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Quilters are scrap happy

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – With more than 100 years of quilting experience between the seven members of the Scrap Happy Quilters at their disposal, the group have used their skills to create another 19 quilts for donation. Seventeen of the quilts measure 60 inches by 70 inches; the remaining three are baby quilts. The 19 quilts, which took the… […]

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Morinville in danger of losing iconic image

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One doesn’t have to drive too far into town to catch a glimpse of the steeple rising above St. Jean Baptiste Church in downtown Morinville. But residents and visitors could soon be deprived of that iconic view if significant funds are not raised to save it. The historic steeple is in need of approximately $500,000 in restoration work to save it from loss to water rot.

“There is significant damage by water inside the steeple as well as other parts of the church, mainly the north roof,” said Father Ignacy… […]

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Morinville woman publishes first children’s book

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local woman has taken stories she once told her children and turned them into an illustrated children’s book for others to enjoy. Liz von Kanel, a resident of Morinville, has recently published A Search for Cuddles and Jonathan’s Dream, two stories compiled into her first book…. […]

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The weekend in photos

This & That … and the other thing
This & That owner owner Amanda Jepson mugs for the camera with one of the more animated Halloween items in her new store. The shop, located at in the Westmore Plaza behind Tim Hortons, had its grand opening over the weekend… […]

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Youth fiction has a new protector

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sipping an iced beverage at a local coffee shop, 18-year-old Grant MacEwan student Rebecca Bourque is modest in telling how her four-year long journey to becoming a published author unfolded. The Morinville resident has recently published The Protectors, the first of a three-book fantasy series she has written.

“I’ve always been really interested in reading,” Bourque said of her love of the printed word, a love that has caused… […]

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A passion for dance

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Students returned to school Tuesday morning to learn reading, writing and arithmetic, all part of the Alberta Curriculum, but classes of a different sort have are ready to begin at Morinville’s Dance Connection… […]