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Morinville volunteer recognized with Diamond Jubilee Medal

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Long time volunteer Lillian Boddez got to rub elbows with Premier Alison Redford and The Honourable Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Wednesday afternoon. Boddez, a lifelong resident of Morinville, was one of more than 100 Albertans presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in a special ceremony held in Edmonton. The medal honours Her Majesty’s service to Canada and recognizes significant contributions and achievements by Canadians… […]

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Second reading of budget deferred to next meeting

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After two open houses Nov. 6 and 8 and a public forum Nov. 13 that drew seven presenters with plenty of questions, Council voted unanimously to defer second reading until the Nov. 27 meeting of Council.

Council gave first reading to the 2013 budget Oct. 23. As laid down at first reading Budget 2013 consists 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… […]

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Morinville Council briefs

By Morinville News Staff

Library trustees approved

Morinville Town Council approved the appointment of three new trustees to the Town of Morinville Library Board Nov. 13. Sturgeon County resident Amy Guenette and Morinville residents Stacy Buga and Barb Haberer were approved by Council and now bring the library board’s number to 10 trustees, the maximum number allowed under the province’s Libraries Act. .. […]

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Krauskopf appointed mayor of Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Within a half hour of former Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi’s letter of resignation being read in Council Chambers, Morinville Councillor Paul Krauskopf was appointed Morinville’s new mayor. Krauskopf’s term runs from Nov. 13 until the next municipal election Oct. 21, 2013… […]

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Morinville mayor resigns

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Lloyd Bertschi has resigned as mayor of Morinville. Bertschi, who has in his fourth term as mayor and had previously spent two terms as a councillor, submitted his resignation in writing to Morinville’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)Debbie Oyarzun Nov. 13. In the letter the former mayor cites out of town and out of province business commitments as the reason for his stepping down prior to the end of his term… […]

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Morinville Remembers [photos – video]

Photos By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sub-zero weather did not keep residents away from the Remembrance Day service held Sunday morning at the Royal Canadian Legion. The outdoor ceremony was followed by an indoor service. Below is a video pictorial of the day’s events. .. […]

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Library standing up to bullying

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Displays and interactive activities will mark the Morinville Community Library’s contribution to anti-Bullying Month this week. Library employee April Heppleston spent time over the weekend setting up a showcase display to visually depict the issue and library patrons will be able to contribute to the display throughout the week by putting down their thoughts on bullying… […]

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Arts & Culture

Country singer Brett Kissel coming to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It has been 18 years since country singer Brett Kissel got his first guitar, 11 since he cut his first album and began playing country fairs and rodeos with some regularity. That 11-year-old musician / entrepreneur is now a 22-year-old seasoned performer with more than a decade of experience under his leather boots. Kissel will open Morinville’s Light up the Night Festival this weekend with a show at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Nov. 23 at 8 p.m… […]

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The people save the steeple

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The campaign to save the steeple of historic St. Jean Baptiste Church blew well past its goal Saturday night with revenues from the Enchantment Under the Sea fundraiser organized by Jennifer Laurence of Posh Weddings and Kathy MacDougal of Engravit. The dinner and dance drew more than 100 supporters who bought tickets to the event and bid on a large selection of silent auction items… […]

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Home-based businesses to unite for one big show

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Everything from children’s clothing to home décor will be on display at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre this weekend when the doors open on the 5th Annual Snowflakes and Stars Christmas Market. Organizer Kelli Allen said this Saturday’s event would be bigger and better than before with more vendors and more opportunities to help local groups raise funds for their respective causes… […]

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Morinville schools remember

Photos by Lucie Roy and Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools in Morinville held ceremonies of Remembrance Thursday morning, honouring the memory of those who served and fell and honouring those who serve today. Below are some photos from ceremonies at Notre Dame, Primeau and MCHS. Morinville Public elementary School will hold a ceremony Friday… […]