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A search for a blue Dodge that was alleged to have been involved in an Apr. 16 complaint from the hamlet of Cardiff in regards to a suspicious vehicle has ended.

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Police are investigating a half dozen commercial break-ins that occurred in Morinville over the month of April. Kelley's Deli and Bakery was among the local businesses illegally entered; however, Morinville RCMP are not releasing the other businesses hit pending obtaining permission to do so from the owners.

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A man is to appear in Morinville and Westlock provincial courts after police say he went on a jaunt on an ATV, bicycle and his feet Saturday morning.

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Morinville Community High School’s annual spring play hits the stage May 11 for one show only. This year’s production is Michael McKeever’s 2011 play Suite Surrender, directed by MCHS Grade 12 students Leith Hutton and Jared Loseth. Though a modern play, the production is a period piece set during Wold War II.

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Young entrepreneurs, trade shows and Johnny Cash tribute shows passed our cameras this week. Here are some of the past week's newsmakers in photos. - Stephen Dafoe Photos.

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After five years of being principal of Morinville Community High School, Todd Eistetter will say farewell to the school, staff, and students June 30. Eistetter has accepted a position with Edmonton Catholic Schools to become the principal of John Paul I Catholic School, an elementary on the south side of Edmonton.

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Town Council discussed the municipality's Automated Traffic Enforcement Policy at their Apr. 19 Committee of the Whole meeting, with fiery comments to match. The issue was one of heated debate and interest both before and after the plebiscite vote two years ago decided to keep the controversial traffic enforcement tactic.

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The Town of Morinville announced Wednesday it had received notification from Canada Company that the community has been selected to receive one of 250 reconditioned LAV III (Light Armored Vehicle) as part of their National LAV III Monument Program. Town Administration has been actively assisting Morinville resident and retired soldier, Trooper Jayson Wood in the application process since June of 2015.

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Following up with Council on a historical home relocation plan, Murray Knight of the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society gave a presentation on the organization’s interest in a nearly 100-year-old property along 100th Avenue.

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During their Apr. 19 Committee of the Whole meeting, Morinville Administration brought forward proposed Utility Bylaw changes for Council’s consideration, which will no longer permit utility accounts to be in a tenant’s name. The changes are intended to save the Town time and money, with the Town currently on the hook for tracking down missed payments and collections.