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Cold feet and warm hearts ready to walk for the homeless

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s a chilly Saturday afternoon at the Morinville Fish and Game Association’s pond when six local residents take to the trail for a photo opportunity. The Weather Network says it’s -6 that afternoon but the wind whipping across the frozen ice begs to differ. It’s saying it’s at least -12 and with each breeze proclaims that it’s just too cold to be standing around for too long. While the participants grumble about the chill cutting through them like an icy knife, they each know that a warm car and a warm house are not far away, both material objects they have unfettered access to… […]

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WWW.NewWebsiteForTheCounty.com

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sturgeon County will be flicking the switch on its new website Valentine’s Day and are hoping County residents will love the new look and new user friendly interfaces. The website, located at sturgeoncounty.ca, offers visitors easier navigation to allow ratepayers and visitors to find what they are looking for faster.
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Morinville Jets end regular season in first place

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sunday night’s season finale wasn’t the game outcome the Morinville Jets were hoping for, but it was the regular season finish they’d been building towards all season long. Despite being beaten 4-2 by the visiting Beverly Warriors, the Jets ended the 2011-2012 CJHL regular season with a first place finish in the West Division, a position that not only gives them a first round bye but also home-ice advantage heading into round 2… […]

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Arts & Culture

Former Morinville resident to publish first book

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A former Morinville resident is hard at work on her first book, a work of non-fiction about her great-great-grandmother’s life as a midwife in post war Italy. Jessica Kluthe, who grew up in the community and still frequently visits family here, recently received a contract for her book from Victoria-based Brindle & Glass… […]

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Monday Morning news – Feb. 13 edition

The Feb. 13 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… […]

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Comedy master Lorne Elliott comes to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Laughter filled the Community Cultural Centre Friday night as comedian and musician Lorne Elliott unfolded his Upside of the Downturn show on a Morinville audience. Elliott, who has performed around the world and who has opened for Rodney Dangerfield and Jay Leno, is best known as the host of CBC Radio’s Madly Off in All Directions, which ran for 11 seasons… […]

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The week in photos

Morinville Community High School teacher Neil Korotash and three students pose for a photo op during the Mardi Gras Dance held Feb. 8, a fundraiser for the school’s mission trip to New Orleans this spring… […]

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Oil field equipment stolen

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – RCMP are looking for help in uncovering who stole some oilfield equipment early this week. The Morinville Detachment received a complaint on the afternoon of Feb. 7 that equipment had been taken from a well site located at Range Road 241 and Township Road 564… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets will sit out first round of playoffs

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There was little discouragement in the Jets camp Wednesday night after the club was defeated 4-3 in a shootout with the Edmonton Mustangs. The loss gave the Jets one point for their troubles, and one point was all the club needed to ensure they got a first round playoff bye… […]

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Morinville principals changing schools

By Lucie Roy

Morinville– Assemblies were held at Notre Dame and Georges P. Vanier Elementary Wednesday afternoon to give an opportunity for the staff and students to say goodbye. But the songs, cheers, words, tears and hugs weren’t because the students were leaving for an extended weekend off school… […]

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Federal census shows even higher population numbers for Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Population has grown 26.5 per cent over the past five years according to federal census data released Feb. 8. Morinville’s population is recorded as 8,569 residents in 2011, an increase of 1,794 residents from the 6,775 recorded in the 2006 federal census… […]

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Counterfeiting a multi-denominational affair

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – When people think of counterfeit money, they often think about scrutinizing that funny looking $100 bill or getting a bum $20 back in change at a convenience store. What few people may be aware of is counterfeit currency comes in all denominations, right down to that loonie or twoonie in your change dish… […]

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County looking to attract foreign investors

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – The County will be pursuing some foreign investment after receiving some federal grant money to do so. Sturgeon County was recently awarded $7,650 from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada to develop industry sector profiles to promote and sustain direct foreign investment in Sturgeon County… […]

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Jets playoff bound

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Back-to-back wins over the weekend propelled the Morinville Jets closer to sitting out the first round of CJHL playoffs this season. The Jets travelled to Fort Saskatchewan Friday night and picked up an 8-1 win over the Hawks. Sunday’s home-ice game against the visiting North Edmonton Red Wings resulted in an 8-5 victory for the Jets… […]

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Lorne Elliott coming to Morinville Friday

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Comedian, storyteller, musician and playwright Lorne Elliott brings his one-man show to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Friday night. Dubbed the King of Canadian Comedy, Elliott is the second comedian to take to the stage in the Centennial concert Series… […]

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Police briefs

Mischief to local hair salon

GV’s Hair Salon in Morinville had two of their windows broken with a rock recently. RCMP said the incident took place sometime between Jan. 24 and 25. Entry was not gained… […]