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Rotary Spray Park gazebo officially opened

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Local Rotarians and members of the business community gathered at the Rotary Spray Park Wednesday morning to put the ceremonial touch to the opening of a new gazebo, a project that has taken a couple years from concept to completion… […]

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Bender Balls one way for people to get fit

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – With large blue rubber balls firmly in hand, a group of women squeeze and manoeuvre them as if they were dance partners, stepping and striding across the mezzanine of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre with purpose. But the choreographed routine is not part of any new dance class. Rather, it is a fast-paced exercise program called Bender Balls… […]

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Champion to invest up to $3 million more in Morinville plant for odour problem

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Following word Champion Petfoods would not have its odour issues solved by the end of August as originally planned, Morinville Town Council and administration had an opportunity to tour the plant Tuesday afternoon to find out why. What councillors saw was Champion’s odour problems were not as simple as merely sticking a scrubber onto the existing $500,000 plasma injector system, and that up to $3 million would be spent on the Morinville plant for odour management and airflow alone… […]

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Battle of the Chillies to be fought in Morinville

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – Mild, medium or hot, pots will soon be boiling in Morinville as beans and other ingredients are mixed and nurtured in preparation for the Battle of the Chillies at the Morinville Famer’s Market Sept. 9. The competition pits chili cooks against one another for a chance to be the top chili maker in one of three chili style categories… […]

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Public hearing draws packed house, leads to defeat of bylaw amendment

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – It was standing room only in Sturgeon County Council chambers Tuesday morning. Residents came out in full force for the reopening of a public hearing on a proposed bylaw that would have seen Intensive Agricultural Use with Farmstead shift from a permitted to a discretionary use in the Urban Fringe District. The large contingent of those opposed to the amendment prompted council to vote 6-1 against third reading, defeating the amendment… […]

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2011 MacMillan Scholarships awarded

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council gathered over the noon hour Tuesday to award two area youth with Dale McMillan Scholarship, an annual award that recognizes students for their community involvement and leadership and consists of a cheque for $2,000 to be used for post-secondary education. This year’s recipients were Krista Boddez and Nicole Rushko, two students chosen from a field of 11 candidates for the annual award… […]

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Afghanistan veterans honoured

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Clear skies and perfect weather made for a good day to honour local Afghanistan veterans. Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 176 hosted an Afghanistan Veterans Appreciation Day Aug. 21, recognizing the sacrifices of all who have served with a particular focus on local veterans… […]