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Morinville News

Fill-a-Bus off to a good start

On Thursday morning students at MCHS were getting ready to fill the town bus with the boxes of food they collected for the Morinville Food Bank. The bus collected from a number of schools and business location throughout the day on Thursday, including MPES, Morinville Christian School, Notre Dame, Putnam & Lawson, Capital Vision Care… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville woman pleased Little Warriors dream has come true

by MorinvilleNews Staff

Morinville – Little Warriors announced Thursday its dream of creating Canada’s first long-term treatment centre for victims of child sexual abuse has come true with the purchase of the property that will become the Be Brave Ranch by Ray LaBonte and Family. It is set to open in the summer of 2014.

“This has been a dream of ours for so long; I can’t believe this day is here,” said Glori… […]

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Local News

Morinville Council Briefs

Council honours local ball player

Local athlete Zach Froment was recognized by Council on Tuesday, Nov. 26, for receiving one of Baseball Alberta’s Player of the Year Awards in the category of Pee Wee ‘AAA’. The award is presented annually and candidates are selected by their coaches. “I guess I had a pretty good year.” Froment said. Alberta Baseball dictates that the winning player… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Wildrose infrastructure critic weighs in on Cardiff solution

Dear Editor,

Recently, the government announced it will install traffic lights at the dangerous intersection at Cardiff Road and Highway 2 near Morinville, known as Cardiff Corner.

This timely announcement came just hours before Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith met with local residents and heard concerns about the intersection, and just one day after… […]

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Morinville News

The week in photos – midweek edition

Tabs for chairs
Morinville Lions Club member Francis Fryters receives a bucket of pop can tabs from Sturgeon Heights student Tamara Deib while Principal Jonathan Konrad thanks her for her efforts. The tabs are being collected to raise funds for wheelchairs. The new principal has endorsed the project and ensured that it would continue. In his presentation Tuesday night, Fryters spoke of the previous collections of can tabs and how it was instrumental in two Morinville students… […]

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Morinville News

Council motions for Cardiff Corner task force

by Ashley Janes

Morinville – On Tuesday, Nov. 26, Council passed a motion to put together a Terms of Reference in order to create a task force, which would advocate on behalf of timely construction of a Cardiff Corner Overpass.

Prior to making the motion, Mayor Lisa Holmes wanted to clarify a few points regarding the recent decision to install traffic lights at the Highway 2 intersection. The first was that the decision rested solely with Alberta Transportation, as they are the authority for that road… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

So youse can see from all the fussing and fuming about what the province is doing to make Cardiff Road safer and all the happiness about this weekend’s festival, I got shafted on my column space this week and the publisher comes to me and says I needs to do a shorter one. I told him it ain’t the province what needs to rethink… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville Mayor elected to advocate for Towns East

by Ashley Janes

Morinville – Mayor Lisa Holmes was elected to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) for a two-year term as Director of Towns East during the 2013 Convention and Annual General Meeting held in Calgary Nov. 19 t- 22. “As the Director of Towns East, I will represent 35 Towns on the AUMA Board of Directors. These include Towns East of Highway 2 and North of Innisfail,” Holmes said… […]

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Morinville Sports

Annual alumni game part of festival

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Jets rookies, veterans and alumni take to the ice over two games in two days this weekend in what has been a highly anticipated annual tradition. This weekend’s Light up the Night Festival will include both an opportunity for former Morinville Jets to show they still have it and for the current crop of players to show the alumni the Jets brand lives strong… […]

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Arts & Culture

Feliz Navi-Dogma puts Christmas spin on show

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville –It will be a festive Friday at Higher Grounds Espresso Bar Dec. 6. That’s the night the coffee house’s Hot Dogma talent night gets in tune with the season for a Christmas-themed evening of community entertainment called Feliz Navi-Dogma. […]

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Morinville News

Father’s House finds new home for offices and youth programing initiatives

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There is a fitting coincidence that La Maison is French for the house. The Morinville Plaza and Suites, formerly known as La Maison, will become home to the Father’s House Christian Fellowship this week, replacing both the office space the church lost when St. Andrews Anglican Church was destroyed by fire last summer, but also restoring space for the church’s popular youth programing initiatives… […]

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Arts & Culture

Young local author publishes second book

by Ashley Janes

Morinville – Promising local author, 19-year old Rebecca Bourque will be launching her second novel titled “Life on Karma’s Blacklist” at This and That in Morinville on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013… […]

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Morinville Sports

All-girl team off to a great first season

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s not uncommon to see Atom hockey players taking to the ice at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre each weekend. What is new this year is seeing one of those Atom teams entirely made up of female players. The Atom Female team are in their first season with the Sturgeon Hockey Club and the team’s manager and coaches are excited about the girls’ efforts early on… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Check your mailbox – the Shop in Morinville guide is here

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – We believe it pays to Shop in Morinville and the second edition of the Shop in Morinville guide was dropped off at Canada Post Friday afternoon. It will hit your mailbox Monday in Morinville and Tuesday in Legal… […]