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Bruins shut out in Morinville

The Strathcona Bruins were scoreless after three Sunday night, giving the Morinville Jets a 3-0 victory and their second consecutive win after a run of five losses and overtime losses. Sundays win brought the Jets to 4-2-4 this season and third place in the CJHL’s West Division. […]

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Talk of the Town

Above: Birds enjoy a bath in a Morinville backyard. – Linda Lyons Photo Music and mentalism More than 50 people […]


National News: Why the Nobel committee turned to Dylan

The Nobel Committee for Literature of the Swedish Academy comprises five Swedish writers, plus two associate members, ranging in age from 54 to 86, of middling international reputation. Self-awareness is half their charm. They know the annual chance to hand out a Nobel Prize for literature gives them a megaphone out of all proportion to the rest of their lives. […]

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Earth Rangers teach children about biodiversity

The Earth Rangers made a presentation at Notre Dame School Oct. 13. Animal handlers and presenters Josh Mazza and Julia Molnar (below) had with them four Animal Ambassadors: a red-tailed hawk named Hook, a prehensile-tailed porcupine named Quillow (below), […]

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Morinville Kings maintain NCHL top slot

It was the third win in a row for the Morinville Kings Saturday night on the road in Daysland. The Senior AA club defeated the Northstars 7-6 in overtime giving them a 3-0-0 record and top seat in the North Central Hockey Leagues standings. […]

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Fire Department has active Fire Prevention Week

The Morinville Fire Department had an active Fire Prevention Week with visits to Morinville schools to conduct fire drills and even doing home visits delivering pizza in partnership with Dominos. […]

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Jets take down Riggers

It was a 6-4 win for the Morinville Jets on the road Friday night. The club came back from a string of five losses and overtime losses to earn their first win in six outings.

Though the Jets found themselves scoreless in the opening period and trailing 2-0 after 20, the Junior B team bounced back in the middle frame to bring the contest to a 3-3 tie. […]

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Future Council’s pay gets bump after multiple amendments

Council has approved a new remuneration policy that will see the honorariums of the next Council bump up 38 per cent for councillors and 34 per cent for the Mayor. Base honorariums will increase from $15,204.13 to $21,000 for Council and $31,272.49 to $42,000 for the Mayor. Simultaneously, per diem rates and new requirements on attendance mean their total pay may see a smaller percentage increase. […]

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Morinville Council Briefs

Council has accepted for information a slew of grant intakes as recommended by administration, with a total funding amount of $8,415.

Grant funding includes support for the Morinville Minstrels at $1,725, the Morinville Curling Club at $1,850, the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps at $2,500, $1,485 for the St. Albert Bantam AAA Cardinals, and $855 for musician Justin Hogg. […]


National Column: NDP brief keeps electoral reform wide open

If one had to take away just one thing from the NDP’s just-released submission on electoral reform, it is that it strenuously avoids tracing a party line in the sand.

As leader, Thomas Mulcair campaigned on a mixed-member proportional system. But in its brief, the NDP carefully avoids pinning itself down to a specific system to the exclusion of others, or to a process to achieve a reform. […]

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Council gives the go-ahead on Rec centre project; seeks County cooperation

The Town is moving ahead with a plan to initiate a new two-staged arena and rec facility, seeking support from Sturgeon County on the larger portion of the project. This project comes after years of consultations, committee forming, discussions with municipalities and a major recreation needs assessment, all culminating in a final site plan with construction slated to begin early next year. […]


National Column: Meet the PQ’s new, formidable leader

At last, evidence that sometimes a journalist can make something of himself. On Friday, in a hall in Levis, across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City, Parti Quebecois members learned the separatist party had elected Jean-FranÁois Lisee as its ninth leader. […]

Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County takes Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Collaborative efforts of Sturgeon County’s Financial Services, Corporate Communications, and Business Strategy divisions has resulted in the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recognizing the County for their Distinguished Budget Presentation for the 2015 – 2016 cycle. […]