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New Trucks Arrive

Bon Accord, Gibbons and Sturgeon County have two new tools in their fire-fighting arsenals. Both Gibbons and Bon Accord recieved a new 2011 freightliner pumeper truck last week. The identical trucks feature a 1050 pump with a 1,000 gallon tank. The six-passenger units have a front mounted turret and are ergonomically designed … […]

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Monday Morning News – March 14

The Mar. 14 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition contains the following news stories… […]

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Editorial: Fear and loathing in Morinville

It is strange to think of a community in its centennial year as having an identity crisis, but that is precisely the problem that confronts Morinville 100 years after the community became a town. An identity crisis is…

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Lady Wolves take third straight North Central Banner

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The MCHS Lady Wolves senior girls’ basketball team took their third straight North Central Banner over the weekend, defeating the John Maland Wildcats in their home gym Saturday night… […]

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Morinville Jets hold awards night

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – The Morinville Jets gathered at coaches Corner Thursday night for their annual awards night dinner. This years event featured some special recognition for Dan and Roland Blackburn who are stepping down from running the team… […]

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Local teen wins poster competition

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – An MCHS student was presented with a cheque for $500 Monday by Service Alberta for her award-winning poster on identity theft. Sixteen-year-old Colette Bachand was one of five winners in the 2010 Alberta Consumer Champion Awards, an acknowledgement that recognizes Albertans who work to promote fairness in the Alberta marketplace by delivering outstanding consumer programs and awareness initiatives… […]

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Catholic public school motion defeated by council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Catholic public school debate came before Morinville Town Council again Tuesday night, this time in the form of a motion from Councillor Lisa Holmes. Although a topic of discussion in the streets of Morinville for several months, the matter first came before council two weeks ago when Donna Hunter, spokesperson for the group of local parents seeking a secular education for their children in Morinville’s public schools, made her case to council. Council’s reaction at that time was one of silence. Neither comment nor question was made to the delegation… […]

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COP to host drug awareness presentation

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Ecstasy, meth, cocaine and crack will be the topic of a presentation being held Thursday night by the Morinville Citizens on Patrol (COP) and the Morinville RCMP detachment. Although the presenter, Sgt. Adamitz of “K” Division, will discuss what various drugs do to the human body; the bigger message is what those same drugs will do to a community… […]

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Morinville to receive nearly $1.5 million from province

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Town of Morinville is set to receive $1,455,214 in Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding, part of $465 million in funding communities outside Edmonton and Calgary are set to receive for the 2011-2012 budget year… […]

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County Council looking to rock on

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Concerts and music festivals could soon be able to rock on without some red tape. County Council gave unanimous first reading to an amendment to its Land Use Bylaw that would permit concerts to run without a development permit providing the festival runs for less than seven days… […]

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Minimum tax for Sturgeon County discussed

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council heard there are currently 903 Sturgeon County properties that paid less than $50 in property taxes last year, many of that number paying as little as $3.26 in municipal taxes each year.

Administration delivered a detailed report to County Council in response to a request from County Councillor Tom Flynn… […]

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Chamber president praises award winners and nominees

Dear Editor:

As you may or may not know Char Parrent of the Flower Stop was a Finalist for the 2010 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction. This is an amazing honour for one of our local businesses to be nominated and make it as one of the four finalists in the Small Business … […]