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Stabbing suspects arrested and charged

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RCMP announced Saturday afternoon that Christian Dupas and Cory Nelson have both been found and arrested in relation to an incident that occurred in Morinville Apr. 7, 2014 at approximately 9 p.m. Dupas and Nelson are alleged to have attacked a 22-year-old male victim in the lobby of the apartment building where he lived, beating him and stabbing him with a knife. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Petitioners upset with advance vote location

Reading Time: 1 minuteWho decides where the advance voting polls are set up – Council or Administration or both?

How convenient to have the 2nd advance voting poll at the Rendez-Vous open on Saturday April 12th from 10:00 until 4:00 right during the heavier traffic times for people going through the Trade Show… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Ask the experts

Reading Time: 4 minutesMorinville residents who attend this weekend’s Morinville Trade Show have the opportunity to get information and to ask questions on photo radar enforcement at the Town of Morinville’s booth. It is time to separate FACT from FICTION. There seems to be a consistent message in the media comments made by those opposed to photo speed enforcement. They want you to vote “yes” to eliminating it! Their suggestion is that the RCMP and Community Peace Officers fill the void left by the removal of photo speed enforcement. What would this mean for the residents of Morinville? Who better to ask than our local Experts on this subject matter… […]

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Local News

Suspects identified and wanted for stabbing

Reading Time: 1 minuteMorinville – RCMP are advising that Christian Dupas and Cory Nelson have both been charged with Aggravated Assault in relation to an incident that occurred April 7, 2014 at approximately 9:00 pm. Through further investigation it was revealed that Dupas and Nelson are believed to have attacked a 22 year old male victim in the lobby of the apartment building where the victim lives, beating him and stabbing him with a knife. The victim still remains in hospital at this time… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Rumours, Rumours and more Rumours

Reading Time: 4 minutesI have been a resident and a taxpayer of Morinville since August 1st, 1981. I have been a very active volunteer in my community, having been involved with hockey, baseball, the Museum, the Historical Society, and numerous community projects and events.

During the past municipal election our present Mayor and Council said they wanted to interact with citizens, get out into the community and listen to whatever issues or concerns residents wanted to discuss… […]

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Columns

Progressive Views: PC and Wildrose MLAs vote against anti-bullying motion

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Liberal MLA Kent Hehr introduced Motion 503 to the floor of the Legislative Assembly Apr. 7. The non-binding motion would have supported students wanting to start a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) in their school, a group that creates a safe space for students that are both in and outside of the LGBTQ community to discuss how to make their school more inclusive, and how to help each other with issues they may be experiencing. These groups have been proven to reduce feelings of isolation and instances of both bullying and teen suicide… […]

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Arts & Culture

From real estate to reality TV – local realtors to appear on HGTV

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Set your PVRs. A well-known real estate couple will be appearing on your TV screen later this month. Don Summers and Doris Jolicoeur of Professional Reality will be on HGTV’s Caribbean Life Apr. 27 at 8 p.m.

The couple recently did three full days of filming in St. Lucia to create the 30-minute program. … […]

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Arts & Culture

Easter weekend will be hopping for children

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Local children will have the opportunity to take part in a Morinville tradition next weekend – the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Morinville Historical and Cultural Society are once again organizing and running the event at the Ray McDonald Sports Center. The event runs Apr. 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with the actual Easter Egg Hunt portion running 11 a.m. until noon or when all the goodies run out. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: What I love about Morinville

Reading Time: 2 minutesDear Morinville News Editor;

I recently saw a Facebook post by a young woman I was able to assist in relocating with the involvement of the JMMF last summer and fall. This young woman fled extreme abuse in her third trimester and was here on a temporary VISA in a country not her own. She had no resources, knew few and stumbled into our community… […]

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Local News

The day in photos

Reading Time: 2 minutesGrade 8 Georges H. Primeau students, Grade 9 Legal and MCHS students gathered in the MCHS gymnasium Tuesday afternoon to hear Robb Nash, a motivational speaker and singer who provided words of encouragement through music and stories. Nash spoke of his life-threatening accident when he was a teenager and the choices people can make in life. “Bad days are just going to happen and things happen with potential, you have the potential to be angry rest of your life or potential to turn it around and help others,” Nash told students.. […]