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Editorial & Opinion

Column – Joe Morinville

When you read what’s going on in the world you get left feeling like the world’s a couple bricks short of a full load. At least I do. Here’s some stuff don’t make a lick of sense to me… […]

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Morinville

GIRLS program returns to help young women understand themselves

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville –Girls between the ages of 11 and 18 will have the opportunity to learn about themselves in a fun way starting next week. The Girls in Real Life Situations (GIRLS) program starts Apr. 9 and will run Tuesday evenings for the next seven weeks.

Rebecca Holland, who provides community resources for the Sturgeon School Division… […]

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Legal

Letter: Open house to discuss Legal ambulance

Dear Residents of Legal:

On April 1, 2013, Alberta Health Services (AHS) will assume responsibility for direct delivery of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from the Legal and District Ambulance Service (LDAS). Currently, LDAS is a volunteer service that is providing response for the Legal area under contract to AHS… […]

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Morinville

Youth to participate in 30-Hour Famine

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A cardboard village will rise in the Morinville Community Centre in a couple weeks, humble accommodations for up to 60 local youth taking part in a 30-Hour Famine event fundraiser for World Vision. The program begins Apr. 11 with students commencing their famine. Youth will then gather at the cultural centre on the evening of Apr. 12 and spend the … […]

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Arts & Culture

Blues Berries to play blues, swing and all that jazz

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre has a swinging blues deal coming up Apr. 13 when the Servus Credit Union-sponsored Blues Berries show comes to town.

Blues Berries consists of Arnt Arntzen on guitar, Evan Arntzen on saxophone, Jennifer Hodge on bass, and Andrew Millar on drums… […]

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Local News

Morinville opens nominations for volunteer of the year

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Volunteers will once again be recognized this year for their efforts in doing their part to build a better Morinville. Nominations are currently open for several categories of volunteer recognition and residents have until Apr. 12 to put forth the names of those they deem worthy of that recognition… […]

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Morinville

Lions Club looking for Morinville’s next Citizen of the Year

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s a tradition that began almost a half century ago. The annual selection of Citizen of the Year was started by the Morinville Lions Club in the late 1960s and continues 45 years later with the service club’s desire to shine a spotlight on those who give their all for their community.

“It started in 1968. The Lions wanted to recognize people in the community who had gone… […]

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Morinville

Morinville News Makers and Shakers: Serge Froment

By Stephen Dafoe

When the ball of credit is being dribbled and passed around, it is never about Serge Froment – at least when Froment is talking about his Morinville Road Runners. It’s always about the girls, the boys, the coaches, the league, the community that supports them, and the great opportunity the game of basketball offers youth… […]

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Morinville

Morinville News Makers and Shakers: Lucie Roy

By Stephen Dafoe

Lucie Roy – Freelance reporter / Historian / All Around Volunteer

The camera is never far from Lucie Roy’s hand. Though many times the photos end up in the pages of The Morinville News, as often as not Lucie Roy is simply recording the events that happen today but which will be history down the road… […]

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Morinville

Morinville News Makers and Shakers: Morinville Community Library

By Stephen Dafoe

It’s not all about the leather chairs and slick fireplace at the Morinville Community Library, but it’s accoutrements like these that showed nominators this is not the stereotypical library of the past, a building full of dusty and musty hardcovers and dog-eared paperbacks. This is very much the library of today, if not the library of tomorrow… […]