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Organizers pleased with response to 2010 Christmas Festival

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Festival results are coming in and this year’s tallies indicate Morinville’s Lite Up the Nite Christmas Festival 2010 may have been one of the best yet.

Under a canopy of darkness, Morinvillians and residents from neighbouring communities gathered along 100 Avenue and 100 Street Saturday night to watch the night lit up as the annual parade passed by en route to St. Jean Baptiste Park where Santa Claus … […]

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Your Monday Morning News

The Nov. 29 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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Budget open houses this week

By Stephen Dafoe

As the Town of Morinville works towards finalizing its 2011 budget, a series of public open houses and meetings will take place this week giving ratepayers an opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns on the proposed budget.

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Survey shows County residents want more amenities and programs

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Representatives from RC Strategies presented Sturgeon County Council with the findings of a needs assessment study they conducted on the County’s behalf earlier this year. The approximately $50,000 study took stock of existing recreational facilities and programs in Sturgeon County and neighbouring communities, assessing the strengths and weaknesses based on what County residents are using and would use if it were available to them.

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Local Sports

Jets lose in five-round shootout

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Friday night’s 7-6 shootout loss to the North Edmonton Red Wings (13-6-2) was a decidedly different contest than the 12-1 defeat the Wings dealt the Jets Oct. 20, and shows just how well the Jets can play hockey when they want to.

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Jets past catches up with them in alumni game

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Past generations of Morinville Jets kicked off Morinville’s Lite Up the Nite Christmas Festival weekend by lighting up the scoreboard at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre. More than three dozen former Jets took to the ice in home and away jerseys playing for either Team Welsby or Team Maslyk, teams named for former Jet coaches Tom Welsby and Terry Maslyk.

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Community comes through to help Fill-A-Bus

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Town of Morinville’s Community Bus might have been groaning under the weight of generosity Friday night as it hauled away this year’s collection of food donations for the Morinville Food Bank Society and the Knights of Columbus’ Christmas Hamper program.

The bus spent two days as a receptacle for non-perishable food supplies. Morinville schools Notre Dame elementary and École Georges P. Vanier School deposited the food they had been collecting … […]

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COP to begin Christmas car patrols

By MorinvilleNews.com

Morinville – Well known for patrolling the streets of Morinville by car looking for suspicious activities, the Citizens on Patrol are about to begin patrolling on foot looking suspicious themselves.
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Titans bury Avalanche in mid-week outing

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – In their sixth consecutive win, the Morinville Titans upset the Noralta Junior Hockey League’s top-ranked Edmonton Avalanche, a team that prior to coming up against the Titans Tuesday night had only been defeated once this season.

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Arts & Culture

Seniors pick Morinville’s best light displays

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The votes have been tallied from Wednesday night’s judging of Morinville’s Best Lights Competition. Seniors from Aspen House and Heritage Place boarded the Town bus Nov. 25 for a tour of Morinville’s businesses and residences, rating each entry on a scale of one to five for window, yard and rooftop displays as well as the overall effect.

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Morinville News

Library to host crafty fundraiser this weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library is taking over the Morinville Parish Hall this Saturday to host a Christmas Craft Fair. The annual event, which takes place during Morinville’s Christmas Festival weekend, brings together local craft makers to showcase what they have to offer to local Christmas shoppers.

But while the craft show provides one-stop-shopping that can help people whittle away at their Christmas gift giving list, it also helps the library throughout the rest of the year.
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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Heartland Transmission Project bad for business

The Alberta Electric System Operator’s long-term transmission plan is based on a philosophy of ‘if we build it, industry will come’. AESO and its partner, Alberta’s Department of Energy have stated that their vision is that we first build billions of dollars worth of transmission … […]

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AMA cautions drivers to watch for mating wildlife

By MorinvilleNews.com

Sturgeon County – The Alberta Motor Association is hoping Albertans will take a little extra caution and be on the lookout for wildlife. The organization reports that the highest-risk period for vehicles to encounter wildlife, particularly in rural areas, is from late October to late November.

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County settles on Heartland Transmission Project message

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Less than a month after committing up to $400,000 to participate in the Alberta Utility Commission’s (AUC) quasi-judicial hearing set to take place in the spring of 2011, Sturgeon County Council voted 5-1 Tuesday morning in favour of accepting recommendations as to what its … […]