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Local News

RCMP urging shoppers to beware

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Ottawa – With the busiest retail season of the year now in full swing, the RCMP are urging holiday shoppers to be on their guard for ID fraud. The increase in financial transactions during the month of December carries with it an increased opportunity for criminals to … […]

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Arts & Culture

Legal Christmas Festival a success

By Ruthann Weeks
FCSS Coordinator, Town of Legal

Sunday morning of December 5th saw a festive and well attended Christmas celebration at the Centralta Community Centre in Legal. The morning was packed full of events and activities! The grade nine class of Legal School put on a delicious pancake breakfast and raised … […]

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Local Sports

Ice Dogs put end to Vipers winning streak

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – After five consecutive wins over the past three weeks, the North Central Hockey League schedule brought the Legal Vipers up against one of only two teams that have managed to beat them this season – the Onoway Ice Dogs. That meeting, as has been the case in the two … […]

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Morinville News

Area firefighter one of ten finalists in CBC competition

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Fire Department provided the backdrop to a CBC news crew last month when 54-year-old St. Albert firefighter and Canadian Aid for Fire Services Abroad (CAFSA) founder Victor Fernandez was filmed receiving two fire trucks from the department …

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Local Sports

Titans defeated in rematch

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sunday night’s 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Avalanche gave the Morinville Titans their second defeat of the week. Earlier in the week the Titans were shootout by the SWZ Oil Kings in a 4-0 road game upset.

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Arts & Culture

Museum showing the beauty of rust this month

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Travel down any back road in Alberta and you are likely to find an old car lying in a field, rusting hunks of metal that are eyesores to most people. But a photographic exhibit now on display at the Musée Morinville Museum not only claims otherwise – it show otherwise.

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Editorial & Opinion

Check Stop program ready to roll

By Constable Dan Burroughs

Morinville – The Holiday Season is upon us and the Morinville Integrated Traffic Unit would like to remind motorists to drink responsibly.

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Local News

Barn cat program looking for homes

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – There’s plenty of purring and meowing going on at the Morinville Veterinary Clinic these days. The animal housing division currently has 10 cats looking for new homes, but these animals are looking for a little room to roam.

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Local Sports

Jets pick up third straight win

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Jets’ 5-3 win over the Leduc Schwab Riggers Sunday afternoon extended the Junior B club’s winning streak to three consecutive games, something the Jets have not been able to do since the beginning of the season when they pulled off back-to-back wins against the Stony Plain Flyers, Edmonton Mustangs and St. Albert Merchants over an eight-day period.

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RCMP looking for impaired drivers

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With Albertans getting into the holiday spirit this month, RCMP are hoping they don’t consume too many spirits, at least not if they plan to get behind the wheel.

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Local Sports

FunTeam Hockey builds skills among all ages

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s an early Saturday morning at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre and the bleachers are full of parents and grandparents watching children play hockey. But what sets the players on the ice apart from many other teams that will occupy the rink that day is the range of ages and genders playing together on the ice.

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A tale of two Christmas lists

Christmas is coming and June and Tyler both have their lists to make.

Tyler, being eight, has a list not unlike many boys his age. It’s the list of items he is hoping Santa will give him the OK on and drop down his chimney Christmas Eve.

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Local News

Santa Store helps put a smile on children’s faces

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Midstream Support Society volunteers are busy this week getting their annual Santa Store ready to open Wednesday. The store, located in the Community Corner Drop In on 101 Street, provides parents who are struggling to find a way to provide their children with Christmas gifts a way to do so.

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Morinville News

County could face 6.2 per cent tax increase

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – The County’s proposed 2011 budget ended up very close to where it began when three full days of budget deliberations closed Friday afternoon. Originally suggested as a 6.1 per cent tax increase when the initial discussions began Nov. 19; the final proposed figures ended up at 6.2 per cent at the end of discussions Dec. 3. The tax increase had rose as high at 10.24 per cent during Council’s discussions of next year’s budget, but was trimmed back down Friday.

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