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Arts & Culture

Library hosts two enCHANting presentations

Story and Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Author Marty Chan was in Morinville Friday night as part of the Morinville Public Library’s Centennial Author Talk Series. Chan, who grew up in Morinville, spoke about his latest book Barnabas Bigfoot: A Close Shave and signed copies of this and other works for fans both young and old… […]

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Morinville Sports

Notre Dame picks up two 6th place showings in St. Albert Run

Photos by Joann Deveau

St. Albert – Notre Dame Elementary’s School’s Running Club took to the trails Thursday afternoon for a 1.5 kilometre race. In total, 29 students participated in four categories of race along with students from St. Albert.
Notre Dame picked up two sixth place showings and another pair of placements in the top ten. A total of 363 students competed… […]

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Arts & Culture

Friday night’s alright for fiddlin’

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre’s Centennial Concert Series opened Friday evening with a performance from Edmonton-based singer, songwriter and fiddler Lizzy Hoyt. Approximately 60 music lovers came out for the inaugural concert in the series that will run over the next several months with a variety of entertainment genres… […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Jets pay tribute to military this weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Jets will take to the ice in camouflage jerseys and socks this Saturday, but the change in attire is not to blend them into their surroundings as they storm the crease looking to defeat the St. Albert Merchants. The military-themed Jets’ jerseys are all part of the Junior B club’s salute to the military, an initiative that will culminate in the jersey’s being auctioned off to raise funds for the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC)… […]

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Morinville

Nominations are in for Morinville’s Roaring Successes

By Robert Jump

Morinville – This year’s business awards gala may be almost a month away, but this year’s crop of award hopefuls is a done deal. Nominations officially closed Sept. 23, and business and organizations nominated in seven categories will find out if they are one of this year’s roaring successes when the Chamber holds its annual gala Oct. 20… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Can social media help me find a Job?

By Melanie Orban, Employment Advisor –
Career Employment and Counselling Services

According to Wikipedia, social media “refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue.” Social Media, including networking websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, are tools that can be helpful during your work search. Social media can help you to find job opportunities, network with other professionals, and be noticed by employers and recruiters… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County summer programs well received

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Summer programs offered in Sturgeon County saw an increase in attendance this summer over the previous one according to a report from Terry Cashin, Sturgeon County’s Manager of Community Services. In a briefing to councillors at the Sept. 27 meeting of Sturgeon County Council, Cashin said 638 attended County-run theme days this summer and 644 participated in County day trips. In total Community Services ran 30 day trips and 46 theme days… […]

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Local News

County sends shipping container bylaw back to the well

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – After five months of discussion and tinkering, Sturgeon County moved one step closer to passing its shipping container bylaw Sept. 27, an amendment to the land use bylaw that would restrict or permit the use of shipping containers for storage purposes depending on the land designation… […]

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Local News

Professional development paying off for councillor

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Councillor Lisa Holmes has been putting her first year on council to good use, improving her understanding of municipal governance and all that goes with it. Holmes, who has outpaced her council colleagues in terms of professional development this year, has been taking the Elected Officials Program through the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County Bounty and Haunted Pumpkin Fest this weekend

By Étienne Thevou

Bon Accord – Local cuisine will be the flavour of the day this Saturday at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm where residents and visitors will get their third taste of the Sturgeon County Bounty since it was introduced last fall.

The four-hour local food event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1 and is an initiative of Sturgeon County’s Economic Development Department. The agriculture initiative is aimed at providing local producers… […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Jets lose in overtime

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A false sense of security and some late period penalties Sunday night cost the Jets the opportunity to take their third consecutive win. The Jets were defeated 5-4 in overtime by the Spruce Grove Regals, a club who failed to be intimidated heading into the third period trailing 4-1… […]

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Uncategorized

Monday Morning News – Sept. 26 Edition

The Sept. 26 edition of Monday Morning News hits the shelves this morning, offering readers 32 pages of news, views and things to choose in Morinville. For those of you who are unable to grab a copy at one of the 52 locations you can get our magazine, you can download an electronic version of the publication… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Saying goodbye to a summer friend

This past Friday may have marked the end of summer with the fall equinox, but summer in Morinville will officially come to an end this Friday with the final instalment of the Farmer’s Market.

In looking back over the past season we have little reason to thank summer for its efforts this year. Sure, it marked the same period of time on the calendar as it always does, but it didn’t do much for us in the way of… […]

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Arts & Culture

Gala to celebrate life and culture

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – Oct. 1 is a date to mark on the calendar for those who enjoy fine wine, fine art and a fine opportunity to support the Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation. After a successful first year that raised more than $7,000 for the hospital’s emergency department, local artists and organizers are working together once again to support the hospital while bringing Morinville a cultural evening they will remember… […]