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AMA cautions drivers to watch for mating wildlife

By MorinvilleNews.com

Sturgeon County – The Alberta Motor Association is hoping Albertans will take a little extra caution and be on the lookout for wildlife. The organization reports that the highest-risk period for vehicles to encounter wildlife, particularly in rural areas, is from late October to late November.

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County settles on Heartland Transmission Project message

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Less than a month after committing up to $400,000 to participate in the Alberta Utility Commission’s (AUC) quasi-judicial hearing set to take place in the spring of 2011, Sturgeon County Council voted 5-1 Tuesday morning in favour of accepting recommendations as to what its … […]

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Schools and youth

Local trustee elected president of ASBA

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

St. Albert – Greater St. Catholic Schools trustee Jacquie Hansen, who represents St. Albert on the seven-member school board was elected president of the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), an organization that represents Alberta’s 62 locally-elected school boards.

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Landfill rezoning set to go before public hearing

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council gave unanimous first reading to a bylaw that would rezone the Roseridge Regional Waste Management Facility to Specific Development Control District Ten from its current Intermunicipal Fringe A designation.

The County’s Land Usage Bylaw does not make provision for the operation of a waste management facility on lands designated Intermunicipal Fringe A, a situation … […]

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Byfield steps down as Senator-in-waiting

By Stephen Dafoe

Riviere Qui Barre – Six years to the day after he was elected Senator-in-waiting, Link Byfield has stepped down from the position.

Byfield, a founding member of the Wildrose Party and the current Wildrose candidate in the constituency of Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock, said he felt he no longer had a mandate … […]

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Blind golfer inspires area students

By Stephen Dafoe

Namao – Blind golfer Johanna Camarta was 25 when she first noticed something wasn’t right with her vision. Driving with her husband one night she noticed that when she closed one eye she could see the tail lights ahead of her, but when she closed the other she could not.

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Morinville Sports

Jets hit half way mark below .500

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sunday night’s road loss to the Beverley Warriors should have been no great disappointment to the Morinville Jets. The Warriors are currently the top-ranked team in the Capital Junior Hockey League with a 15-2-2 record on the season and averaging just above five goals per game. There is seldom shame in losing to a tough team.
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Schools and youth

Block Parent program in danger of being forgotten

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After re-launching the Block Parent program in the Morinville area a few years ago, children needing a safe and friendly home would have to travel far and wide to find the aid they are looking for. There are currently 12 Block Parent households and one business between Morinville and Cardiff registered with the program which puts a highly visible sign in the windows of homes children can go to if they are lost, hurt or in danger.
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Arts & Culture

Morinville ready to Lite Up the Nite

By Stephen Dafoe

Front Page Story in Nov. 22 Edition of Monday Morning News

Morinville Christmas may still be another month away, but Morinville is getting into the festive spirit this weekend with the annual Lite Up the Nite Christmas Festival, a three-day event that illuminates the streets as well as the spirits of many Morinville residents.

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Morinville Sports

Jets Alumni to gather for Friday night game

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – The San Jose Sharks may be taking on the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place Saturday night, but the real hockey action is set to take place at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre Friday night with back-to-back Jets games, all part of the Junior B club’s annual Alumni Game weekend.
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Morinville Sports

Titans advance to second place

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A 6-5 victory over the 8-2-1 Seera Stealth Thursday night pushed the Morinville Titans (8-1-3) one rung up the NORALTA Junior C Hockey League standings to second place.

The Titans have remained undefeated through their last nine outings, their single defeat this season being the club’s 4-2 loss to the … […]

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Morinville Sports

Legal Vipers Pull off four-point weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – The Vipers pulled off back-to-back victories Friday and Saturday night to give the club another four points in the North Central Hockey League standings and to extend their current winning streak to four consecutive games.

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Residents gather to help shape Morinville’s future

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council Chambers were the venue for a series of workshops and sessions Friday and Saturday that sought to get a grip on where Morinville is presently and where it wants to be in the year 2035, a quarter of a century down the road.

The Town of Morinville and Ottawa-based Stratos Inc. teamed up to gather public feedback on the current stage of Morinville’s Municipal Sustainability Plan (MSP), a document that will guide current and future councils in making … […]

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Distracted driving legislation passes

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The province gave third reading to what it believes is Canada’s most comprehensive distracted driving legislation Wednesday. Bill 16, the Traffic Safety (Distracted Driving) Amendment Act, 2010, was introduced in April of this year and restricts the use of hand-held cell phones … […]