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Local News

Country songs and Santa highlight seniors’ party

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Jukebox Leigh’s Western Cabaret of songs featuring favourites from the world of country, country rock and other golden eras was the entertainment at the Heritage Lodge’s Resident’s Christmas Party Dec. 13. The singer included the audience, having little teddy bears for some of the residents, and having others come up and dance with him… […]

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Schools and youth

Vanier students practicing for a star performance

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Christmas Concert Committee members at Ecole George P. Vanier Elementary School were busy Tuesday afternoon with a dress rehearsal for their upcoming Christmas concert. With approximately 27 actors, the fitting room was a buzz of activity as costumes were adjusted for the proper fit for the students performing in the Christmas musical play Once Upon a Starry Night… […]

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Local News

Council sets water, sewer and waste rates for 2012

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council voted unanimously to second and third reading of the 2012 waste management, sewer and water bylaws. The now passed bylaws the average household paid $49.47 for water and $35.03 for sewer for a total of $84.50 per month in 2011. It is anticipated those rates will be $50.51 for water and $35.34 for sewer for a total of $85.85 per month, an increase of 1.59 per cent or .44 per month for the average household… […]

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Local News

Morinville passes 2012 budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The average Morinville homeowner could be looking at a $73.55 increase to the municipal portion of their spring tax bills now that Morinville Town Council has given third reading to the 2012 Operating and Capital Projects budget. Third reading of the budget passed with a 5-2 vote Dec. 13. Councillors Gordon Boddez and Ben Van de Walle opposed third reading of the budget… […]

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Local News

County approves Heartland Drive

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Township Road 570 from Opal Road to Highway 38/ Highway 643 will now be called Heartland Drive after County Council voted unanimously Dec. 13 to approve the name change… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County approves 2012 library funding

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council unanimously approved $144,695 in library grant funding for the County’s five libraries Tuesday morning. The approval allocates $22,671 to Bon Accord, $27,984 to Edmonton Garrison, $24,836 to Gibbons, $46,294 to Morinville and $22,910 to Redwater for the 2012 year… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County approves 2012 budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council approved its 2012 operating and capital budget in a 4-3 vote Tuesday morning. The $58,068,712 budget represents a projected 6.85 per cent municipal property tax increase for County residents in 2012. It is anticipated that increase will translate to a $98 increase in the municipal tax portion of spring tax bills for the average Sturgeon County home valued at at $420,520… […]

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Local News

Student touched by plight of homeless starts fundraising campaign

By Stephen Dafoe

Riviere Qui Barre – A trip to a Christian summer camp this past summer set a Camilla School student on a mission to help the homeless. Nine-year-old Brooke Bonin has been raising money for Edmonton’s Hope Mission since school began in September and has already amassed more than $3,000, monies that will be handed over to the mission Dec. 23… […]

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Province

Residents get view of proposed overpass

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Area residents had the opportunity to see what the proposed Cardiff Road overpass will look like when it is completed a couple years down the road. Al-Terra Engineering, the company contracted by Alberta Transportation to design the overpass, held a public information session at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Monday to bring residents up to speed on the project and what it would look like… […]

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Local Sports

Jets win in shootout

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Dalen Paul and Tyler Nault carried the Jets to their first victory in three outings Sunday night. Nault’s contribution came with 10:43 left in the third period when he brought the game to a 2-2 tie with the visiting Edmonton Mustangs. Paul’s contribution came when he was the only one to ripple the mesh during a shootout… […]

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Arts & Culture

Feliz Navidogma collects range of talent in one festive show

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – Higher Grounds monthly Hot Dogma night took on a festive flavour Friday night with Feliz Navidogma, a Christmas-themed open mic night. Musicians from beginner to world-class professional took to the stage for 90 minutes of family entertainment. As is so often the case, not all of the acts were booked prior to the start of the event… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: It’s about building community

Having lived in Morinville for the past five years, I’ve come to realize the community seems to have changed. It seems like there are more groups working together. It seems like there are more individuals starting initiatives. It seems like there are more people finding connections where many may not have thought connections exist… […]

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Morinville News

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… […]