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Province wide meningitis immunization program set to begin

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The government is launching a $2 million immunization program Tuesday to protect adolescents from meningococcal disease.

The province wide program will provide the meningococcal conjugate vaccine to as many as 40,000 students in Grade 9 through school-based clinics. The vaccine will protect against four different … […]

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Morinville Sports

Vipers earn two points on weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – The Vipers picked up two of a possible four points over the weekend, defeating the Athabasca Aces 10-3 on the road Friday night and being shut out 3-0 by the Drayton Valley Wildcats back in Legal the following evening… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets upset Merchants in penalty-laden affair

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Despite racking up 13 per cent of their season penalty total in just one game, the Morinville Jets went on to defeat the St. Albert Merchants 7-3 Sunday afternoon, giving the Jets another two points on the road to playoffs… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Now is the winter of our discon-scent

Those of you who follow what’s going on in Morinville know that at the first council meeting after the election Deputy Mayor Paul Krauskopf directed Champion Petfoods President Frank Burdzy to come back to council in January with something concrete on what the company was going to do about a certain olfactory by-product of its cooking process… […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Road Runners off to provincials

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Morinville – After five years of rumbling up and down the court throughout the Edmonton area, the Morinville Road Runners will be sending a team to provincials. The 11 bantam aged girls (11-12 years old) have qualified for provincials to be hosted in Calgary Mar. 18-19. The girls are currently the top- rated team in the Edmonton area with … […]

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Mayor Don Rigney makes statement on Stelmach

By Sturgeon County Mayor Don Rigney

On behalf of Sturgeon County Council and Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association, I would like to thank Premier Ed Stelmach for the outstanding leadership he has provided the citizens of Alberta during his 25 years of public service… […]

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Schools and youth

Around the schools

Photos By Stephen Dafoe

École Georges P. Vanier School Grade 2 students Dominic Peacock (left) and Jaeda Reaume (right) take a turn at Sledge Jump, one of several Inuit games students participated in Jan. 27 during Iqaluit day. The students spent the day studying Inuit culture as part of their social studies curriculum. […]

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Morinville Sports

Weekend sports round up

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

The Wolves were defeated 57-52 by Archbishop Jordan and will advance to the first leg of a consolation round Friday. The Lady Wolves faired better on the opening day of the tournament, handily defeating … […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets send Bruins into hibernation

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – After a disappointing 4-1 loss to the Fort Saskatchewan Hawks Sunday afternoon the Jets redeemed themselves Wednesday night with an 8-4 victory of the Strathcona Bruins. The victory gave the Jets another two greatly-needed points as they race towards the end of the CJHL regular season Feb. 6… […]

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Local News

Fatal collision near Legal

By MorinvilledNews.com Staff

Legal – A senior is dead as the result of an early morning collision Tuesday. Morinville RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 2, just north of Legal corners around 8 a.m. Jan. 26.
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Champion Petfoods presents action plan to council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Changes are in the air for Champion Petfoods, both figuratively and literally. Company President Frank Burzdy made a presentation to Morinville Town Council Tuesday night on what it calls its action plan for addressing Champion’s odour problem.

Burzdy last made a presentation to council Oct. 26; however, that presentation, focused largely on the company’s many awards, only served to infuriate Deputy Mayor Paul Krauskopf who directed Burzdy … […]

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Stelmach to step down – cautions US-style politics coming

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Premier Ed Stelmach announced Tuesday morning he will not run as a candidate in the next election and would at some point in the future provide written notice to the president of the Progressive Conservative Party of his intention to resign as leader of the party… […]

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Morinville ready to launch its brand

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Town is planning a celebration Feb. 7 to officially launch its new brand. Mailers have been sent to Morinville residents inviting them to the open house set to take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Town Hall, St. Germaine Plaza.

Final selection of Morinville’s new logo and slogan “Growing Together” were made in December after being narrowed down from an initial selection of 13 contenders. Those logos were further narrowed down … […]