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Play taps into Morinville’s roots

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Residents will have the opportunity to view the past 100 years of the community in a special way Friday night. Streets and Sidewalks, an original play by Calgary-based playwright Jacqueline Russell, will be presented at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. But make no mistake; this play is no recitation of dusty dates and dry facts. Rather the play is a performance that encapsulates 100 years of history through the memories of residents… […]

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Fall community supper planned for Friday

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – It’s been a productive year for the Morinville Centennial Community Gardens and to mark that success, the local gardening group will be teaming up with the Morinville United Church to hold a community supper Oct. 28… […]

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Morinville Chamber recognizes its roaring successes

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Small Business Week in Morinville ended with a bang Thursday night as Morinville and area’s business community got together for an evening of fellowship and recognition. Once again the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce held its annual award’s night gala, this year at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. This year’s event carried a 1920s theme and the tagline Celebrating our Roaring Successes… […]

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Lion’s tourney fills MCHS

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Morinville – Volleyball players from Morinville Community High School hit the court Thursday afternoon for the opening games of the 17th Annual Lion’s Western Canadian Challenge Invitational High School Volleyball Tournament… […]

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Morinville Food Bank Society receives local support

By MorinvilleNews.com

Morinville – The Morinville Food Bank Society has received some extra support over the past week. Servus Credit Union and Sobeys presented the society with cheques Thursday morning in the amounts of $500 and $2,220, respectively. Sobeys donation was from their Christmas in July event where customers were asked to contribute $5 to the food bank when they paid for their groceries… […]

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Kowalski declared in BMW constituency

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Barrhead –Morinville-Westlock PC Association members have chosen their man to run in the next provincial election. MLA and Speaker of the Alberta Legislature Ken Kowalski has once again been chosen by the association as their candidate… […]

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County residents could face higher taxes, fewer services

By Stephen Dafoe

Gibbons – A question on taxes during an open house Wednesday night lead to a frank and blunt discussion on what Sturgeon County residents could be facing in the new year – higher taxes and possibly less services.

Sturgeon County Council travelled to the Gibbons Community Hall for the second consecutive night of… […]

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Legal crime rate lower than expected over summer

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards and Sergeant Mark Mathias brought Legal Town Council up to speed on crime in the community over the summer. Richards told mayor and council the July to September period is traditionally the busiest of the year; however, this year RCMP members were not as busy in the community… […]

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Editorial Poll: Where do they stand a year later?

Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of the last municipal election, a time when Morinville residents went to the polls to select their mayor and council. Over the past year council has been challenged with a number of items: the mini-media frenzy over a misunderstood animal control bylaw, the divisive debate over whether or not Morinville should have… […]

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Magera elected mayor in Legal

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Tuesday night’s organizational meeting of Legal Town Council took an interesting turn when Deputy Mayor Ken Baril nominated first-term Councillor Lisa Magera as mayor. The nomination was seconded by Mayor Albert St. Jean himself and Magera was declared mayor by acclamation… […]

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Young Morinville chef takes provincial honour

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A 13-year-old Georges H. Primeau student cooked up the right stuff over the weekend, beating out high school and university students to earn Morinville a provincial award. Cole Dribnenky competed in the 2011 Communities ChooseWell Iron Chef competition in Edmonton Oct. 15 and took top spot in the event… […]