Arts & Culture

Community Services gets thumbs up from council after rocky term

Following a brief presentation recapping their previous year of shows and programming, Morinville’s Community Services Department, which operates programming at the Community Cultural Centre and elsewhere in town, gave a presentation to Council that lead to smiles from Administration, and those on Council. The presentation was lead by Ryan Telfer, Interim Events and Culture Coordinator and Kathleen Ducharme, Culture and Events Programmer. […]

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Council approves 3.5% tax increase to support budget

by Calli Stromner

Morinville – After an additional round of budget amendments, Council unanimously passed the 2014 operating budget and capital plan with a 3.5 per cent tax increase to property owners. The $7.7 million budget was whittled down by another $117,300 on March 11 after much debate and discussion around service levels and how expenditures are reported by administration, particularly with respect to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre (MCCC) and its ongoing annual deficit… […]

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Morinville

Morinville in search of third youth worker in nine months

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town’s Community Services department is once again in search of someone to work with Morinville youth after Kelsie Sharun, Morinville’s latest youth worker, announced she would be leaving Apr. 17 to accept a position with Edmonton Public Schools as a substitute teacher.

Morinville’s youth worker answers directly to the Town’s Family and Community Support Services coordinator, Karin Debenham, who joined Community Services in last December, filling a gap left vacant for a few months… […]

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Morinville

Youth to participate in 30-Hour Famine

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A cardboard village will rise in the Morinville Community Centre in a couple weeks, humble accommodations for up to 60 local youth taking part in a 30-Hour Famine event fundraiser for World Vision. The program begins Apr. 11 with students commencing their famine. Youth will then gather at the cultural centre on the evening of Apr. 12 and spend the … […]

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Morinville opens nominations for volunteer of the year

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Volunteers will once again be recognized this year for their efforts in doing their part to build a better Morinville. Nominations are currently open for several categories of volunteer recognition and residents have until Apr. 12 to put forth the names of those they deem worthy of that recognition… […]

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Morinville

New program will get people running

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although it may seem hard to believe with grass and gardens still covered in snow, spring is here and running towards us. Later this spring the Town of Morinville will lace up the joggers on a new program to get people running. The program will begin in May but the Town is taking registrations now… […]

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Arts & Culture

The day in photos – midweek edition

Passing the torch
Kelsie Sharun, Morinville’s new youth worker, poses with current youth worker Nick Valcourt Tuesday afternoon, her first day on the job. Sharun joins the Community Services department on a part-time basis. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology combined with an education degree, and works as a Project Coordinator with Nature Alberta. Valcourt leaves his post Thursday to begin teaching English in South Korea… […]