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Merchants ready to say goodbye to the penny

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – In 2012 the Government announced it would phase out the penny this year due to the rising costs of minting the coin and the fact large quantities of the coin were sitting inside jars in Canadian households instead of flowing through the country’s cash registers. Estimating an annual savings of $11 million per year, the Government set a transition date of Feb. 4 to begin ridding the country of the penny. That date was shifted from an earlier date to accommodate merchants who felt phasing out the coin over the busy Christmas season would be problematic… […]

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Morinville Council Briefs

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville will play host to the Third Annual Regional Business Symposium this spring. The annual regional partnership between Gibbons, Bon Accord, Morinville and Sturgeon County will once again carry the theme Together Strengthening the Sturgeon Region, and … […]

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Morinville

Morinville peace officer to become a police officer

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The community will soon be short one peace officer. Community Peace Officer Sergeant James Alaeddine will leave his post Feb. 8 to begin a career with the Edmonton Police Service (EPS).

Alaeddine has been in Morinville for almost three years and said he has enjoyed the experience. “If I were to look back I wouldn’t do anything different,” he said. “I’m so glad I came to Morinville because it not only made me grow as an officer but grow as a person. I found out a lot about myself that I didn’t know, and it’s been great that way… […]

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Local News

Wednesday Print Edition Download

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday morning. This week’s edition is 24 pages of local relevant news. If you are unable to obtain a copy at one of our … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Idle points to consider

Editor:

In recent days, the Idle No More movement has gained considerable attention. The movement generates a lot of emotion, no matter which side of the highway you stand on. Sometimes facts get lost in the face of emotion… […]

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Column – Joe Morinville

I saw in the online edition last week that our fire chief was down in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Barrett Jackson car auction looking at the Batmobile. It got me thinking about that old show, that old car and other old television and movie cars… […]

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Guest Editorial: Jake’s Gift

By Lucie Roy

Jake’s Gift is the story of a Second World War veteran on his return to Normandy on the 60th anniversary of D-Day. The story tells of how Jake came home and joined a Legion. Many of the young men who were in the war and fortunate to come home joined a Legion… […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Jets earn four points over weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Strathcona – The Morinville Jets took to the road Sunday afternoon, returning home with another two points for their troubles. After an impressive 10-2 victory over the visiting Edmonton Mustangs Friday night, the Jets had to push it to a 4-3 shoot out victory Sunday afternoon. Sunday’s win bring the Jets to a 19-11-0 record… […]