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Morinville

Morinville Light Up the Night [PHOTOS]

You’ve got to be pleased with this year’s Light Up the Night Christmas Festival, and anyone we talked to Saturday certainly was. Standing in St. Jean Baptiste Park Saturday night after the lights were lit was an experience that is hard to explain to someone who was not part of it. It was communal in that some 2,500 people gathered downtown to watch a parade… […]

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Morinville

Fill-A-Bus has record year

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A much heavier Morinville Community Bus groaned over the weigh scales Friday night after two days of collecting food throughout the community. Organizers of this year’s annual Fill-A-Bus were hoping to outdo the 5,608 pounds of food and $1,600 in cash donations collected last year for the Morinville Food Bank Society. Those expectations and goals were not disappointed as Morinvillians of all ages rose… […]

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Local News

Christmas festival begins Friday

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The annual Light Up the Night Christmas Festival begins tomorrow with the Fill-A-Bus for the Food Bank and Gord Bamford Country concert at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Plenty of events are scheduled throughout the weekend. Below is a list of events going on in town this weekend… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter to the editor: Open letter to Minister of Education

Mr. Lukaszuk

I have been relatively silent regarding the status of public education in Morinville since your transition to give you time to acclimatize to your new portfolio. Given comments recently attributed to yourself in various press reports (Example used for this letter is the St. Albert Leader, although I note, with apologies to authors for lack of citation, similar statements in other publications) it seems to me that you have most certainly formulated your opinion on the matter. .. […]

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Local News

Fill-A-Bus off to good start

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Organizers are hoping a much heavier Morinville Community Bus will cross the weigh scales Friday night after two days of collecting food throughout the community. Organizers of this year’s annual Fill-A-Bus are hoping to outdo the 5,608 pounds of food and $1,600 in cash donations collected last year for the Morinville Food Bank Society… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets shut out Warriors

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Edmonton – Eskimo Dennis finally got the shutout he had been predicting all season when the Morinville Jets humiliated the Beverly Warriors (13-6-1) with a 3-0 shutout in their own barn… […]

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Local News

Morinville Community Cultural Centre has lower than projected revenues and losses

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Councillors were presented with third quarter reports Tuesday night, documents that outline Morinville’s position in terms of the various departments that make up the municipality. Among those reports was one that showed the Morinville Community Cultural Centre (CCC), which opened in mid-May, has lower than projected revenues through the third quarter of 2011 but also lower than projected losses… […]

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Local News

Morinville secular education issue hits Legislature once again

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Public Vs. Catholic education issue hit the Legislature floor Tuesday once again. Calgary Buffalo Liberal MLA Kent Hehr, who championed the cause of Morinville parents some months back, took on newly-minted Minister of Education Thomas Lukaszuk over the issue, particularly what the Liberal MLA sees as inequity on the school issue in light of Lukaszuk’s comments on the importance of equity in education to an Alberta School Board’s meeting… […]

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Local News

Quilt displays Morinville history

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – After several months of work, the centennial quilt was presented to Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and Council Tuesday night. The quilt will be displayed at the Community Cultural Centre this Sunday in time for the Morinville Christmas Festival. With more than forty square blocks, each is like a good bedtime story of adventure, intrigue, how things were, and what made Morinville what it is today… […]

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Local News

Around the town – midweek edition

Morinville resident Roxanne Piper (left), grand prize winner of Health Check’s Back to School Eat Well & Win contest, receives her prize package from Heart & Stroke Foundation Area Manager Barb Noble (right). The prize included $1,000… […]

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Morinville

Council passes second reading of 2012 budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A week after two successful open houses, Morinville Town Council took another detailed look at the proposed 2012 budget during Tuesday night’s council meeting. After debating and shaving $450,500 in spending off the proposed budget, Council voted 6-1 in favour of second reading – Councillor Ben Van de Walle casting the single opposing vote… […]

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Local News

Local parents to receive civil liberties award

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A group of Morinville parents are off to Calgary Nov. 29 to receive a civil liberties award from the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre. The award will be presented at the University of Calgary to Donna Hunter and other parents who fought for a non-faith-based education for their children in Morinville… […]

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Local News

Williams Energy expands in the Heartland

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – A development permit approval by Sturgeon County has put Williams Energy one step closer to expanding the company’s fractionation facility near Redwater. The proposed $230 million expansion project is scheduled to begin in early 2012 and will add a 151-foot tall de-ethanizer tower to strip off ethane/ethylene components.
Modifications to the Redwater facility will turn hydrocarbon liquids into higher value products…
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