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Schools and youth

Heroes help youth find their passion

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s been some years since musician Robb Nash was a partying high school student and some years since he hit a semi-truck in a head on collision that peeled back the roof of the car he was in and left him on the highway, his skull torn open, his life hanging in the balance. Nash survived that tragic accident, but his hospitalization prevented him from finishing high school and entering college; his long-term injuries prevented him from getting a job. But as the lead singer of Live on Arrival told… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County passes shipping container bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Five months after it started, Sturgeon County Council finally passed a bylaw that will allow the use of shipping containers in some areas and prohibit them in others. Council voted 6-1 in favour of third reading of the bylaw Oct. 10 with Councillor David Kluthe casting the opposing vote… […]

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Local News

Secular school classrooms moving to board office

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Less than two months after Sturgeon School Division’s (SSD) public school commenced operation, Grade 1 to 4 students will be moving to a new venue beginning Monday according to parents of students in the program. The division has decided to remove classes from the Morinville Community Cultural Centre to their division office, located next to the Ray McDonald Sports Centre in Morinville. The move is set to take place Friday night and Saturday according to reports from parents who said they were informed by a teacher Tuesday afternoon… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Is Sturgeon County Council dysfunctional?

Watching a councillor squabbling with the mayor over a point of procedure is something that crops up from time to time in any council meeting anywhere in the country. But it seems of late to be the standard operating procedure of Sturgeon County Council, one that causes meetings to drag on longer than they perhaps should and one that (for some councillors) seems to be causing items to get left hanging along with members of Sturgeon County Administration who have to work on material brought to council… […]

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Local News

Familiar faces behind familiar counter

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The doors to the Morinville Mac’s convenience store were closed Tuesday morning for several hours to allow a transfer from one management team to another. The running of the local convenience store passed between Hardip Gill and Barry and Rimpal Patel… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets grab another two wins over the weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Jets stuffed another four points into their record over the Thanksgiving Day weekend. The Jets took to the road Friday night, returning with a 4-2 victory over the Beaumont Braves, and capped it Sunday night at home with a 4-3 overtime victory against the Fort Saskatchewan Hawks. The back-to-back weekend wins brings the Jets to a 5-1-1 record this season and ties them with the St. Albert Merchants for top slot in the West Division of the Capital Junior Hockey League… […]

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Local News

The other side of firefighting … the bigger side

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

While it is well known fire fighters rush in when everyone else is rushing out, what is lesser known is that a considerable percentage of the calls the Morinville Fire Department respond to are vehicle collisions. As first responders, the department has a role to play in ensuring the safety of the public as well as ensuring those who may be injured are freed … […]

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Local News

Delightful treasures benefit HATS

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The Share our Bounty garage sale and silent auction hosted by the Morinville & District Hands Across the Sea (HATS) – Grandmothers to Grandmothers Group was held Oct. 8 at the Morinville United Church. Many interesting items were up for sale with all proceeds going to support African Grandmothers through the Stephen Lewis Foundation… […]

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Local News

Monday Morning News Oct. 10 edition

The Oct. 10 issue of Monday Morning News hits store counters and shelves today. This week’s issue is 32 pages of news views and things to see and do in Morinville. for those unable to get a copy at one of the 50 locations in town, you can download this week’s… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: It really is all about the power of one

Getting up early to attend a 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting is no thrill on a good day, and doing it on the day our print publication goes to layout is certainly not a good day. But get up we did, along with a smattering of other Morinville business owners to hear motivational speaker Ian Hill talk about how to increase our business and our sense of community by giving more of ourselves. It was a pretty wild concept for many to take in, particularly at so early an hour… […]

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Local News

Church group looking to help Morinville food bank

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A knock on the door this Saturday could be your chance to help the Morinville Food Bank Society. With Thanksgiving likely to have put a dent in the local charity’s food supplies, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Morinville area will be collecting food to help restock the food bank… […]

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Arts & Culture

Al Simmons bringing family show to Morinville

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – Charming silliness, truly zany and wonderful lunacy are some of the words Morinville Community Cultural Centre Manager Laurie Stalker and others are using to describe the comedic and musical stylings of Al Simmons, who opens the children’s concert component of the Centennial Concert Series this Saturday night… […]

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Local News

First Boo at the Barn a success

Photos by Lucie Roy

Sturgeon County – Halloween came early this year for children and families who participated in the inaugural edition of Boo at the Barn, a Halloween-themed afternoon of spooky fun, tricks and treats put on by the Morinville Centennial Committee at the Sturgeon Agriplex… […]

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Local News

Readers to vote on next week’s scary cover photo

MorinvilleNews.com / Monday Morning News took part in this past weekend’s Boo At The Barn event at the Sturgeon Agriplex, setting up our camera equipment and taking photos of those who came out in costume to support the Halloween-themed day put on by the Morinville Centennial Committee. We asked those who jumped in front of our lens to put on their best spooky or silly game face and we’d narrow the field of photos down into a group to be judged on by our readers… […]