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Morinville News

Community Gardens cooking up something new

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A $2,000 gift from the Morinville Centennial Celebrations Committee is launching another local group on the road to helping people with healthy and homemade eating. The Morinville Community Gardens recently received a cheque from the committee to continue a project they had initiated during the centennial year, a cookbook of local recipes.

Morinville Community Gardens spokesperson Valerie Loseth said the Centennial Celebrations Committee had collected the recipes and thought her group was the one to continue the project. “They thought that because we are into sustainable living… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial – Election season has begun

Newton’s laws of motion state the relationship between the forces acting on an object and its motion in relationship to those forces. In short: An object in motion stays in motion. An object at rest stays at rest.

These laws are certainly true with respect to Morinville Town Council. Those members of Council who took their mandate seriously will stay… […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets on the win

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With a full roster back on the ice, the Morinville Jets picked up their third consecutive win Sunday night, a 5-2 victory over the visiting North Edmonton Red Wings. Hot on the heels of a winning streak of their own, the Red Wings were unable to advance beyond the two points they earned in the first period… […]

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Arts & Culture

Battle of the Boxes picks its winners

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two families and two local businesses walked away with prizes at the conclusion of the Battle of the Boxes Saturday afternoon. The event, which had competitors taking left over packaging and turning it into creative works, drew eight competitors and a lot of interest among library patrons who voted on the entries over the past week… […]

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Morinville Sports

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Eli Swanson of the Novice 3A Mustangs

Eli was awarded the “Golden Jersey” after playing a very solid game at defence. He held the blue line in the opponent’s zone very well, had numerous take-aways, and hustled back hard every time. Eli also made smart, crisp passes to both his de- fence partner and the forwards, cleared the puck away from the front of our net… […]

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Arts & Culture

Jake’s Gift coming to cultural centre

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There have been many acts that have crossed the stage at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Few of those acts have been plays. Fewer have been plays performed by a single actor.

Jake’s Gift is a multi-award winning Canadian play written and performed by Julia Mackey that will be performed at the cultural centre Jan. 24… […]

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Morinville News

Recreational open house looks at the future of region’s needs

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – About 60 residents attended a Regional Recreation Master Plan open house at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Thursday night. The joint efforts of six municipalities were thrown up on easels for residents to take a look at and give their thoughts on. The Sturgeon Regional Partnership of Bon Accord, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Sturgeon County and Redwater laid out their second stage of efforts on a Regional Recreation Master Plan at open houses held at several County locations this week. Morinville was the final stop. This week’s efforts follow on a series of open houses held in October… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Speak up on how your recreation dollars will be spent

Twelve seniors walk into an open house and tell a handful of consultants that what the region really needs are cribbage halls in every community.

Consultants, wanting desperately to write something on those big easels they like to cart around with them everywhere, write down the input and take it back to the municipalities in Sturgeon County… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville Traffic Safety Bylaw passes second reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A new bylaw that will consolidate existing rules while adding a number more made it a little further to becoming Town of Morinville law Jan. 8. Council gave unanimous second reading to the new Traffic Safety Bylaw.

Although the document was reviewed by the RCMP, Community Peace Officers, Public Works, the Traffic Safety Committee and the Town’s executive team, David Schaefer, Morinville’s Director of Corporate Services, is taking the bylaw through three separate readings on three separate nights to make sure the document is worded in such a manner that it will be … […]