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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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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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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… […]

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Chamber has new president and board

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce held its General Annual Meeting Wednesday afternoon to elect its president, vice president and directors at large. Vice President Heather Folkins of Escape Travel was elected President of the business advocacy group by acclamation. President Sheldon Fingler stepped down as Chamber president but accepted the nomination and post of vice president. The Chamber will now have eight directors at large, an increase of one board member from 2010. Board members Janet Altmiks, Sheilagh Bryan, Stephen Dafoe, Lynn Dechamplain, Linda Getzlaff, Paula Hittinger, Deborah Symanczuk, Charlene Whitfield and Simon Boersma were elected to their posts by acclamation… […]

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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… […]