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Library opens its video game section

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Game controllers and consoles are not something most people think of when they think of a public library, but that may change now that the Morinville Public Library has unveiled its new video game collection.

The collection of 16 games unveiled last Thursday afternoon was purchased through a donation from the Friends of the Morinville Public Library…
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New store offers healthy outlook on life

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A new vitamin and health food store opened in downtown Morinville last week. Neighbors Vitamin Shop opened May 25 in the former Morinville Mirror office on 100 Avenue.

Owners Gladys and Marvin Kublik have spent the last 27 years of their married life farming beef cattle in Barrhead, but have decided to do something a little different in their retirement from farming. […]

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Slave Lake opens to essential businesses [photos]

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Slave Lake – Businesses deemed essential services were allowed to return to Slave Lake Friday to clean up their shops ahead of the full return of Slave Lake’s residents and business community Friday. RCMP presence was strong at a checkpoint road block outside the town. Those who were not on a preapproved list were not permitted entry to the community… […]

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Fire quickly contained at seed cleaning plant [video / photos]

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A potentially dangerous and damaging situation was quickly contained by the Morinville Fire Department Thursday night. Morinville, Sturgeon County and Legal fire crews responded to a fire call at the Morinville Seed Cleaning Plant shortly after supper time.

Morinville’s Deputy Chief of Operations (DCO), Ken Thiemann, said the department received a call that there were flames on top of the building from the plant manager… […]

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Canyon Rose to play Morinville Saturday night

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The volume will be cranked to 11 Saturday night when the doors to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre open for its first concert. Local crowd pleasers Canyon Rose will have the distinction of being the first band to perform in the new facility; an opportunity frontman Christan Maslyk and his band are looking forward to… […]

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Final week for library logo contest

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The clock is ticking for artists and graphic designers to turn in their vision of a brand for the Friends of the Morinville Public Library. The volunteer fundraising group, who have bought everything from books to computers for the library, are looking for a logo and offering up an 8 GB iPod Nano Touch to the winner… […]

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Land Use Bylaw receives first reading

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A week after being introduced during Morinville Town Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting, a bylaw that amends a number of land use terms and conditions passed first reading with a unanimous vote of council Tuesday night… […]

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Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw passes first reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council narrowly approved first reading of a bylaw that would replace its decade-old Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw (SDAB) Tuesday night.

While the completely revised bylaw contains several changes that will bring it better in line with provincial legislation, the one that has created the most debate among council was to what degree council should be involved… […]

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Council passes debenture bylaw for civic centre upgrade

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Council gave unanimous second and third reading Tuesday night to a borrowing bylaw that permits the town to borrow up to $2,875,000 to upgrade St. Germain Plaza, home of the Morinville Town Offices and the Morinville Public Library.

Renovation of the Civic Plaza building was approved last December in the 2011 budget; however, the original estimate of … […]

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Around the Town – midweek edition

Fiddlin’ around – Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Champion Scott Woods brought his fast-paced concert of old time fiddling, gospel music and perennial favourites to the Morinville Parish Hall May 24. The two-hour performance was a fund raiser for the St. Jean Baptiste Parish restoration and maintenance project. […]