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Morinville News

Tories introduce new mortgage rules

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Ottawa – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced Monday the government was tightening rules on government-backed insured mortgages. The new rules, set to come into effect this spring, will reduce the maximum amortization rate on mortgages from 35 years to 30, and will reduce the amount a person can borrow to refinance their home from 90 per cent of the property’s value to 85 per cent… […]

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Morinville Sports

Titans even in wins and losses for January

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Titans have picked up four points in four outings so far in January. The club were defeated in back-to-back outings early in the month, but achieved back-to-back victories this past week, although one of the contests was by default… […]

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Local News

Monday Morning News – Jan. 17

The Jan. 17 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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Local News

Photographers unite to create lasting memories for families of sick children

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A new organization is giving parents of sick children the gift of photography. The Tiny Light Foundation, formed in November by former Cardiff resident Mellissa DePape and Morinville resident Billie Depatie, seeks out photographers from across Canada who volunteer their time … […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets defeat Mustangs for first time in three outings

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sunday afternoon’s 5-2 victory over the 12-15-4 Edmonton Mustangs was the first time in the past three matchups between the two teams that the contest was decided in regulation play, and the first time the Jets have walked away with the win. Both the Nov. 5 and Dec. 8 contests between the two clubs ended in overtime … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Archie Bunker would be in Dire Straights today

A MorinvilleNews.com editorial

An interesting coincidence occurred last Wednesday. The day marked the 40th anniversary of the airing of the first episode of All in the Family, a show that broke new ground in its depiction of racism, feminism, the Vietnam War and other touchy topics, including homosexuality. Last Wednesday was also the day that the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) decided that the … […]

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Local News

Talk about the towns

Compiled by Étienne Thevou

Congratulations and thanks to Chief Clark
Sturgeon County Fire Chief Bart Clark officially retired Friday after a 37-year career in municipal fire services. Clark began as a volunteer firefighter with the Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department in 1974 and became a professional fire fighter with Dow Chemical who had their own crew of 48 firefighters… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets receive royal defeat from Royals

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Jets returned home from Tuesday night’s road game with their second defeat in as many games. Last night’s 4-1 loss brought the Jets record to 14-13-5, just one game above .500 hockey.

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Arts & Culture

Exceptional women sought for special recognition

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Time is running out for residents to nominate exceptional area women for some special recognition. For the past 15 years, the St. Albert Bahá’í community has sponsored an annual celebration of United Nations International Women’s Day by recognizing the contributions women make to society through their generosity of spirit, courage, creativity, determination, steadfastness, leadership, enthusiasm, love, caring, and other attributes that enrich the communities in which they live. This year’s celebrations will take place in St. Albert on Mar. 5 but the deadline for nominations is Feb. 7.

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Local News

Council invests $31,000 in centennial events

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Residents and visitors will have a wide range of activities to participate in during Morinville’s centennial year, now that council has approved $31,000 in spending to help a number of community groups bring their centennial ideas to reality.

Council chambers were packed Tuesday evening for the first intake of applications for Morinville’s Community Grants Program… […]

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Morinville sees drop in crime in 2010

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Council received good news Tuesday night – crime in Morinville was less than it was in 2009, a year that saw significant increases in some types of crime over the previous year.

Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards said total criminal… […]

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Morinville Sports

Vipers narrowly defeated by Aces

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – The Vipers were dealt a couple of rough hands over the weekend. Saturday night’s home-ice rematch with the Onoway Ice Dogs was cancelled due to inclement weather and Sunday’s road game to Athabasca ended in a 7-6 loss to the Aces, largely due to the Vipers being deprived… […]

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Sturgeon County sees reduction in crime in 2010

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards had some good news for Sturgeon County Council Tuesday – crime was down overall in the county in 2010.

Richards told County councillors his statistics show crime, particularly criminal code… […]

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Local News

County told Total development unlikely for next decade

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – An alliance between Total E&P Canada Ltd. and Suncor Energy Inc. may bode well for $30 billion in oil sands projects in the province, but the union creates some bad news for Sturgeon and Strathcona Counties.

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Morinville News

Heartland Transmission Project community hearing session dates set

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) announced Tuesday it had set dates and times for community hearing sessions as part of its enhanced public hearing process for the Heartland Transmission Project (HTP) application.

Evening sessions have been selected for Morinville, Bon Accord, Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park and South Edmonton… […]

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Group hoping to bring community gardening to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – This past weekend’s heavy snowfall and oncoming cold snap may have many residents looking forward to spring, but for a group of avid local gardeners the onset of warmer weather a few months down the road may mark the start of a community garden in Morinville… […]