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Province

Labour Day long weekend sees plenty of speeders

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – The province released its long weekend traffic statistics Wednesday afternoon. Police stopped and ticketed 4,051 speeders between Aug. 31 and Sept. 3 on the province’s highways… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Open letter to by-election candidates

Dear Candidates,

My name is Robert Ladouceur and I am a proud resident of our wonderful community. I am born and raised in Fort McMurray and I remember what a wonderful community it was in the late 80s and early 90s when I was growing up. When it was time for my family and I to pick up and leave, I wanted to look for a community where I could raise my daughters that was safe, affordable, comfortable, moving forward and friendly. I considered a lot of communities including Gibbons, Redwater and some others… […]

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Morinville News

Champion Petfoods behind recent Morinville phone survey

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Champion Petfoods announced Wednesday it was behind a recent telephone survey of Morinville residents asking questions on local issues and concerns as well as levels of trust in current Council, business leaders and the media.

Champion’s President and CEO Frank Burdzy told Morinville News one of the reasons was to gauge where the company should be investing their community dollars… […]

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Legal

The week in photos so far

Layin’ pipe
Work is underway in the fields located on both sides of Secondary Highway 651 leading into the town of Legal. The construction is the 301-km Rainbow Pipeline II (RPII) system from the hubs located near Edmonton to the Nipisi area… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville Jets veteran killed in weekend accident

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Jets will take to the ice this season with one less jersey number. In memory of former team captain Nick McRae, who died Sept. 3, the club has decided to retire the jersey… […]

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Morinville News

First day of school active for both divisions

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – New clothes, new binders and new schools were the order of the day for many Morinville students Tuesday morning. Principals report active and productive opening days at Notre Dame Elementary School, Georges H. Primeau Middle School and Morinville Public Elementary School.

The transfer of the Georges P. Vanier School to Sturgeon School Division this summer coincided with the addition of modular units to Notre Dame and the plan to shift Grade 5 students to Primeau to learn alongside the school’s Grades 6-8 students… […]

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Morinville News

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 is 32 pages of our regular round up of local relevant news plus responses to this week’s election question from each of the six … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Progressive views – Marijuana Prohibition a Failure

By Tristan Turner

As with all drugs, I have nothing but contempt for marijuana. To me, the consumption of any substance that causes any level of inebriation, addiction, intemperance or long-term health issues should be avoided diligently. I loathe Marijuana – so why do I believe it should be legalized and federally regulated, like tobacco?… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: From the desk of the CAO

By Debbie Oyarzun, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Morinville

The arrival of September brings a few important items to the forefront: With the start of a new school year, please keep our children safe by following the rules of the road and taking extra care when driving… […]

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Province

Penalties not limits change

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The province’s next phase in its impaired driving legislation took effect Sept. 1, but there is still some confusion on what has changed. Under the new legislation police can issue stiffer penalties for drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) between .05 and .08… […]

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Arts & Culture

A passion for dance

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Students returned to school Tuesday morning to learn reading, writing and arithmetic, all part of the Alberta Curriculum, but classes of a different sort have are ready to begin at Morinville’s Dance Connection… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

By-election Candidate Questions Week 1

The Morinville News presents the first in a weekly series of questions to candidates leading up to the Sept. 20 election.. QUESTION: With a residential / business tax split of approximately 93 per cent / seven per cent, it is clear Morinville should be attracting new businesses to town to reduce the tax burden… […]

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Local News

Cultural Centre to announce 2012 / 2013 series next week

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Community Services will be holding a party next week to inform residents about what opportunities exist in the community and to allow the Cultural Centre to unveil its 2012 / 2013 arts and entertainment programing… […]

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Local News

Library ready to pull down the curtains

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Morinville – The big blue curtains will be pulled down and the brown paper removed from the windows when the Morinville Community Library opens Tuesday morning. Plans to have the new expanded library facility ready to roll the end of August met their targets and library staff are excited to unveil the new library to patrons… […]