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Sturgeon County and Morinville take gold

by Lucie Roy

Sturgeon County resident Rosa Semenchuk, alongside her teammate Vivian Oko of Westlock, won gold at the Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games. The gold medal was in the Pickleball 65+ Women’s Doubles event, which qualifies the duo for the Nationals to be held in Ontario next year. […]

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Heritage Lodge has a new program coordinator

Morinville resident Keltie Brisson is Heritage Lodge’s new program coordinator, having taken over the reins from Mary Benson, now at Aspen Lodge. Brisson has 14 years experience in long-term care and continuing care. She is a certified recreation therapist through Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA). “I decided to sell my day program,” she said, adding the business is located in Edmonton. “I sold my half and decided I needed to simplify and work in town. Thinking I’d take the summer off, this position popped up in the newspaper.” […]

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Benson new program coordinator at Aspen House

There 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

Located 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

The 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

Forty-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

Morinville 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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