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Editorial: How in the hell do you top that? [PHOTOS]

It’s Monday. The tents are down, the rides are gone and all that remains of St. Jean Baptiste Festival 2011 is the memory of the nearly week-long event and a nagging question on many of our minds. How in the hell do you top that? And if this year’s festival can be topped, there truly is no limit to what Morinville can do… […]

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Festival produces hour-long parade [PHOTOS]

Photos by Stephen Dafoe and Lucie Roy

Morinville – Saturday’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival Parade was the biggest in recent memory. With approximately 100 entries from local businesses and organizations, together with dignitaries and a gaggle of Shriners, there was something for everyone and plenty of candy hitting the pavement to keep the kids scurrying for their share… […]

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Letter: Photo radar and cross walks

Dear Editor:

Good Day, I sent the following letter to the Mayor and Council of Morinville, via e-mail, regarding a recent article in the St Albert Gazette pertaining to the photo radar issue in Morinville:

First off, I am at a loss as to why I should have to send my e-mails to an executive assistant rather than directly to the … […]

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Monday Morning News – June 27

The June 27 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition is a special 28-page St. Jean Baptiste Festival wrap up edition with plenty of photos from the week-long event in addition to the latest Morinville News. This week’s issue contains the following news stories… […]

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Arts & Culture

Streetheart draws an enthusiastic Morinville crowd

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Community Cultural Centre rocked Saturday night with the final concert in the Art of Conversation concert series. Kenny Shields and Streetheart showed although the flowing locks and skin tight clothing of the late 1970s have been replaced with respectable jackets and slightly receding hairlines the show has not been toned down by the passing of time. Nor has their fan’s enthusiasm for the band or their music… […]

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A weekend of fun begins

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

St. Jean Baptiste Festival got underway Friday night with plenty of activities in festival square. Saturday will be the big day of events in festival square and around town… […]

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Arts & Culture

Latest Francophone artwork completely off the wall

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – The Centralta Tourism Society unveiled its 34th Francophone work of art on St. Jean Baptiste Day, but unlike the preceding 33, this one is completely off the wall – literally. At 20 feet wide and 30 feet tall, the new work of art combines the welding and fabricating talents of Louis Forcade and his family with the painting skill of John Ellenberger to create a massive three dimensional monument depicting the history of bilingualism and the history of French settlers and their relationship with the British… […]

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Morinville couple recalls Frontier Days

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s only fitting in Morinville’s centennial year that residents would look back to festivals of years gone by. For 25 of those years, Ed and Anne Kryskow were at the helm of what was then known as Frontier Days. Thursday, the couple reflected back on memories of those festivals that were the inspiration for the ramped-up St. Jean Baptiste Festival of the past few years. The Krysows were interviewed by 630CHED during their Home Town Tour stop in Morinville… […]

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Morinville proves to be 100 per cent Hikk

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Country rested in Morinville Thursday night with the arrival of country / rock band Jo Hikk, the third of a series of five concerts to rock the new Community Cultural Centre during St. Jean Baptiste Festival week.
From the moment the doors open, it was all country, all the time – with servers and staff dressed in country attire and a special guest appearance by the Six Shooters, a group of authentic looking western actors… […]

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Arts & Culture

Art in the Garden now in bloom

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The third annual Art in the Garden opened Thursday night with a special opening gala evening, combining art, plants, wine, music and fine food into one artistic and cultural event… […]