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Morinville Sports

Jets fall to Flyers in shootout

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Jets gave the Stony Plain Flyers their first victory of the season Sunday night. After pummelling the Edmonton Royals 11-2 midweek, the Jets were unable to repeat the magic against a team who had until Sunday night only succeeded in obtaining one point in 18 outings this season. The jets were defeated 3-2 in a shootout that went to the fourth shooter… […]

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Local News

Morinville to Light up the Night this weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The centennial year will pass another segment this weekend with the annual Light up the Night Christmas Festival. Organizers are looking to make the 2011 iteration of the three-day event one the community will remember… […]

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Arts & Culture

Library to host handmade craft show this weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – This weekend’s Light up the Night Christmas Festival will have an old fashioned flavour to it. But carols in the park are just part of that feeling. The Morinville Public Library will be taking over the Morinville Community High School gymnasium to host their annual Christmas Craft Sale, this year exclusive to vendors who sell handmade products… […]

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Local News

Ministry has an Impact on local youth

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two rappers take to the stage, their rapid-fire freestyle rhymes spitting forth in an effort to outdo one another. Watching the two lyrical combatants are about 100 Morinville and area youth, each of whom enthusiastically applaud the performers at the conclusion of their set. But the rappers are not the only act to be seen at Impact Ministry’s Soul Café. Singers both solo and accompanied take… […]

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Local News

Snowflakes & Stars benefits Tiny Tots

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The 4th Annual Snowflakes and Stars Christmas Market held Nov. 19 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre had more than 30 different local-area vendors. The Home and Small businesses in the area had an opportunity to show and sell their many products. Simone Riopel was selling her Watkins products and was very happy with being able to attend the event. She said she booked for this event because next weekend… […]

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Local News

Record Year for Santa Store Charity Auction

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The total raised at the 14th Annual Santa Store Charity Auction was $20,003 and counting Saturday night. Linda Krauskopf, one of the directors of the Midstream Support Society, said as people were paying for their purchases some were donating additional money to the cause. Early in the payment process, they were at $20,103.00 and others were still lined up at the cashier’s table… […]

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Local News

MCHS students take part in anti-bullying event

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Lunchtime visitors to the Kingsway Mall in Edmonton were struck by a flashmob of Greater St. Albert Catholic School students Thursday. The mob of 150 students, including a number from Morinville Community High School, performed a spontaneous dance routine to raise awareness of the Government of Alberta’s anti-bullying campaign… […]

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Arts & Culture

Fantasy and science fiction author visits Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Award winning fantasy and science fiction author Jo Walton was in Morinville Thursday night for the third instalment of the Morinville Public Library’s author talks. The Montreal-based author has racked up an impressive list of awards for her writing. Nine years ago Walton received the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer and followed that with the World Fantasy award two years later for the novel Tooth and Claw[…]

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Morinville News

Communities ChooseWell bring awards to town

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Inclement weather made Thursday night’s Communities ChooseWell awards night a more subdued affair than had been originally planned, but the wind and snow did not prevent Communities ChooseWell Manager Damien Traverse from coming to town to bring Morinville its awards… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Too much work or too many workers

The proposed 2012 Morinville Budget identifies $5.2 million in staff wages and another $1.3 million in contract services for a total of $6.5 million. If we break that down it represents $764.34 for each man, woman and child who currently live in Morinville. But not all residents are rate payers. According to Andy Isbister, Morinville’s chief financial officer, there are 3,100 residential and 133 commercial / industrial properties on the tax rolls. Breaking our $6.5 million down by tax payer, we see an average of $2,010.53 each just to finance wages and contract services for next year… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Reader concerned with salaries and reserves

Dear editor:

While I will try to be at the [budget open house] meeting Wednesday night, I wanted to be sure to pass along a few concerns that I have that may require some research just in case I can’t make the meeting:

1: Has anyone taken a long, hard look at the way we are trending with fulltime Town employees? […]

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Local News

Residents express concerns at 2012 budget open house

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A number of Morinville residents braved the chill and poor road conditions Monday night to come out for the first of two community open houses on the 2012 Morinville budget. Although ratepayers have had the opportunity to attend budget open houses in previous years, council decided to make the open house an integral part of the budget process this year. In previous years when the budget came before council … […]

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Morinville News

Tarnawsky back as Sturgeon County CAO

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two weeks after the resignation of County Commissioner Chris Micek and the appointment of Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Ian McKay, Sturgeon County has once again changed its top administrator. Former Manager of Public Services Peter Tarnawsky, who had been fired by Micek a couple weeks earlier, returned to work Monday in Micek’s position… […]