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Local News

Tiny Totz Café offers moms a break and kids a treat

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The Tiny Totz Café Grand Opening was a welcome treat to the many adults and children gathered there last week. Open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10-8 and Sunday from 2-8 it is an opportunity to meet and relax while the kids are at play… […]

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Morinville

Block Parent program could fold in Morinville

By The Morinville News Staff

Morinville – It’s a sign that has been around for decades, one found in the windows of homes and businesses that tell children in distress or danger that safety awaits behind the door. But now a local Block Parent is hoping to find a couple more volunteers to help keep the program alive in Morinville… […]

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Legal

Business Symposium seeks to strengthen Sturgeon region’s economic picture

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Four municipalities within the Sturgeon Region will soon be hosting business-minded people from throughout the area at the 2012 Regional Business Symposium. The event is set to take place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre May 17, and organizers are anticipating approximately 400 participants at the annual economic development symposium… […]

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Morinville

Morinville leis it on its volunteers

Story by Robert Jump / Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – The cultural centre was packed to the rafters with volunteers and community spirit Friday night as Morinville recognized volunteerism in the community at its annual awards night. This year’s event carried a tropical theme complete with Polynesian dancers, island foods, and plenty of wiki tiki kitsch from the table centrepieces to the overall décor.

Although the décor and colourful commentary of emcee Paul Smith may have carried volunteers to island realms, the ceremony was very much grounded in Morinville, a fact made evident by the large turnout of volunteers… […]

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Morinville

Morinville Christian School announces changes at awards night

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The Third Quarter Awards Ceremony at Morinville Christian School Thursday night presented more than 20 students with applicable certificates for Honour Roll, Bible Club, Bullseye and two academic achievement awards – one for Distinction for marks 95 to 97 and Great Distinction for those with marks 98 to 100… […]

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Morinville

Collision scenario seeks to drive message home

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sirens screamed through the streets of Morinville Thursday morning as police, paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle collision behind Morinville Community High School that claimed the life of a Morinville youth and sent three others to hospital with undisclosed injuries. One student was arrested at the scene and later charged with impaired driving… […]

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Local News

Council reallocates funds to pay for Civic Plaza project

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council held its nose and voted 5-1 in favour of reallocating grant monies to pay for the Civic Place renovations now estimated at $4.2 million. Council had hit the roof Feb. 28 when representatives from ONPA Architects and Synergy Projects Ltd. delivered the news project costs had escalated but would not exceed $4 million. A month and a half later and Synergy still believes the project will be $4 million project or less; however, ONPA Architects’ fees will increase that number by approximately $171,000… […]

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Morinville

Local Guiders and Scouters advance to new levels

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A rite of passage took place Wednesday night at opposite ends of Morinville as local Guiders and Scouters participated in special ceremonies at the Morinville Legion and Morinville Community Cultural Centre. The ceremony is an annual opportunity for youth to take the next step in their growth and development… […]

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Arts & Culture

Fiddle and guitar flash mob hits Morinville

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – A group of 48 Grades 4, 5 and 6 students from Camilla School spent all day on the road conducting flash mobs in the area. Armed with enthusiasm, high spirits, fiddles and guitars they performed four-minute flash mobs at the Morinville Public Elementary School, Sturgeon County offices… […]

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Morinville

Champion compliance agreement targets May

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two months after unanimously voting in favour of pursuing a compliance agreement with Champion Petfoods over outstanding odour issues, the document is yet to be signed by the two parties. It was anticipated both the Town of Morinville and pet food manufacturer would ink the agreement by mid-April.

Morinville’s Chief Administrative Officer Debbie Oyarzun told councillors during the Apr. 24 Council there had been some back and forth between Champion’s and Morinville’s legal advisors on the document that caused the delay… […]