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Something fishy at Heritage Lake

Morinville – Akenberry Trout Farms paid a visit to Heritage Lake on a wet afternoon June 16 to stock the popular year-round fishing hole with another 3,000 rainbow trout. The man-made lake is stocked three times a year for a total of 9,000 trout. An additional 1,000 are deposited in the Morinville fish and Game Club Pond… […]

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Cultural Centre opponent seeks sit down to fix issues

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Long-time Community Cultural Centre opponent Tim Stirling made an appearance at Morinville Town Council June 14 to once again express his concerns about noise control from the $11.2 million facility and to express his opinion that council sidestepped a Subdivision Development Appeal Board ruling that proper sound mitigation would be put in place prior to the centre opening… […]

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Morinville looking for a sign [Poll]

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Town Council was presented with two options for a sign design that incorporates Morinville’s new logo and branding. But when put to a vote, the two designs garnered equal votes. As a result, council will not put the two designs out to residents to help decide over the next week… […]

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Arts & Culture

Art in the Garden set to bloom

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – With flowers blooming in local gardens, creating an artistic display of colour, designer Cory Christopher is hoping Sturgeon County gardeners will think about art in the garden in a broader sense. Christopher is once against preparing for Art in the Garden, the third annual event to be held at First Choice Tree Nursery June 24 to July 10… […]

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County forgives Morinville Seed Cleaning Plant loan payment

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – The Morinville Seed Cleaning Plant’s annual loan payment to Sturgeon County was forgiven Tuesday morning. In a 6-1 vote, County Council approved forgiving the $16,700 loan payment and to directing administration to review the possibility of forgiving the remaining balance of the loan… […]

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County fire crews have busy spring

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – It was a busy spring for Sturgeon County firefighters. Crews responded to 78 emergency calls between Apr. 25 and June 8. Of that number, 51 were due to wild land fires, grass fires, re-kindles from previous controlled burns and downed power lines… […]

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Cardiff Corner discussion Monday afternoon

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Almost a month after it was originally scheduled, a public meeting to discuss the treacherous Cardiff Corner / Highway 2 intersection is set to take place Monday afternoon. Originally set for May 16, the event was abruptly cancelled when Slave Lake was hit by devastating wildfire the night before. The Town of Morinville has announced the meeting will now take place Monday at 2 p.m. in council chambers, and are inviting everyone to come to the public discussion… […]

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Monday Morning News – June 13

The June 13 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition is 28 pages of Morinville news and views. This week’s issue contains the following news stories… […]

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Arts & Culture

Smith Music students set to play the weekend away

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Smith Music concert series has become a Father’s Day weekend tradition in Morinville, an opportunity for music students of all levels to share what they have learned while gathering donations for the Morinville Food bank Society. Filling the bellies of those who lack the necessities of life… […]

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Community Cultural Centre officially opens over weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After several soft openings, including the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event, the Town of Morinville’s Volunteer Appreciation Night and the Art of Conversation’s Canyon Rose Outfit concert, the Morinville Community Cultural Centre had its official opening over the weekend. A forma gala evening took place Saturday night with a formal dinner, presentations and entertainment. Sunday afternoon saw the official ribbon cutting ceremony and the doors swung wide open to the community at large… […]

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Bon Accord Business Symposium draws a Dragon

By Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – A variety of speakers presented their views on business to local business owners and entrepreneurs Wednesday afternoon. Building for Tomorrow, the 2011 Bon Accord Business Symposium drew a varied crowd that packed the Bon Accord Arena to hear headliner Arlene Dickinson from CBC’s The Dragons Den and three other speakers discuss business in both general and regional terms. Also on hand was Wayne Robert of Lochaven Management consultants who spoke on the importance of regional economic development and Doug Bertsch from North West Redwater Partnership who spoke about the progress of the $5 billion refinery project set to begin construction in the region in 2012… […]