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Fallen Morinville soldier to be featured in documentary

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The memory of fallen Morinville soldier Master Corporal Byron Greff will continue to be at the forefront in Morinville well past Friday’s Remembrance Day ceremonies with the current yellow ribbon campaign and the airing of a documentary during the upcoming Lite Up the Nite Christmas celebrations… […]

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Nominations are in for Morinville’s Roaring Successes

By Robert Jump

Morinville – This year’s business awards gala may be almost a month away, but this year’s crop of award hopefuls is a done deal. Nominations officially closed Sept. 23, and business and organizations nominated in seven categories will find out if they are one of this year’s roaring successes when the Chamber holds its annual gala Oct. 20… […]

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Morinville population up by 11 per cent

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Results are in from the 2011 municipal census the Town of Morinville conducted over the spring and early summer. According to documents included in the Aug. 9 council agenda package, Morinville’s population has increased from 7,636 residents to 8,503 over the past two years, an increase of 867 residents or 11.4 per cent of the 2009 population figures. Averaged, the increase in population represents an annual growth rate of 5.7 per cent… […]

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Local volunteer continues to help on a global scale

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There is a certain synchronicity in the fact Pleasant Homes service manager Simon Boersma would devote so much of his time in third world countries helping communities establish their own pleasant homes. Boersrma is part of the Flying Doctors of Canada, a non-governmental, non-profit, registered charity made up of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers as well as general volunteers who are all committed to helping those most in need… […]

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Council finalizes CAO business

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Councillors met briefly Wednesday night in a special meeting of Morinville Town Council to conclude necessary business resulting from the July 14 dismissal of then Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Edie Doepker… […]

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Secular school plans moving ahead, GSACRD and province say

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Modular school units for a secular program will be in place no later than this December, Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) Superintendent David Keohane said Tuesday morning. The superintendent refuted the notion a delay in their placement has anything to do with a dispute between his division and the province…. […]

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Town and library staff pitch in to lower the tide

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Friday’s heavy downpour made for a tense situation and some cross departmental cooperation at the Morinville Parish Hall.

The abundance of rain resulted in a steady flow of water into the basement of the Parish Hall where the Town of Morinville and library have set up quarters while renovations are done to Civic Plaza… […]

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Sturgeon County readying to show off its agricultural side

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – With an emphasis on value-added agriculture over the past few years, Sturgeon County is getting ready to show people just how diverse agricultural life has become. The 2011 Agricultural Service Board Tour and Awards Dinner take place Aug. 4, and will once again offer interested parties an opportunity to spend the day touring an interesting spectrum of County agriculture, capped with a dinner and celebration of Sturgeon County’s heritage and excellence in the evening… […]

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Happy Canada Day

Photos By Lucie Roy & Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After an absence of several years, the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society organize a Canada Day celebration in St. Jean Baptiste Park. The family event built on an old fashioned picnic in the park to deliver residents and visitors an excellent opportunity to enjoy the weather, meet with friends and reflect on how great it is to be a Canadian living in small town Alberta. From home grown music to free ice cream cones and watermelon, Morinville’s Canada Day celebrations had family and home written all over it… […]

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Morinville to extend photo radar contract

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Council voted 6-1 in favour of extending its contract with Independent Traffic Services (ITS) Ltd. Tuesday night, a company that has provided automatic traffic enforcement in Morinville since 2009. The contract with the company was set to expire Dec. 31, but a clause in the contract allowed the town to extend the contract for another two years provided written notice was given to the contractor on or prior to June 30… […]

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Around the Town – St. Jean Baptiste Edition

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Festival week was officially proclaimed by Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi following the conclusion of council’s Committee of the Whole Meeting Tuesday night. St. Jean Baptiste Festival kicked off Tuesday evening with the first of five concerts at the newly-opened Morinville community Cultural Centre. Elsewhere around town preparations are being made for the weekend’s festivities… […]

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Cardiff Corner discussion rescheduled

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Almost a month after it was originally scheduled, a public meeting to discuss the treacherous Cardiff Corner / Highway 2 intersection is set to take place early next week. Originally set for May 16, the event was abruptly cancelled when Slave Lake was hit by devastating wildfire the night before. The Town of Morinville has announced the meeting will now take place June 13 at 2 p.m. in council chambers, and are inviting everyone to come to the public discussion… […]

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Secular education coming to Morinville in September

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – On the very day when 5,000 students, teachers and parents gathered in St. Albert for an outdoor Mass hosted by Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) schools, Morinville parents who have been fighting for a non-faith-based education for their children finally got the results of a survey that showed just how many likeminded families there were in Morinville…. […]