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Champion takes second export award this year

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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MCHS working hard to prepare its students for post secondary and life

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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Morinville’s newest barber is really cut out for the job

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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New Chamber employee ready to move forward promoting Chamber programs

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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Notre Dame students field trip presents growth opportunity

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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Morinville mechanic to test his skills at provincial competition

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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Charity shop broken into twice this month

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Police are currently investigating a pair of break-and-enters that occurred on two consecutive weekends in Morinville. Sometime on the weekend of Apr. 11 to 13, and again over the Easter weekend, the Midstream Support Society’s thrift store on 101 Street was broken into and items were taken. Although it is believed some articles of clothing and other items may have been stolen on both occassions, the greater concern is the theft of chequebooks and client files… […]

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Arts & Culture

The weekend in photos

Morinville Leap into Spring Expo committee members pose with Rachel Bulger, winner of the grand prize backyard package sponsored by Home Hardware and Pleasant Homes. Bulger’s name was drawn from all of those who entered the puzzle contest at the weekend’s Leap into Spring Expo. – Stephen Dafoe Photo… […]