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by Stephen Dafoe After winning the Alberta Chambers of Commerce Award of Distinction in the Export Category, Morinville’s Champion Petfoods once again finds itself taking home another provincial award. The Alberta Export Awards presented the company with the Agricultural and Consumer Products division award Friday afternoon during a ceremony at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton. Champion was is the running with Green Prairie International Inc...

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by Calli Stromner Council unanimously passed first reading of a revised offsite levy bylaw which paves the way for additional revenue to be brought in to municipal government coffers if it successfully gets through the legislative process….

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The Concerto Network is an association of communities of French heritage, joined together for economic opportunities. Morinville joins Legal and Beaumont in joining the association. St. Albert is set to join May 23….

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by Morinville News Staff Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce President Simon Boersma said he has taken the concerns of some of the community’s industrial park businesses directly to engineers working on the traffic lights set to be installed at Highway 2 and Cardiff Road this summer...

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville - Chamber of Commerce members had the opportunity to hear current and future plans for Morinville Community High School direct from its top administrator. MCHS Principal Todd Eistetter was the speaker at the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon May 7. Eistetter brought the news that his school was an exceptional school, a descriptor he said was backed by Alberta Education information, data that shows the school is currently experiencing results that are the highest they have been in eight years….

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville - There is a new full-service barber in town, one who brings with him 40 years worth of experience standing behind his barber chair. Mike Aboudib opened Mike’s Barber Shop at the beginning of April in the former M&M’s Hair Design location on 100 Street, next to Kelley’s Deli and Bakery...

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville - The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce (MDCC) has hired a new Office Administrator / Even Coordinator. Melinda Northcott took on the post just prior to this year’s trade show after working in banking with Scotia Bank for the past six years. Northcott’s role will be to assist with office duties, sell Chamber memberships and oversee the planning of the Chamber’s three major projects: the annual Leap into Spring Expo, the annual Business Awards Gala, and the annual Chamber Golf Tournament…

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Photos by Lucie Roy On Monday morning Notre Dame Grade 1 students visited High Q Greenhouses, located in just outside Morinville in Sturgeon County. The students learned about plants and the different parts of the plant as well as got to learn about seedlings, watering, soil, types of containers and the scents produced by various plants...

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville - A local mechanic, Morinville resident and NAIT student is getting ready to compete in the provincial leg of the annual Skills Canada competition. Albert Paquette, who is currently apprenticing to be an auto service technician at Technical Automotives in Morinville’s industrial park, will compete in his field at Skills Alberta May 14 and 15 in Edmonton...

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Champion Petfoods announced Thursday afternoon it would build a third kitchen facility for its product line in Kentucky, allowing its Morinville facility to focus on growing the Canadian, European and Asian markets for their products...