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Arts & Culture

Bigfoot book launch

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Prior to Friday’s writer’s workshop at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, children’s author Marty Chan will be launching his new book, Barnabas Big Foot – A Close Shave. The Morinville appearance and signing will be the first exposure of the work, hot off the presses… […]

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Writers’ workshop coming to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Those who feel they have a book or at least a story in them have an opportunity to take part in a writers’ workshop at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Sept. 30. The event is being sponsored by the Writers Guild of Alberta and is being hosted by the Morinville Public Library to coincide with Alberta Arts Days. Author and playwright Marty Chan, a former Morinville resident, will be teaming with Jessica Kluthe to present the two hour session for anyone who writes or has an interest in starting… […]

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Tipped jerry can leads to Morinville call

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff
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Morinville – Firefighters from Morinville and Legal responded to a call at Morinville Place on Monday night.
Fire Chief Ron Cust said the call involved a report of a gas smell that began in the parkade area and continued to the building itself. Morinville sent Ladder 4 and unit three and Legal sent a pumper for backup on the call, fully expecting the worse; however, the source of the smell was easily remedied… […]

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Two Jets benefit from Servus scholarships

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Sunday night’s Jets home opener began with a special presentation from Servus Credit Union’s Morinville branch. Jets Justin Proulx and Jorey McRae were each presented with $500 cheques from the local financial institution… […]

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Train collision claims life

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Morinville – A man is dead after colliding with a train Sunday afternoon. Morinville RCMP responded to a collision along Range Road 264 north of Secondary Highway 633 around 3:40 p.m. Sept. 18… […]

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Skate Park opens on Meet Your Community Night

Story and Photos By Lucie Roy

Legal – The combined grand opening of the Legal Skate Park and Annual Meet Your Community Event held Friday was well attended by more than 100 people despite the strong winds and the downpour of rain. Many of the youngsters showed up a few hours early to try out the Skate Park. Robert Proulx, Town of Legal Manager of Operations, said the skate park… […]

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And now for something positive

Morinville – Two traffic safety-conscious youth were recognized in August for their positive actions. Twelve-year-old Lauren Smith was caught wearing her bicycle helmet while riding her bike and 9-year-old Calvin Plamondon was spotted stepping off his bicycle to cross the road, looking both ways before crossing the street, and wearing his helmet at the time. Both youth were given positive tickets for their actions… […]

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Sturgeon County takes position against Heartland Transmission Line

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council came out in a 4-3 vote to oppose the Heartland Transmission Line project Tuesday afternoon, their first real statement against the controversial double circuit 500kV transmission line project since Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) hearings began this past spring.

After some procedural debate on where to discuss the matter, Council opted to move in camera early Tuesday afternoon. On their return to the public portion of the meeting, Division 1 Councillor Don McGeachy moved… […]