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The weekend in photos

Stuart Trenchard tees off on the first hole of the Annual Lions Club Golf Tournament Saturday morning. This year’s event, a fundraiser for Camp He Ho Ha, drew about 55 golfers to the event. – Stephen Dafoe Photo… […]

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Morinville

Battle of the Chillies to be fought once again in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Mild, medium or hot, pots will soon be boiling in Morinville as beans and other ingredients are mixed and nurtured in preparation for the Second Annual Battle of the Chillies at the Morinville Famer’s Market. The competition, set to take place Sept. 7, pits chili cooks against one another for a chance to be the top chili maker in one of three chili style categories… […]

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Morinville

Morinville positioned for double its population

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although the infrastructure beneath its streets positions Morinville to provide water and sewer for a population of 30,000, a document worked on by the Town’s Planning and Development Department seeks to position the community to handle double its current population of approximately 8,500 residents.

Morinville’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) was recently approved by the Capital Region Board (CRB), a government-sanctioned body of 25 municipalities in and around Edmonton that work on long-term planning for the region… […]

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Morinville

Crime and vandalism spree continues in Morinville

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Attempted break-ins to buildings and vehicles as well as the willful destruction of property continue to be a problem in Morinville this summer. Morinville RCMP have responded to several resident and business complaints over the past couple of weeks and are currently investigating several property crime files… […]

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RCMP responds to two major collisions in two days

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – A 79-year-old man from the Fort Saskatchewan area is dead after a collision Tuesday afternoon.

RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a car and a petroleum truck around noon Aug. 14. The collision took place on Highway 28 at the intersection of Range Road 235 in Sturgeon County… […]

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Morinville

Harvest Days puts big spin on small town

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – This past weekend’s Harvest Days in Bon Accord continued this year’s trend of local community festivals being bigger than the year before. Bon Accord followed Morinville’s expanded St. Jean Baptiste Festival and Legal’s 50th anniversary edition of Fete au Village with a much larger Harvest Days event…. […]

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Morinville

Information meeting for potential bi-election candidates planned for this weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With nominations for the upcoming bi-election closing Aug. 23, there is little time for would-be candidates to decide to run or to learn in detail what the job entails. The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s (AUMA) Women in Municipal Government Committee will be doing their part to educate by holding an information session at the Morinville Community Library Aug. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m… […]

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Morinville

Morinville’s top RCMP member leaving town

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards will be moving to Port Alberni, British Columbia later this year, ending a more than three-year stint as Morinville’s Detachment Commander. Richards takes over as the head of policing for the community of roughly 17,000 as early as this fall and will be promoted to the rank of Inspector.

“As far as the detachment goes, it is very similar to here in structure,” Richards said of the new post. “It’s just a little bigger than here. It’s about double the size. It’s still general duty policing,… […]

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Morinville

Crime and punishment focus of Public Safety Minister’s Morinville talk

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The federal government will stay the course on its efforts in keeping the nation’s streets and communities safe. That was the message from Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, The Honourable Vic Toews, during a stop in Morinville Friday afternoon, an event organized jointly through the Morinville Rotary Club and Westlock-St. Paul MP Brian Storseth… […]

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Morinville

Reaume focused on next level

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sitting in St. Jean Baptiste Park displaying the two gold and one silver medal she earned at the recent Alberta Summer Games, Morinville kayaker Kassandra Reaume already has her eyes set on the next level of competition as she works her way ever downstream towards learning new skills and improving the ones she has… […]

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Morinville’s new youth worker ready to make his mark

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Youth programming in the community will continue its efforts to engage Morinville’s teens and tweens. Nicholas Valcourt stepped into the position left vacant Aug. 8 by A.D. Richardson, who has left community services work to pursue her goals to become a professional artist… […]

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Morinville

Town collecting school supplies for those in need

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Community Services Department are once again leading the charge in making sure local students have the supplies necessary for back to school. Donations of school supplies can be made at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre front desk during business hours… […]