Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Morinville Centennial Community Gardens

Reading Time: 2 minutesDear editor:

This year is Morinville’s 100th anniversary and we invite you to join in the festivities by participating in the Morinville Centennial Community Gardens. This is a return to our roots with a modern twist. Our objective is to promote community spirit, education and provide a place to grow healthy food inexpensively… […]

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Parent delegation takes case to Morinville council

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A delegation of Morinville parents requesting the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) to follow the general provincial curriculum in Morinville schools rather than the Catholic separate curriculum brought their case to Morinville Town Council Tuesday night. The delegation, led by group spokesperson Donna Hunter, presented their case in an eight-minute address to Mayor and council, outlining not only their concerns as parents but what they feel should be the concerns of council…. […]

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Alberta Party leadership candidate in Morinville Thursday

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Alberta Party leadership hopeful and Hinton Mayor Glenn Taylor will be in Morinville Thursday night to meet with members of the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock Constituency Association. The long-time politician will be visiting the Ellerslie Constituency Association Wednesday night. Taylor has been actively on the campaign trail since announcing his bid for the party leadership Feb. 8… […]

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2011 St. Jean Baptiste Festival to be major event

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The annual St. Jean Baptiste Festival will increase in size and scope in Morinville’s centennial year. That was the word from St. Jean Baptiste Committee Vice Chair Paul Smith Tuesday night.

Smith made a presentation to Morinville Town Council to bring them up to speed on what the committee of 30 volunteers are lining up for the summer festival which will run from Tuesday until Sunday this year.

The local business owner and festival volunteer said all of the attractions from last year’s successful event would be returning but many would be expanded to accommodate… […]

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Province

Wildrose blasts Throne Speech

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The Wildrose Party called Tuesday’s Throne Speech confessions of a failed government. In a release issued within an hour of the conclusion of the speech, the party said the speech offered no new solutions for the issues facing the province… […]

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Grandmothers helping grandmothers across the sea

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A group of Morinville grandmothers and others got together over the weekend to organize a white elephant sale and silent auction in the basement of the Morinville United Church. Although the event had all the trappings of a community basement bazaar, including used books and freshly-baked cookies, proceeds from the event are earmarked to assist communities thousands of miles away… […]

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Arts & Culture

Family Day events carry centennial theme

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – Families packed the Ray McDonald Sports Centre Monday for the annual Family Day Snowman Festival.

In addition to the annual titular snowman competition, residents had an opportunity to lace up their skates and take to the ice as a family, spend some time playing broomball, and enjoy some of the centennial cake and cupcakes the Town of Morinville laid out for residents… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets / Red Wings series tied at a game apiece

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Jets entered a best-of-five second round playoff series against the North Edmonton Red Wings over the weekend, emerging out the other end with one win and one loss. The Jets came from behind Friday night to defeat the Red Wings 4-3 in a road game, but were handicapped by a rash of penalties to drop a 7-5 decision to the Red Wings on home ice Sunday afternoon. […]

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Morinville Monday round Up

Reading Time: 2 minutes sale. The proceeds will be used for the grandmothers to grandmothers program, which helps African grandmothers who have been left to raise 13 million orphans whose parents have died from AIDS. […]