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Morinville News

New Morinville Councillor member ready to roll

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Councillor-Elect Sheldon Fingler will have little time to catch his breath after Thursday night’s by-election win. Set to be sworn in Monday night, Fingler will dive right in to his first council meeting and head off to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association annual gathering the next morning… […]

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Morinville News

Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch says farewell to Morinville’s top cop

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Members of the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch (SRCW) and other well-wishers gathered at the provincial building Thursday night to say farewell to Staff Sergeant Mac Richards who leaves for a post in British Columbia Sept. 26… […]

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Local News

Fingler wins vacant Morinville Council seat by narrow margin

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sheldon Fingler will be sworn in as councillor Monday night by Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec after winning the majority of votes in Thursday’s municipal by-election. Fingler received 263 votes, beating his closest rival, Kevin Wedick, by 32 votes.

Fingler is the owner of Infinite Event Services and is perhaps best known in the community for his involvement with the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce. The candidate ran a strong campaign through the election… […]

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Morinville News

Pleasant Homes ready to help food bank once again

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Pleasant Homes is putting on their philanthropic hats once again to help the Morinville Food Bank Society. The local home builder is preparing for their annual garage sale and will once again be matching every dollar raised from the sale… […]

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Local Sports

Hockey on hold as Morinville works to get ice ready

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The echo of pucks bouncing off the boards is absent from the Ray McDonald Sports Centre these days. Although hockey season has begun, the Town is still working on getting equipment working so the ice can remain frozen.

Morinville’s Director of Public Works, Claude Valcourt, said the work has been going on since the problem was discovered when the ice was first put in this season… […]

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Local News

Around the town in photos

Park full of Rotarians
Rotarian Gib Boddez (left) and Tom Bell work on beautifying the Rotary Park Tuesday night. About a dozen Rotarians and future Roatarians came out for the annual park clean up efforts. – Stephen Dafoe Photo… […]

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Local News

Wednesday print edition

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday morning. This week’s edition is 48 pages (our biggest yet) of our regular round up of local relevant news plus responses to this week’s election question from each of the six candidates for Councillor. If you are unable to obtai… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville Community Library lowers card fees for County residents

Morinville – Sturgeon County residents will now pay the same rate as Morinville residents for their library cards after the library’s board voted in favour of user fee parity. The change in County rates took effect Sept. 17 and Sturgeon County residents will now pay $10 for an adult, $6 for children and seniors, and $20 for a family. Membership fees are good for one year from date of activation… […]

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Morinville News

By-election polls open in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Morinville’s councillor by-election polls opened Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. The advance poll was set to run until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Election day will be Thursday Sept. 20. Polls will be opened from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre… […]

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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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Morinville News

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… […]