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Columns

Column: Celebrating Alberta’s amazing volunteers

Reading Time: 2 minutesThey are the seniors selling raffle tickets in support of the local museum society or drop-in centre. They are a group of students spending their vacation helping to build a school in a village half way around the globe. They are the local businessmen and women who bring their skills and passion to the board of the local food bank or community league. They are Alberta’s incredible volunteers. […]

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Arts & Culture

Champion donates $32,000 to local groups

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two community groups were the recipients of $32,000 in sponsorship monies from Champion Petfoods Monday. The local manufacturer donated $20,000 to the Morinville Festival Society and $12,000 to the Orijen Sabretooths, a basketball club formerly known as the Morinville Road Runners. The donations are part of Champions’ ongoing commitment to support local initiatives… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Photo radar not about safety

Reading Time: 2 minutesAfter taking in all the discussion about photo radar, we all must make our own decision, and mine boils down to one factor. Safety.
I’m not talking about a reduction in speeders. If you change a speed limit from 50km/hr to 60km/hr (as was done on 100 Street by No Frills), you’re going to have a reduction in speeders, but that improvement isn’t due to photo radar… […]

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Columns

Column: Joe Morinville

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Morinville Trade Show is on this weekend and I always like going to it. I know they call it Leap into Spring Expo now, but I still call it the Trade Show because I go there and trade my opinions with people I know. Here’s some other things I like about Trade Show…. […]

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Business

Column: Morinville Housing Report

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Doris Jolicoeur, CD, ABR, CCSP
Associate Broker/Realtor, Professional Realty Group
Mortgage Associate, Verico Brokers for Life

Our wonderful large town is showing signs of catching up to our neighboring larger communities. The market trends Edmonton was showing in December are now quite similar in Morinville…. […]

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Local News

Morinville gathers to recognize its volunteers

Reading Time: 4 minutesLucie Roy photos

Morinville – Hundreds of local volunteers gathered for food, entertainment and recognition Friday night. The annual Volunteer Appreciation Night took place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre once again. This year’s theme was I Just Called To Say Thank You. […]

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Arts & Culture

Local businesses unite to pump up Morinville’s live music scene

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Tuesday night music jams and weekend bands are part of a new partnership between Morinville’s Rednex Bar and Grill, Smith Music and The Morinville News. The unlikely combo of partners and promoters are united in the single aim of promoting the existing music scene in Morinville and adding to it with additional live shows… […]

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Business

Chamber ready to Leap into Spring

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Morinville News Staff

The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to open the gates on their annual trade show, which will take over the Ray McDonald Sports Centre Apr. 11 to 13. Now in its 12th year of operation, the show is operating once again under its Leap into Spring Expo name, but will continue the long-standing tradition of combining local and regional businesses and organizations with plenty of entertainment and a special door prize… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Concerned Photo Radar Citizens respond

Reading Time: 2 minutesThere have been quite a number of articles, letters and comments published concerning the upcoming photo radar vote on April 14th in Morinville, with many statistics and other statements made in support of retaining photo radar. Some of these however are questionable. […]

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Morinville

Champion Petfoods to invest in dog park

Reading Time: 1 minuteby Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Champion Petfoods announced Wednesday it will be investing in a new off-leash dog park in Morinville.

“We’re committed to supporting Morinville families, and dogs are members of the family too,” said Champion Petfoods President and CEO Frank Burdzy in a release Wednesday. “We’re very proud to be a part of this community and to help make it a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and do business.”… […]

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Morinville

Morinville man a flood hero

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Stephen Dafoe

Morinville resident David LeBel was the recipient of a citation from the province last week for his efforts assisting last summer with flood relief in High River. The 25-year-old welder and front man for the band Edgore said he was surprised to receive the package in the mail, but grateful for the recognition. “It was really unexpected,” LeBel said. “I opened it up and there was this award. At first I didn’t know how to react… […]