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Morinville

The day in photos

Saying farewell
École Georges P. Vanier teachers and staff gathered together outside the school for a farewell photo June 28. With the transfer of the school to Sturgeon School Division in July, Principal Susan Coates will transfer to a St. Albert School. Other staff will make the move to Notre Dame… […]

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Morinville Sports

Bike rodeo pedals into summer on the right path

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A rodeo was held at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre parking lot Thursday night, and although there was no barrel racing or steer wrestling going on, children had the opportunity to learn the ropes on bicycle safety. The bike rodeo, put on by Morinville’s Community Peace Officers, drew about 35 children and their parents for an evening of educational fun. Children rotated through a number of stations… […]

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Legal

Police briefs

Theft from vehicles in Bon Accord

In the early morning of June 16, several vehicles parked on 90 Street near 99 Avenue in Bon Accord had damage to their side mirrors. Morinville RCMP are still looking for possible witness to this event… […]

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Schools and youth

Familiar face says goodbye to Notre Dame

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Wednesday was a time for farewells and new opportunities at Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School. The school held their Closing Ceremony in the school’s gymnasium Wednesday afternnon. At the closing Principal Pelletier thanked the School Council and the Parents Fundraising Association for their efforts, but spent the much of her focus on retiring and transferring staff… […]

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Uncategorized

Morinville Council shuffles funding for park plans

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town will not be building any new parks in 2012 after Council voted unanimously to reallocate funds earmarked for the development of a park in the Lakes-Champagne District to a series of site plans for three future parks, including the Lakes play area… […]

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Morinville

Businesses will get tax break to develop vacant lots

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two weeks after getting a gentle nudge from local businessman Tom Hammond, Morinville Town Council unanimously approved a new policy that will give non-residential property owners a little tax break for developing their properties.

Hammond, who is building the new Morinville Auto Body shop on 100 Street, approached Council June 12 asking them to consider implementing the tax incentive they had a few years ago. Administration was directed to return two weeks later with something for Council to look at. .. […]

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Morinville

The Morinville News Print Edition

Our Wednesday print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday morning. This week’s edition contains our special St. Jean Baptiste Festival wrap up with plenty of photos from the weekend’s… […]

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Morinville

Around the town – midweek edition

Notre Dame School held a Fun Day for the Grade 1 to 5 students June 26. The Grade 3 to 4 students participated in some outdoor activities in the afternoon, which consisted of eight stations with 15 minutes at each. The Morinville Fire Department had Truck No.3 on the scene, a visit that seemed to pleaser the students who had an opportunity to see the truck close up, try on the fire crew hat and jacket,… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Miscreants will be miscreants

As most people in the community are aware, a quiet little Morinville neighbourhood got blanketed with graffiti last week, a collection of slogans, phrases and symbols related to hip hop, heavy metal, and horror movie culture. For those of you unaware, we have a full story here… […]

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Arts & Culture

Vignettes tell a bit of Morinville’s history

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Seven recently unveiled paintings in St. Jean Baptiste Park continue a longstanding tradition in the park – telling the community’s history where it all began. The paintings, called vignettes, were unveiled June 23 during St. Jean Baptiste Festival 2012, but the work of researching and preparing them began last fall… […]