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Arts & Culture

Cowboys and Aliens and comics coming to library

By Etienne Thevou

Morinville – The Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig summer blockbuster Cowboys and Aliens may be coming to area theatres July 29 but the man who co-wrote the graphic novel upon which the movie is based is coming to Morinville the night before… […]

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Local News

Weekend food bank drive a success

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The parking lot at Big Al’s landscaping supply yard saw a steady stream of vehicles Saturday afternoon, but not all of the vehicles were coming to haul away rock and gravel. Many had come to drop off food for the Morinville Food Bank Society. In total, 1,275 pounds of food were donated along with $150 in cash… […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville driver taking part in Eurasia Cup at Edmonton Indy Weekend

Submitted story and photos

Morinville – While drivers in the main event of the Edmonton Indy weekend come from all over the globe, it will be a field full of local drivers in the NASCC Eurasia Cup GT Invitational, which will be one of the weekend’s support races… […]

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Local News

Town Council votes to end contract with CAO

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – While most town employees have been clearing out their desks in preparation for the temporary move to the Morinville Parish Hall; one Town employee cleaned out her desk for good Thursday afternoon. In a 4-2 vote late Wednesday afternoon, Morinville Town Council voted to terminate its contract with Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Edie Doepker… […]

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Local News

Plan to convert old home to multi-family dwelling defeated by council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A number of residents came out to a public hearing Tuesday night to express their displeasure at plans to level an historic home off Morinville’s downtown core to make way for a four-unit dwelling. That displeasure was recognized later in the evening when council voted unanimously against second reading of a rezoning bylaw that would allow it… […]

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Local News

Community Standards Bylaw passes second reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Council gave unanimous second reading to Morinville’s Community Standards Bylaw Tuesday night, moving ahead on Councillor Paul Krauskopf’s desire to see higher fines for third time offenders. Council voted 6-1 in favour of an amendment to the fee schedule for fines… […]

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Local News

Shipping container bylaw deferred over summer

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – After passing first reading and going to a public hearing, a new bylaw to curb and control the use of shipping containers on County properties stalled heading into second and third reading… […]

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County awards and presentations

Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi (left) accepted a framed photograph from Sturgeon County Mayor Don Rigney July 12. the county photograph was presented in honour of the opening of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. The framed photo was accompanied by … […]

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Local News

Mayor’s golf tournament raises money for seniors and youth

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Area golfers who participated in June’s Sturgeon County Mayor’s Golf Tournament succeeded in more than just keeping par – they helped raise $28,000 for local senior and youth initiatives. County Mayor Don Rigney presented two cheques Tuesday morning, one to West Country Hearth in the amount of $4,063 and the other to the Sturgeon Foundation in the amount of $24,380… […]

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Local News

Audience has a big crush on tank at car show [Photos]

Photos by Lucie Roy

Cardiff – A Centurion tank made small work of several vehicles Saturday afternoon during the Morinville Centennial Show ‘n’ Shine at Cardiff hall. The popular post WWII British tank was a popular draw for the weekend car show… […]

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Local News

Monday Morning News – July 11 edition

The July 11 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition is 24-pages of Morinville News and views. This week’s issue contains the following news stories… […]

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Arts & Culture

Comment: Potatoes and performers

For the past eight months it has been our pleasure to deliver Morinville and area a new style of presenting the news.
Understanding our client’s and reader’s needs has been the key to our success and allowed us to provide community news that takes the word community seriously… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A law unenforced is but words on a piece of paper

There are a number of unwritten social contracts that we as a society observe to maintain peace with one another. You open the door for someone, they say thank you. Someone sneezes, you say Bless you or Gezunterhait, which is Yiddish for go in good health. And if you want to go in good health, you don’t park your car across your neighbour’s driveway and you don’t hawk a gob of spit at the entrance to the local… […]

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Arts & Culture

Elves and reindeer and Santa in July – Oh my

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – It might be five-and-a-half months until Christmas, but Cory Christopher and the folks at First Choice Tree Nursery and Garden Centre simply aren’t waiting. They are holding a big Christmas event July 15 to 17 and have invited Mr. and Mrs. Claus to come down from the North Pole to have a picnic with children of all ages on Saturday… […]

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Local News

Cardiff woman on the run to great health

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – On a hot summer’s evening, a bit of a breeze in the air to further keep the mosquitoes at bay, a Cardiff woman does several laps of the Morinville Fish and Game Club pond. By her side is an overweight neophyte runner learning the ropes from the more seasoned practitioner. But for Calli Stromner, who took up running last year, there is a great willingness to get someone else into the sport because she knows the benefits of running and the steps that got her to where she is today… […]