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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Religion, rights and common sense

A MorinvilleNews.com editorial

Never discuss religion, politics or sex – three topics to be avoided if one has an ounce of common sense. At least that was the wisdom of years gone by, wisdom largely ignored by newspapers even back in the day when large cumbersome print publications were viable concerns. It is wisdom ignored even more so in today’s publishing reality where newspaper stalwarts of years gone by have been forced to put celebrities and political scandals on their front pages to attract a younger demographic and dirt-craving public… […]

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Morinville Sports

Pressure on for Morinville Jets

Morinville – Sunday afternoon’s 4-1 loss to the Fort Saskatchewan Pyramid Hawks (14-14-5) put even greater pressure on the Morinville Jets (15-13-5) to rack up some points in their remaining four contests if they are to have home-ice advantage in the qualifying round of playoffs.

Head Coach Scott Rodda said Sunday the Jets will need to win three if not all of their remaining four games to achieve that goal… […]

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Morinville Sports

Vipers suffer another defeat to Ice Dogs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – Wednesday night’s make up game against the Onoway Ice Dogs originally scheduled for Jan. 9 ended in a 7-3 decision for the visiting Ice Dogs. The contest was the fifth time the Vipers took on Onoway this season and the fourth time they were defeated… […]

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Local News

Council and residents get clearer picture of Morinville pet bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council Chambers were well attended Tuesday night for Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting, the first time Morinville Town Council had an opportunity to discuss as a group its proposed Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw.

About a dozen animal and reptile owners attended the meeting to get a clearer understanding of just what the bylaw means to them and their pets… […]

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Local News

RCMP seeking Gibbons robbery suspects

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – Yesterday afternoon’s robbery of the Gibbons ATB on 50 Avenue is the latest in a series of violent robberies that have occurred throughout the province.

RCMP are pleading for the public’s assistance for information leading to the arrest of Franklin Gladue and the other individuals who … […]

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Local News

Gibbons ATB robbed

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – Morinville and Edmonton RCMP are currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred at The Alberta Treasuries Branch (ATB) on 50 Avenue in Gibbons yesterday afternoon.

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Morinville Sports

Vipers experience mixed bag weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – It was a two-point weekend for the Legal Vipers Jan. 15 and 16. The club handily extinguished the flames of the struggling Hinton Heat with an 11-5 decision Saturday night but fell from a five-goal lead against the Slave Lake Winter Hawks Sunday afternoon to lose the contest 6-5… […]

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Local News

Secular option not among board offerings

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A group of Morinville parents did not get the answers they were hoping for Monday night after waiting more than a month for the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) board to respond to their request for a non faith-based option for their children attending Morinville public schools.

GSACRD trustees voted unanimously on administration’s recommendation that: “the Board of Trustees not support the request that Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools provide a fully secular… […]

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Morinville

Tories introduce new mortgage rules

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Ottawa – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced Monday the government was tightening rules on government-backed insured mortgages. The new rules, set to come into effect this spring, will reduce the maximum amortization rate on mortgages from 35 years to 30, and will reduce the amount a person can borrow to refinance their home from 90 per cent of the property’s value to 85 per cent… […]

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Morinville Sports

Titans even in wins and losses for January

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Titans have picked up four points in four outings so far in January. The club were defeated in back-to-back outings early in the month, but achieved back-to-back victories this past week, although one of the contests was by default… […]