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Beavers learn about plants by sharing

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A pair of busy beavers made light work of getting their garden at the Morinville Centennial Community Gardens ready Tuesday night. 1st Morinville Beavers XXXX Steele and Kyle Campbell, together with leader Melodie Steele, planted a variety of plants, including potatoes, tomatoes, squash and other veggie varieties in one of the new garden plots… […]

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Robbery in Bon Accord

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Bon Accord Food Town was robbed Wednesday night. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Morinville RCMP responded to the call in the neighbouring community… […]

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Jimmy Flynn performs to a sold out crowd

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Maritime comedian Jimmy Flynn brought his trademark brand of humour to a midweek audience Wednesday night, giving the sold out crowd at Morinville Community Cultural Centre plenty of belly laughs.

After three-and-a-half decades of performing across the country and around the globe, the secret of Flynn’s success is … […]

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Canada Day returns to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After an absence of several years, Canada Day returns to Morinville this year with a low key and historically-themed celebration of the nation’s 144th birthday. Hosted by the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society, the event will provide Morinvillians and visitors with a blending of old and new as well as a blending of the cultures that were present when Morinville was born 100 years ago… […]

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Kowalski and Bertschi respond to MLA rumours

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With a PC leadership race about to ramp into high gear and with more than three decades under his belt as MLA, there has been considerable talk about the prospect of Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Ken Kowalski’s plans to announce his retirement this August.

But while Twitter tweets have heralded the end of Kowalski’s run in provincial politics, the man himself said the matter is not so cut and dried, nor is it the first time he had been asked the question about his future plans recently… […]

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Morinville chooses its sign

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Results are in from a poll conducted by the Town of Morinville and MorinvilleNews.com to break a tie between council members on just which of two new sign designs would grace the entrances to the community. […]

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Broken Walls kicks off Festival concert series

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The 2011 St. Jean Baptiste Festival got off to a solid start Tuesday night with a spirited and spiritual performance by Aboriginal singing group Broken Walls. The three-piece band of Joseph Maracle, Bill Pagaran and Kris DeLorenzi come from Ontario and Alaska. Two of the bands members are from Ontario. Bassist DeLorenzi is from Thunder Bay and lead singer Maracle from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Drummer Pagaran hails from Palmer, Alaska… […]

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Around the Town – St. Jean Baptiste Edition

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Festival week was officially proclaimed by Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi following the conclusion of council’s Committee of the Whole Meeting Tuesday night. St. Jean Baptiste Festival kicked off Tuesday evening with the first of five concerts at the newly-opened Morinville community Cultural Centre. Elsewhere around town preparations are being made for the weekend’s festivities… […]

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Legal programmer creates iPhone app that’s sweeping the globe

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – A Legal computer programmer has recently invented an application that has made the world seem like a smaller and more accessible place. Dan Charrois released Mapster in early-May, an application that allows users to see detailed views of any part of the world. The application has already been downloaded more than 40,000 times in its first six weeks of existence… […]

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Hamster races a real drag

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Downtown Morinville is the place for hot motor sport action this weekend. Flags will drop and wheels will burn when the first Noah’s Ark Pets and Supplies Hamster Race burns down the track during this weekend’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival… […]