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Local News

Fire destroys home outside Legal

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Sturgeon County – A late afternoon fire destroyed a Sturgeon County home Monday. The Legal Fire Department was called to a fire in the Range Road 260 / Township Road 575 area at approximately 4:13 p.m. Oct. 4 … […]

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Bicycle safety leads to recognition

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Riding around town on his bicycle, nine-year-old Ryan Flemming was recently stopped by Morinville Peace Officer Alaeddine. But the officer wasn’t stopping the youth to give him a lecture; he was stopping … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Guest Editorial: Council candidate Donna Phinney

Guest Editorial by Donna Phinney

Our family moved to Morinville 14 years ago… Being married to a military member I have lived in many communities over the last 33 years… We saw the tremendous potential Morinville had to offer, small town atmosphere, friendly community spirit and most importantly a safe environment for families, and decided to make Morinville our home … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter to the editor: Property rights concerns

A friend told me recently that he received a letter from the Alberta government that told him he’d have to register his well. This concerns me as I too have a well. Why is the government asking farmers, or anybody with a well, to register their water supply? […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 16

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

In 2009 a grassroots citizens group was formed and studied the idea of building a playground in “The Lakes” district.
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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 15

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE SCHOOL TYRUSTEE CANDIDATES

As a relatively new resident to Morinville, I was quite surprised to find out all the public schools in town are part of a Catholic school system. I know that the schools offer an “option” class for those students who do not participate in the religion program. But why isn’t there a public … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter to the editor: Gun registry vote

Although handguns have been regulated since the 1930s, regulation of rifles and shotguns began in 1977 with the introduction of the Firearms Acquisition Certificate. The laws were further strengthened in 1991, mandatory training courses for gun owners, a 28-day waiting period … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 14

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

In these uncertain times many families are cutting costs and limiting their expenses. It takes two working parents to support a growing family. We see more job loss in these times and more jobs becoming part time casual employees … […]

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Local News

Firefighters involved in more than fighting fires

STORY CONTAINS VIDEO CONTENT

Story and Photos By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s a typical Wednesday night at the Morinville Fire Department. The trucks and gear are polished and ready for inspection. But inside the fire station Morinville’s firefighters are learning about some new gear that can help them save lives.
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Morinville Sports

Morinville Jets bounce back in weekend contests

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It was a mixed bag for the Jets (2-2-1) this weekend. The Junior B club trailed behind their opponent in both Friday night’s and Sunday afternoon’s contests, rapidly closing the gap in both games. However, the magic of Friday night’s 6-5 victory over the St. Albert Merchants was not to be repeated Sunday afternoon … […]

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Morinville Fire Department offers fire prevention advice

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Approximately eight Canadians are killed each week by fires, most of which were caused by careless behaviour and therefore preventable. Locally, the Morinville Fire Department has responded to 72 calls in town so far this year, 30 of which have been fire alarm calls … […]

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Arts & Culture

Festival offers taste of what County has to offer

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

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Bon Accord – For four hours Saturday, Sturgeon County residents and visitors to the area had a chance to enjoy a perfect fall day and to sample a variety of seasonal flavours from Sturgeon County chefs, cooks and other food specialists all in one place … […]

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Local News

Wildrose leader expresses concern for landowners

By Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – Wildrose Alliance leader Danielle Smith made a brief stop at Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm Friday afternoon to tour the facility and meet with local party supporters. The stop over was part of her tour through Sturgeon, Thorhild and Smokey Lake Counties this past weekend … […]