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Gibbons reluctantly approves $540,000 waterline project

By Stephen Dafoe

Gibbons – During a special meeting of council Oct. 5, Gibbons newly sworn-in councillors reluctantly approved a $540,000 tender to run three blocks worth of 12-inch waterline so a new condominium project can have enough suppression flow to meet its needs.
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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 18

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL INCUMBANTS

The Town of Morinville has an asset most towns would be proud to exploit. Many years ago the province turned over the area and lake known to us old folks as “man – made”. You have taken no action in using this resource to increase tourism to our town.
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Ask-A-Candidate Question 17

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

As citizens of our community you have all taken the time to run for public office. I would salute your dedication to our town ,this is a noble effort. We have many dedicated people who serve our town in the capacity as volunteers and in grass root roles also … […]

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Gibbons Town Council sworn in

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Gibbons – While many municipal council and mayoral hopefuls were out pounding on doors Tuesday night hoping to secure support for their run at office, Gibbons mayor and council were being sworn in so they could begin their terms. […]

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Contractor focused on doing right by his clients and community

By Stephen Dafoe

Alexander – A lot has changed for James Arcand over the past decade. He’s gone from helping a friend, to learning a trade, to ultimately owning his own company and employing people in his community. But one thing that has remained the same is his love of … […]

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Fire destroys home outside Legal

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Sturgeon County – A late afternoon fire destroyed a Sturgeon County home Monday. The Legal Fire Department was called to a fire in the Range Road 260 / Township Road 575 area at approximately 4:13 p.m. Oct. 4 … […]

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Bicycle safety leads to recognition

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Riding around town on his bicycle, nine-year-old Ryan Flemming was recently stopped by Morinville Peace Officer Alaeddine. But the officer wasn’t stopping the youth to give him a lecture; he was stopping … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Guest Editorial: Council candidate Donna Phinney

Guest Editorial by Donna Phinney

Our family moved to Morinville 14 years ago… Being married to a military member I have lived in many communities over the last 33 years… We saw the tremendous potential Morinville had to offer, small town atmosphere, friendly community spirit and most importantly a safe environment for families, and decided to make Morinville our home … […]

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Letter to the editor: Property rights concerns

A friend told me recently that he received a letter from the Alberta government that told him he’d have to register his well. This concerns me as I too have a well. Why is the government asking farmers, or anybody with a well, to register their water supply? […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 16

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

In 2009 a grassroots citizens group was formed and studied the idea of building a playground in “The Lakes” district.
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Ask-A-Candidate Question 15

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE SCHOOL TYRUSTEE CANDIDATES

As a relatively new resident to Morinville, I was quite surprised to find out all the public schools in town are part of a Catholic school system. I know that the schools offer an “option” class for those students who do not participate in the religion program. But why isn’t there a public … […]

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Arts & Culture

Caviar Players ready to open auditions for musical

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – Although their next production is said to be a hilarious romp through Sherwood Forest, the Morinville-based Caviar Players are looking to roam throughout Sturgeon County looking for cast members for the spring production.
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Editorial & Opinion

Letter to the editor: Gun registry vote

Although handguns have been regulated since the 1930s, regulation of rifles and shotguns began in 1977 with the introduction of the Firearms Acquisition Certificate. The laws were further strengthened in 1991, mandatory training courses for gun owners, a 28-day waiting period … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 14

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

In these uncertain times many families are cutting costs and limiting their expenses. It takes two working parents to support a growing family. We see more job loss in these times and more jobs becoming part time casual employees … […]

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Firefighters involved in more than fighting fires

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Story and Photos By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s a typical Wednesday night at the Morinville Fire Department. The trucks and gear are polished and ready for inspection. But inside the fire station Morinville’s firefighters are learning about some new gear that can help them save lives.
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