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Morinville Chamber picks its winners

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Morinville – It was an evening in Paris for local businesses Thursday night during the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Night Gala. This year’s event sold 160 tickets, a strong increase from the past couple of years… […]

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Monthly Morinville Housing Market Report

Reading Time: 1 minuteWell, it seems that we are past the summer market “break” and prices are back up to where they were in June for both Morinville and the whole of the Greater Edmonton area. Although it seems it takes much longer to sell at this higher price… […]

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Morinville Chamber gets new administrator

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce have a new administrator. Diane M. Dills-Mineault left her position with the Chamber in Innisfail on Friday and took over her new post in Morinville on Monday. In a Sept. 30 email to Chamber members Dills-Mineault said… […]

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Gifting a priority for local business owner

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Morinville News has gifted more than $40,000 in cash and in-kind services so far in 2014. Donations include recent contributions to the library and non-profit coffee shop Higher Grounds, as well as the Morinville Festival Society, Morinville Curling Club, last weekend’s Paint the Town Red Gala, the Chamber of Commerce Gala, the Morinville Public Elementary School Carnival, the Morinville Farmers Market and the Morinville Community Gardens…. […]

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Chamber looking to recognize its business superstars

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Small Business Week is still almost two months away and the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala along with it. But the local business advocacy group is already making plans for the big day by seeking nominations for business of the year in a variety of categories… […]

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Off-Leash Dog Park to open in Morinville this fall

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Calli Stromner

Bob Foster Park will be going to the dogs as Council unanimously approved it as the location for a new off-leash dog park. Up to $50,000 was earmarked in the 2014 Budget to develop a canine-centric recreation area and Town documents indicate that the project aligns with three of the Town’s six priorities: cultural, social and environmental sustainability… […]

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Restaurant employees reflect on first year as entrepreneurs

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Stephen Dafoe

Bistro di Madre Piccola will be celebrating its first anniversary serving fine food to Morinvillians Aug. 10. The restaurant opened on that date last summer, almost two months after Don’s Bar and Bistro, which had been at the same location for nearly three years, suddenly closed. Although Bistro di Madre Piccola proprietors Christine Pereira and Deepthi Pelenage were first time restaurant owners, their faces were familiar to those who tried out the new establishment because they had been employees of Don’s Bistro since it opened in 2010. When the former establishment closed, Pelenage and Pereira decided to take the plunge on their lifelong dream to open a restaurant of their own…. […]

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Artic Therm Donation to Food Bank

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Lucie Roy

The Morinville Food Bank Society have $1,500 more to work with after receiving a donation from Morinville’s Artic Therm. General Manager Troy Simoneau and Office Manager Tracey Strand presented the donation Thursday afternoon to Food Bank Society Vice President Ken Skjersven.
Artic Therm, located in Morinville’s industrial park, hosts a yearly client appreciation party. This year was the first time they added a dunk tank on site. Some of the money raised from the event was to pay for management and staff going in the dunk tank to be dunked. … […]