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Chamber looking to recognize its business superstars

by 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

by 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

by 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

by 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. … […]

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Arts & Culture

Community Cultural Centre series underperforms

by Calli Stromner

Council got its first look at next year’s Community Cultural Centre Performance Series line-up and another snapshot at how this year’s cultural offering has fared at the box office. Administration provided the information as a response to a Council request made during the June 10 meeting… […]

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Morinville to see another 92 residential units built

by Calli Stromner

A Council decision to change the zoning of 10 acres of residential land will set the stage for the creation of a new 92-unit medium density housing development in west Morinville. Council unanimously approved Bylaw 15/2014 which amends the zoning of the Landrex-owned property on 107 St. directly across from the Town’s Public Works building… […]