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Legal

Pilgrimage from Legal to Morinville could become annual event

by Lucie Roy

Legal – Fifteen people started the 20 km walk on a pilgrimage from St. Emile Parish in Legal to the St. Jean Baptiste Parish in Morinville on Saturday 28 June. The adults and three children from St. Albert, Morinville and Legal met at the St. Emile Church in Legal at 8 a.m. to receive a blessing from Father Ignacy Warias, OMI and Father Brian Bricker, OP. The walk started an hour later and was completed as a team effort by 2:30 p.m. Each pilgrim received a certificate and souvenir to attest they had completed the journey… […]

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Local News

Young Naturalist embracing their tree hugging ways

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A relatively new group for youth and families is offering its members an opportunity to learn about nature while having fun at the same time. The Morinville and Area Young Naturalist Club (YNC) is part of Nature Alberta’s YNC network, a nature-focused program with the goal of teaching children between the ages of 5 and 13 as well as their families about nature… […]

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People

Bus drivers reflect on a career of service

by Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Riviére Qui Barre residents Frank and Catherine Comeau were recently recognized by the Sturgeon School Division for 47 years of service in providing school bus services to children. The honour has caused the couple to reflect back on nearly five decades of getting students to and from school… […]

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Arts & Culture

St. Jean Baptiste Festival 2014 in photos

Photos by Lucie Roy and Stephen Dafoe

The weekend’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival wrapped up sunday night after three days of activities. From Friday night to Sunday afternoon our cameras covered the majority of events. Here are some highlights from the weekend’s events… […]

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Local News

High flying weathervane honours memory of friend

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Motorists travelling south of town on Highway 2 have a new land marker in their peripheral vision: a full size airplane elevated 20 feet off the ground. The plane not only provides an interesting addition to the landscape in front of Syd and Nettie Spiker’s property in Sturgeon County; it serves as a fully functioning weathervane. But there is more to the plane than merely marking the entrance to the Spiker home or marking the direction the wind is blowing. The plane is a tribute to the builder, Mike Schiller, a friend Syd Spiker knew for more than 50 years, a man who passed away from cancer last year… […]

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Local News

Parent group working towards new school and community playground

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville Public Elementary School Parents Fundraising Association members have been actively raising monies for a new playground that will serve both the school’s growing number of students but also the community as a whole. The school has expanded from its initial 280 students in their first year to 420 students this school year, a number that surpasses the capabilities of the existing school playground, one MPESPFA President Leah Elzinga says was intended to accommodate 100 children. As the school is estimated to have 480 to 500 students in the 2014-2015 school year, parents are eager to get a larger playground project underway… […]

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Morinville

MCHS recognizes its athletic excellence

Morinville Community High School held their Blue and White Sports Awards ceremony June 9, an annual recognition of the school’s top athletic achievers. The event, held in the Morinville Community Cultural Centre auditorium, saw roughly 70 awards being presented to students who have participated in a variety of sport offerings during the year. … […]

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Local News

Weekend in photos

Christine Greeno gets ready to put her cinnamon buns in the oven Thursday night in the cultural centre kitchen. The Community Gardens had 21 people registered for the Cooking Cinnamon Buns Class. John Schneider, owner of Gold Forest Grains showed a simple recipe using 100 per cent organic soft white wheat flour… […]

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Business

Morinville and District Chamber elect new board

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A mixture of new and old faces are once again at the helm of the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce. The business advocacy group held its Annual General Meeting at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre June 4 and elected its Executive and six Directors at Large by acclamation. The 10-member board is two members less than the board elected to the task in 2013… […]

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Local News

Local Cadets hold ceremonial review

by Lucie Roy

The staff and cadets of 3061 1 Royal Canadian Engineers Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps-Morinville held their 15th Annual Ceremonial Review Tuesday night in the curling rink. The Reviewing Officer was Major James Boddy, who was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in 2013 and is currently serving as the Officer Commanding 13 Armoured Squadron. The parade included the Cadet Parade Commander Cadet Warrant Officer Fiessell and Cadet Parade 2IC Cadet Sgt. Brink… […]

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Local News

Army Cadet Corps holds change of command ceremony

by Lucie Roy

A Change of Command Ceremony for the 3061 1 CER RCACC (Combat Engineer Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps) took place May 27 at the Morinville Curling Club with incoming Commanding Officer Captain Doug Marietta taking over for outgoing Commanding Officer Captain Ed Bishop…. […]