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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff ARTICLE CONTAINS VIDEO CONTENT Bon Accord – For four hours Saturday, Sturgeon County residents and visitors to the area had a chance to enjoy a perfect fall day and to sample a variety of seasonal flavours from Sturgeon County chefs, cooks and other food specialists all in one place ...

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By Stephen Dafoe Bon Accord – Wildrose Alliance leader Danielle Smith made a brief stop at Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm Friday afternoon to tour the facility and meet with local party supporters. The stop over was part of her tour through Sturgeon, Thorhild and Smokey Lake Counties this past weekend ...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Gibbons – With flags flying, tanks rolling, drums beating and bayonets fixed, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) marched through the streets of Gibbons to receive from Mayor Bill Nimmo’s hands the Freedom of the Town.

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By Étienne Thevou If you are a candidate for elected office, your Saturday is probably tied up ringing doorbells and talking to voters. But if you are not on the campaign trail, there is plenty of opportunities to take in a little culture and fun this weekend ...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Morinville – It only takes a moment to fasten and unfasten, but a small segment of drivers and passengers are still not getting the message to buckle up. RCMP and Alberta Sheriffs will be focusing their attention this October ...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Sturgeon County – Council unanimously approved granting $5,000 to the Sturgeon Family Violence Intervention Program. The grant will assist the Sturgeon Family Violence Team in covering a $10,000 operating budget shortfall for program sessions starting in October and running until February of 2011 ...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Sturgeon County – With the expiration of the North West Alliance Conservation Initiative (NWACI) at the end of December, Sturgeon County Council voted 6-1 to enter into a similar arrangement with Westlock and Athabasca Counties.

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Morinville – Magician Sheldon Casavant may be appearing at Notre Dame Elementary School Oct. 15, but tickets to the performance are disappearing fast. Organizers say half of the 400 tickets available are already gone ...

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By Stephen Dafoe Sturgeon County – As a contractor, Maurice Chauvet has seen two things: plenty of useable construction materials ending up in a landfill and home owners having a hard time locating the right contractors to help make their project a reality. It was that combination and the desire to provide a service that would help people find the contractors they need while providing them with a better way to dispose of their left over materials that led Chauvet to partner with his neighbour, computer specialist Donovan Elder ...

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – MCHS student Morgan Allen, who recently participated in the Rotary Club’s Rotary Youth Leadership Award program, is looking to take advantage of another Rotary-sponsored program to better herself, her school and the communities around her.