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Schools and youth

Motivational speaker coming to Morinville to empower community

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Youth and adults will have an opportunity to experience the Power of One Oct. 6, the day businessman, philanthropist and motivational speaker Ian Hill comes to town offering several sessions for a variety of age groups and community interests. Regardless of the specific target audience, all of Hill’s sessions are designed to make Morinville an even better place to live… […]

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Arts & Culture

Legal faces some monumental decisions

By Lucie Roy

Legal – The Town of Legal hosted a public meeting at the Legal School Sept 22 to discuss the community’s cultural vision and how the residents want to be represented. After the two-hour meeting, the decision is to have the residents of Legal present their viewpoint on a survey to be conducted in the next few weeks. The points in question include the location of the 20-foot wide by 30-foot tall steel monument (in or out of town), and whether murals should be installed on residential households… […]

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Arts & Culture

Centennial Concert Series opens with Lizzy Hoyt

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre’s Centennial Concert Series opens next Friday evening with a performance from Edmonton-based singer, songwriter and fiddler Lizzy Hoyt. Those unfamiliar with the entertainer’s performance can expect far more than a fiddle show… […]

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Arts & Culture

Historical vignettes being researched for St. Jean Baptiste Park

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Morinville – Musee Morinville Museum Directors Yvon Leblanc, Murray Knight and Andre Noel were busy removing the vignettes from the St. Jean Baptiste Park Wednesday morning. Some of the vignettes will be redone and the museum directors are already tasked with their choice of theme to research and compilation of information before meeting with the chosen artist… […]

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Arts & Culture

Bigfoot book launch

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Prior to Friday’s writer’s workshop at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, children’s author Marty Chan will be launching his new book, Barnabas Big Foot – A Close Shave. The Morinville appearance and signing will be the first exposure of the work, hot off the presses… […]

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Arts & Culture

Writers’ workshop coming to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Those who feel they have a book or at least a story in them have an opportunity to take part in a writers’ workshop at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Sept. 30. The event is being sponsored by the Writers Guild of Alberta and is being hosted by the Morinville Public Library to coincide with Alberta Arts Days. Author and playwright Marty Chan, a former Morinville resident, will be teaming with Jessica Kluthe to present the two hour session for anyone who writes or has an interest in starting… […]

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Local News

Tipped jerry can leads to Morinville call

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff
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Morinville – Firefighters from Morinville and Legal responded to a call at Morinville Place on Monday night.
Fire Chief Ron Cust said the call involved a report of a gas smell that began in the parkade area and continued to the building itself. Morinville sent Ladder 4 and unit three and Legal sent a pumper for backup on the call, fully expecting the worse; however, the source of the smell was easily remedied… […]

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Province

Minister of Health visits Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, Alberta’s Minister of Health, stopped in Morinville Tuesday morning to take a tour of Aspen House, both the existing facility and a soon-to-be-opened addition to the seniors’ facility. Zwozdesky was accompanied by Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Ken Kowalski… […]

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Arts & Culture

Geocaching arrives in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Hidden throughout Morinville are a number of containers and canisters, all part of a global treasure hunting pastime called geocaching. The containers (called hides) are placed in a variety of spots and the location’s GPS coordinates are put on a website devoted to the activity. People in the community and those visiting can then spend a few hours or the whole day finding the hidden caches and recording their presence in the log book… […]

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Local News

Two Jets benefit from Servus scholarships

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Sunday night’s Jets home opener began with a special presentation from Servus Credit Union’s Morinville branch. Jets Justin Proulx and Jorey McRae were each presented with $500 cheques from the local financial institution… […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Jets open season with a win

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Jet veteran Dalen Paul’s hat trick was a major contribution to Sunday night’s home opener victory for the Junior B club, a game which saw the Jets defeat the Leduc Schwab Riggers 5-2… […]

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Local News

Train collision claims life

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Morinville – A man is dead after colliding with a train Sunday afternoon. Morinville RCMP responded to a collision along Range Road 264 north of Secondary Highway 633 around 3:40 p.m. Sept. 18… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A young community needs some young ideas

If the full details on Morinville’s municipal census have shown us anything it is that Morinville is a young community. Seventeen per cent of our population is between the ages of 25 and 34. The median age for a Morinville resident is 33.6 years of age, a figure consistent with data revealed in the previous census. Another 17 per cent of our community is made up of residents between the ages of 12 and 24. […]

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Morinville Sports

Mavericks set to take to ice for fifth season

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Saturday mornings will soon see the bleachers of the Ray McDonald Sports Centre full of parents, grandparents and other relatives enthusiastically watching children play hockey. But for three hours each Saturday what will set the players on the ice apart from many other teams that will occupy the rink that day and throughout the week is the range of ages and genders playing together on the ice… […]