. Jessica Kluthe’s book Rosina, the Midwife tells the story of the author’s great-great-grandmother who was a midwife in post-war Italy. Kluthe will launch the book Mar. 14 at Grant MacEwan Univeristy’s Bookstore – City Centre Bookstore – from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The titular subject of the work was from Southern Italy, a place Kluthe fell in love with while researching the book. However, in post-World War II Europe, such love was not the case for many Italians. Some 26 million citizens… […]

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Local News

Fish and Game Association getting ready to BRAG this weekend

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A wild boar is about to be served up and ate up by locals at the Community Cultural Centre. The tusked pig will join elk, moose, venison and wild turkey on the menu of the Morinville Fish and Game Associations’ 21st Annual Brag Night Mar. 16.

The annual fundraiser allows local outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to show off their antlers… […]

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Morinville

Cardiff Road interchange off the table with provincial budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Hidden in the depths of Budget 2013-2014 and in the tweets of Twitter comes the revelation the Cardiff Road interchange project has been postponed indefinitely.

In a Twitter question to Parker Hogan, Press Secretary to Rick McIver, Alberta’s Minister of Transportation, HCouncillor Lisa Holmes asked for an update on the Cardiff interchange… […]

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Province

Province puts forth tough budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – Doug Horner, Alberta’s Finance Minister, tabled the 2013-2014 provincial budget Thursday afternoon in the Legislative Assembly. That budget, which Horner described as a watershed moment, projects a $2-billion deficit and plans to borrow $4.3 billion for capital project spending during the fiscal year.

“This has been a highly anticipated budget, probably the most anticipated one in some time,” Horner said, adding the government had some tough choices to make. “We are facing a number of sizeable challenges… […]

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Arts & Culture

They’re mad about Lego

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The program room of the Morinville Community Library was filled with the sounds of children being creative Wednesday night. Approximately 22 boys and girls came out to the library’s first Lego Club session, a new program that will be held on the first Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The idea to start the club came from nine-year-old Lego enthusiast and library volunteer Diego Oyarzun who has been working with the plastic connecting blocks since he was four. For Oyarzun, stacking Lego lovers in a room together made as much sense as stacking the blocks together to make something unique. .. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Progressive Views – Senate Blues

By Tristan Turner

Over the past several weeks Canadians have been witness to a bevy of scandals in the Senate. From Mike Duffy’s ‘confusion’ in filling out his residence forums, to Pamela Wallin’s $321,000 travel budget, it seems morality mishaps have become commonplace in the unelected Canadian Senate. These stories matched with a long brewing contempt for the Senate has got a lot of Canadians asking – why do we have a Senate?… […]

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Morinville

Youth to embrace outdoors during March Break

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Like a lot of people, Kelsie Sharun is looking to leave the community during spring break. But the youth worker is looking to take some youth with her on her outing. The Spring Break Outdoor Adventure Camp will take place Mar. 27 and 28 at Camp Nakamun. It is an opportunity for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 to get in touch with nature and with themselves… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

I’ve never had much cause to read the national papers published in the centre of the universe there in Ontario, but I did learn a fair bit when I did.

1/ The Liberals is having a race for their next leader. I can’t even remember who the last one was. A Liberal in Morinville is as scarce as a cat at a pit bull convention.,,, […]

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Arts & Culture

Illusionist Ted Outerbridge to appear at Morinville Cultural Centre

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Singers, actors, orchestras, jugglers, dancers and bands have all traipsed the Morinville Community Cultural Centre’s stage over the past 19 months, each deemed magical by those who enjoyed the performances. But this weekend for the first time since opening, the cultural centre will raise the curtain on a show that can literally be deemed magical. Outerbridge: Clockwork Mysteries is a stage illusion show featuring Ted and Marion Outerbridge that will appear Mar. 15 and disappear the same evening. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Let’s be there for the women

International Women’s Week 2013 began Mar. 3 and runs until Mar. 9. It is a time when Canadians from coast to coast and people around the world are called upon to reflect on the impacts of violence against women and to make a commitment to help end it.

Locally, there are two fatal examples in recent memory to reinforce the need to end violence against women… […]