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Morinville gets inside look at the world of comics

Reading Time: 2 minutesMorinville – The Morinville Public Library hosted the first of its Centennial Author Series Thursday night with Andrew Foley, co-author of Cowboys and Aliens, the graphic novel on which the blockbuster summer movie with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford is based. Foley was joined by comic and pop culture… […]

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Morinville Best Gardens Competition looking for gardening excellence

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Local gardeners have less than two weeks to register for the Town of Morinville’s Annual Best Garden Competition. Once again this year judges will be looking to reward gardeners for the design and maintenance of their gardens and they are planning to hit yards Aug. 17. As in previous years, the home town pride initiative is about more than blooming flowers and bushes… […]

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Lawyer with loft looking to jam

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – As a lawyer, Wayne Peterson is accustomed to the rhythm of a judge’s gavel, but lately the Morinville barrister is moving to the beat of a different drummer – a literal one. Peterson has given over a part of his studio loft apartment to a drum kit, keyboard, mixing board and plenty or amps and microphone stands, all arranged for area residents to jam with or without him… […]

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Fête and bike tour make for full weekend

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Étienne Thevou

Legal – There’s plenty to do this weekend with a first rate festival and annual bike ride filling the weekend and the County with activity.

Francophone culture will be celebrated Friday and Saturday with Legal’s annual Fête au Village… […]

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The band that plays together, feeds together

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Étienne Thevou

Morinville – A small group of six Smith Music students have been hunkered down in the 100 street studio this week working on notes, rhythms and tunes to blend them into some sweet sounds in time for an open concert Friday night. As is so often the case when Smith Music students take to the stage, the admission is free so long as you bring a little something along for the Morinville Food Bank Society… […]

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Cowboys and Aliens and comics coming to library

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Etienne Thevou

Morinville – The Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig summer blockbuster Cowboys and Aliens may be coming to area theatres July 29 but the man who co-wrote the graphic novel upon which the movie is based is coming to Morinville the night before… […]

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Comment: Potatoes and performers

Reading Time: 1 minuteFor the past eight months it has been our pleasure to deliver Morinville and area a new style of presenting the news.
Understanding our client’s and reader’s needs has been the key to our success and allowed us to provide community news that takes the word community seriously… […]

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Elves and reindeer and Santa in July – Oh my

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Étienne Thevou

Morinville – It might be five-and-a-half months until Christmas, but Cory Christopher and the folks at First Choice Tree Nursery and Garden Centre simply aren’t waiting. They are holding a big Christmas event July 15 to 17 and have invited Mr. and Mrs. Claus to come down from the North Pole to have a picnic with children of all ages on Saturday… […]

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Morinville Skate Park gets artistic help

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With little regard for the adults hovering nearby, a gang of nearly two dozen young people swarmed the Morinville Skate Park Wednesday afternoon, making use of an equal number of cans of spray paint to cover the popular sports park in graffiti. But the bombing and tagging wasn’t a case of mayhem in Morinville. The paint was supplied by the Town and the taggers invited to participate… […]

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Alexander hosts another successful Pow-Wow

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Alexander – The sun wasn’t the only thing beating down on Alexander over the weekend. Warm weather and a positive spirit combined for an enjoyable opening day to this year’s Kipohtakaw Annual Traditional Pow-Wow. The Grand Entry took place Saturday afternoon with Chief Allen Paul and other dignitaries lead elders, the RCMP, military and plenty of dancers into the arena. Those dancers in their multi-coloured regalia spent the day dancing to the beat of a dozen drum groups and the patter of MC Douglas Bonaise. Another Grand Entry was held Saturday evening and again Sunday… […]

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Streetheart draws an enthusiastic Morinville crowd

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy 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… […]