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Parents seeking secular education for their children

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – When Donna Hunter’s five-year-old daughter came home from her first day of kindergarten at Notre Dame Elementary School this fall, the mother of three was a little surprised to discover what her child had been taught that day.

“My daughter came home the very first day from school and said, ‘Mom, God made the sky and God made the grass and God made the flowers… […]

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Morinville

County Council narrowly passes 2011 budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County ratepayers will see a 6.2 per cent increase in their 2011 property taxes now that County Council has approved the 2011 budget. The budget passed with a 4-3 vote Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Don Rigney and Councillors David Kluthe and Don McGeachy voting against the $54 million budget on the basis of the increase.

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Arts & Culture

New York comedian heading to Morinville

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – The Morinville Plaza will be mixing good food and laughter in aide of the Morinville Food Bank Society this weekend as they bring New York standup comedian Mike Dambra to Morinville for a dinner theatre show.

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Morinville Sports

Fourth time’s the charm for Vipers

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – With just one second left in Saturday night’s road game against Onoway, the Legal Vipers brought the contest to a tie and gave themselves another five minutes to prove they could defeat the Ice Dogs … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Reader has questions on 2011 budget

Dear Editor:

I worked for the Provincial Government in various departments/ministries for 36 years in the budgeting field. For the first 15 or 20 years, I was in the so called “main” budgeting office receiving budgeting requests from the various departments of each Ministry. These would have to be reviewed closely prior to being presented to the Deputy Minister, then the Minister … […]

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Christmas celebration marks its 32nd year

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The sounds of the season will be ringing from St. Jean Baptiste Church this Thursday evening as Morinvillians come together for the 32nd Annual Community Christmas Celebration, an interdenominational Christmas gathering that organizers and participants are excited about.

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Morinville Sports

Jets dominate Flyers in Sunday outing

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sunday afternoon’s 8-1 home-ice victory over the Stony Plain Flyers came as no real surprise to Jets fans. Heading into the contest, the Flyers had lost 23 of their 24 games this season, two of which were in overtime, giving them four points in the CJHL standings.

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Morinville Sports

Titans shut out Wabamun Wings

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Friday night’s home-ice contest against the 1-13-0 Wabamun Wings could hardly be described as exciting hockey. Although the 13-0 victory gave the Titans another two points and increased their goals for and against numbers by a margin of 13, the Wings provided little challenge to the Titan’s superior talents.

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Needs assessment shows community’s thoughts on facilities and programming

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The results of a community needs assessment Morinville began last spring with Sturgeon County are now in and will enable the Town to more strategically allocate resources to target areas of greatest need. The project began in May of 2010 by RC Strategies Inc. sought to determine the recreational and social needs of Morinville residents and to determine to what degree those needs are currently being met.

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