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You have heard of the "fight or flight" response, our body's innate reaction meant to protect us from threats from predators or aggressors. Today...

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Theatrical and visual arts will mix with cinematic arts in Morinville during Alberta Culture Days Sept. 26. The Morinville News is joining the community’s other Culture Days offerings by bringing this summer’s blockbuster hit Jurassic World to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre.

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The Town of Morinville announced Thursday they will assist the Morinville Girl Guides in bringing a Little Free Library (LFL) to Town. Little Free Libraries are a take-a-book / leave-a-book exchange that is growing in popularity globally. The libraries began in 2009 and there are currently 25,000 of them around the world in front yards and other locations.

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The first couple weeks of September are exciting ones for a Morinville father and son. Chad and Morgan Melchert head out of province on separate adventures. Chad is off to Halifax for the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards where he is up for the All-star Band Drummer of the Year Award once again. His son Chad is off to Brandon, Manitoba to play in a baseball tournament with Team Alberta’s U15 team.

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Kraft Hockeyville presented Morinville for Hockeyville organizer Wayne Gatza and Mayor Lisa Holmes with a cheque for $25,000, monies the community received for finishing in the Top 10. From left: Councillor Nicole Boutestein, Paul Smith of Smith Music (Hockeyville song), Stephen Dafoe of Morinville News (Hockeyville video), Wayne Gatza Organizer of the Morinville Kraft Hockeyville, Joe Kozakewich, Sales Representative Kraft Canada Inc. and Mayor Lisa Holmes. In front young hockey players Kayla Kluss, Alyssa Palma and Owen Kluss.

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Rotary District 5370 Assistant/Area Governor Brad Mastaler, Rotary Club of Morinville President Sheldon Fingler, member Danielle Reed, Livia Kummer — Rotary Exchange student from Switzerland, and member Shelley Porter pose for a photo Aug. 26. Kummer has just arrived in Canada for her one-year stay in the area. Last Wednesday was her first Rotary meeting in Morinville.

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The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Golf Tournament Sept. 14 at the Cardiff Golf and Country Club. Participation for the 18 holes and steak dinner is $100 a player or $400 per team. Dinner on its own is $40.

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The annual Active Living Fair takes place Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre in conjunction with the Town’s open house. Thirty-five tables have been reserved for organizations and local businesses offering health, activity and awareness.