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Former MP Walter Van De Walle deceased

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – Former MP and Legal resident Walter Van De Walle passed away Apr. 21 at the age of 88.

Van De Walle was MP from 1986-1988 for Pembina and from 1988–1993 for St. Albert. He chose not to run again in the 1993 federal election… […]

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GSACRD receives premier’s award

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

St. Albert – The Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division was one of four Alberta school divisions to win the Premier’s Award for School Board Innovation and Excellence… […]

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Monday Morning News – April 25

The April 25 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition returns to our regular non-historical format and brings the latest news and photos of what’s going on in Morinville. This week’s edition contains the following news stories… […]

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NorQuest College conducting regional needs assessment survey

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NorQuest College needs your help to assess and improve access to educational opportunities in your region.
As part of the College’s provincially designated regional stewardship mandate, NorQuest has begun a collaborative research project. The goal of the project is to collect information about the labour market and learning needs within the College’s stewardship region, including Morinville and surrounding municipalities… […]

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Around the community

Compiled by Étienne Thevou

Iron Warriors come to town
The Iron Warriors Foundation hit the pavement Apr. 23 for their second annual fundraising duathlon in Morinville. The Ice Breaker Duathlon took place at the Ray McDonald Sport Centre Saturday, combining two 2.5-kilometre runs around Morinville with a 15-km bike ride up and down Highway 642… […]

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Four candidates vying for Wildrose nomination

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Four nominees are currently vying for the opportunity to run as the Wildrose candidate for the Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater riding in the next provincial election.

The vote will be a mail-in-ballot at the end of May with ballots beign sent to party members from the Wildrose Alliance headquarters… […]

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Former mayor cautions against removing council presence from SDAB

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Former Morinville Mayor Ted Code offered some advice to Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and council Tuesday night. Speaking at the end of the Committee of the Whole meeting held at Morinville community High School, Code cautioned council to think twice before removing council’s seat on the Subdivision Development Appeal Board (SDAB)… […]

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Morinville Town Council puts historical spin on COW

By Etienne Thevou

Morinville – Council continued its participation in centennial celebrations Tuesday night by moving its Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting across town and back in time. The informal gathering of council to discuss matters to be brought forward to council was held at Morinville community High School with council once again donning historical garb… […]

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Champion Petfoods on track for odour mitigation

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Residents and visitors could smell nothing but the summer breeze this August if Champion Petfoods is able to stay on track with its current odour reduction strategy. Morinville councillors and administration were sent an update Friday of Champion’s efforts to mitigate the smell coming from its plant.

The three-page document outlines what the company has done since Deputy Mayor Paul Krauskopf issued the company some harsh words last October when he was chairing a council meeting in the Mayor’s absence, words that asked Champion to come back to council in January with some concrete plans… […]

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Morinville centennial draws a full house

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – One hundred years to the day after Morinville became a town, Morinvillians came out in strong numbers to re-enact the occasion and to enjoy an evening of historical remembrance. Almost 200 residents attended the Morinville centennial evening held Monday night at the RC Parish Hall, a three-hour event that combined an historical meal, historical vignettes and musical numbers… […]

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What do you like about Morinville? [Video]

On the eve of the 100th birthday of Morinville, we interviewed residents at the trade show and asked them what they like about Morinville. The following video is a mix of thoughts from Morinville residents young and old, newcomers and long-time residents… […]

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Residents pick first round of Joe Morinville awards

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – There may still be two weeks left to decide who to vote for in the upcoming federal election, but voters have already decided the winners of the first round of the Joe Morinville Awards, a people’s choice award presented by MorinvilleNews.com and Monday Morning News… […]

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Morinville Trade Show has successful weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce Share the Secret Trade Show came to a successful end Sunday afternoon. Chamber President Sheldon Fingler said he was pleased with how the event went.

“We’re extremely impressed with the business community locally and from surrounding areas that came together to be a part of the show,” Fingler said. “Of course we’re also really happy with the attendance and the people who came.” […]

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Morinville Trade Show has solid opening night

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

The Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce’s annual Share the Secret Trade Show kicked off Friday night with approximately 275 residents passing through the gates to see what the community has to offer in products and services.

In addition to an arena and curling rink filled to capacity with local businesses, visitors … […]

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Around the schools

Political leaders speak to MCHS students
Students at Morinville Community High School received a visit from two Alberta political leaders Wednesday morning. Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith and Alberta Party Acting Leader Sue Huff visited the school to discuss their respective parties, their parties’ platforms and why youth should become involved in the political process. […]

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Sturgeon County roads closed as snow melts

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Melting snow may be a welcome sign for many, but the runoff has caused flooding on a number of county roads. Sturgeon County reported Wednesday afternoon that a number of roads are currently closed due to flooding. County crews are working diligently to clear and reopen the roads as soon as possible. The following roads are closed: […]