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Morinville Council candidate profile: Joseph Trapani

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Former Morinville Town Councillor and mayoral candidate Joseph Trapani is once again seeking a seat on Council. Trapani ran against incumbent Mayor Lloyd Bertschi in 2010 and was defeated by a narrow margin. That loss removed Trapani from being a part of council. He is looking to take a run at mayor… […]

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Morinville Council candidate profile: Bonnie Moerike

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Local small business owner Bonnie Moerike is seeking a seat on Morinville Town Council, her first run at municipal politics but not her first involvement with the community…. […]

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Morinville Council candidate profile: Jim O’Brien

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Retired soldier Jim O’Brien joined the Canadian Army in 1963 and retired after 37 years of service. He was the third Morinville resident to enter the race to replace Councillor Ben Van de Walle in the upcoming bi-election Sept. 20…. […]

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Morinville Council candidate profile: Sheldon Fingler

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Local business owner and past Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce President Sheldon Fingler was the second prospective candidate to file papers Thursday morning.

Fingler, 40, was born and raised in Morinville and said he has always been active in the community. In addition to living in the community his entire life… […]

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Morinville Council candidate profile: Jackie Luker

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Jackie Luker was the first to file nomination papers in Morinville’s bi-election Thursday. The mother of two has lived in Morinville for the past six years with her husband Joel Chevalier. She is a part owner of SJB Promotions, a company that brings concerts to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre and is the owner of Straight Up Bar and Beverage Services, a company that provides bar tending for weddings and other events. … […]

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Bi-election to be a contested affair

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There could be a six-way race to fill the seat left vacant by former Morinville Councillor Ben Van de Walle who stepped down July 16 after being diagnosed with leukemia.

Nominations for Morinville’s Council bi-election closed at noon Thursday after a two-hour period where residents could file the requisite nomination papers with five elector signatures and a $100 deposit.,,, […]

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Details emerge on town house vandalism

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Charges are pending against a 21-year-old Morinville man who is a suspect in causing approximately $20,000 in damage to a construction site on 101 Avenue near the Royal Canadian Legion Branch. Constable Yelena Avoine of the Morinville RCMP Detachment said police received a report of glass being broken at the site around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning… […]

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More impaired drivers charged in and around Morinville

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Police have charged two more individuals with impaired driving over the weekend.

Police received a report around 5 a.m. Aug. 18 of a vehicle having gone off the road west of Morinville on Highway 642.. […]

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Wednesday Print Edition

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday morning. This week’s edition is 32 pages of our regular round up of local relevant news… […]

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Vandalism suspect arrested in Morinville

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – RCMP are reporting they have arrested a 21-year-old Morinville man in relation to an estimated $20,000 in damages in Morinville. Police received an early-morning report of vandalism in progress at the townhouses under construction on 101 Avenue near the Royal Canadian Legion… […]

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County and Town team to enforce Off Highway Vehicle Bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A new pilot enforcement project in Morinville has been made possible through the assistance of Sturgeon County. The County is lending Morinville one of its enforcement-equipped ATVs to allow Morinville peace officers to traverse the same terrain as those illegally driving off road vehicles within Town of Morinville limits.

Morinville Community Peace Officer James Alaeddine explained the purpose of the 60-day pilot project is mainly to raise awareness of … […]

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Roofer returns to his roots

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Marshall is back in town, several of them in fact. Marshall Roofing Ltd. moved their operation to Morinville in July, returning to the community where it all began more than three decades ago. The roofing company moved its operation to Edmonton about a decade ago, but made the switch back to town for logistics reasons earlier this summer… […]

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Column: From the desk of Public Works

Our 2012 Road Rehabilitation Program, taking place on 99A Avenue and 90 Street as well as on Morinville Drive near Notre Dame School, is in full swing. This work is expected to continue into October causing some interruptions with various road access as well as … […]

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The weekend in photos

Stuart Trenchard tees off on the first hole of the Annual Lions Club Golf Tournament Saturday morning. This year’s event, a fundraiser for Camp He Ho Ha, drew about 55 golfers to the event. – Stephen Dafoe Photo… […]

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Battle of the Chillies to be fought once again in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Mild, medium or hot, pots will soon be boiling in Morinville as beans and other ingredients are mixed and nurtured in preparation for the Second Annual Battle of the Chillies at the Morinville Famer’s Market. The competition, set to take place Sept. 7, pits chili cooks against one another for a chance to be the top chili maker in one of three chili style categories… […]

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Morinville positioned for double its population

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although the infrastructure beneath its streets positions Morinville to provide water and sewer for a population of 30,000, a document worked on by the Town’s Planning and Development Department seeks to position the community to handle double its current population of approximately 8,500 residents.

Morinville’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) was recently approved by the Capital Region Board (CRB), a government-sanctioned body of 25 municipalities in and around Edmonton that work on long-term planning for the region… […]