Part of the walking trail around the fish and game pond is blocked off due to the demolition of the old Morinville Fish & Game Clubhouse. The work started Monday, 09 May and Thursday work was still ongoing.

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Hats off to the Rendez-Vous
A tip of the hat to the good people at the Rendez-Vous who generously donated their hall on Mothers’ Day for an event in support of Fort Mac evacuees, and once again Thursday night for the potluck put on by and through the generosity and efforts of community members. You’ve proven once again the importance of community groups to the community.

Students take stage
Nothing but praise for MCHS’ production of Suite Surrender last week being heard throughout town on and offline. The cast of nine and directors Leith Hutton and Jared Loseth depart MCHS this year with an incredible success to look back on. The only thing remotely smacking of disappointment is the regret that such an incredible effort played only one night. Be sure to get your tickets early next year as I’m sure those that follow will want to top this year’s production.

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Crime Watch receives donation
Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch (SRCW) President Francoise Meunier accepted a $2000 cheque on behalf of the organization from Sturgeon County Mayor Tom Flynn at the SRCW meeting held May 9 night at the Provincial Building.
On the agenda was a presentation from Morinville RCMP Detachment Cpl Clint Gulash on driveway alarms, awareness and reporting suspicious daytime and nighttime activity. Gulash said it is all our community. We all have to play a part in it.” Gulash, who has been here for six weeks, is the new RCMP Liaison Officer for SRCW. The next meeting to be held June 14 will include the presentation of the Fred Scharmann Award.

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Bike presented
Presentation of the Roger Champagne Memorial Bike Award to Ellianne Karch took place Tuesday morning at MCHS.The bike was presented by Jim Douville and Lorette Champagne. Champagne family members and relatives in attendance included Gib Boddez, Edwin Turley,Karen Rutt, Dean Rousseau, Sandee Blackburn, and Janice Douville. The Roger Champagne Memorial Bike Award is presented annually to the Physical Education 30 student who demonstrates determination,a strong commitment to physical fitness as well as strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Rousseau was one of the students on the original Annual Jasper Ride that took place in 1992.

Carnival Fun

Morinville Public School held their annual Children’s Carnival Sunday afternoon.

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Caden Robinson races on a bouncy ball.

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Alyssandra Motum and Jayme Tighe slide down the bouncy castle.

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Tug of war was one of the many activities on offer at the event.

– Stephen Dafoe Photos

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It’s dry out there
MCTV captured this aerial shot of Saturday’s grass fire at Namao corner (Highway 37 and Highway 28.
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Downtown collision
Two vehicle intersection collision at corner of 100 Avenue and 102 street. Witness tells us a westbound vehicle on 109 avenue clipped a westbound vehicle turning left onto 102 Street. No one appears to be seriously injured.

Emma is our hero
If you spend any time on social media, one name has made the rounds on the various groups since the fires looking to help. Emma Thompson has pitched in wherever and whenever she can to assist Fort McMurray evacuees. We had the honour of meeting this 17-year-old woman at the Fort Mac Potluck Thursday night and have added another hero to our long list of community champions.

School bus stupidity
School buses are these tall, long yellow vehicles that transport children to and from school. Unlike concept vehicles, school buses are not new nor are the rules surrounding them new. Nearly every day we read comments from upset bus drivers who are angry, and rightfully so, that someone did not stop when they were supposed to. Look, there is nothing happening where you have to go that trumps the rule that you have to stop for a school bus.

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