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Dr. Joy Berg conducts Edmonton’s Concordia Symphony Orchestra, Concordia Chorus and soloists from ProCoro Canada during the Hallelujah Chorus, the most recognized piece from Handel’s Messiah. The Sunday afternoon concert drew an audience of approximately 300 to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. The performance was followed by the audience… […]

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Local builder brings personal touch to custom home building

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sitting behind the desk at his new Morinville office, home builder Larren Monti looks at a complete 3D rendering of what a client’s home will look like before a shovel is ever put in the ground. Monti is the owner of Atlas Premium Home Development Ltd. The company specializes in custom homes and recently opened a new office at 113 – 9918 100 Street in the Morinville Centre…. […]

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Battle of the Boxes looking for creative side of recycling

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local woman is hoping boxes, cartons and other by-products of Christmas gift giving will be given a second life as works of creative art before ending up in the recycling box. Stacey Buga is organizing The Battle of the Boxes, the first of what she hopes will be a recurring recycling event.

“The Battle of the Boxes is hopefully going to be an annual event to encourage community involvement … […]

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Collision leads to impaired driving charge

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A 24-year-old Bon Accord man is charged with impaired driving after a late night collision outside Morinville.

Morinville RCMP and Morinville Fire Department crews were called to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 2 at the Highway 37 overpass around 11:05 p.m. Thursday night. Police say a southbound Ford Escape was rear ended by a Ford F-150. RCMP… […]

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Morinville has a new face at FCSS desk

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There is a new face in the Town’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Department. Karin Debenham took on the role of FCSS Coordinator Dec. 3, filling a position that had been vacant for a few months. Debenham comes to Morinville with 15 years experience, having previously worked in the field in Spruce Grove… […]

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Morinville sights and bites

Festival Champions
Champion Petfoods President and CEO Frank Burdzy presented Morinville Festival Society Chair Paul Smith with a $20,000 cheque Thursday afternoon, the first of five cheques. The local pet food manufacturer did a telephone survey this summer to help determine where it should be investing its community dollars. The overwhelming response from that survey and… […]

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Marvelous Moms looking to adopt local families

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – What began as a way for a couple local mothers to connect over coffee and over the Internet has expanded to a network of 500 Morinville and area moms who are now uniting for a noble purpose – making sure no family is left behind this Christmas season. The marvellous idea reinforces the groups self-chosen name of Marvelous Moms… […]

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The week in photos

Colleen Turner donated blood for the 83rd time at the Community Blood Drive held at the Rendez-Vous Centre Nov. 27. Assisting at the Blood Drive was Knights of Columbus member Mike Dubas. The next blood drive will be held Jan. 29. – Lucie Roy Photo… […]

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Final figures on Town Hall renovations released

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council was given the final price tag on the St. Germain Place renovations at the Nov. 27 meeting of Morinville Town Council. Construction costs, architectural and management fees, and other indirect costs totalled $4,222,647,26. That amount is $687,647,26 more than had been approved prior to Apr. 24 when Council agreed to increase funding for the project to $4.2 million… […]

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Morinville 2013 budget passes second reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A leaner 2013 budget passed second reading Nov. 27. After more than two hours of discussion and debate that shaved $300,000 off the $14.6 million budget, Council voted unanimously for second reading. Council will have at least two weeks to ponder further cuts before giving the document third and final reading.

Council gave first reading to the 2013 budget Oct. 23. As laid down at first reading Budget 2013 consisted of an $11 million operating budget combined with a proposed $3.6 million in capital projects. At that time, Chief Financial Officer Andy Isbister said ratepayers… […]