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Local News

2011 St. Jean Baptiste Festival to be major event

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The annual St. Jean Baptiste Festival will increase in size and scope in Morinville’s centennial year. That was the word from St. Jean Baptiste Committee Vice Chair Paul Smith Tuesday night.

Smith made a presentation to Morinville Town Council to bring them up to speed on what the committee of 30 volunteers are lining up for the summer festival which will run from Tuesday until Sunday this year.

The local business owner and festival volunteer said all of the attractions from last year’s successful event would be returning but many would be expanded to accommodate… […]

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Province

Wildrose blasts Throne Speech

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The Wildrose Party called Tuesday’s Throne Speech confessions of a failed government. In a release issued within an hour of the conclusion of the speech, the party said the speech offered no new solutions for the issues facing the province… […]

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Province

Province no longer content to put all its eggs in US basket

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Tuesday afternoon’s Speech from the Throne largely focused on growing Alberta’s economic pie by no longer placing most of its eggs in the United States’ basket, and tapping further into emerging Asian markets. […]

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Local News

Community Cultural Centre vandalized

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – RCMP are looking to the public for assistance in finding the person or persons responsible for vandalizing the community Cultural Centre in Morinville… […]

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Grandmothers helping grandmothers across the sea

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A group of Morinville grandmothers and others got together over the weekend to organize a white elephant sale and silent auction in the basement of the Morinville United Church. Although the event had all the trappings of a community basement bazaar, including used books and freshly-baked cookies, proceeds from the event are earmarked to assist communities thousands of miles away… […]

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Arts & Culture

Family Day events carry centennial theme

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – Families packed the Ray McDonald Sports Centre Monday for the annual Family Day Snowman Festival.

In addition to the annual titular snowman competition, residents had an opportunity to lace up their skates and take to the ice as a family, spend some time playing broomball, and enjoy some of the centennial cake and cupcakes the Town of Morinville laid out for residents… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets / Red Wings series tied at a game apiece

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Jets entered a best-of-five second round playoff series against the North Edmonton Red Wings over the weekend, emerging out the other end with one win and one loss. The Jets came from behind Friday night to defeat the Red Wings 4-3 in a road game, but were handicapped by a rash of penalties to drop a 7-5 decision to the Red Wings on home ice Sunday afternoon. […]

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Morinville Monday round Up

sale. The proceeds will be used for the grandmothers to grandmothers program, which helps African grandmothers who have been left to raise 13 million orphans whose parents have died from AIDS. […]

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Local News

Monday Morning News – Feb. 22

The Feb. 22 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Tuesday morning.
This week’s edition contains the following news stories: […]

Morinville Sports

MCHS Wolves emerge from tournament with solid standing

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By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The MCHS Wolves Sr. Boys and Sr. Girls basketball teams emerged from the weekend’s invitational tournament without championship bragging rights, but both teams played well enough and placed high enough to hold their heads high. The Sr. Boys took second place in the home tournament, the Sr. Girls took third spot. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Family Day no holiday for some

Dafoe’s Dossier

Monday marks another Family Day in Alberta, the cap to a long weekend that encourages Albertans to spend time with their families. While that is precisely what many of us will do, there are those families who will be deprived of that opportunity because they have to work. I’m not talking firefighters, police or other emergency service workers, but those workers whose job it is to man the tills and stock the shelves in retail operations throughout this province, retail operations that could be closed on a day set aside for the Albertan family, businesses that should in fact be closed on a day set aside for families. […]

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Arts & Culture

Library focusing on banned books this week

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library has loaded its shelves with a collection of banned and challenged books and hope patrons will read them this week. But the real shock value is that many of the books were ever banned or challenged in the first place.

The scandalous collection of prose is all part of the library’s participation in Freedom to Read Week, an annual event that reminds Canadians of the freedom to express ideas and communicate those ideas through the medium of the printed word. […]

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Morinville Sports

Wolves dominate opening day of invitational tournament

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The MCHS Wolves began their Morinville Wolves Invitational Basketball Tournament Thursday. The tournament runs until Saturday.
Both the Sr. Boys and Sr. Girls dominated int heir opening games Thursday afternoon…. […]

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Morinville Sports

Alumni Jets lose close one to CFCW Critters

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Some vintage Jets took to the ice Thursday night to square off against the visiting CFCW Critters. Despite the fact many of the Jet alumni hadn’t played for the club since M.C. Hammer danced in baggy pants, the largely fossilized Jets came within two goals of tying the game with the highly skilled fundraising hockey club… […]

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Province

Premier announces cabinet shuffle

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – With the resignations of Deputy Premier Doug Horner as Minister of Advance Education and Technology and the subsequent resignations of Battle River-Wainwright MLA Doug Griffiths as Parliamentary Assistant to Finance and Enterprise, and resignation of Alison Redford as Minister of Justice… […]