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Arts & Culture

Legal fête ses 100 ans

by Lucie Roy

The Town of Legal celebrated its centennial over the weekend with a wine and cheese event for dignitaries and founding families Friday night, and a full day of events on Saturday that included a centennial dinner and an Aaron Lines concert at the arena. … […]

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Legal

Legal planning for its Centennial

by Lucie Roy – The Town of Legal will hold their centennial celebrations Sept. 5 to 7, and held a press conference Friday morning to announce a few details about the plans for that event. Some of the weekend’s activities include a concert with country singer Aaron Lines, military displays, an on-site museum of Legal’s history, family games, and fireworks… […]

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Local News

New Year’s Eve Gala last blast of centennial year

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With the remaining days of 2011 getting fewer and fewer, Morinville’s Centennial Committee members are planning to end the community’s 100th anniversary with a high class affair. Committee member Lil Boddez said final preparations are being made for next weekend’s New Year’s Eve Gala at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Remembering Thalia

It was with deep regret that we learned Thursday of the passing of Mrs. Thalia Fischbach.

The 100-year old Morinville resident became a bit of a celebrity in the community over the past ten months as she simultaneously represented the community with whom she shared a birth year and the large number of seniors in this community who have so much to offer… […]

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Local News

What do you like about Morinville? [Video]

On the eve of the 100th birthday of Morinville, we interviewed residents at the trade show and asked them what they like about Morinville. The following video is a mix of thoughts from Morinville residents young and old, newcomers and long-time residents… […]

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Morinville News

Happy Birthday Morinville

One hundred years ago today Omer St. Germain, Morinville’s first mayor, leaned over a table, signed a document and Morinville became a town. One hundred years to the day later and that historical event will be recreated in the local parish hall Monday night to officially mark Morinville’s centennial and act as the kick-off of homecoming week, seven days of remembering where we came from and looking to where we’re going… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

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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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Morinville Centennial Community Gardens

Dear editor:

This year is Morinville’s 100th anniversary and we invite you to join in the festivities by participating in the Morinville Centennial Community Gardens. This is a return to our roots with a modern twist. Our objective is to promote community spirit, education and provide a place to grow healthy food inexpensively… […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville readies for Centennial Snowman Festival

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The community’s annual Family Day Snowman Festival is set to take place this Monday and organizers are excited about this year’s theme.

“It’s the kickoff to the centennial celebrations for the year,” said Morinville’s Special Events Coordinator Peggy Gilchrist. “We’re having our oldest and youngest member of the community join us.” […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Morinville has a year to look forward to

MorinvilleNews.com Editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

With Christmas 2010 behind us, we are all on the rapid road to New Year’s Eve and the changing of the calendar year. Out with the old and in with the new, as the idiom goes. But with respect to Morinville, 2011 will very much be a year of remembering and preserving the old while welcoming the new. While the sash-wearing baby in a top hat may be chomping at the bit to arrive Jan. 1, father time is not necessarily being shown the door.

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