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Writers’ workshop coming to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Those who feel they have a book or at least a story in them have an opportunity to take part in a writers’ workshop at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Sept. 30. The event is being sponsored by the Writers Guild of Alberta and is being hosted by the Morinville Public Library to coincide with Alberta Arts Days. Author and playwright Marty Chan, a former Morinville resident, will be teaming with Jessica Kluthe to present the two hour session for anyone who writes or has an interest in starting… […]

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Geocaching arrives in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Hidden throughout Morinville are a number of containers and canisters, all part of a global treasure hunting pastime called geocaching. The containers (called hides) are placed in a variety of spots and the location’s GPS coordinates are put on a website devoted to the activity. People in the community and those visiting can then spend a few hours or the whole day finding the hidden caches and recording their presence in the log book… […]

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Prairie Gardens and Re/Max team for MFRC fundraiser

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Bon Accord – There will be quite a bit of hot air at Prairie Gardens this weekend, but that hot air is not being expended by a certain sharped tongued pirate known to haunt the popular tourist destination each year. The hot air will be filling the Re/Max balloon and hopefully filling the coffers of the Military Families Resource Centre (MFRC) of the Canadian Armed Forces Edmonton Garrison… […]

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Centennial Concert Series begins later this month

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Comedy, song, dance and children’s theatre will all be making its way to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre beginning Sept. 30 with the first in a series of 10 concert performances organizers are hoping will hit Morinville’s entertainment and cultural taste buds… […]

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Treaty Day offers Alexander a chance to look back and ahead

By Stephen Dafoe

Alexander – Band members line up in the powwow grounds of Alexander First Nation on a Friday morning, each member of the band having their name checked against an official list. With the name found and suitable identification provided, a $5 bill is handed to an RCMP officer in red serge to pass on to the band member along with his firm handshake. It is an annual tradition that dates back to 1876 when the Cree of Alexander or Kipohtakaw became a signatory member of the Confederacy of Treaty 6… […]

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Best Gardens Competition selects 2011 winners

By Stephen Dafoe

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Morinville – The fourth annual Best Gardens Competition wrapped up Wednesday morning with judges viewing the handiwork of six local gardeners competing in four separate categories. As has been the case in previous years, there was no shortage of horticultural creativity in the front and back yards of Morinville homes despite a growing season that has seemed like more rain than sun… […]

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Magician brings entertaining show to town

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – About 50 children and their parents had the opportunity to watch the Brian Lehr magic show Wednesday afternoon, an annual happening tied into the Morinville Public Library’s summer reading program. As with past iterations of Lehr’s summer show, the Edmonton-based magician tailored his performance to match the summer reading program’s theme – this year’s theme has to do with water and the beach… […]

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Sturgeon County recognizes its rural legacy and beauty

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Area residents had the opportunity to congratulate some local farm families for a century of farming and two county families for their efforts in beautifying their properties. The Annual Ag Services Tour ended last Thursday night with a dinner and awards presentation at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre… […]

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Morinville gets inside look at the world of comics

Morinville – 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

By 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

By 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… […]