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Benson new program coordinator at Aspen House

Reading Time: 1 minuteThere was a somewhat new face at Aspen House last week. Mary Benson left her position as Program Coordinator at Heritage Lodge July 10 and started last Wednesday at Aspen. At her new post, Benson will perform the same work she did at her former job, providing programing for residents. […]

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The magic of amateur radio from VE6KD

Reading Time: 3 minutesLocated just outside Morinville David Gervais is proud of his antennas as he describes their usage. The 10-mete, 15-m, 40-m antennas and 160 Dipole, as well as the 80-m Phased Verticals and the KLM Tribander are all his doing. Hosting club members from the North Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club (NCAARC) with their equipment is his way to promote amateur radio. […]

Business

Chinese restaurant has new owners

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Golden Szechuan Buffet, located at 10603 100 Avenue (east of the Shell) is under new ownership. Holden Wu and Michelle Zhen, originally from Windsor, Ontario, took over the restaurant July 1 after looking for an opportunity to buy a business. […]

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Local Catholics bury their history

Reading Time: 2 minutesForty-two years is not a common length of time for a time capsule to be buried, but Morinville Catholics gathered on the steps of historic St. Jean Baptiste Church July 9 to seal a time capsule to be opened in 2057. The date – 42 years down the road – coincides with the church’s 150th anniversary. The capsule is to be unveiled at the Feast Day of St. Jean Baptiste in June of 2057 […]

Business

Fingler Rotary’s new president

Reading Time: 3 minutesMorinville resident Sheldon Fingler has assumed the Rotary Club of Morinville’s gavel. The local businessman took over the presidency of the service club from Brian Reed at the club’s July 8 breakfast meeting.

Fingler said he was motivated to join the Rotary Club two years ago out of respect for those pillars of the community who had built the club and the community.
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Arts & Culture

Chan returns to town to tell his tales

Reading Time: 2 minutesAuthor Marty Chan brought a little magic and a lot of story telling to the Morinville Community Library Thursday night as part of his launch tour for Infinity Coil, book two in the Ehrich Weisz trilogy. The young adult novel is a steam punk tale of a young Harry Houdini and features other prominent figures from history, including Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. […]

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Couple retiring after four decades of faith-based teaching

Reading Time: 3 minutesPastor Lou and Shirley Brunelle say goodbye to Morinville Christian School this week after 39 years of faith-based teaching. Although the couple began their teaching careers in Yorkton, Saskatchewan in 1976 — he a Grade 5 teacher, she as a Kindergarten teacher — the couple have called Morinville home for the past seven years. […]

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United Church Youth visit Mexico

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Morinville United Church Youth Group recently had a week long Service and Education Trip to Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Goals of the trip included learning about issues surrounding poverty and wealth, and about how to put faith into action. The six youth and four parents visited an orphanage, two seniors homes, a community living in the dump, and other low income neighbourhoods. […]

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Morinville woman celebrates 100 years

Reading Time: 3 minutesMarie Honorine Labonté (Maisonneuve) was born on June 2nd, 1915 in Morinville. Her parents, Theodule
Maisonneuve and Hectorine L’Abbé were one of the first pioneers of the community. Life was not easy for her. At the age of 10 she lost her mother, and by age 15, she and her older sister had taken over the household chores. This included making bread, butter, cooking meals, washing clothes by hand, sewing, gardening, canning, and milking cows. […]

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Christmas in June Toy Run open to all

Reading Time: 2 minutesMore than 100 motorcycle riders are expected to start and stop in Morinville June 6 for a new motorcycle event that will support the Midstream Support Society.

But organizers of the first Christmas in June Toy Run are hoping those without a bike will come out and support the event as well. […]