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Morinville News

Fire training facility amendment passes third reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville –Town Council gave unanimous second and third reading to a bylaw that will allow town property to be used for a new joint training facility for Morinville and St. Albert firefighters. Council had previously given thumbs up Aug. 28 to allow the Morinville Fire Department to enter into a joint use agreement with their St. Albert counterparts,.. […]

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Sturgeon Victim Services reaches milestone

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Cake was cut, wheels were spun, and plenty of information was presented in the entrance of Town Hall Monday afternoon. Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) have been making the rounds of the municipalities they serve in recognition of providing those services for the past two decades.

Program Coordinator Donna McPherson said victim services have existed in the province for 30 years. The Sturgeon Victim Services unit has been around for two thirds of that time. “We’re one of the longer-running programs… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville woman publishes first children’s book

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local woman has taken stories she once told her children and turned them into an illustrated children’s book for others to enjoy. Liz von Kanel, a resident of Morinville, has recently published A Search for Cuddles and Jonathan’s Dream, two stories compiled into her first book…. […]

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Morinville Jets open season with mixed results

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Jets entered the Capital Junior Hockey League’s 2012/2013 season with one win and one loss. The club pulled off a 5-2 win over the Stony Plain Flyers Friday night and followed it Sunday night with a 6-4 deficit with the Spruce Grove Regals. Although Sunday night’s contest was a home game, fans had to travel to Servus Place in St. Albert to see it due to a lack of ice in Morinville’s rink.,, […]

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École Notre Dame evacuated Sunday night

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Alta Gas joined Morinville firefighters and RCMP at École Notre Dame Elementary School Sunday night after a report was received of a gas smell in the playground area. Police quickly evacuated a few children… […]

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Local News

Weekend in photos

A magic event
Magician Henry Parker performed for the more than 100 people at Heritage Lodge Friday afternoon. In recognition of Sturgeon
Foundation and their milestone of 50 years, the Lodge held a party for residents… […]

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Arts & Culture

Alberta Culture Days alive in Morinville this weekend

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Arts and culture take centre stage in town, figuratively and literally, this weekend. The Morinville Community Cultural Centre will host five separate events, each providing a connection to arts and culture and each catering to a different taste… […]

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Morinville News

New store offers a variety of goods

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A step into the doorway of This & That, located in the old Movie Gallery location, is all you need to see the business has a lot of stuff … this and that, as the name would imply. Whether it is year round offerings, including crafting supplies, party supplies, housewares and odds and sods for men or more seasonal… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: From the desk of financial services

In the municipal world, fall signifies the commencement of budgeting for the next fiscal year.

Council and Administration have been busy over the past few weeks preparing the 2013 Business Plan and Budget. These documents will
be brought forward for first reading later in October. First… […]

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Morinville News

Open house to tackle two Town of Morinville projects

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Residents and business owners are being invited to an open house Wednesday night that will offer information on two projects critical to future economic development in Morinville’s downtown core. The Coeur de Morinville Area Structure Plan (ASP) and Highway 642 Functional Planning Study Joint Open House is set to run Sept. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30pm at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. .. […]

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Morinville News

Morinville Baptist Church destroyed in weekend fire

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Firefighters were still pulling contents from the burned remains of Morinville Baptist Church Saturday morning after an early morning fire destroyed the church located at 431 Grandin Drive.

Ken Thiemann, Morinville Fire Department’s Deputy Chief of Operations (DCO) said… […]

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Morinville News

New Morinville Councillor member ready to roll

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Councillor-Elect Sheldon Fingler will have little time to catch his breath after Thursday night’s by-election win. Set to be sworn in Monday night, Fingler will dive right in to his first council meeting and head off to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association annual gathering the next morning… […]

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Legal

Legal playground equipment gets its official launch

By Lucie Roy

Legal School held their Meet the Staff Night and Grand Opening of the School Playground on Thursday night. More than 150 parents, guests and students were in attendance for the barbecue and opening…. […]

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Morinville News

Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch says farewell to Morinville’s top cop

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Members of the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch (SRCW) and other well-wishers gathered at the provincial building Thursday night to say farewell to Staff Sergeant Mac Richards who leaves for a post in British Columbia Sept. 26… […]

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Local News

Fingler wins vacant Morinville Council seat by narrow margin

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sheldon Fingler will be sworn in as councillor Monday night by Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec after winning the majority of votes in Thursday’s municipal by-election. Fingler received 263 votes, beating his closest rival, Kevin Wedick, by 32 votes.

Fingler is the owner of Infinite Event Services and is perhaps best known in the community for his involvement with the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce. The candidate ran a strong campaign through the election… […]