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Local News

Morinville Council Briefs

by Calli Stromner

Property Crime and Traffic Top RCMP Priorities
RCMP Sgt. Mark Mathias provided a verbal update to Council on the past and current law enforcement activities as well as a preliminary look at the detachment’s top priorities. Over the months of November and December, members of the Morinville Detachment conducted eight Check Stops, which resulted in the issuance of 85 tickets… […]

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Local News

Our Morinville

Our Morinville is an opportunity to view life through our community members’ lenses. Photos can be of this and surrounding communities, cool photos from places our readers have visited. The pages are wide open on possibility. Each month we will select one photo as the choice of the month…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

It’s been so long since one of my columns of wisdom ran in the paper that I was sure they’d put me out to pasture. But I guess they decided to keep me because low and behold the publisher took to complaining that I was late with my column. Guess doing less bellyaching and griping wasn’t one of his New Year resolutions. .. […]

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Local News

Jan. 15 Print Edition Download

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. This week’s edition is our annual Year-in-Review issue. If you are unable to obtain a copy at one of our more … […]

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Local News

Council budget process underway, open houses to follow first reading

Submitted by Town of Morinville

Morinville – Town Council returned from Christmas break to tackle the 2014 Budget. Council previously approved an Interim Budget on Dec. 10, 2013, a process that allowed Council and Administration time to properly analyze the monies that will be needed to provide services to the community this year. Council spent 14 hours in two workshops working on budget last week, the first of many meetings and discussions on the road to passing the operating and capital budget for 2014… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Healthy Routes – Cleaning up after the holidays

by Gladys Kublik, coowner Neighbors Vitamin Shop

It is a good feeling to take down the tree and clean up the house after Christmas. The festivities are over, the guests are all gone, a new year has begun and it’s time to get on with life. As much as I love the decorations and ornaments when we put them up, by this time I’m feeling the house is crowded and cluttered. When the last of the lights are packed in the box, the tree is out of the living room, the spruce needles vacuumed up and everything is back in its place, the house seems more efficient and it is easier to focus and function… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Progressive Views – Supreme Court Prostitution Ruling

Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously agreed to strike down many of Canada’s anti-prostitution laws after hearing a case from Valerie Scott, Terri-Jean Bedford and Amy Lebovitch, three sex workers who have been campaigning for legal changes to decriminalize prostitution in Canada for years. In their challenge, Terri-Jean Bedford claimed that the reason for challenging the current laws was that they created an environment that was dangerous for sex workers, as they… […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Kings continue to dominate NCHL

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Saturday night’s 5-1 win over the visiting Athabasca Aces gave the Morinville Senior AA Kings their third consecutive win this year and their ninth win in the past 10 outings. The club had a two-win weekend that began with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Devon Barons on the road Friday night, their second OT win this season. … […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Sports Shorts

by Lucie Roy

Morinville hosted the Alberta Floor Curling Association tournament at the Rendez-Vous Centre Jan. 10. Some of the best curlers from Edmonton, Redwater, Spruce Grove, Villeneuve, Onoway, Ardrossan, Barrhead, Dapp, and Morinville gathered to form 16 teams of four players, each competing for cash prizes. Morinville fielded two teams for the event, and players ages ranged from 50 to 93. … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Plenty of talent here in this town of ours

One often hears the lamenting cry, “There’s nothing to do here.” Though quite commonly heard among young people, it is often heard among adults as well. While the validity of such a statement is entirely subjective as individuals should be entitled to determine what offerings are of interest to them or not, it certainly cannot be said … […]