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Local Legion members to shave their heads for fundraiser

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Legion member Kevin Wood’s long locks will soon be snipped away. Wood, known for his long hair but always willing to aid a good cause, has joined with other Legion members to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Fundraiser for Life… […]

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Nominees sought for annual volunteer awards

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Volunteers will once again be recognized this year for their efforts in doing their part to build a better Morinville. Nominations are currently open for several categories of volunteer recognition, and residents have until Apr. 13 to put forth the names of those they deem worthy of that recognition… […]

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Around the Town – weekend edition

Plenty going on around the town over the weekend in terms of things to see and do. Here are a few of the things we turned our camera lenses on from Friday to Sunday… […]

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Monday Morning News Mar. 19 edition

The Mar. 19 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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Fish and Game getting ready to brag

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The Morinville Fish & Game Association (MFGA) 20th Anniversary Brag Night will be held Mar. 24 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. The annual brag night allows local outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to show off their antlers and enjoy a little wild game. The supper will include dishes made with deer, moose, elk, bison, deep fried turkey and smoked salmon… […]

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Morinville and District Ag Society could fold

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Travelling through town putting up posters for their annual Easter egg hunt last Monday afternoon, Morinville and District Ag Society President Barry Bradley does so with a smile on his face. One would have no idea there was something weighing heavy on his mind; his organization, begun nearly four decades ago, is in danger of folding… […]

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Morinville News

New CAO looking forward to continuing her work

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After reviewing nearly 50 applicants, narrowing it down to a field of 12 and conducting in-depth interviews with four finalists, Morinville has a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Morinville Town Council announced at their Feb. 28 regular meeting that Debbie Oyarzun was the successful candidate… […]

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Morinville Family Day weekend a success

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Organizers of this year’s Family Day festival are calling the cooperative initiative a big success. This year Morinville’s Community Services Department teamed up with the Morinville Fish and Game Association and the Royal Canadian Legion’s Women’s Auxiliary to cross promote a weekend’s worth of activities for all ages… […]

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Morinville News

Retired greyhounds finding new life with area families

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The loss of a family dog near Christmas two years ago set a Morinville woman on the path to discovering the joys of owning retired racing greyhounds and spreading that joy to other dog owners. Dorothy Coughlin, adoption representative for Morinville and St. Albert areas with Chinook Winds Greyhound Rescue, said shortly after losing her dog she was introduced to the breed at a cousin’s home… […]

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Morinville News

Santa Store looking at greater need this season

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store opened Wednesday for another season of helping struggling families put a smile on their children’s faces come Christmas morning. But if early numbers are any indication, the charitable initiative is going to need as much help as it can get this season to make Christmas special for local families who otherwise would have none… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville Light Up the Night [PHOTOS]

You’ve got to be pleased with this year’s Light Up the Night Christmas Festival, and anyone we talked to Saturday certainly was. Standing in St. Jean Baptiste Park Saturday night after the lights were lit was an experience that is hard to explain to someone who was not part of it. It was communal in that some 2,500 people gathered downtown to watch a parade… […]

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Fill-A-Bus has record year

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A much heavier Morinville Community Bus groaned over the weigh scales Friday night after two days of collecting food throughout the community. Organizers of this year’s annual Fill-A-Bus were hoping to outdo the 5,608 pounds of food and $1,600 in cash donations collected last year for the Morinville Food Bank Society. Those expectations and goals were not disappointed as Morinvillians of all ages rose… […]