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Legal crime rate lower than expected over summer

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards and Sergeant Mark Mathias brought Legal Town Council up to speed on crime in the community over the summer. Richards told mayor and council the July to September period is traditionally the busiest of the year; however, this year RCMP members were not as busy in the community… […]

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Editorial Poll: Where do they stand a year later?

Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of the last municipal election, a time when Morinville residents went to the polls to select their mayor and council. Over the past year council has been challenged with a number of items: the mini-media frenzy over a misunderstood animal control bylaw, the divisive debate over whether or not Morinville should have… […]

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Magera elected mayor in Legal

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Tuesday night’s organizational meeting of Legal Town Council took an interesting turn when Deputy Mayor Ken Baril nominated first-term Councillor Lisa Magera as mayor. The nomination was seconded by Mayor Albert St. Jean himself and Magera was declared mayor by acclamation… […]

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Young Morinville chef takes provincial honour

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A 13-year-old Georges H. Primeau student cooked up the right stuff over the weekend, beating out high school and university students to earn Morinville a provincial award. Cole Dribnenky competed in the 2011 Communities ChooseWell Iron Chef competition in Edmonton Oct. 15 and took top spot in the event… […]

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Sturgeon County hosts successful household hazardous waste round-up

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The bi-annual household hazardous waste round-up held Oct. 15 at the Sturgeon County Centre parking lot was a success. Quentin Bochar, Manager Agricultural Services, was one of four Sturgeon County employees working at the site. He said they had approximately 170 vehicles go through and collected twelve containers (2 ½ tons) of TVs and computers. There were 6,000 litres of toxic liquids, which includes items such as motor oil… […]

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Vipers defeated in home opener

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – The Vipers took to the ice Saturday night for their first game of the 2011 / 2012 North Central Hockey League Season. Although the club hoped to hit the showers with a victory under their belt, their maiden voyage into the season was a 9-4 defeat at the hands of the Athabasca Aces… […]

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Morinville Sports

Two point weekend for the Jets

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Jets won one of two games over the weekend to give them two points for their troubles. The club began the weekend with a Friday night road game to take on the Sherwood Park Knights, a club who shut the Jets out with a 4-0 victory. Sunday night’s home game was a better outcome for the Jets, one in which the Junior B club defeated the visiting Edmonton Mustangs 4-2… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Remembering Thalia

It was with deep regret that we learned Thursday of the passing of Mrs. Thalia Fischbach.

The 100-year old Morinville resident became a bit of a celebrity in the community over the past ten months as she simultaneously represented the community with whom she shared a birth year and the large number of seniors in this community who have so much to offer… […]

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Reader displeased with denial of tax exemption request

Dear Editor:

I read with interest that the tax exemption was denied for the three non-profit childcare sites in Morinville. As executive director of McCauley Community After School Care Association I would have expected to hear this from the town not from the local newspaper. I would also have appreciated a request from council to attend the meeting to give our view point on this issue. We were given this exemption last year and t is my understanding that town administration recommended an exemption for this year. I believe that we are the only non-profit child care… […]

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Green Bean opens in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There’s a new place to grab lunch or a cup of coffee in Morinville. The Green Bean Coffee House opened over the Thanksgiving weekend offering Morinvillians a selection of fresh soups, salads, sandwiches, muffins, pastries, and the business’ signature item – fresh coffee… […]

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Morinville Council briefs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Council streams on
Council voted unanimously to authorize MorinvilleNews.com to live stream council meetings via the Internet for another year. Council heard Oct. 11 viewership of the biweekly meetings ranged between 1 and 14 viewers, figures slightly higher than attendance at actual council meetings; however, the live stream allowed… […]