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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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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 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… […]

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Council passes second reading of 2012 budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A week after two successful open houses, Morinville Town Council took another detailed look at the proposed 2012 budget during Tuesday night’s council meeting. After debating and shaving $450,500 in spending off the proposed budget, Council voted 6-1 in favour of second reading – Councillor Ben Van de Walle casting the single opposing vote… […]

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Communities ChooseWell bring awards to town

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Inclement weather made Thursday night’s Communities ChooseWell awards night a more subdued affair than had been originally planned, but the wind and snow did not prevent Communities ChooseWell Manager Damien Traverse from coming to town to bring Morinville its awards… […]

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Tarnawsky back as Sturgeon County CAO

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two weeks after the resignation of County Commissioner Chris Micek and the appointment of Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Ian McKay, Sturgeon County has once again changed its top administrator. Former Manager of Public Services Peter Tarnawsky, who had been fired by Micek a couple weeks earlier, returned to work Monday in Micek’s position… […]

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Fallen Morinville soldier to be featured in documentary

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The memory of fallen Morinville soldier Master Corporal Byron Greff will continue to be at the forefront in Morinville well past Friday’s Remembrance Day ceremonies with the current yellow ribbon campaign and the airing of a documentary during the upcoming Lite Up the Nite Christmas celebrations… […]

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Nominations are in for Morinville’s Roaring Successes

By Robert Jump

Morinville – This year’s business awards gala may be almost a month away, but this year’s crop of award hopefuls is a done deal. Nominations officially closed Sept. 23, and business and organizations nominated in seven categories will find out if they are one of this year’s roaring successes when the Chamber holds its annual gala Oct. 20… […]

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Morinville population up by 11 per cent

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Results are in from the 2011 municipal census the Town of Morinville conducted over the spring and early summer. According to documents included in the Aug. 9 council agenda package, Morinville’s population has increased from 7,636 residents to 8,503 over the past two years, an increase of 867 residents or 11.4 per cent of the 2009 population figures. Averaged, the increase in population represents an annual growth rate of 5.7 per cent… […]