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Schools and youth

Community Conversation shaping the future of education

by Lucie Roy

Morinville – The MCHS gym was turned into an active workshop Jan. 16. More than 70 students, staff, dignitaries, parents, teachers, and trustees from the communities of Legal and Morinville gathered with members of the Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools Board to engage on the future of education at MCHS…. […]

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Local News

Local youth recognized provincially

by Calli Stromner

With a quiet disposition, unassuming persona and pleasant manners, 16-year old Tristan Turner is the teenage son every mother hopes for. But behind the shy facade is a young man about to set the world on fire…and in fact he’s already lit the match… […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Sports Report

The Annual Georges H Primeau Coyotes Basketball Tournament took place over the weekend, starting Friday night with a game between Primeau and Lilian Schick School from Bon Accord…. […]

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Arts & Culture

Weekend in photos

Aladdin, played by Adam Sanders, is pursued by a merchant, played by Byron Trevor Martin, in the Alberta Opera’s performance of Aladdin. The theatrical company, now in their 30th year of operation… […]

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Local News

Burned truck believed to be one sought by police

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville Fire Department, Morinville RCMP and Community Peace Officers were called to a laneway behind 97 Avenue Thursday night for a vehicle fire. The call came in around 8:30 and firefighters were soon challenged with extinguishing a pickup truck fully ablaze… […]

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Local News

Around the town in photos

On Wednesday morning Councillor Rob Ladouceur was presented with the Walking to School Safety Initiative surveys MPES Grade 1W teacher Monique Webb and her students received to date. Students Aidyn Thomson, Mckayla Smith and Rowan Melnyk… […]

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Local News

Rotary Pushes for Multi-Use Rec Facility

by Calli Stromner with files from Morinville News Staff

Morinville – With a hockey arena about to come to the end of its lifespan, the Morinville Rotary Club hopes to be able to convince Council to build a multi-use recreational facility in its place. Members of the service club were on hand during the January 14 Regular Council Meeting to ask Council to consider the merits of a larger regional facility before committing budget money to a replacement for the Ray McDonald Sports Arena… […]

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Local News

Petition Bylaw receives First Reading

by Calli Stromner

Morinville – Under the watchful eye of approximately a dozen town residents, Council gave First Reading to Photo Radar & Red Light Camera Bylaw 1/2014, eliminating the use of photo radar or red light camera enforcement and ensuring all traffic enforcement within town limits is carried out by RCMP or Community Peace Officers. The bylaw was triggered by a petition submitted by Morinville resident Cliff Haryett on Nov. 15. That petition was deemed valid by Administration and was formally received by Council on December 10…. […]

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Local News

Morinville Council Briefs

by Calli Stromner

Property Crime and Traffic Top RCMP Priorities
RCMP Sgt. Mark Mathias provided a verbal update to Council on the past and current law enforcement activities as well as a preliminary look at the detachment’s top priorities. Over the months of November and December, members of the Morinville Detachment conducted eight Check Stops, which resulted in the issuance of 85 tickets… […]

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Local News

Our Morinville

Our Morinville is an opportunity to view life through our community members’ lenses. Photos can be of this and surrounding communities, cool photos from places our readers have visited. The pages are wide open on possibility. Each month we will select one photo as the choice of the month…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

It’s been so long since one of my columns of wisdom ran in the paper that I was sure they’d put me out to pasture. But I guess they decided to keep me because low and behold the publisher took to complaining that I was late with my column. Guess doing less bellyaching and griping wasn’t one of his New Year resolutions. .. […]

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Local News

Jan. 15 Print Edition Download

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. This week’s edition is our annual Year-in-Review issue. If you are unable to obtain a copy at one of our more … […]

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Local News

Council budget process underway, open houses to follow first reading

Submitted by Town of Morinville

Morinville – Town Council returned from Christmas break to tackle the 2014 Budget. Council previously approved an Interim Budget on Dec. 10, 2013, a process that allowed Council and Administration time to properly analyze the monies that will be needed to provide services to the community this year. Council spent 14 hours in two workshops working on budget last week, the first of many meetings and discussions on the road to passing the operating and capital budget for 2014… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Healthy Routes – Cleaning up after the holidays

by Gladys Kublik, coowner Neighbors Vitamin Shop

It is a good feeling to take down the tree and clean up the house after Christmas. The festivities are over, the guests are all gone, a new year has begun and it’s time to get on with life. As much as I love the decorations and ornaments when we put them up, by this time I’m feeling the house is crowded and cluttered. When the last of the lights are packed in the box, the tree is out of the living room, the spruce needles vacuumed up and everything is back in its place, the house seems more efficient and it is easier to focus and function… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Progressive Views – Supreme Court Prostitution Ruling

Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously agreed to strike down many of Canada’s anti-prostitution laws after hearing a case from Valerie Scott, Terri-Jean Bedford and Amy Lebovitch, three sex workers who have been campaigning for legal changes to decriminalize prostitution in Canada for years. In their challenge, Terri-Jean Bedford claimed that the reason for challenging the current laws was that they created an environment that was dangerous for sex workers, as they… […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Kings continue to dominate NCHL

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Saturday night’s 5-1 win over the visiting Athabasca Aces gave the Morinville Senior AA Kings their third consecutive win this year and their ninth win in the past 10 outings. The club had a two-win weekend that began with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Devon Barons on the road Friday night, their second OT win this season. … […]