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Arts & Culture

Morinville Festival Society looking to break the ice with family fun

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Festival Society is looking to help families beat the winter blahs by taking one of Canada’s great pastimes indoors. In their first mini-festival outside the annual St. Jean Baptiste Festival, the society is bringing a street hockey skills competition to the cultural centre Jan. 26, tying the event to the Will Stroet children’s concert taking place the same day… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets defeat Regals at home

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sunday night brought home another big win for the Morinville Jets, their second consecutive victory over the league-leading Spruce Grove Regals. Sunday night’s home-ice effort was a 5-2 victory for the Jets and kicked off the their post-Christmas return to ice in a strong way… […]

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Morinville

Morinville Teen Centre reopens with solid support

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The sound of popcorn popping and pool balls cracking mixed with the laughter of Morinville youth Saturday afternoon during the grand reopening of the Morinville Teen Centre. The facility, located across from the Ray McDonald Sport Centre at the corner of 104 Street and 99 Avenue, recently underwent approximately $7,000 worth of renovations and equipment upgrades, measures Nick Valcourt, Morinville’s Youth Worker, said were needed to make the facility a place youth would feel comfortable hanging out in… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Progressive Views – Idle No More

Gaining momentum in early December, the “Idle No More” movement has grown to become a tremendous force in Canada’s political landscape. In Edmonton and across Canada, thousands have gathered en masse in peaceful protest to speak out against the failed relationship between the Canadian Government and Canada’s First Peoples, and to encourage the Canadian Government to meet… […]

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Arts & Culture

Battle of the Boxes judging this week

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Repurposed recyclables began entering the Morinville Community Library over the weekend, entrants in the first Battle of the Boxes, an event that was open to individuals, families and businesses over the holidays. The challenge was to take left over packaging materials and turn them into whatever could be imagined… […]

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Morinville

Citizens Academy offers citizens an opportunity to see police work up close

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville RCMP are inviting residents to take part in the 11th annual Citizen’s Academy, an eight-week program of info sessions that give an inside look at what law enforcement does.

“It’s a great program and I wish other detachments would do it also. It’s been a great success for all these years and it’s still running,” said Constable Yelena Avoine of the Morinville Detachment, adding each year the program draws a wide range of participants… […]

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Local News

Year-in-Review: October

Our annual Year-in-Review series continues today with a look back at September and October 2013. We will be publishing two months of review each day during the remainder of our holiday closure here at the Morinville News. The entire Year-in-Review will be published in our Jan. 8 print edition…. […]

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Wednesday Print Edition

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday morning. This week’s edition is 32 pages of our Year in Review coverage. If you are unable to obtain a copy at one of our more than … […]

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Local News

December – The Year In Review

Heating company teams with seniors to warm hearts

A local heating company learned there is more than one way to heat a home or a heart this season. Quinn’s Plumbing and Heating has teamed up with the residents of Heritage Lodge to make handmade blankets available to those in need. The 30 blankets were distributed through the Midstream Support Society and Alexander First Nation. Owner Tim Quinn said Mary Benson… […]