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Morinville Historical Society brings Canada Day to the park [PHOTOS]

Stephen Dafoe Photos

Morinville – The Morinville Historical and Cultural Society, together with local volunteers, once again put on Canada Day celebrations in St. Jean Baptiste Park. Overcast weather and a light rain did not prevent a display of true patriot love. In addition to the raising of the flag and the singing of the national anthem, the formal portion of the day’s events included a simulated 21-gun salute using pyrotechnic… […]

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The day in photos

Saying farewell
École Georges P. Vanier teachers and staff gathered together outside the school for a farewell photo June 28. With the transfer of the school to Sturgeon School Division in July, Principal Susan Coates will transfer to a St. Albert School. Other staff will make the move to Notre Dame… […]

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Council passes no show, no dough rule for grants

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Groups coming to Council looking for money for their events and programs under Morinville’s Community Grant Program will need to actually come to Council when the grant decision is being made… […]

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Bylaw amendment will allow for bigger rental accommodations

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Home owners wanting to rent out part of their home will be allowed a little more space to do so if amendments to the Town of Morinville’s Land Use Bylaw (LUB) pass second and third reading this summer… […]

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Town of Morinville to fund family violence prevention program

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Town Council approved $5,000 of $8,000 in Community Services Grant requests June 26, accepting a request from The Sturgeon Region Victim Services Unit (VSU) and rejecting a request from Sturgeon Literacy. .. […]

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Council to fund improvements to teen centre and Lions Park

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – The community’s teen centre will get a slight facelift after Council voted to approve a community grant to the Morinville Lions Club to replace the skirting around the building… […]

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Businesses will get tax break to develop vacant lots

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two weeks after getting a gentle nudge from local businessman Tom Hammond, Morinville Town Council unanimously approved a new policy that will give non-residential property owners a little tax break for developing their properties.

Hammond, who is building the new Morinville Auto Body shop on 100 Street, approached Council June 12 asking them to consider implementing the tax incentive they had a few years ago. Administration was directed to return two weeks later with something for Council to look at. .. […]

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The Morinville News Print Edition

Our Wednesday print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday morning. This week’s edition contains our special St. Jean Baptiste Festival wrap up with plenty of photos from the weekend’s… […]

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Around the town – midweek edition

Notre Dame School held a Fun Day for the Grade 1 to 5 students June 26. The Grade 3 to 4 students participated in some outdoor activities in the afternoon, which consisted of eight stations with 15 minutes at each. The Morinville Fire Department had Truck No.3 on the scene, a visit that seemed to pleaser the students who had an opportunity to see the truck close up, try on the fire crew hat and jacket,… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Miscreants will be miscreants

As most people in the community are aware, a quiet little Morinville neighbourhood got blanketed with graffiti last week, a collection of slogans, phrases and symbols related to hip hop, heavy metal, and horror movie culture. For those of you unaware, we have a full story here… […]

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St. Jean Baptiste Festival rocks Morinville with variety

Stephen Dafoe Photos

Morinville – Although it took nearly a year to plan and almost a week to set up, St. Jean Baptiste Festival 2012 tore down and packed away for another year in approximately four hours Sunday afternoon. Festival Chair Paul Smith said tear down is always the hardest part to find help with, but such was not the case with this event – volunteers came through in strong numbers… […]

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Local News

Morinville prepares for second family-focused Canada Day

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There won’t be any fireworks in town this Canada Day, but that’s just fine for the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society, a group who has once again stepped to the front of the line to bring the community a Canada Day celebration the way they were done many years ago… […]

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What’s on this weekend? Festival is on this weekend

Morinville – St. Jean Baptiste Festival 2012 kicks off Friday afternoon with the opening of Michael’s Midway at 3 p.m. This year’s festival takes place largely at the arena and curling club, but trails down 100 Avenue and 100 Street for Saturday’s parade and council breakfast. Saturday night will pull in the cultural centre as ’80s rockers Loverboy take to the stage… […]

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MLA visits local Rotarians

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec visited the Morinville Rotary Club June 20 during the group’s weekly breakfast to bring an update on what’s happening locally and how she is adjusting to her new role as MLA. … […]

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Morinville neighbourhood vandalized

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Residents awoke Wednesday morning to find their quiet neighbourhood blanketed with graffiti after an overnight vandalism spree. Vehicles, garbage cans, fences, sidewalks and buildings were tagged with symbols, slogans, and profanity. The vandalism took place off 102 Street in the area of 95 to 97 Avenue.

Morinville RCMP responded to complaints on the incident before 8 a.m. Wednesday morning… […]