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Morinville Sports

Jets enter playoffs Friday night

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Although the Morinville Jets position in the opening round of Capital Junior Hockey League playoffs was determined Sunday with the club’s final regular season game, just who they would be facing off against was not decided until Wednesday night… […]

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South Glens residents seeking solutions

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A South Glens resident brought her and some of her neighbours’ concerns to Morinville Town Council Feb. 8, another step in a process that began in 2006 when she and her family moved to the new development.

Monique Webb said since moving to the community she has been calling the Town whenever there was concern about something happening or not happening in the neighbourhood but found she was often passed back and forth between the Town office and the developer… […]

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Council votes to remove supplementary tax

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The only surprises new home owners will get this Christmas are the gifts under the tree. Morinville Town Council voted unanimously Feb. 8 to get rid of its supplementary tax bill for 2011, 2012 and 2013 subject to an annual review during the first quarter of each year. While the future of the tax remains open, home owners and developers will not receive a supplementary tax notice in 2011. […]

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County Council briefs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council held a brief but productive meeting Tuesday morning, dealing with a number of items on the agenda.

Scholarship changes
Council unanimously approved a recommendation to make some changes to the Dale McMillan Memorial Scholarship process… […]

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Province

Hinton mayor announces Alberta Party leadership bid

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Former Deputy Premier Doug Horner and former finance Minister Ted Morton are not the only ones who have announced their intentions to run as head of their party. Tuesday morning three-term Hinton Mayor Glenn Taylor announced his plans to seek the leadership of the Alberta Party… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Guest editorial: AUMA 2010 report from Legal council

By Legal Councillor Phil Hughes

This Year the AUMA convention was held in Edmonton at the Shaw convention centre.

The AUMA gives elected officials in Alberta a chance to network, learn about programs available for their community, provide toolkits and resources to better their communities and allows them an opportunity… […]

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Morinville Sports

Vipers fall in first game of playoffs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – The Legal Vipers did not have much time to rest between regular season and playoffs. The club travelled to Slave Lake Friday night to play a previously cancelled game against the Winter Hawks and returned to home ice Saturday night… […]

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Local News

Morinville strikes up the brand

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The speeches have been made, the cake’s been cut and Morinville enters its centennial year with a brand new brand. Although the Town’s new logo and slogans were selected in December, the official launch ceremony was held Monday afternoon during an event that packed council chambers with local residents, business people and representatives from neighbouring communities.

The process of selecting a new brand for Morinville began last August with Focus Design Group guiding the community through the process of selecting an image that would represent… […]

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Monday Morning News – Feb. 7

The Feb. 7 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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Morinville Sports

Jets emerge from final weekend with two points

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Jets (18-15-5) ended the final weekend of the CJHL regular season with one win and one loss. The Jets defeated the Wetaskiwin Icemen 2-1 in a shootout Friday night and fell to a 5-2 decision in favour of the Beaumont Chiefs Sunday afternoon, a contest that brought an end to the Jets’ three-game winning streak.

The two points earned over the weekend brought the Jets to a season total of 41 points, five points behind the (22-13-2) North Edmonton Red Wings, who played their final game Sunday night against the (1-34-0) Stony Plain Flyers … […]

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Morinville Sports

Titans edge out Lightning

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With 24 seconds left in Friday night’s home-ice showdown with the Millet Lightning, Matt Proulx of the Morinville Titans let loose a shot that found the back of the Lightning’s net, breaking a 5-5 tie and giving the Titans another two points at a crucial time.

The Titans (17-6-4) seemed to struggle through three periods to find their way to victory, coming from behind… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Snark one up for the Wildrose

One of the last things Premier Stelmach said in his recent announcement about stepping down as PC leader was that the next provincial election would see US wedge-style politics being used to attack personalities. He was, of course, referring to the Wildrose party; a party whom he defined … […]

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Local News

KidSport program helps provide resources to get kids active

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A new program the Town of Morinville is connected with allows children from lower income families to participate in sports they might otherwise not be able to join in.

The KidSport Alberta program raises funds in communities… […]

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Morinville looking for final input on 25-year plan

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville is hosting two public forums this week to give Morinville residents another chance to participate in shaping the community over the next 25 years. Morinville 2035: Growing Together, the title of Morinville’s Municipal Sustainability Plan (MSP), is nearing completion after many months of work and public consultations, the most recent being a two-day workshop last November.

The two public open house sessions are set for Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m… […]

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CFCW Critters to take on vintage Jets to raise funds for Mavericks

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Mavericks FunTeam are looking to pack the Ray McDonald Sports Centre Feb. 17 for a showdown between the barn-filling CFCW Critters and some vintage members of the Morinville Jets. The hockey game, which organizers are calling a true family event, is a fundraiser for the FunTeam program which has grown considerably since its introduction in Morinville a few years ago… […]