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Business

New Chamber employee ready to move forward promoting Chamber programs

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce (MDCC) has hired a new Office Administrator / Even Coordinator. Melinda Northcott took on the post just prior to this year’s trade show after working in banking with Scotia Bank for the past six years. Northcott’s role will be to assist with office duties, sell Chamber memberships and oversee the planning of the Chamber’s three major projects: the annual Leap into Spring Expo, the annual Business Awards Gala, and the annual Chamber Golf Tournament… […]

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Morinville

Morinville Youth Basketball Association gets practice help

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Youth Basketball Association unveiled a new tool in its ongoing efforts to make better basketball players Apr. 29, two basketball shooting machines. The machines, complete with built-in basketball hoops and rebounder nets cost approximately $9,400 and were funded in part by sponsorship from Champion Petfoods and in part from the association’s own fundraising efforts. … […]

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Columns

Progressive Views Column: Alberta NDP Leader Resigns

by Tristan Turner

While struggling to hold back to hold back tears, Brian Mason announced at a press conference Apr. 29 that he would be stepping down as leader of the Alberta NDP effective October 19. The bus driver turned politician has served as both an MLA and Edmonton City Councillor for more than 25 years, winning nine consecutive elections. In his near 10-year tenure as leader of Alberta’s New Democrats, Brian Mason has seen – and won – many battles on behalf of his constituents and all Albertans. Not the least of which was a fight he brought to PC Premier… […]

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Morinville

Recreation Open House offers insight and input

by Tristan Turner

Morinville – Roughly 150 people attended Council’s Recreation Open House Apr. 28. The event was held in conjunction with Saskatchewan-based architecture and interior design firm AODBT, who were chosen by the previous Council to provide a feasibility study on the arena and future recreation needs. AODBT gave a 50-minute presentation outlining potential new recreation facility features, location criteria and thoughts on potential partnerships that could help fund a new facility… […]

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Morinville

Two charged in series of thefts

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – a man and woman have been charged with 54 property crimes after police responded to a complaint of a break-in in progress Apr. 28. Police say Jason MacAloney and Diana Barrett were subsequently arrested in possession of stolen property… […]

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Columns

Column: Pick the best tracker for you

by Michael Roizen M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D.

It used to be, if you wore your heart on your sleeve it meant you were sentimental and easily bruised. Not anymore. Now colorful bracelets, watches, clip-ons and other gizmos track your steps and heart rate, not to mention your workouts, calories consumed and burned, sleep habits, intensity of effort, degree of muscle fatigue, even your distance in an open water swim. Welcome to the world of “fit tech.” Get hip to it… […]

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Business

Notre Dame students field trip presents growth opportunity

Photos by Lucie Roy

On Monday morning Notre Dame Grade 1 students visited High Q Greenhouses, located in just outside Morinville in Sturgeon County. The students learned about plants and the different parts of the plant as well as got to learn about seedlings, watering, soil, types of containers and the scents produced by various plants… […]

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Morinville

Youth roller derby offers alternative

by Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – An alternative to traditional sports is being offered in Sturgeon County arenas this spring and summer. The Sturgeon County Junior Roller Derby Association is open to girls between the ages of 7 and 17. The association is conducting practices two nights a week: Wednesday’s at the Morinville arena and Fridays at the arena in Bon Accord… […]

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Arts & Culture

Art clubs unite for Artists Garden

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With spring colours about to break through in local gardens, the Morinville Art Club and Morinville Youth Art Club are holding a joint event to show their spring colours. The Artists Garden event takes place May 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Admission is free. […]

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Business

Morinville mechanic to test his skills at provincial competition

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local mechanic, Morinville resident and NAIT student is getting ready to compete in the provincial leg of the annual Skills Canada competition. Albert Paquette, who is currently apprenticing to be an auto service technician at Technical Automotives in Morinville’s industrial park, will compete in his field at Skills Alberta May 14 and 15 in Edmonton… […]