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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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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...

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville - Set your PVRs. A well-known real estate couple will be appearing on your TV screen later this month. Don Summers and Doris Jolicoeur of Professional Reality will be on HGTV’s Caribbean Life Apr. 27 at 8 p.m. The couple recently did three full days of filming in St. Lucia to create the 30-minute program. ...

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Two community groups were the recipients of $32,000 in sponsorship monies from Champion Petfoods Monday. The local manufacturer donated $20,000 to the Morinville Festival Society and $12,000 to the Orijen Sabretooths, a basketball club formerly known as the Morinville Road Runners. The donations are part of Champions’ ongoing commitment to support local initiatives...

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by Doris Jolicoeur, CD, ABR, CCSP Associate Broker/Realtor, Professional Realty Group Mortgage Associate, Verico Brokers for Life Our wonderful large town is showing signs of catching up to our neighboring larger communities. The market trends Edmonton was showing in December are now quite similar in Morinville….

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by Morinville News Staff Morinville - Tuesday night music jams and weekend bands are part of a new partnership between Morinville’s Rednex Bar and Grill, Smith Music and The Morinville News. The unlikely combo of partners and promoters are united in the single aim of promoting the existing music scene in Morinville and adding to it with additional live shows...

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by Morinville News Staff The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to open the gates on their annual trade show, which will take over the Ray McDonald Sports Centre Apr. 11 to 13. Now in its 12th year of operation, the show is operating once again under its Leap into Spring Expo name, but will continue the long-standing tradition of combining local and regional businesses and organizations with plenty of entertainment and a special door prize...

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville - A new commercial development that will mix 10,700 square feet of commercial space with three stories of residential will be breaking ground on 100 Avenue soon. Located between the Morinville Christian School and Rednex Bar and Grill, the development is scheduled to ready for occupancy in the spring of 2015...

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Submitted my Morinville Community Library Morinville – The Morinville Community Library announced Thursday it has purchased a quantity of laptops formerly used by Career Employment Counselling Services Centre (CECS), which closed in December 2013 due to government cutbacks. The $6,000 purchase was a three-way partnership between the Morinville Community Library, the Friends of the Library Society, and Stephen Dafoe, owner of the Morinville News. Each partner contributed $2,000 to the purchase. The laptops will be used in computer education courses, soon to be offered by the library as part of their effort to compensate for the CECS closure...

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Edmonton – After winning the Alberta Chambers of Commerce Award of Distinction in the Export Category, Morinville’s Champion Petfoods once again finds itself a finalist for another award. The Alberta Export Awards announced their finalists for the 2014 award season Thursday, and Champion Petfoods is a finalist in the Agricultural and Consumer Products division...