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Sturgeon County appoints new board members

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council voted on and approved several Sturgeon County residents to a number of boards Tuesday morning. In total, 11 residents were elected or acclaimed to fill seats on six Sturgeon County boards and committees… […]

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Two arrested in connection with pharmacy robbery

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

St. Albert – An adult and youth have been arrested in connection to an attempted armed robbery of the Morinville Guardian Drugs Jan. 19 and the armed robbery of the Health Select Pharmacy in St. Albert the same day. The two men were arrested Friday without incident as the result of a joint … […]

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Green light speeding tickets to be refunded

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Edmonton – Alberta Justice announced Monday they will quash all convictions for Speed-on-Green tickets issued in Edmonton from November 2009 up to and including Jan. 14 due to concerns about the reliability of the City’s intersection safety … […]

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Talk About The towns

Compiled by Étienne Thevou

Scrapping for a good cause
École Georges P. Vanier School in Morinville held a Fundraising Scrapfest Friday night to build up some funds for their playground equipment. Scrapbooking aficionados and dealers assembled from Sturgeon County and Edmonton to take part in the event. $700 had been raised from registrations prior… […]

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Monday Morning News – Jan. 24

The Jan. 24 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning.
This week’s edition contains the following news stories…
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Gibbons bank robbery suspect arrested

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – RCMP apprehended three men and one woman Friday morning in relation to a series of armed robberies in rural Alberta, including last Wednesday’s robbery of the Alberta treasury Branch in Gibbons. The suspects were arrested in the Beverly area of Edmonton… […]

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Arts & Culture

White Lightning to release first full-length album

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Morinville native Steve Bosch’s modern rock trio White Lightning is getting ready to launch their new full-length album See It All. The CD will be released in a unique CD release party in Edmonton Feb. 5… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Religion, rights and common sense

A MorinvilleNews.com editorial

Never discuss religion, politics or sex – three topics to be avoided if one has an ounce of common sense. At least that was the wisdom of years gone by, wisdom largely ignored by newspapers even back in the day when large cumbersome print publications were viable concerns. It is wisdom ignored even more so in today’s publishing reality where newspaper stalwarts of years gone by have been forced to put celebrities and political scandals on their front pages to attract a younger demographic and dirt-craving public… […]

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Morinville Sports

Pressure on for Morinville Jets

Morinville – Sunday afternoon’s 4-1 loss to the Fort Saskatchewan Pyramid Hawks (14-14-5) put even greater pressure on the Morinville Jets (15-13-5) to rack up some points in their remaining four contests if they are to have home-ice advantage in the qualifying round of playoffs.

Head Coach Scott Rodda said Sunday the Jets will need to win three if not all of their remaining four games to achieve that goal… […]

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Vipers suffer another defeat to Ice Dogs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – Wednesday night’s make up game against the Onoway Ice Dogs originally scheduled for Jan. 9 ended in a 7-3 decision for the visiting Ice Dogs. The contest was the fifth time the Vipers took on Onoway this season and the fourth time they were defeated… […]

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Morinville Public Library looking for board members

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The library is looking for people with a love of books and a desire to help oversee the operation of the Morinville Public Library. Library Manager Isabelle Cramp said the library is currently seeking to fill three positions on the 10-member board… […]

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Council and residents get clearer picture of Morinville pet bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council Chambers were well attended Tuesday night for Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting, the first time Morinville Town Council had an opportunity to discuss as a group its proposed Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw.

About a dozen animal and reptile owners attended the meeting to get a clearer understanding of just what the bylaw means to them and their pets… […]

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RCMP seeking Gibbons robbery suspects

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – Yesterday afternoon’s robbery of the Gibbons ATB on 50 Avenue is the latest in a series of violent robberies that have occurred throughout the province.

RCMP are pleading for the public’s assistance for information leading to the arrest of Franklin Gladue and the other individuals who … […]

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Gibbons ATB robbed

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – Morinville and Edmonton RCMP are currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred at The Alberta Treasuries Branch (ATB) on 50 Avenue in Gibbons yesterday afternoon.

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Morinville Sports

Vipers experience mixed bag weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – It was a two-point weekend for the Legal Vipers Jan. 15 and 16. The club handily extinguished the flames of the struggling Hinton Heat with an 11-5 decision Saturday night but fell from a five-goal lead against the Slave Lake Winter Hawks Sunday afternoon to lose the contest 6-5… […]

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Secular option not among board offerings

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A group of Morinville parents did not get the answers they were hoping for Monday night after waiting more than a month for the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) board to respond to their request for a non faith-based option for their children attending Morinville public schools.

GSACRD trustees voted unanimously on administration’s recommendation that: “the Board of Trustees not support the request that Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools provide a fully secular… […]