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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Plenty of talent here in this town of ours

One often hears the lamenting cry, “There’s nothing to do here.” Though quite commonly heard among young people, it is often heard among adults as well. While the validity of such a statement is entirely subjective as individuals should be entitled to determine what offerings are of interest to them or not, it certainly cannot be said … […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County approves grant for cultural centre

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sturgeon County Council unanimously approved granting the Town of Morinville $250,000 through its Capital Agricultural / Recreational Facility Development Grant (CARF) program at its June 28 meeting. The funding will assist with the construction cost of the $11 million facility… […]

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Arts & Culture

Streetheart draws an enthusiastic Morinville crowd

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre rocked Saturday night with the final concert in the Art of Conversation concert series. Kenny Shields and Streetheart showed although the flowing locks and skin tight clothing of the late 1970s have been replaced with respectable jackets and slightly receding hairlines the show has not been toned down by the passing of time. Nor has their fan’s enthusiasm for the band or their music… […]

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Local News

Morinville proves to be 100 per cent Hikk

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Country rested in Morinville Thursday night with the arrival of country / rock band Jo Hikk, the third of a series of five concerts to rock the new Community Cultural Centre during St. Jean Baptiste Festival week.
From the moment the doors open, it was all country, all the time – with servers and staff dressed in country attire and a special guest appearance by the Six Shooters, a group of authentic looking western actors… […]

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Local News

Morinville honours its volunteers

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Community cultural Centre was packed Friday night with hundreds of community-minded individuals who gathered together to recognize those of their number who were presented with achievement awards and to be recognized collectively for their volunteerism… […]

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Local News

Community Cultural Centre appeal decision satisfied

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With less than a month to go before the official opening of the Community Cultural Centre, Morinville Town Council was faced with deciding if a condition set by the Subdivision Development Appeal Board (SDAB) last spring was satisfied. In a three-to-two vote Tuesday night the condition was removed, allowing the occupancy permit to be issued… […]

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Arts & Culture

Community Cultural Centre on track and getting booked

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Construction of the $11 million Morinville Community Cultural Centre is on track for a June 11 official opening, but will be ready for a couple of preliminary events set for mid- to late-May. Morinville councillors and administration had the opportunity Wednesday afternoon to tour the facility to see that progress… […]