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A coalition of concerned Albertans has launched Albertans4giving.ca, a new website designed to protect and raise awareness on charitable donations.

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Local volunteers will be collectively applauded Thursday night during the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. The Town, community groups, and volunteers will gather to express appreciation for all volunteers while awarding a number of vulunteers for their outstanding efforts. The event takes place Apr. 9 at 6 p.m. at the cultural centre. This year’s theme is Volunteers are part of the ripple effect.

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Legion branches across the country will fly their Canadian flags at half-mast Apr. 9 from sunrise to sunset to commemorate Vimy Ridge Day. It was during this famous battle, fought Apr. 9 to 12, 1917, that Canadians captured Vimy Ridge when other allied forces could not.

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Surviving cancer has allowed singer-songwriter Sean Hogan to continue doing what he loves. Whether working his way through his music career or overcoming cancer, he has learned although life has speed bumps, they should not be confused with the end of the road.

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The annual event combined an Easter Egg Hunt in the outdoor rink for younger children and a hunt in the arena field for older participants.

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Benita Pedersen, Business Analyst and Project Coordinator for Community Futures Tawatinaw Region spoke to Rotary members and guests at their Apr. 1 breakfast meeting.

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Morinville resident Bob Peterson was elected by acclamation for the Position of the Area A Commander for District 8 of the Alberta-NWT Command Royal Canadian Legion.

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Vandals struck Morinville’s historic St. Jean Baptiste Church on the evening of Apr. 3. The church and park sidewalk was spray painted with anti-theological and homophobic messages, including “I Hate God”, and “I Love Satin” (sic), as well as swastikas and anarchy symbols.

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Trade Development Corp. President Scott Jendruck provided an update on his new four-storey mixed commercial and residential development project at Wednesday's Chamber luncheon. The building, located on 100 Avenue south of the Shell gas station, combines 10,800 square feet of ground floor commercial space with 55 apartments for adults and seniors.

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Morinville RCMP attended a robbery at Red-Nex Bar and Grill in Morinville Wednesday morning at 11:10 a.m. Police say a lone male, wearing blue safety coveralls, a black balaclava and yellow hard hat, entered the business and demanded money from the lone staff member. Although the suspect did not produce a weapon, the staff member believed the lone male to have a weapon.

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After years of bringing in a variety of cultural performances, the Morinville Community Cultural Centre has decided to take a cue from social media and put something everyone can relate to on stage. They have contracted the Morinville Misanthropes to adapt the Morinville Rant and Rave page as a musical. The show will take place Aug. 21 at 7 p.m.

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The Morinville Historical and Cultural Society has decided to pack up its collection of regional artefacts and call it a day. After a six-hour board meeting Mar. 28, the society, which has run the Musée Morinville Museum for several years, voted 6-2 in favour of wrapping up the relics and trying something different.

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A new retail store will open on 100 Street next month, answering the call of countless Morinville residents asking for a place to buy a pair of socks when they need them.

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