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Legal puts the kibosh on murals on houses

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – The Centralta Tourism Society’s (CTS) idea of expanding their Francophone mural collection to the sides of homes in Legal met with the unanimous disapproval of Legal Town Council Monday night.

Currently sitting at 33 Francophone-themed murals, Ernie Chauvet, spokesperson for the CTS, told council another eight murals were confirmed to be completed in 2011 with as many as 11 being possible this year… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Local election results a sad state of affairs

A MorinvilleNews.com editorial by Stephen Dafoe

On Monday afternoon while Americans were still waving their flags over the demise of Osama bin Laden and Canadians made their way into polling booths across the country, I sat at my laptop and wrote our federal election results story. The polls were still open for another three-and-a-half hours when I wrote the piece…. […]

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Storseth gets a return trip to Parliament

By Stephen Dafoe

Westlock – St. Paul – Conservative candidate Brian Storseth will be returning to Ottawa to serve a third run in the House of Commons after receiving 77.8 per cent of the vote in Monday’s federal election.

The Conservative Party candidate received 32,597 votes May 2, 27,501 votes more than his closest rival, NDP candidate Lyndsey Henderson, a candidate who refused to take media interviews or participate in any of the all-candidate forums during the six-week campaign. Henderson’s 5,096 votes were followed by Liberal candidate Rob Fox with 2,559 votes and Green candidate Lisa Grant with 1,623 votes… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville Library wins Minister’s Award

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library was the recipient of a prestigious award over the weekend for its genealogy program. The library was presented with the 2011 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Library Service (for a community under 15,000) by the Honourable Hector Goudreau, Minister of Municipal Affairs. The presentation took place at the Alberta Library Conference held at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper… […]

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Local News

Monday Morning News – May 2

The May 2 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition returns to our regular non-historical format and brings the latest news and photos of what’s going on in Morinville. This week’s edition contains the following news stories… […]

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Public forum on secular school issue set for Thursday

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After months of being a hotly discussed issue in the community, residents will have the opportunity Thursday night to attend a public forum on the secular school issue in Morinville. The Calgary-based Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership will be holding the public meeting at the Seniors Rendez-vous Centre from 7 to 9 p.m. and have lined up a number of speakers to discuss Public Education: What Should it Be… […]