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Final week for library logo contest

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The clock is ticking for artists and graphic designers to turn in their vision of a brand for the Friends of the Morinville Public Library. The volunteer fundraising group, who have bought everything from books to computers for the library, are looking for a logo and offering up an 8 GB iPod Nano Touch to the winner… […]

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Land Use Bylaw receives first reading

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A week after being introduced during Morinville Town Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting, a bylaw that amends a number of land use terms and conditions passed first reading with a unanimous vote of council Tuesday night… […]

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Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw passes first reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council narrowly approved first reading of a bylaw that would replace its decade-old Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw (SDAB) Tuesday night.

While the completely revised bylaw contains several changes that will bring it better in line with provincial legislation, the one that has created the most debate among council was to what degree council should be involved… […]

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Council passes debenture bylaw for civic centre upgrade

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Council gave unanimous second and third reading Tuesday night to a borrowing bylaw that permits the town to borrow up to $2,875,000 to upgrade St. Germain Plaza, home of the Morinville Town Offices and the Morinville Public Library.

Renovation of the Civic Plaza building was approved last December in the 2011 budget; however, the original estimate of … […]

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Around the Town – midweek edition

Fiddlin’ around – Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Champion Scott Woods brought his fast-paced concert of old time fiddling, gospel music and perennial favourites to the Morinville Parish Hall May 24. The two-hour performance was a fund raiser for the St. Jean Baptiste Parish restoration and maintenance project. […]

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County proclaims seniors’ Week

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – About a dozen seniors representing nine seniors groups attended Sturgeon County Council for a photo opportunity Tuesday morning. Before lining up for a group shot with council, Sturgeon County Councillors unanimously proclaimed Seniors’ Week for June 6 to 12… […]

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Sturgeon County donates $10,000 to Slave Lake relief

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council voted unanimously Tuesday morning to donate $10,000 to the Red Cross for the Slave Lake relief efforts. In presenting the request for decision, Sturgeon County Commissioner Chris Micek said the idea had strong support among county staff, many of whom have family in the community… […]

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Chamber looking to adopt businesses in Slave Lake

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Shortly after raising just short of $7,000 at its silent auction to aid businesses in Slave Lake, the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce has come up with another way its members and other local businesses can assist those companies affected by the wild fires that recently divested the town of 7,000… […]

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Monday morning News – May 23

The May 23 holiday edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition is our largest issue of the news magazine yet – 28 pages of strictly Morinville news and views. This week’s issue contains the following news stories… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: simply remarkable

Regardless of one’s religious affiliation, there is a passage in the New Testament that speaks to charity in a way many of us can understand: “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.”

We don’t get to see a lot of the kind of charity Paul was referring to … […]