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Morinville

Annual auction to kick off a season of giving

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – For the 16th consecutive year, Coach’s Corner will open its doors for the Annual Santa Store Auction on Nov. 16. The annual fundraising event for the Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store raised more than $22,038 last year for a community program that ensures low-income families are able to provide a Christmas for their children. … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

The end is nigh

LENNY BRUCE IS NOT AFRAID!

It’s all over for us this Friday.

If the conspiracy folks are right about the Mayan calendar, then I guess we can use this editorial space to say our final goodbyes to all of you. If they aren’t right, and the world will be spinning into the New Year, then we say our goodbyes until the New Year… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Morinville Christmas tradition marred by Town corruption

By Stephen Dafoe

Gather around any office these days and you will find Christmas tinsel and Christmas treats in equal supply.

Recently, Town of Morinville employees have been spending their breaks and after hours decorating their offices in preparation for the Annual Best Dressed Desk Competition, an interoffice challenge that offers more than mere bragging rights – it offers Tim Horton’s gift cards… […]

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Morinville

Marvelous Moms looking to adopt local families

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – What began as a way for a couple local mothers to connect over coffee and over the Internet has expanded to a network of 500 Morinville and area moms who are now uniting for a noble purpose – making sure no family is left behind this Christmas season. The marvellous idea reinforces the groups self-chosen name of Marvelous Moms… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Re Christmas shopping in Morinville

Editor:

Although I would love to shop and support my community, it never happens because the genius business owners usually close up shop by 6 p.m. I don’t know how many times I have had to go to Home depot because [the local alternatives] were closed… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville to Light up the Night this weekend

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – The Christmas season in Morinville officially kicks off this weekend with the annual Light up the Night Christmas Festival, an annual event funded by the Town of Morinville and organized by a committee of dedicated volunteers and community partners…. […]

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Arts & Culture

A summery Christmas lies ahead

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – It might be five-and-a-half months until Christmas, but Cory Christopher and the folks at First Choice Tree Nursery and Garden Centre simply aren’t waiting. They are holding their annual big Christmas event July 13 to 15 and have invited Mr… […]

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Schools and youth

A century of Christmas

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – Notre Dame students entertained family and guests with two Christmas concerts Thursday. The 2011 Notre Dame Christmas Concert theme was Honouring 100 Years of Christmas in Morinville. Student groups dressed in clothing from different eras to celebrate the theme… […]

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Local News

Heritage Lodge holds Christmas Dinner Gala

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Approximately 60 residents from Heritage Place Lodge, along with tenants from the self-contained units and Lions Manor attended a Dinner Gala at Heritage Lodge Dec. 9, organized by Mary Benson, Heritage Lodge’s new program coordinator… […]