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Schools and youth

School and RCMP looking to nip froshing in the bud

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There was a time when students toed the line for fear of getting the paddle from the school principal. Since taking the reins at Morinville Community High School, new principal Todd Eistetter has found any paddling fears students may have stem not from administration but from senior students.

Although not a problem being seen in any great numbers, Eistetter said froshing (the practice of senior students initiating junior students) has undergone a bit of resurgence recently.. […]

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Arts & Culture

Community comes together to celebrate life and art

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – Oscar Wilde may have argued that life imitates art far more than art imitates life, but for several hours Saturday night art was put on full display to support life. The second annual Celebrating Life and Culture gala packed the lobby and mezzanine of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre with Morinville’s movers and shakers all dapperly dressed in keeping with the posh affair. A total of nineteen artists put their work into the show, giving wine-tasting socialites something to gaze at while raising funds for the Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation… […]

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Local News

Amateur radio hams work the bands in Morinville

Story and photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – Ever wonder what would happen if the phones and Internet went down in a crisis? Ham radio operators know. Ham radios can work even when the phone lines and electricity go down, said David Gervais President of the North Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club (NCAARC). Amateur radio operators from the NCAARC and the Quarter Century Amateur Radio Club held a joint open house to feature Amateur Radio… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Foam in the fountain and other musings on schmucks

Stopped at a traffic light in St. Albert I observed three vehicles in a row come to a rolling or no stop at all while rounding the corner to go into Home Depot. A better and more enlightened man would observe the poor folks were in desperate need of some electrical fixture or much-needed part for their toilet that simply could not wait the 2.7 seconds it takes to come to a full stop… […]

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Local News

Monday Morning news Oct. 3 edition

The Oct. 3 edition of Monday Morning News hits the shelves this morning, offering readers 32 pages of news, views and things to choose in Morinville. For those of you who are unable to grab a copy at one of the 52 locations you can get our magazine… […]

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Local News

Library focusing on posters and folks with fines this month

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Staff at the Morinville Public Library are not letting reduced space stand in their way of celebrating library month which kicked off throughout the nation Saturday. This year’s celebrations of all things literary, cultural and social will take place locally with a month-long contest and an opportunity for patrons to show what their library means to them… […]

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Local News

Director of Community Services leaving

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s been a bittersweet couple of weeks at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Morinville’s Director of Community Services Susan MacDonald last day is this Friday, ending her nearly two-year position in the community. MacDonald will be heading to Lacombe where she will take on the position of Executive Director of Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)… […]

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Arts & Culture

Library hosts two enCHANting presentations

Story and Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Author Marty Chan was in Morinville Friday night as part of the Morinville Public Library’s Centennial Author Talk Series. Chan, who grew up in Morinville, spoke about his latest book Barnabas Bigfoot: A Close Shave and signed copies of this and other works for fans both young and old… […]

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Morinville Sports

Notre Dame picks up two 6th place showings in St. Albert Run

Photos by Joann Deveau

St. Albert – Notre Dame Elementary’s School’s Running Club took to the trails Thursday afternoon for a 1.5 kilometre race. In total, 29 students participated in four categories of race along with students from St. Albert.
Notre Dame picked up two sixth place showings and another pair of placements in the top ten. A total of 363 students competed… […]

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Arts & Culture

Friday night’s alright for fiddlin’

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre’s Centennial Concert Series opened Friday evening with a performance from Edmonton-based singer, songwriter and fiddler Lizzy Hoyt. Approximately 60 music lovers came out for the inaugural concert in the series that will run over the next several months with a variety of entertainment genres… […]