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Private security pitched to curb nocturnal law-breakers

By Stephen Dafoe

Gibbons – While Morinville RCMP continue to investigate who may be shooting at vehicles in town, another interested party said he has been monitoring local traffic shooting past stop signs.

Gordon Ainley of K-9 Patrol, a private security company, made a presentation to Gibbons Town Council July 28, offering his observations of night-time activities in the town. […]

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Telus scam making the rounds

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – An Internet scam is making the rounds hoping to target Telus.net users. The e-mail, sent to undisclosed recipients, asks users to help Telus update their database by replying to the e-mail with the recipient’s username and password if they are the legitimate owner of the account. The e-mail goes on to tell readers that failure to do so within the next seven days will result in the e-mail account no longer working.
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Bon Accord corn maze a high-tech affair

By Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – The combination of rain and sun is making for some tall corn plants at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farms, the perfect situation for the popular tourist spot’s grand opening of their annual corn maze this Saturday. This year’s theme is Alice in Cornland, a motif that spreads the Lewis Carroll creations through seven acres of corn.
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Young driver clocked at 80 km/hr over speed limit

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – An Edmonton man will appear in court Sept. 14 to answer charges that he was driving 80 km/hr over the speed limit.

The 19-year-old, who is not being identified by RCMP, was stopped July 19 after a Morinville officer saw a vehicle heading southbound on Hwy. 2 near Township Road 572, travelling much faster than it should have been.
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Government funding to help Chamber attract tourists

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The province is sending $70,000 the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce way, grant money from the government’s Department of Tourism, Parks and Recreation that the local business group will use to fund a Regional Tourism Action Plan (RTAP).

Chamber President Sheldon Fingler said he was pleased but not surprised to receive the funding announcement from Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski last week.
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Police briefs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Mischievous in Bon Accord

The Bon Accord Food Town was a target for vandals between July 18 and 19. Morinville RCMP report that someone climbed up on to the roof of the grocery store and damaged the chimneys and other roof-top structures. Entry to the business was not gained and police say the damage to the roof structures was done to vandalize rather than an attempt to gain entry.
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Veterans’ plate now available for serving members

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Drivers could soon be seeing a lot more veterans’ licence plates on the highway. The distinctive plate with its red poppy and maple leaf will now be available to currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Beginning Aug. 16, current armed forces members with at least three years of service will be able to apply for veterans’ plates, and when … […]

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New mural shows realities of war

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – With its Salute to Protective Services theme, this year’s Fête au Village was the perfect opportunity to unveil the town’s 33rd mural, particularly since it pays homage to Canada’s military in general and bilingual Canadian peacekeeper Roméo Dallaire in particular.

The eight-foot by 20-foot mural, painted by Jacques Martel and unveiled Saturday morning, will be eventually installed near the town’s tourist booth, part of a proposed art park of Francophone murals.
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Morinville Jets to benefit from Servus scholarships

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With the Morinville Jets fall camp just a month away, the club will be keeping its eyes open for those players who will give the Jets a successful season. But one local financial institution is looking to ready some of those players for a successful future outside of hockey.

Servus Credit Union in downtown Morinville has just made a three-year commitment to provide two annual $500 scholarships to Morinville Jets players, an award that will begin retroactively with the 2009-2010 season.
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Community News Bites

By Étienne Thevou

Le Tour de l’ Alberta

The Edmonton and Bicycle Touring club will be descending on Morinville this Sunday for their annual Le Tour de l’ Alberta bike ride, a 20-, 50-, 100-, and 185-kilometre tour through various communities within Sturgeon County. This year’s event kicks off from the Ray McDonald Sports Centre and winds its way through the County, returning to Morinville for a celebratory feast.

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Legal passes bylaw to outsource assessment reviews

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – Council unanimously passed a new bylaw at its July 19 regular meeting, allowing the town to use the services of the Capital Region Assessment Services Commission (CRASC) for its assessment review hearings. Under the service, CRASC would provide Legal with trained assessment review board panellists to facilitate complaint hearings.
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