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Morinville Sports

FunTeam Hockey builds skills among all ages

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s an early Saturday morning at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre and the bleachers are full of parents and grandparents watching children play hockey. But what sets the players on the ice apart from many other teams that will occupy the rink that day is the range of ages and genders playing together on the ice.

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A tale of two Christmas lists

Christmas is coming and June and Tyler both have their lists to make.

Tyler, being eight, has a list not unlike many boys his age. It’s the list of items he is hoping Santa will give him the OK on and drop down his chimney Christmas Eve.

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Local News

Santa Store helps put a smile on children’s faces

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Midstream Support Society volunteers are busy this week getting their annual Santa Store ready to open Wednesday. The store, located in the Community Corner Drop In on 101 Street, provides parents who are struggling to find a way to provide their children with Christmas gifts a way to do so.

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Morinville

County could face 6.2 per cent tax increase

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – The County’s proposed 2011 budget ended up very close to where it began when three full days of budget deliberations closed Friday afternoon. Originally suggested as a 6.1 per cent tax increase when the initial discussions began Nov. 19; the final proposed figures ended up at 6.2 per cent at the end of discussions Dec. 3. The tax increase had rose as high at 10.24 per cent during Council’s discussions of next year’s budget, but was trimmed back down Friday.

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Morinville

Five Morinville men charged in drug investigation

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – RCMP have charged five Morinville men as part of a large drug investigation that resulted in 153 criminal charges being laid in cities and towns surrounding Edmonton.

Morinville RCMP have charged 28-year-old Joshua Prokopchuk with two counts of trafficking cocaine, one count of trafficking marihuana, one count of trafficking ecstasy and one count of trafficking ketamine. Kyle James Elliot (26) is charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine and 21-year-old Andrew Soper … […]

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Arts & Culture

Cherdarchuks preparing for festive weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – a local family is opening their home to the community this weekend. A Very Cherdarchuk Christmas is the second time the owners of First Choice Tree Nursery and Garden Centre, located east of Morinville, have invited the community to enjoy the Christmas season with them.

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Schools and youth

School board approves deficit budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Greater St. Albert Catholic School Board (GSACRD) trustees approved the division’s 2010-2011 operating budget Monday night – a budget that shows a $658,501 deficit. The negative figure is the difference between the $66,626,181 in revenues the division expects to receive and the $67,284,682 it expects to incur in expenditures.

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Local News

Organizers pleased with response to 2010 Christmas Festival

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Festival results are coming in and this year’s tallies indicate Morinville’s Lite Up the Nite Christmas Festival 2010 may have been one of the best yet.

Under a canopy of darkness, Morinvillians and residents from neighbouring communities gathered along 100 Avenue and 100 Street Saturday night to watch the night lit up as the annual parade passed by en route to St. Jean Baptiste Park where Santa Claus … […]