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Council sworn in time for heavy agenda

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and the six councillors who will serve by his side over the next three years were sworn in by the Honourable Ken Kowalski, speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly and Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA, Friday afternoon.

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Talk About the Towns

By Étienne Thevou

It was an active weekend for fundraising Oct. 22 – 24. Here’s a recap of what went on this weekend and a highlight of few things going on in the community this coming week.

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Teachers unite to raise funds for mental health

By Stephen Dafoe

Namao – With the books put away and the students gone for the weekend, local teachers gathered in the Sturgeon Composite High School gymnasium Friday night for a little bit of dodge ball and a great deal of fun.

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Cardiff Corner issue moves to facebook

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Facebook is well known as a place for friends to gather on the Internet to learn what everyone is having for lunch or to share their most intimate thoughts and observations. But one area resident is using the popular social networking site to raise awareness of the situation at Cardiff Corner.
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Local credit union has long history in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Customers walking into Servus Credit Union Thursday morning might have thought the cake laying on a table waiting to be cut was just another of the many mini celebrations local business frequently have for their staff or customers. But the slab of frosted desert lying before them represented seven decades of serving the financial needs of Morinville residents.
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Chamber celebrates its high rollers in style

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – It was a night of high honours, high rollers and high stakes poker Thursday night as the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Parish Hall to hand out its 2010 business awards.

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COP still monitoring speed zones

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Nearly two months into the school year, the advertisements and reminders to slow down in school zones have all been packed away for another year. But for volunteer members of Morinville’s Citizens on Patrol, the need to remind motorists to check their speed is a year round mission, not just something to talk about when summer is over.

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Police seeking help in Gibbons break in and assault

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – A knock on the door from three individuals seeking help resulted in a Gibbons homeowner being assaulted last August. RCMP are now turning to the public for help in solving the crime.

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Smith unleashes Wildrose municipal policy

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Red Deer – Wildrose Alliance Leader Danielle Smith released the party’s Municipalities and Infrastructure policy at Red Deer City Hall Thursday, a document the leader refers to as a work in progress like the party’s other policies.

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Tiny Tots receive visit from military

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – It’s not every day that a group of three year olds are allowed close access to a cougar, but students at Morinville Tiny Tots soon found out Tuesday afternoon that this cougar had no fur or whiskers. Rather, the cougar was a large military vehicle that once trained soldiers in the skills needed to operate tanks.

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Waste reduction week reveals interesting statistics

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – With Waste Reduction Week in full swing throughout the province, the Alberta Government announced Tuesday that Albertans have set a new record in beverage container recycling.

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Long-term care costs set to increase in 2011

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The province announced Tuesday that long-term care facility operators will adjust accommodation fees beginning Feb. 1, 2011 to reflect increases in operating costs. However, the government is planning to cap the increases at three per cent to maintain affordability.
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Trustees selected in close race

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville / Legal – Given three options for two school trustees on the ballot, Morinville voters elected Lauri-Ann Turnbull and Noreen Radford to the Greater St. Albert Catholic Region Division 29 school board with 930 and 906 votes, respectively, leaving candidate Heather Thiessen with 850 votes to try again in another three years.

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Morinville elects its six councillors

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Voters went to the polls Monday to choose six of 10 candidates to serve on Morinville Town Council for the next three years. After Morinville’s mayor and council were acclaimed last election, voters were pleased to not only have an election this time but also 10 candidates to choose from. The last time Morinville had an election was 2004, during which two candidates ran for mayor and six for council.

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Talk about the towns

By Étienne Thevou

With all that campaigning and voting stuff over Monday night when the polls close, people can start getting back to hearing about what else is going on in the communities.

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