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Arts & Culture

Vignettes and tableaus provide artistic and historical backdrop to park

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – Visitors to this year’s festival opening ceremonies in St. Jean Baptiste Park will have the opportunity to see six of seven new pieces of art the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society have commissioned for the park.

MHCS executive member Andre Noel said between 1891 and 1899 Father Jean Baptiste Morin brought more than 620 francophone and German families to the area, settlers who settled on First Nation’s traditional land… […]

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Local News

The weekend in photos

Hold my beer

Country singer Aaron Pritchett performs at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Friday night. The Canadian country Music Association award winner was the evening’s entertainment for a Morinville Rotary Club fundraiser. – Stephen Dafoe Photo… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Morinville News Poll: Election 2013 Results

Mayor Paul Krauskopf’s June 11 announcement that he will not seek re-election after 15 years of service to the community as an elected official opens the mayor’s chair to any number of candidates come the Sept. 23 Nomination Day. Prior to Councillor Lisa Holmes’ announcement she would run for the seat, Morinville News hosted an online poll to see where the five current members.. […]

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Arts & Culture

Sweeney Todd’s Nick Gilder still loving it

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Saturday night’s fireworks will be a fitting backdrop to the evening’s major St. Jean Baptiste Festival concert. Nick Gilder and the Sweeny Todd Group take to the stage of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre June 22 for the second night of high energy festival entertainment. Opening for Gilder and his band are Whiskey Boyz…. […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville’s big weekend almost here

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Our Community, Our Heritage, Our Pride is the slogan of three days of festivities this weekend. The 2013 St. Jean Baptiste Festival will run June 21 to 23 at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre and other venues in town… […]

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Local News

MCHS teacher retires after 33 years of service in education

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There were many laughs and a few tears Friday night at the Morinville Rendez-vous Centre where stories about retiring Morinville Community High School teacher Laverne Dewald were shared by colleagues, former students and friends. The evening included a 20-minute documentary on Dewald’s career in Morinville that was produced by students… […]

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Local News

Downtown Area Structure plan a go

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council gave unanimous second and third reading to a slightly amended Coeur de Morinville Area Structure Plan (ASP) June 11, putting the seal of approval on a project Planning and Development has spent the last year on. The ASP creates policy direction on how downtown Morinville, including 100 Avenue, 100 Street and the adjacent neighbourhoods should develop and evolve over a number of years… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: From the Desk of Mayor Paul Krauskopf

The St. Jean Baptiste Festival is upon us, and I would like to personally invite all of you for a FREE breakfast! Please join Council and myself on Saturday June 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in front of Town Hall as we flip pancakes and serve you sausages… […]

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Morinville News

Holmes running for mayor of Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Councillor Lisa Holmes, currently serving her turn as Deputy Mayor, has announced she will run for Mayor of Morinville in the fall General Municipal Election.

Holmes moved to Morinville four years ago with her family and was elected three years ago with 1,007 votes. The then political newcomer took third place in the 2010 Council race, right behind front-runners Councillor Gordon Boddez (1,088 votes) and then Councillor Paul Krauskopf (1,050 votes). Three years later, Holmes believes she is the right person to lead Morinville over the next four years… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville loses second church in nine months

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town awoke Sunday morning to find another church destroyed by fire over night. As of 5 a.m. Sunday morning firefighters were still on scene dousing the final flames that destroyed St. Andrews Anglican Church.

The Morinville Fire Department received a call around 2:20 a.m. Sunday morning that an explosion had occurred at the church, located on the corner of 100 Avenue and 107 Street.,, […]

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Local News

The week in photos

And the band played on

Primeau student Luke Zacharias was playing the trombone at the Spring Band Concert held Tuesday night at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Band students from Primeau and MCHS performed for an hour with a mass band finale with the Grade 8-12 Band members coordinated by Primeau Conductor Nicole Baker and MCHS Conductor Corinna Cormier. – Lucie Roy Photos… […]

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Morinville Sports

Town and businesses team up for shelter project

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Local businesses, an Entrec picker truck, crane, and operator Matt Barnes combined to hit a home run for the ball diamonds at the Skyline Sports Field June 11 and 12… […]

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Local News

Freewheeling felines okay for some, less so for others

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Karen Trembley loves cats – so much so that her family has three of them. What Trembley is not so thrilled about is how some cats in her neighbourhood are allowed to roam freely, something she does not allow her own animals to do. It’s not that she’s bothered about neighbourhood cats coming onto her deck for a visit – it’s what sometimes happens as a result of those visits that is the cause of her concern… […]

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Local News

Mayor’s battle with cancer prompts him to not seek re-election

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Mayor Paul Krauskopf announced after Tuesday night’s Council meeting that he would not seek re-election in the Oct. 21 General Municipal Election. The mayor made his brief announcement, had a press release circulated to media, and asked that he not be asked any questions after the meeting.

The mayor’s battle with cancer began July 6, 2010 when he was taken to the emergency department with constipation problems. The next day a CT scan revealed he had colon cancer, and surgery the following day removed… […]