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Morinville Council sets 2012 property tax rate

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The average Morinville resident can anticipate paying an extra $128 in property taxes this year now that Morinville Town Council has given second and third reading to its 2012 tax bylaw. The average home, which rose from $275,968 in 2011 to $281,957 in 2012, would see a property tax bill of approximately $2,526, an increase of 5.34 per cent over 2011 figures… […]

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Arts & Culture

Veteran fiddler coming home next week

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Veteran Canadian fiddleR Calvin Vollrath will be coming back to Morinville Apr. 20-22 for three days of music in a community he once called home. The three-day fiddle fest will include a Dine and Dance Apr. 20, a CD Release Party Apr. 21, and a Fiddle Gala Apr. 22… […]

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Primeau set to take to the waters in latest play

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Georges H Primeau Middle School is getting ready to take audiences beneath the waves next week. The school will conduct two evening performances of this year’s play, The Little Mermaid, Apr. 17 and 18 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre… […]

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Morinville News

Man killed in street fight in Morinville [Updated]

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A man in his 20s is dead following a street fight in Morinville Wednesday night.

Police received a report of a street fight in Morinville around 11:05 p.m. On their arrival, the found a young male with a visible wound. He was treated by ambulance personnel but pronounced dead on the scene… […]

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MCHS New Orleans mission trip a success

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Twenty-one Morinville Community High School students spent their spring break in New Orleans to learn a bit about the history and culture of the region and to offer a lot of help to those affected by Hurricane Katrina which devastated the area in 2005… […]

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Morinville shines during Earth Hour

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – It was lights off in Morinville Mar. 31 during Earth Hour. The community ranked seventh in FortisAlberta’s top ten communities who powered down for environmental reasons… […]

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All Candidates Forum set for Apr. 16

By Robert Jump

Morinville – Five provincial candidates looking to fill the shoes left behind by retiring Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski will get their chance to win over Morinville voters Apr. 16 at an All Candidates Forum being organized by The Morinville News and moderated by the Morinville Toastmasters club… […]

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Little Warriors to offer sex abuse prevention session in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Stewards of Children is a three-hour session on child sexual abuse prevention being offered free of charge Apr. 12 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. The program is being conducted by Little Warriors, and the Town of Morinville’s Family and Community Support Services Department (FCSS) will be picking up the tab for those community members interested in taking the program… […]

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Autism not well understood

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Brooke Levesque looks like any other 12-year-old girl at Georges H. Primeau School, but her penchant for wearing bright pink construction headphones sets her apart from many girls her age. The headphones help Brooke block out unwanted noises when she goes swimming or shopping with her family, noises that can cause behaviours that make Brooke look less like other 12-year-old girls… […]

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Local Legion members attend rally

By Lucie Roy

Onoway – Legionnaires from around the region gathered in Onoway over the weekend for a rally. The Morinville Legion had 13 Branch and one Ladies Auxiliary member in attendance. The annual Rally includes Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members from the Branches in Whitecourt… […]

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The weekend in pictures

Compiled by MorinvilleNews.com Staff

From horn blowing to snow blowing, Morinville had a varied weekend Mar. 30 to Apr. 1. Here’s what our cameras caught this weekend… […]

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Monday Morning News – April 2 edition

The April 2 issue of Monday Morning News hits store counters and shelves Monday morning. This week’s issue is 32 pages of news, views and things to see and do in Morinville all bundled up into one weekly community magazine… […]

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Legion buzz raises more than $6,000 for cancer research

By Lucie Roy

Morinville-Legion and community members gathered to have their heads shaved for cancer at the Morinville Legion on Friday night. At the end of the evening the money raised for the Canadian Cancer Society Fundraise for Life event was more than $6,000 with a few more donations still coming in. Money collected came from participant sponsor sheets, a 50/50 draw, quilt raffle, food served that evening, and additional donations… […]

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What’s on this weekend?

Saturday night will see the Community Cultural Centre rock with the music of Rend. This all ages show is a joint community effort between MorinvilleNews.com, Higher Grounds and the cultural Centre… […]