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Monday Morning News – Feb. 20 edition

The Feb. 20 issue of Monday Morning News hits store counters and shelves Monday morning. This week’s issue is 32 pages of news, views and things to see and do in Morinville all bundled up into one weekly community magazine… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Children should be seen and not heard

Listening to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta last week for three days waiting for Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk to drop a bill on the table related to the future of education in Morinville was a waste of time on two fronts. Seven hours into the exercise, we were alerted via Twitter that the Minister “hoped” to lay it all … […]

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Local News

Local scouts ready to light their torches

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – Local scouts are getting ready to spark their torches in honour of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the scouting movement. The members of 1st Morinville Scouting will take part in a Torch Light Parade Feb. 22, running from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m… […]

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Arts & Culture

What’s on during the long weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – There’s plenty to see and do in Morinville this long weekend. Whether you like sports or music or something for the kids to do, there are events lined up throughout the town… […]

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Mayor loses third race in the past year

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi’s bid to be the next Capital Region Board (CRB) chair was defeated Thursday morning after St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse was elected to the post. The CRB is a provincially-mandated group of municipal leaders in and around Edmonton who work together on areas of common interest… […]

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Municipalities learn how much MSI funding they will receive

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – A couple days after Alberta Urban Municipalities Association President Linda Sloan drew media attention for alleged comments on pork barrel funding of municipalities through the province’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative program, the province unveiled Thursday just how much Alberta communities are set to receive this year… […]

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The week in photos

Bride Rebecca and groom Phil Bonneteau pose with the bride’s grandparents Thelma and Keith Everitt at the Chateau Sturgeon Lodge in Legal on Tuesday… […]

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Enbridge Northern Gateway comment sparks some debate

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A letter of comment on the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project sparked some friendly debate among Morinville Town Council Feb. 14. Administration had asked council to approve a letter of comment to be submitted to the regulatory review process now underway on the $5.5 billion project that would allow bitumen to be piped from Alberta to the BC coast, there to be transported to emerging Asian markets… […]

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Council raises mild stink with Champion Petfoods

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There were no Valentine’s Day cards exchanged between Champion Petfoods and the Town of Morinville Feb. 14, but the relationship between the local manufacturer and Council didn’t seem particularly strained after Council voted unanimously in favour of pursuing a compliance agreement with Champion to resolve the outstanding odour issue… […]

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Morinville Sports

Midget Road Runners end season undefeated

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – It was an undefeated season for the Morinville Road Runners Midget Girls team this season. The fourteen girls from Morinville and Sturgeon County began the Edmonton Youth Basketball season back in October and ran through 15 straight wins… […]

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Around the schools

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Teachers, staff, students and parents all gathered at the Parish Hall Tuesday afternoon for a surprise teacher appreciation party for Morinville Public Elementary School (MPES) teachers… […]

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Province

Province tables education act

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – After a series of consultations with school boards, education stakeholders and Albertans, the province tabled and gave first reading to the Education Act Tuesday afternoon… […]

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Local News

County to support Morinville water line work

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Council voted unanimously to fund $58,250 out of reserves to pay the County’s share of work being done on the Morinville Waterline this year. The project, believed to cost $200,000, will replace three water valves on the Morinville Waterline that were installed in 1986 and in need of repair. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012… […]

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Crime down in most areas in Sturgeon County

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Crime was down or holding at previous levels in Sturgeon County in 2011. That was the word from Morinville RCMP Staff Sargent Mac Richards to County Council Feb. 14. Richards delivered his quarterly policing report as well as a year in review for 2011… […]

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Sturgeon County picks its stars

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – There may have been no red carpet for winners and nominees to tread upon, but Sturgeon County employees recently recognized some of their own through the County’s STAR (Sturgeon Team Appreciation and Recognition) program… […]

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County hires governance consultant

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Sturgeon County – County Council voted 4-0 Feb. 15 in favour of hiring Chris Sheard of Fairman Holt Inc. to work with Sturgeon County Council in order for it to become an effective and functional governance body… […]