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Local teen wins poster competition

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – An MCHS student was presented with a cheque for $500 Monday by Service Alberta for her award-winning poster on identity theft. Sixteen-year-old Colette Bachand was one of five winners in the 2010 Alberta Consumer Champion Awards, an acknowledgement that recognizes Albertans who work to promote fairness in the Alberta marketplace by delivering outstanding consumer programs and awareness initiatives… […]

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Catholic public school motion defeated by council

Reading Time: 5 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Catholic public school debate came before Morinville Town Council again Tuesday night, this time in the form of a motion from Councillor Lisa Holmes. Although a topic of discussion in the streets of Morinville for several months, the matter first came before council two weeks ago when Donna Hunter, spokesperson for the group of local parents seeking a secular education for their children in Morinville’s public schools, made her case to council. Council’s reaction at that time was one of silence. Neither comment nor question was made to the delegation… […]

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COP to host drug awareness presentation

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Ecstasy, meth, cocaine and crack will be the topic of a presentation being held Thursday night by the Morinville Citizens on Patrol (COP) and the Morinville RCMP detachment. Although the presenter, Sgt. Adamitz of “K” Division, will discuss what various drugs do to the human body; the bigger message is what those same drugs will do to a community… […]

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County Council looking to rock on

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Concerts and music festivals could soon be able to rock on without some red tape. County Council gave unanimous first reading to an amendment to its Land Use Bylaw that would permit concerts to run without a development permit providing the festival runs for less than seven days… […]

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Minimum tax for Sturgeon County discussed

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council heard there are currently 903 Sturgeon County properties that paid less than $50 in property taxes last year, many of that number paying as little as $3.26 in municipal taxes each year.

Administration delivered a detailed report to County Council in response to a request from County Councillor Tom Flynn… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Chamber president praises award winners and nominees

Reading Time: 1 minuteDear Editor:

As you may or may not know Char Parrent of the Flower Stop was a Finalist for the 2010 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction. This is an amazing honour for one of our local businesses to be nominated and make it as one of the four finalists in the Small Business … […]

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Schools and youth

African Acrobats delight Primeau students

Reading Time: 2 minutesMorinville – For 45 minutes Monday afternoon Georges H. Primeau students had the opportunity to experience part of their curriculum through an entertaining performance. The school hosted a presentation from African Acrobats, a five-man troupe from Mombasa, Kenya who have performed at Walt Disney Theme Parks, NBA half time shows, colleges, circuses and on national television… […]

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Morinville Sports

Titans advance to third round of playoffs

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A shootout victory Saturday night gave the Morinville Titans their second victory in a best-of-three series against the Edmonton Ice and propelled them to the third round of Noralta Junior Hockey League playoffs. But just who the titans will take on in the semi-final series remains to be seen… […]