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Morinville News

Morinville will hold by-election this fall

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Veteran Morinville Town Councillor Ben Van de Walle has stepped down after being recently diagnosed with leukemia, prompting a by-election to fill his vacant council seat. Council called a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to decide if a by-election would be held to fill the seat.

“He just felt with his health he wouldn’t be able to carry on his duties as councillor,” said Debbie Oyarzun, Morinville’s Chief Administrative officer, adding Councillor Van de Walle submitted his resignation July 16… […]

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Local News

Our Wednesday Print Edition

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday morning. This week’s edition contains our regular roundup of news on your community. … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

Joe was impressed with the 1,300 plus people riding in the Tour de l’ Alberta and is currently glued to the TV watching the Olympics. Here are some of his thoughts on sports… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville teen on mission trip in Africa

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – An MCHS student is on a summer adventure in Africa in the hopes of bringing hope to the people of Rwanda and Kenya. Sixteen-year-old Michala Fraser leaves Aug. 1 for a 16-day trip to the trouble-torn countries as part of Home of Hope, a mission program run by Red Deer church Word of Life. She is one of 18 people making the trip and has fundraised in excess of the $5,000 cost to make the humanitarian excursion… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: People, programs, policies

We were sorry to learn of the resignation of Morinville’s youth worker A.D. Richardson last Friday. The 20-something came to Morinville in the fall of 2011 with some big ideas on rallying the youth of this community to do great things, and while many of those things did not rise to the levels expected, the varied success is as much to do with the fickle nature of teens… […]

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Morinville News

Kubinek speaks on Cardiff overpass

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinek says she has recently put in a request for information with Alberta Transportation on the proposed Cardiff overpass and received some answers.

“The plans are all done,” she said. “It’s all ready to go except the acquisition of the land, and they are trying hard to get it done. Alberta Transportation is trying to get all the paperwork finished so that they can start it.”… […]

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Arts & Culture

Local woman finds creative outlet with beads

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Whether it is paint, charcoal or some other medium, the artist loads their palate with a myriad of colours, hues and shades that will allow them to capture what their mind envisions. There is no paint on Morinville resident Denise Cullen’s palate. Her palate is comprised of trays and trays of beads… […]

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Morinville Sports

Reaume returns with medals

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A local kayaker and Georges H. Primeau students is returning to Morinville with two medals from the Alberta Summer Games, held in Lethbridge over the weekend… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: It’s all about people

The strength of any business lies with its people. The same can be said of communities, government organizations and businesses. It is the people that create and implement the programs, services and ideas that make things move… […]

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Arts & Culture

Fête au Village celebrates 50 years [PHOTOS]

Photos by Lucie Roy and Stephen Dafoe

Legal’s Fête au Village turned 50 over the weekend and the community put together a celebration worthy of a half century of existence. Here are some photographic highlights of the weekend’s entertainment… […]

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Arts & Culture

Farmers’ Market takes it to the streets

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Friday’s Farmers’ Market offered something a little extra besides the crafts and produce regularly found in the Parish Hall parking lot each week. A carnival atmosphere descended on the market, complete with inflatable children’s amusements, a fundraising dunk tank, and a collection of street performers to entertain the crowds… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville’s youth worker resigns

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A woman popular with many Morinville youth will no longer be a familiar face in the Town of Morinville’s Community Services Department. A. D. Richardson, who began with the department last October, submitted her resignation July 25. Her final day is Aug. 8.

Richardson, easily identified and identifiable with youth with her piercings, multiple tattoos, and office full of pop culture… […]

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Morinville News

Integra Tire gets race fans’ motors running

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Integra Tire had some high powered help in showing the benefits of Firestone and Bridgestone tires Thursday afternoon; the presence of the Bridgestone and Firestone Performance Trailer, a long box full of racing vehicles sure to whet the appetites of motoring fans… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville gardeners bloom in best garden competition

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – It was two green thumbs up for local gardeners Thursday morning as judges made the rounds of front and back yards looking for this year’s winners of the Morinville Best Gardens Competition.

As in previous years, residents were asked to nominate themselves and their neighbours in four categories of competition: Overall front to back appeal, container gardens, perennial gardens and outdoor living space… […]

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Morinville News

Storseth makes Rotary stop in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Westlock-St. Paul MP Brian Storseth paid a visit to the Morinville Rotary Club July 25, an early morning stop on the heels of his town hall meeting in Fedorah July 24, a meeting that drew about 20 people to hear the MP speak on his private member’s bill to repeal Section 13 of the Canada Human Rights Act…. […]