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Local News

Warm hearts get some cold feet for the homeless

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – It may not have been the coldest night of the year, as the event was called, but it certainly was the heaviest snowfall of the year with approximately 17 centimetres falling Friday night and through the day Saturday. A dozen Morinville and Bon Accord residents trudged through all of that accumulated whiteness for five kilometres Saturday night to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless and to raise money for the Hope Mission in Edmonton… […]

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Local News

What’s on this weekend?

Whole lot of chilli goin’ on
The Morinville United church will hold their monthly community supper Friday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Chilli is on the menu this month with everything from mild to volcano-like. Meal includes dessert and beverages. Cost is $7.50 for adults, $5 for children under 12… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Small town secular education

Editor:

I was surprised and excited to learn of the recent changes that could be made to the legislative act to bring true public, secular education to our tiny community of Legal. The common thinking has been that our town was too small to support it, which was obviously mostly an excuse but one that we’d heard… […]

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Schools and youth

Mardi Gras coffee house takes over cultural centre

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – MCHS students and staff took to the stage at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Thursday night for a Mardi Gras-themed coffee house. The high school puts on a coffee house talent evening each year, raising funds for a different cause. This year’s event sought to raise funds for the MCHS Mission Trip to New Orleans… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets to face Mustangs this weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A 4-0 victory for the Spruce Grove Regals Wednesday night eliminated the North Edmonton Red Wings from this year’s CJHL playoffs and put the Morinville Jets on a path to take on the Edmonton Mustangs in a best-of-five round two playoff series set to begin Friday… […]

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Local News

Local scouts remember their founder

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It was an evening of flaming torches and a roaring campfire as approximately 150 local and visiting scouts took to the streets of Morinville Wednesday night in honour of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the scouting movement. Members of 1st Morinville Scouting joined with members of 12th St. Albert Scouts… […]

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Local News

Education matters to be resolved by new bill

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Legislation related to the future of non-faith-based education in Morinville passed first reading Wednesday, putting weeks of speculation to rest on just what three area school boards came up with to resolve the matter. Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk introduced The St. Albert and Sturgeon Valley School Districts establishments act in the Legislature Wednesday afternoon… […]

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Local News

Freedom to Read Week offers a chance to read for free

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although the Morinville Public Library is more than just books these days, the printed word is still its stock and trade. Next week the library will be joining with libraries throughout the nation in defending intellectual freedom and the right to curl up with a good book, no matter what ideas and concepts those books may contain… […]

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Local News

Around the town – midweek edition

Man of the hour
Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta,the Honourable Ken Kowalski,was honoured at the Queen’s Jubilee Celebration held at the Morinville Legion Feb. 20…. […]

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Morinville education bill to be tabled Wednesday

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Legislation is to be tabled Wednesday that seeks to resolve the issue of non-faith-based education in Morinville. Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk announced he will table The St. Albert and Sturgeon Valley School Districts establishments act in the Legislature Feb. 21 around 3 p.m. A media conference on the proposed legislation is scheduled for 3:30 p.m… […]

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Morinville Sports

One contest left in CJHL first round

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Jets still have a few days before entering the second round of playoffs. The club’s regular season first place divisional finish gave the Jets a fist round bye and home ice advantage heading into round 2… […]

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Police briefs

Watch out for charity scams

Morinville RCMP is reminding residents and businesses to be wary of false charity scams. Police are advising residents of the things to ask and look for when a canvasser comes knocking looking for donations… […]

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Local News

Snowman Contest packs together some creative entries

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A lack of snow and warmer weather did not deter a number of Morinville families from getting creative in the snow. This year’s Snowman Competition entries, in keeping with the purpose of the holiday, were tasked with building their snowmen into active family units having fun. Additionally, snowmen arrangements were in keeping with Morinville’s participation in the ChooseWell initiative, a provincial campaign for healthy and active lifestyles… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville Family Day weekend a success

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Organizers of this year’s Family Day festival are calling the cooperative initiative a big success. This year Morinville’s Community Services Department teamed up with the Morinville Fish and Game Association and the Royal Canadian Legion’s Women’s Auxiliary to cross promote a weekend’s worth of activities for all ages… […]

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Morinville Sports

Wolves experience mixed results over long weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – The MCHS senior boys and girls took to the courts in separate tournaments over the Family Day long weekend but ended their contests with different results. The boys took third in their home tournament Saturday night while the girls pulled off their third consecutive tournament win in Lacombe… […]