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Above and below: Local photographer and regular Morinville News contributor Donald Boutilier took these great shots of some old buildings around Morinville in Sturgeon County. The...

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Canada's Federal Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, imposed new rules that will affect recreational drone pilots in Canada. The new regulations, which came into effect immediately when announced two weeks ago, put strict limitations on people using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) near airports, buildings, and people.

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Champion Petfoods have been named one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers of 2017; the second year Champion has been recognized as a top employer in the province. Alberta's Top Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes Alberta-based employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

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The Morinville Grandmothers Group HATS- Hands Across The Sea are not trying to fool anyone by choosing April Fools’ Day as the date for their next big event.

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Morinville Fire Chief Brad Boddez and Training Officer Captain Jake Anderson loaded up some of the department's old bunker gear and helmets Mar. 22. The gear is headed out of the country as part of Firefighter Aid for Ukraine (FAU).

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Glenn van Dijken, MLA for Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock, was the Rotary Club of Morinville's guest speaker on Wednesday.

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It's not uncommon to see a variety of new tools at Home Hardware / Bumper-to-Bumper. It's what one expects from their local hardware store/auto parts dealer. But a recent addition to the shop isn't for fixing bathroom taps or car engines - it's for fixing people engines.

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The Government of Alberta says it plans to invest $500 million in 26 school projects as part of Budget 2017 in order to improve access to education and create an estimated 6000 jobs.

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Just over a month after packing Smith Plaza for Dinner Time in the Maritimes, an evening of East Coast food and music, the concert venue was packed once again for Saturday night's Champion Regional Series: Eat, Drink and Be Irish event.

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Here's the week in photos