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Candle light vigil an emotional look at bullying

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – St. Jean Baptiste Park was the setting for an emotionally-charged candle light vigil Dec. 16. About 50 adults and youth attended the anti-bullying vigil organized by Morinville Community High School Student Travis Loseth and his family and friends… […]

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Sights and bites of Morinville

École Georges P. Vanier School Principal Marlene Pelletier shows the donations from the school to Santa Store volunteer Linda Krauskopf, St. Jean Baptiste Church’s Father Ignacy Warius and Knights of Columbus members Henry Lamoureux and Fred Carlson. Pelletier said the school collected more than 155 gift bags, each having a tag for the appropriate age… […]

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MPES students enjoy museum’s Christmas display

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Getting to ride a 100-year-old saddle and making some crafts were some of the activities Morinville Public Elementary Preschool’s Enrichment Program enjoyed at the Musée Morinville Museum tour Dec. 16. A miniature town, vintage Barbie doll, 1950s dolls, Christmas decorations from the 1920s and 1930s, and a living room with a gramophone and tree decorated with small candles and popcorn were all part of the student’s history lesson… […]

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Residents appeal dog daycare decision

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – A proposed dog daycare in Morinville’s industrial park was the subject of an appeal hearing Dec. 14. Attendance included members of the Morinville Veterinary Clinic, Lucille Landals, Technical Automotives, Spiker Equipment, Francie and Trevor Pipke (daycare) and St. Albert K9 Awareness owner Kaytie Stack. […]

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Signs put Morinville’s branding on Main Street

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A century ago it would not be uncommon to see the odd bit of branded cattle wandering up what is now 100 Avenue / Highway 642. A century later and both ends of the street got a little branding Dec. 16 when Landale Signs installed two of four signs the Town of Morinville authorized earlier this year… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville swings with a jazzy Christmas

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Jazz music with a Christmas theme was featured by the River City Big Band at the Morinville Community Cultural Center Dec. 17. Approximately 100 people came out for the evening show.The narration by the Master of Ceremonies, Colin MacLean, brought stories to life of music and songs through the age and was fitting with the 100th anniversary celebrations in Morinville. The 17-piece big band under the Musical Direction of Larry Schrum also featured vocals by Chandelle Rimmer… […]

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Candle light vigil starts weekend of activities

Compiled by MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – St. Jean Baptiste Park be will illuminated Friday night as residents come together to make a statement about bullying. The anti-bullying candlelight vigil is the idea of MCHS Grade 11 student Travis Loseth who started a Facebook page for the event some weeks back and has been seeking community support ever since… […]

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Schools and youth

A century of Christmas

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – Notre Dame students entertained family and guests with two Christmas concerts Thursday. The 2011 Notre Dame Christmas Concert theme was Honouring 100 Years of Christmas in Morinville. Student groups dressed in clothing from different eras to celebrate the theme… […]

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Morinville Sports

String of losses drops Jets position in CJHL

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With three losses in four outings and their only victory decided in a shootout, the Morinville Jets have had a tough go in the first half of December. Wednesday night’s 4-2 loss to the North Edmonton Red Wings was the clubs second defeat at the Red Wings’ hands in as many outings… […]

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Arts & Culture

Community celebrates sounds of the season

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The sounds of the season rang out from St. Jean Baptiste Church Wednesday night as the community came together for the 33rd Annual Community Christmas Celebration, an interdenominational Christmas gathering that once again packed the pews and balconies of the historical landmark… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Budget 2012 … or … Taxation without participation

With third reading of the 2012 Morinville budget now passed, individual councillors and the mayor must stand by the items they proposed to be reduced or cut along the road from wish list to final budget. Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and Councillor David Pattison took criticism from this publication a few weeks back for having espoused one view on the importance of economic development during the 2010 election campaign and yet voted to reduce spending on it at second reading… […]