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195th Avenue renamed Valour Avenue

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – A tribute to the military was celebrated Wednesday afternoon with the official re-opening and re-naming of 195th Avenue, a ceremony marking the culmination of more than two year’s work designing, engineering and constructing a four-lane connector road linking Sturgeon County to the City of Edmonton and Anthony Henday Drive… […]

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Rotary Spray Park gazebo officially opened

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Local Rotarians and members of the business community gathered at the Rotary Spray Park Wednesday morning to put the ceremonial touch to the opening of a new gazebo, a project that has taken a couple years from concept to completion… […]

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Bender Balls one way for people to get fit

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – With large blue rubber balls firmly in hand, a group of women squeeze and manoeuvre them as if they were dance partners, stepping and striding across the mezzanine of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre with purpose. But the choreographed routine is not part of any new dance class. Rather, it is a fast-paced exercise program called Bender Balls… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Dave Foe’s View: Back to school means all eyes on the road. Yes, that means you

With kids returning to school this week, most RCMP detachments in the province are issuing their cookie-cutter press releases of back-to-school safety tips. Blah, blah, excited children forget safety rules. Blah, blah drivers need to look out for darting children with lunch pails, etc. No, the preceding is not me diminishing the importance of such messages, but rather what it must sound like to many Morinville motorists who hear the annual message re school and road safety. Seems to me people simply aren’t listening or if they are, they don’t seem to give two thoughts in a twin hula hoop about it… […]

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Champion to invest up to $3 million more in Morinville plant for odour problem

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Following word Champion Petfoods would not have its odour issues solved by the end of August as originally planned, Morinville Town Council and administration had an opportunity to tour the plant Tuesday afternoon to find out why. What councillors saw was Champion’s odour problems were not as simple as merely sticking a scrubber onto the existing $500,000 plasma injector system, and that up to $3 million would be spent on the Morinville plant for odour management and airflow alone… […]

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Arts & Culture

Treaty Day offers Alexander a chance to look back and ahead

By Stephen Dafoe

Alexander – Band members line up in the powwow grounds of Alexander First Nation on a Friday morning, each member of the band having their name checked against an official list. With the name found and suitable identification provided, a $5 bill is handed to an RCMP officer in red serge to pass on to the band member along with his firm handshake. It is an annual tradition that dates back to 1876 when the Cree of Alexander or Kipohtakaw became a signatory member of the Confederacy of Treaty 6… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Distracted driving one outcome of a distracted society

Twenty years ago when the phone rang it was generally for something important, a customer wanting to place an order, a colleague requiring detailed information on some joint work or your mom giving you the latest scoop on aunt Sadie’s recent gall bladder operation. If someone dared to call with the mundane or trivial garbage we now routinely accept we’d all have said, ‘I’m sorry, but I cannot talk now. I’m working.’… […]

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Battle of the Chillies to be fought in Morinville

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – Mild, medium or hot, pots will soon be boiling in Morinville as beans and other ingredients are mixed and nurtured in preparation for the Battle of the Chillies at the Morinville Famer’s Market Sept. 9. The competition pits chili cooks against one another for a chance to be the top chili maker in one of three chili style categories… […]