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Arson suspected in Cardiff fire

By Stephen Dafoe

Cardiff – Sturgeon County Deputy Fire Chief Pat Mahoney said a fire that destroyed a Star Key Place home last Friday may have been arson.

“It’s still under investigation,” Mahoney said. “The RCMP were on scene as well and it’s believed to be arson at this time. There was one male individual that was taken into custody for it.”

The Deputy Fire Chief said the fire, which broke out around 12:45 in the afternoon, was the third fire in the Cardiff area that day.
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St. Jean Baptiste offering big prize pot

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – with just a few days to go before the start of what organizers are hoping will be the biggest and best St. Jean Baptiste Festival yet, tickets have just been printed for the latest add-on to the festival’s offerings.

Festival Committee member Tyler Edworthy said that 10,000 tickets have been printed and will be available for $1.00 each, giving festival goers a chance to win $5,000, an amount so large they are calling it “The Largest 50/50 Draw Ever.”
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County looking to residents to help shape growth

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Residents have five opportunities over the next couple of weeks to help shape Sturgeon County’s direction over the next 30 years. As the County moves to the second stage of revisions to its Municipal Development Plan (MDP), it is looking for more public input in shaping that document.

Public engagement sessions held earlier this year allowed the County to draft a vision statement which captured residents’ vision of their community. The upcoming sessions are designed to determine the community’s values based on a variety of themes, including cultural vitality, responsible governance, social equity, economic health and environmental responsibility.
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Seed cleaning plant victim of mischief

By MorivnilelNews.com Staff

Morinville – While warmer weather has caused many seeds to break open and create new plants, the same weather seems to have brought out mischief makers who have targeted the Morinville Seed Cleaning plant on 100 Street. Morinville RCMP are reporting that the plant has been struck by vandals on several occasions beginning around the end of May.
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Council recognizes local business

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Morinville – Deputy Mayor Paul Krauskopf presented Champion Petfoods President and CEO Frank Burdzy with a special certificate during the June 15 Standing Committee of Morinville Town Council.

The certificate was in recognition of Champion being named Pet Food of the Year 2010-2011 by the Glycemic Research Institute (GRI). This is the second consecutive year that the Morinville-based manufacturer has been awarded the distinction of healthiest dog and cat pet food on the market.
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Community News Bites

By Étienne Thevou

There’s plenty to do right here at home over the Father’s Day weekend and well into next week.

Dads eat free
The Morinville Lions Club will be holding a Father’s Day Breakfast at the Morinville Legion June 20 from 9 a.m. until noon. Fathers, of course, will get to eat for free. Isn’t it great being a dad?
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Community behind Marathon of Freedom

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

MorinvilleNews.com joins the Morinville Volunteer Fire Department and Smith Music in supporting Sonny Davis in his Marathon of Freedom. Davis is currently on a cross-country trip to raise awareness and money for Muscular Dystrophy. […]

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Champion Petfoods clears the air in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Those who live, work and shop in Morinville breathed a sigh of relief this week after Champion Petfoods activated a new $500,000 Plasma-Injector system on both its Morinville plants, a high-tech industrial odour control system that the company believes will significantly eliminate the smell created by the plant’s cooking process.

The new equipment, manufactured by Abbotsford-based UNIQAIR Technologies, uses plasma reactors to radiate air, dissociating the oxygen and water vapour molecules, rendering them far less noticeable to the nose.
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Victims of domestic violence receive commitment from province

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Calgary – Three new pilot projects announced by the province will focus on supporting victims and breaking the cycle of domestic violence in high-risk families.

“Domestic violence has a devastating impact on not only the victims, but on families and communities as well,” said Minister of Justice and Attorney General Alison Redford. “We need to work together to prevent it. This goes far beyond the closed doors of a private home. It is a serious crime that affects far too many Albertans.” […]