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Local News

Halloween comes to town – photos

Reading Time: 1 minutePhotos By Stephen Dafoe

Children and adults got in the Halloween mood Monday, donning costumes or colours to celebrate or at least acknowledge the day. Below are some photos from around Morinville that capture the day’s trend… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Coach’s corner with Scott Rodda

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Scott Rodda, head coach of the Morinville Jets

Another successful week for the Jets, both on and off the ice. This past week saw the Jets beat the Mustangs in a thriller on Wednesday by skating to a shoot-out victory and then downing the Icemen in Wetaskiwin by a score of 7 to 3. The win against the Mustangs was an ugly win as the Jets showed a lack of discipline and allowed the game to be… […]

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Local News

Spooktacular day for seniors

Reading Time: 2 minutesMorinvillle – The Seniors Halloween event held at the Morinville Legion Oct. had approx 60 people in attendance. For those in costume the judging was made by their peers and the amount of noise they made as they cheered them on. Best Dressed Halloween costumes… […]

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Morinville Sports

Weekend hockey round up

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Jets dominate West Division
The Morinville Jets defeated the Wetaskiwin Icemen 7-3 Sunday. The road game victory extends the Junior B club’s winning streak to five consecutive games, and brought the Jets record to 10-2-1… […]

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Local News

Local soldier loses life in Kabul

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (IED) took the life of a Canadian Forces member Saturday. Master Corporal Byron Greff was one of 17 killed in the suicide bomber attack which stuck an International security Assistance Force (ISAF) vehicle at approximately 11:30 a.m. Kandahar time. […]

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Arts & Culture

Local dancer making the right moves

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The music kicks in, a dubstep mixture of bass lines and drum beats arranged to be repetitive but catchy. Toes tap in the audience as those watching the performance move in their own unique way to the beat and rhythm. But for Donovan Jarvis, the movements to the music are far from mere rhythmic toe tapping. For the 16-year-old freestyle dancer performing for the crowd, the movements are both personal expression and an integral … […]

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Local News

Monday Morning News – Oct. 31 edition

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Oct. 31 (Halloween) issue of Monday Morning News hits store counters and shelves Monday morning. This week’s issue is 28 pages of news views and things to see and do in Morinville. For those unable to get a copy at one of the 50 locations in town, you can download this week’s issue by… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Now ‘tis the winter of our discon-SCENT – Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs word has wafted through the air like the fragrant smell of freshly cooked dog food, many Morinvillians are aware now that Champion Petfoods is now targeting the spring of 2012 for completion of the work necessary to bring the odour down by 80 per cent. As such, it looks like now ‘tis the winter of our discon-SCENT, if we may borrow from Shakespeare. Of course the Bard used the word discontent in his play and it is discontent that many residents have with Champion… […]

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Local News

Christmas Market enters its fourth year

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The 4th Annual Snowflakes and Stars Christmas Market is only a few weeks away and organizers are expecting another successful turnout. This year’s event will feature approximately 40 area vendors with a variety of products and giftware for sale, including home décor, gourmet food, clothing and… […]

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Arts & Culture

Historical play brings Morinville’s story to the stage

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One hundred years of Morinville history was brought to the stage of the community cultural centre Oct. 28 through a one-hour performance that combined song and dance with humourous and touching vignettes about life in Morinville from its first settlers to the present day. Streets and Sidewalks by Calgary playwright Jacqueline Russell was the culmination of the Friends of the Morinville Public Library’s wanting to be a part of the… […]