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Local News

Human rights complaint re Morinville school issue rejected

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The same week Morinville Public Elementary School students entered their new modular classrooms on École Georges P. Vanier grounds, two parents learned their human rights complaint against Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division No. 29 (GSACRD) and the Ministry of Education had been rejected by the Alberta Human Rights Commission (AHRC)… […]

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Residents have opportunity to review Land Use Bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After nearly a decade, Morinville’s Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is soon to go before Town Council to be passed into municipal law. Residents have an opportunity Feb. 2 to have a look at the draft bylaw and provide final comments on the matter before it is brought to Council for first reading Feb. 14… […]

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Civic Plaza to lose Spanish influence

Morinville – The Community’s Town Hall will lose part of its name when the $3.5 million facility is reopened this spring. Long known as St. Germain Plaza, the building will henceforth be called St. Germain Place. While the St. Germain portion will remain as homage to Morinville’s first mayor and founder of Les Progress newspaper, Omer St. Germain, the term Plaza will be stricken… […]

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Bylaw change gives apartment proposal the go ahead

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A proposed three-storey, 39-unit seniors’ apartment building in Morinville’s downtown area got the go ahead Tuesday night to move a little closer to reality after Morinville Town Council voted unanimously in favour of second and third reading on an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County a safe place to work

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – The next time you see a group of County workers standing on the side of the road chatting, chances are you are not witnessing idle hands or another county coffee break. You may well be witnessing a pre-work safety meeting, something that has become an increasingly important component of working for the County… […]

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Local News

MPES new location open to students

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Teachers, staff, parents and friends were present Monday morning for the first day of school for Morinville Public Elementary School (MPES) students in their new modular classrooms located on the École Georges P. Vanier School grounds. Entranceway walls were adorned with handmade posters welcoming the students to their new school… […]

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Morinville Sports

Sports Shorts

Basketball coach Serge Froment demonstrates some skills for his players Sunday night. The evening’s practice at MCHS drew together all Morinville players for a 90-minute group practice… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Good news comes in threes

It is interesting how often a week’s news develops a common theme when it is laid out ready for print. This week we learned about three completely different things, all of which had one thing in common. The first was a wallet with money that was turned in intact… […]