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Morinville News

Photo radar tickets up in first quarter

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Traffic and traffic violation tickets were both up double digits in the first quarter of 2012. Educational speed signs on 100 Avenue monitored more than 500,000 vehicles between January and March of this year, a 10 per cent increase over the same period of 2011. Tickets issued at the community’s 20 photo radar locations were up 12 per cent over the same period of 2011… […]

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Morinville News

Few bylaw tickets being issued in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – First quarter statistics released at the May 8 meeting of Morinville Town Council show peace officers responded to 65 per cent more bylaw matters than in the last quarter of 2011. During the quarter peace officers dealt with 370 bylaw-related issues but issued only eight tickets … […]

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Local News

Clean Sweep pitches in to beautify town

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – Wednesday town staff, business owners, students and residents gathered together for one common cause -cleaning up Morinville. Operation Clean Sweep, Morinville’s contribution to Pitch-In Canada’s nationwide initiative to clean up our own backyards is a noble endeavour designed to make Morinville look a little better to residents and visitors… […]

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Morinville News

Notre Dame Relay Team ready to run

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The 21 Notre Dame Grades 3, 4 and 5 Relay Team members are ready to go said Physical Education teacher Tina McKinnon. The Relay team members will be leaving Wednesday afternoon to participate in the St. Albert 17th Annual School Relay Meet to be held at the Fowler Athletic Park… […]

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Morinville News

Enforcement will be pursued with Champion

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Despite what Morinville’s Chief Administrative Officer Debbie Oyarzun said was the best efforts on behalf of the Town to reach a compliance agreement with Champion Petfoods over outstanding odour issues, such an agreement has not been possible. Reading from a prepared statement to Morinville Town Council Tuesday night, Oyarzun said it is no longer recommended that the Town continue its ongoing forbearance… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: In praise of our mothers

You’d think that carrying a baby around for nine months, then enduring the unimaginable agony of child birth would be the last thing a mother should ever have to do for her child. But we know that simply isn’t the case because motherhood is a life-long job… […]

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Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County crime levels down in first quarter

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – Criminals got off to a slow start in 2012, something the County and police are hoping maintains through the remaining three quarters of the year. Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards visited County Council Tuesday morning with his quarterly update on policing in the County… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville residents charged with trafficking

By Morinville News Staff

St. Albert – Two Morinville residents have each been charged with one count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and one count of possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000… […]

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Province

Redford swears in new cabinet

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Two weeks after winning a majority in the provincial election, Premier Alison Redford swore in her new reduced cabinet Tuesday afternoon… […]

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Morinville News

Smokin’ Elk Ranch barn goes up in flames

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – A mid-morning fire Tuesday destroyed a tin barn at the Smokin’ Elk Ranch just outside Morinville and caused an estimated $600,000 to $700,000 in damages. Crews were called in from Morinville, Sturgeon County, Legal and Namao to combat the fire.

Morinville Fire Department Captain Brian Johnston, incident commander on the fire call, said the department was called to a non-residential outdoor structure fire around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and arrived… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville Youth Centre targeted a third time

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Scofflaws have made a third attempt to gain access to the Morinville Youth Centre, located across the road from the Ray McDonald Sports Centre. Recently, would-be thieves tried to gain access to the centre by using a blow torch… […]

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Arts & Culture

Metal Mayhem coming to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Friday night will see the doors blasted off the Morinville Community Cultural Centre as Morinville Music Mayhem hits the stage with a number of Edmonton-based metal acts taking to the stage. The all-ages concert, set to run May 11 from 7 p.m. until midnight, is a fundraiser for Morinville’s Youth in Action Committee and youth programming in the community… […]

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Arts & Culture

Music school expands into music store

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – There have been plenty of students over the years that have walked in and out of Smith Music with a guitar. Now they can walk in without one and walk out with one. The music school and recording studio has now expanded its offerings to include the sale of guitars and accessories… […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville – a community on the run

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Whether inside or outside, on the sidewalk or on the trail – Morinville residents like to run. With warmer days upon us and streets swept and cleaned, residents can be seen jogging and running throughout the community to keep fit or to get fit… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Town Talk – Property Taxes

You will be receiving your property assessment and tax notice for 2012. If you have any questions regarding the assessment of your property please do not hesitate to call us at 780-939-4361… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Time and place for fog lights

Dear Editor,

When I took Drivers Education a year ago, they told us that we shouldn’t drive with our high beams on when in traffic. The fog lights on a car do about the same thing. But what is the difference?… […]