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Toastmasters looking to start Morinville club

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local woman is hoping Morinville and area residents will be as excited about Toastmasters as she is. Liz von Kanel, Area 16 Governor with Toastmasters International, will be holding an open house Sept. 27 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre to make people aware of all the benefits available to those who embrace the organization. Von Kanel is hoping to form a club in town… […]

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Prairie Gardens and Re/Max team for MFRC fundraiser

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Bon Accord – There will be quite a bit of hot air at Prairie Gardens this weekend, but that hot air is not being expended by a certain sharped tongued pirate known to haunt the popular tourist destination each year. The hot air will be filling the Re/Max balloon and hopefully filling the coffers of the Military Families Resource Centre (MFRC) of the Canadian Armed Forces Edmonton Garrison… […]

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Morinville Fish and Game Association more than hunting and fishing

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Located at the north end of 107 Street, the Morinville Fish and Game Association’s club house could not be in a better spot. Surrounded by a nearly-one-kilometre trail loop and a fishing pond created from a spring-fed borrow pit, the club house sits surrounded by the outdoors. With geese, ducks, common terns and other wildlife drawn to the pond as readily as the residents who gather to enjoy them, the Fish and Game Association is uniquely positioned to be surrounded by what they enjoy – nature… […]

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Jets take three straight in weekend tournament

By Stephen Dafoe

Fort Saskatchewan – It was a three-for-three affair for the Morinville Jets over the weekend. The Junior B team took part in the Fort Saskatchewan Pyramid Hawks Pre-Season Tournament Sept. 9 – 11 and won all three of their contests. The Jets defeated the Hawks 9-3 Friday, followed it with a 6-3 victory over the Strathcona Bruins Saturday, and capped it with a closely fought 3-2 victory over the St. Albert Merchants Sunday afternoon… […]

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Around the Town

Notre Dame Elementary School Principal Greg Lamer joins Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and Councillor Paul Krauskopf in cutting the ribbon to open the school’s garden Sept. 8. The garden was funded through a $ $5,000 Centennial … […]

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Library to put sponsors on the books

By Robert Jump

Morinville – It has often been said you can’t judge a book by its cover, but when the Morinville Public Library and Multimedia Centre reopens later this year, you will be able to judge a library by its donors.

In an effort to raise funds for interior renovations to the library and multimedia centre, the Morinville Public Library Board will be doing an interesting variation on the donor wall concept. The idea for the innovative fundraiser was voted on at a meeting last month and donations are already coming in… […]

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Civic Plaza renovation ready to roll

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Gutting Morinville’s St. Germain Plaza, home of the library and town offices, is nearing completion, allowing St. Albert-based Synergy Building Solutions to carry on with renovating the building to serve Morinville for another two decades. .. […]

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Morinville extends Freedom of City to 1 Service Battalion

Story By Stephen Dafoe
Photo Gallery By Stephen Dafoe & Lucie Roy. Lead image DND Photo by Grant Cree

Morinville – Main Street was closed to traffic Sunday morning to make way for 1 Service Battalion (1 Svc Bn), who marched down 100 Avenue to receive the Freedom of the City from Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi on behalf of the residents of the community.

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Battle of the Chillies declares its winners

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Thirteen chile hopefuls assembled at the Morinville Farmer’s Market over the noon hour Friday, each stirring the pot in hopes their recipe had the right stuff to translate from the judges’ taste buds to their score sheets. In the end, only one contestant in each of three categories could take the top spot… […]

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Chamber hits the links

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

The Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament Friday, assembling 64 golfers at the Cardiff Golf and Country Club. The annual 18-hole tournament provided local business owners an opportunity to enjoy a day of golf while networking with each other… […]

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Active Living Fair draws a crowd

Morinville residents came out in good numbers for Thursday night’s Active Living Fair held at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Part of the evening’s activities included demonstrations from local groups and organizations. Those demonstrations included zumba demos from three separate instructors… […]