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Morinville News

Vandals back in action in Morinville

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Spray paint-wielding vandals were back in action over the weekend. Police report sometime during the overnight hours of Sept. 15, an unknown individual or individuals spray painted the words Six Shooters on the front of a travel trailer parked in the 95 Avenue and 96 Street area of Morinville… […]

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Arts & Culture

The weekend in photos

This & That … and the other thing
This & That owner owner Amanda Jepson mugs for the camera with one of the more animated Halloween items in her new store. The shop, located at in the Westmore Plaza behind Tim Hortons, had its grand opening over the weekend… […]

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Arts & Culture

Youth fiction has a new protector

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sipping an iced beverage at a local coffee shop, 18-year-old Grant MacEwan student Rebecca Bourque is modest in telling how her four-year long journey to becoming a published author unfolded. The Morinville resident has recently published The Protectors, the first of a three-book fantasy series she has written.

“I’ve always been really interested in reading,” Bourque said of her love of the printed word, a love that has caused… […]

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Morinville News

The day in photos

Sausage sensation
Morinville Community High School(MCHS) Principal Todd Eistetter was cooking up homemade Italian sausages for the Meet the School Faculty Barbeque held Thursday night at MCHS. Eistetter said 25 staff members along with Peter Nolan who procured the meat, spices and equipment got together in a commercial kitchen and made 450 pounds of sausage for the event… […]

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Local News

The week in photos so far

They’re all reading it
Paul Krauskopf, Tom Hammond and Larry Rivet reading and other patrons were all reading the latest edition of The Morinville News at Friends & Neighbors Family Restaurant Wednesday morning… […]

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Anglicans have new ministry team

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Morinville has two new people behind the pulpit these days. Recently joining the church are Reverend Ron Hörst and Deacon Laureta Blondin, a duo who will share responsibilities in leading worship… […]

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Champion puts focus on employees after factory fire

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Champion has an extra workload ahead of them after an early-morning fire Saturday took out the company’s dryer in Kitchen 2. Morinville fire fighters were called to the local pet food manufacturer around 4:30 a.m. Sept. 8 where they discovered some extremely hot metal.

“Upon arrival the fire fighters discovered the large heater dryer was overheated and the sides… […]

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Trees to come and go this fall

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville will be spending approximately $35,000 this fall to remove, trim and plant trees in the community. The monies allotted for in the 2012 budget will mostly be used for purchase and planting; however, $10,000 will be used to employ an arborist to trim and prune larger trees… […]

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Morinville News

Town finds Community Peace Officers rank

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Community Police Officers (CPO) working in Morinville will now have a pecking order. Council gave final reading to a new bylaw that establishes the rank of sergeant and adds supervisory duties to the rank… […]

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Municipal Development Plan passes third reading after public hearing

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 has been seeking to position the community to handle double its current population of approximately 8,500 residents. That document, Morinville’s Municipal Development Plan… […]

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Council approves more community grants

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council approved $3,862 in Community Grant funding at the Sept. 11 meeting of Morinville Town Council. Applications were received from and approved for the Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation’s Celebrating Life… […]

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Fire training facility land amendment passes first reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Council gave unanimous first reading to a bylaw that would allow town property to be used for a new joint training facility for Morinville and St. Albert fire fighters. Council had previously given thumbs up Aug. 28… […]

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Morinville United Church has new minister

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There is a new woman behind the pulpit at Morinville United Church. Alice Hanson recently arrived in Morinville after ministering in Dawson Creek and most recently Spirit River, Alberta. Prior to entering the ministry Hanson spent many years as a teacher. The transition was a natural one for her… […]

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Legal

Education Minister visits Morinville schools

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Education Minister Jeff Johnson toured two Morinville schools with Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec Monday morning. The two provincial politicians visited École Notre Dame Elementary School and Morinville Public Elementary School (MPES), the latter formerly École Georges P. Vanier School. Johnson and Kubinec were accompanied by the principals and their respective boards at both Morinville stops. The visits followed tours of two school facilities in Legal earlier that morning… […]

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Sunflower building helping in three ways

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Like its namesake plant, the Sunflower Community Resource Program towers over the community offering its assistance in a variety of ways. The program covers Sturgeon County and the municipalities within it. It is operated out of an office in downtown Gibbons that is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to assist those in need as well as the Family and Community Support Services departments of the municipalities… […]