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Arts & Culture

Morinville setting for a new sports novel

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It has been many years since author Steven Sandor was the editor of The Morinville Mirror, but the author, journalist and editor has never forgotten the community he once called home. In fact, Morinville is the backdrop in his new novel Playing for Keeps… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Re MLA Column

MLA Maureen Kubinec’s Nov. 26th guest column shows what’s wrong with Alberta’s PC government. She states as fact that “One of the regular talking points of the Official Opposition is to claim that after 41 years of Tory rule, the province of Alberta is some grim, dark, horrible place to live.”… […]

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Morinville

Marvelous Moms looking to adopt local families

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – What began as a way for a couple local mothers to connect over coffee and over the Internet has expanded to a network of 500 Morinville and area moms who are now uniting for a noble purpose – making sure no family is left behind this Christmas season. The marvellous idea reinforces the groups self-chosen name of Marvelous Moms… […]

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Morinville Sports

Red Wings pummel Morinville Jets in road game

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s been a tough go for the Morinville Jets of late. A series of injuries have plagued the club for several weeks, leaving the team short on strength and shorter on wins. The Jets were defeated 8-2 by the North Edmonton Red Wings Wednesday night, a club who prior to the contest was sitting at .500 hockey… […]

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Legal

The week in photos

Colleen Turner donated blood for the 83rd time at the Community Blood Drive held at the Rendez-Vous Centre Nov. 27. Assisting at the Blood Drive was Knights of Columbus member Mike Dubas. The next blood drive will be held Jan. 29. – Lucie Roy Photo… […]

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Local News

Final figures on Town Hall renovations released

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council was given the final price tag on the St. Germain Place renovations at the Nov. 27 meeting of Morinville Town Council. Construction costs, architectural and management fees, and other indirect costs totalled $4,222,647,26. That amount is $687,647,26 more than had been approved prior to Apr. 24 when Council agreed to increase funding for the project to $4.2 million… […]

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Morinville

Morinville 2013 budget passes second reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A leaner 2013 budget passed second reading Nov. 27. After more than two hours of discussion and debate that shaved $300,000 off the $14.6 million budget, Council voted unanimously for second reading. Council will have at least two weeks to ponder further cuts before giving the document third and final reading.

Council gave first reading to the 2013 budget Oct. 23. As laid down at first reading Budget 2013 consisted of an $11 million operating budget combined with a proposed $3.6 million in capital projects. At that time, Chief Financial Officer Andy Isbister said ratepayers… […]

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Morinville

Photo radar tickets down in third quarter

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – While speeders passing by Morinville traffic education increased in the third quarter, tickets issued by Morinville’s automated traffic enforcement contractor were down by almost 75 per cent over the same period last year… […]