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Local News

Wednesday Print Edition Download

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. Look for the Morinville Christmas Celebration program … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

Don’t know what to make of this whole Mayan calendar business. It’s either a case of they run out of rock to write on or they were super smart and Friday is game over for mankind. Here are my thoughts on all of it… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville Councillor reveals by-election campaign contributions

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One candidate in last summer’s municipal by-election told voters he supported local businesses, but disclosure information reveals he also had the financial support of one major local business. Councillor Sheldon Fingler has disclosed that Champion Petfoods donated $4,700 to his campaign bid for a seat on Council.

Under provincial legislation, all municipal candidates must disclose campaign donations within 90 days of the election. In response to a Morinville News inquiry ahead of that date, Fingler confirmed the local manufacturer donated the sum to his campaign, an amount $300 shy of the $5,000 maximum contribution allowed… […]

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Local News

Candy Cane Check Stop seeks educate on the dangers of impaired driving

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Motorists travelling along 100 Avenue can expect a momentary delay and a candy cane this Friday. The Town of Morinville will be bringing together emergency service professionals for a Candy Cane Check Stop from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 21 in front of Town Hall.

David Schaefer, Morinville’s Director of Corporate Operations, said the event is an opportunity for all emergency services to be out on the street passing out candy canes and passing on the message that Christmas season is… […]

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Morinville News

Weekend in photos

The Grinch visited with Heritage Lodge resident Zoraida Barton-Cottle Friday morning. The famous character made several stops around town to bring a little Christmas cheer. – Lucie Roy Photos […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets lose a close one on the road

By Stephen Dafoe

Wetaskiwin – After an impressive 9-3 victory over the visiting Edmonton Mustangs Friday night, the Jets took to the road Sunday afternoon for a disappointing turn of events. After leading 2-1 at the end of the first period, the Jets fell to a 5-4 decision by the end of the game. Sunday’s loss brings the Jets to a 13-10-0 record 23 games in, slightly less than the 17-8-2 record the club held by Christmas break 2011… […]

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Legal

Traffic fatality north of Morinville

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A multi-vehicle collision north of Morinville Friday night has claimed a man’s life. Police responded to the collision on Highway 2, just south of the Town of Legal, around 6:30 p.m. […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets win big Friday

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Jets earned a 9-3 victory of the visiting Edmonton Mustangs Friday night, a come-from-behind effort that put another two points on the club’s tally…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Morinville Christmas tradition marred by Town corruption

By Stephen Dafoe

Gather around any office these days and you will find Christmas tinsel and Christmas treats in equal supply.

Recently, Town of Morinville employees have been spending their breaks and after hours decorating their offices in preparation for the Annual Best Dressed Desk Competition, an interoffice challenge that offers more than mere bragging rights – it offers Tim Horton’s gift cards… […]

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Local News

Morinville Council briefs

Narrower lots approved for Champagne District

Landrex Inc. was given the green light Tuesday night for their plans to have narrower lots in the Champagne District. After a public hearing, Council gave second and third reading to an amendment to the area structure plan that would change the designation from medium-density residential to low-density residential… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville taxpayers looking at a 2 per cent increase in 2013

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council gave third and final reading to the 2013 operational and capital budgets Dec. 11, paving the way for the Town to go ahead with proposed projects next year. Ratepayers are on track to pay an additional 2 per cent on their spring tax bills to support the budget; however, a combination of property assessments and the setting of the mil rate next spring will ultimately determine just how much taxes will go up… […]