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Council approves another round of Community Grants

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The gallery of Council Chambers were a little fuller than usual June 25 as eight applicants came forward to make their case for grant funding. Council heard from six Community Grant and two Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Grant applicants. The eight requests amounted to $21,587.68 in requests. Requests ranged from $500 to $6,000… […]

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Minstrels sing for friends and family

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – More than 140 guest of all ages attended at the first Minstrels Open House, held June 18 at the Rendez-Vous Centre, a one-hour performance followed by a sing-along with the audience. Minstrels’ Conductor Dagmar Lietz had 22 singers accompanied by Jean Storey on piano performing 15 songs from their afternoon program… […]

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Column: Joe Morinville

The editor said I shouldn’t do another column about the festival this week because I done one on the festival last week. So I didn’t send him anything by the deadline or even a day after the deadline and that got him in a panic thinking he’d have to take… […]

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Morinville Council briefs

By Morinville News Staff

Polls open early

Voters will be able to cast their Oct. 21 Municipal Election ballots as early as 8 a.m. now that Council has given second and third reading to the Elections Bylaw… […]

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Column: Joe Morinville

Heard someone jawing the other day that the St. Jean Baptiste Festival was getting too big for its britches, what with all the concerts and shows and events. Fellow said he liked Frontier Daze a whole lot better because that’s what he remembered when his kids were growing up. Here are my thoughts on the subject… […]

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Party causes people to get neighbourly

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A party in the neighbourhood can sometimes lead to bad blood between neighbours and a phone call to the police, but for 86 Street resident Andre Houle and about 17 families on his street, the idea of a party was welcomed… […]

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Summer cooking and canning classes looking to take people back to their roots

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Gardens and Morinville Farmers’ Market are doing a little cross pollinating this summer in the hopes of helping people learn about preparing and preserving foods the way people did years ago.

Paula Collins, who is organizing eight cooking classes at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre on behalf of the Community Gardens, said there is a strong interest among people today to get back to their roots… […]

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Emergency Management Bylaw passes third reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council gave unanimous third reading to an unchanged Emergency Management Bylaw May 28. The bylaw, designed to better fit the emergency management model created by the province and the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), had passed second reading May 14; however, Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes had expressed some concerns with Council’s role on the emergency management committee … […]

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Club 60 Roses reaches milestone

By Lucie Roy

Legal – More than 80 Club 60 Roses members and guests were in attendance for the group’s 40th anniversary celebrations Sunday afternoon. The formal part of the day included a historical retrospective of the club’s history from Yvette Cyr and congratulatory messages from Legal Councillor Carol Tremblay,.. […]

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Community Carnival to kick off June

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – June will get off with a carnival atmosphere on the Morinville Public Elementary School Grounds. The school’s Parents’ Fundraising Association is hosting their 2nd Annual MPES Community Carnival June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are once again excited to offer a no cost event for the entire community… […]

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