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Morinville Sports Shorts

Kraft Hockeyville presented Morinville for Hockeyville organizer Wayne Gatza and Mayor Lisa Holmes with a cheque for $25,000, monies the community received for finishing in the Top 10. From left: Councillor Nicole Boutestein, Paul Smith of Smith Music (Hockeyville song), Stephen Dafoe of Morinville News (Hockeyville video), Wayne Gatza Organizer of the Morinville Kraft Hockeyville, Joe Kozakewich, Sales Representative Kraft Canada Inc. and Mayor Lisa Holmes. In front young hockey players Kayla Kluss, Alyssa Palma and Owen Kluss. […]

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The week in photos

Rotary District 5370 Assistant/Area Governor Brad Mastaler, Rotary Club of Morinville President Sheldon Fingler, member Danielle Reed, Livia Kummer — Rotary Exchange student from Switzerland, and member Shelley Porter pose for a photo Aug. 26. Kummer has just arrived in Canada for her one-year stay in the area. Last Wednesday was her first Rotary meeting in Morinville. […]

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Morinville Chamber ready for golf

The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Golf Tournament Sept. 14 at the Cardiff Golf and Country Club. Participation for the 18 holes and steak dinner is $100 a player or $400 per team. Dinner on its own is $40. […]

Arts & Culture

Active Living Fair hits this week

The annual Active Living Fair takes place Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre in conjunction with the Town’s open house. Thirty-five tables have been reserved for organizations and local businesses offering health, activity and awareness. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Back-to-school safety tips from Morinville RCMP

Over the next few weeks, many of Alberta’s students will be returning to classes across the province to start the new school year. The Morinville RCMP would like to remind students, parents and drivers of a few safety tips which will make the return to school a safe one for everyone. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Re: Photo Radar Site – Along Cardiff Road

According to the 2nd quarter reports from the photo radar contractor, a total of 43 hours was spent in this particular site and resulted in 351 tickets. Looking at the total stats for the 2nd quarter (April to June), 43 hours represents 9.5 per cent of their total hours logged for this quarter and 351 tickets represents 44.5 per cent of the total 788 tickets issued for this quarter. […]

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Town wins Health Education Award

The Town of Morinville is the recipient of the Providing Health Education Award.

Melonie Dziwenka, FCSS/Community Program Coordinator said she received an email Aug. 25 from Patrick MacQuarrie, Program Officer – Communities Choose Well, Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA). […]

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Movie night feeds those in need

Eight boxes of food were hauled out of a truck into the waiting hands of Food Bank volunteers Aug. 25. The donations were collected the previous weekend by Sturgeon County residents John and Jeanne Hudson at their annual movie night.
“This is our third year – always on the same Saturday night,” siad Jeanne Hudson. “It is an open air lawn chair movie night. We invite friends and family.” […]

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Concerts praised, photo radar and RCMP reports questioned during quarterly report

Council received the second quarter report regarding Town operations and budget updates from Town Administration during their Aug. 25 meeting. It is a wide-ranging document with information from many Town departments and operations, including Traffic Enforcement and outcomes from Cultural Centre events and programming, as well as capital spending. […]

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Morinville Council briefs

After one response during a public hearing and little debate, Council unanimously adopted land use bylaw 13/2015 to accommodate a new duplex development along 101 Street and 97th Avenue within the bounds of the Coeur de Morinville Area Structure Plan. […]

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Rec centre update results in many questions from Council

Council received a significant Recreation Centre update at their first meeting since summer recess. CAO Debbie Oyarzun revealed that Administration will be making a recommendation at Council’s Sept. 8 meeting for the architectural and professional services to move ahead with the planning portion of the project. Oyarzun also noted the town has received 114 responses to their RFP (Request for Proposal) and that 17 companies agreed to attend an eventual on-site meeting to discuss their capabilities and ideas on the concept. […]

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Morinville Youth Council Bylaw passes first reading

A Bylaw to creat a Morinville Youth Council received unanimous first reading at Council’s Aug. 25 meeting. The Bylaw was developed by Administration with the encouragement and direction of Councilor Brennan Fitzgerald, who has been championing the idea for some time. […]

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Council goes its own way on organizational review recommendation

Council has decided to delay endorsing administration’s recommendation that the town seek the consulting services of Keldar Leadership’s Darel Baker to develop a CAO-Council Relationship Framework. The goal, identified in last year’s organizational review, was to “create clearer expectations in the individual roles which contribute to fostering a respectful and effective relationship between Town Council and the [CAO].” […]

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Morinville Army Cadet tops in platoon in Vernon

Morinville’s Cadet Liam Allard was the top cadet in 23 Platoon during the three-week Basic Expedition Course at Vernon Cadet Training Centre (VCTC).

Cadet Allard is a member of 3061, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Morinville, Alberta. The cadets parade every week 9610 Morinville Drive. […]

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Morinville RCMP Warn of CRA phone scam

Morinville RCMP are making residents aware that a Canada Revenue Agency phone scam is once again active in the region. Police say the scam involves someone calling a resident and claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. The caller then demands money for overdue taxes and threatens arrest if the request is denied. […]

Morinville News

Re/Max offices mixes old and new on 100 Avenue

Larren Monti stands in front of the newly finished Re/Max offices on 100 Avenue, pleased with the project he has been involved in since the beginning. The 4500 square foot, two-story building is home to most of the Morinville Re/Max branch’s real estate agents. […]