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The government announced a $2 million investment Thursday aimed at reducing injuries in Canadian youth soccer players. The joint venture will see the Public Health Agency of Canada and FIFA investing $1 million over four years for the initiative.

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Proceeds from an upcoming golf tournament will help cover medical and other costs for a former Morinville resident who suffered a serious injury in December of 2014. The event takes place Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf Course.

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The Sturgeon County Junior Roller Derby Association was excited about holding their first junior invitational after two years in the sport. Junior skaters were invited to join SCJRDA for a double header Invitational that mixed Level 1 and 2 skaters in the first bout, followed by the harder-hitting Level 3s. The event was hosted by the Town of Gibbons Saturday, coinciding with the community’s Annual Pioneer Days Town Festival.

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Dozens of community volunteers were assembled to assist with the building of a new playground at Morinville Public School (MPS) July 9 to 11. The massive playground equipment, designed to look like a medieval castle, includes

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Phoenix Taekwon-do, who opened classes at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre last fall, sent a number of athletes representing their St. Albert and Morinville locations to the ITF World Championships in Rimini, Italy June 25 to 28. The trip resulted in the local athletes returning to Canada with major hardware.

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It was disappointment for Legal's Arinn Young and other members of Team Canada at the 2015 Women's U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. Team Canada fell 75-57 to host China at the Championships in Beijing July 1.

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Congratulations to the 2015 Peewee Mets - Gold Medal League winners for this season. Their final game was a 15-8 win over the St Albert Dodgers. We are told it was a great season for these kids, and with a 12-1-1 league record and a Gold Medal win at the NEZ tournament in Edmonton as well, we can't see how it could be anything but a great season.

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Can-Log rolls into town The Morinville outdoor arena was turned into a logging camp for a day on June 21. Can-Log rolled into town to...

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The Morinville Community High School Champion Athletic Awards 2014-15 were presented Monday afternoon at MCHS.The emcee for the event was Craig Sequin and Ben Onyschuk. Twenty students from Grades 9 to 12 were presented with the Champion Howls Award. The 3 Star Athletes for 3 Consecutive years, who particpated in at least three sports at MCHS or Legal ...

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The 2008 Athabasca Multiplex Project was the topic at the June 3 Rotary meeting. More than 40 Rotary members and guests, including elected officials from Sturgeon County, Redwater, Bon Accord and Morinville, as well as representatives from both school divisions, came out to hear guest speaker Robert Balay.

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The Morinville Fish and Game Club (107 St. & 107 Ave.) trail will play host to four hours of trail activity Saturday. The Trail Day event takes place from noon until 4 p.m. June 6, and the Town is inviting families out to the free event that includes hot dogs, bike decorating, a trailblazer obstacle course, and the opportunity to create some trail mix at the trail bar.

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The 21st Annual Tour de l’Alberta cycling event will take place Aug. 9, once again starting and finishing in Morinville. Started by Don Peddie in 1994, the Edmonton Cycling and Touring Club organized and ran the annual cycle through Alberta’s French corridor until 2014. In that year, the Town of Morinville became a major partner in the event and are taking an active role in its organization again this year.

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The Town of Morinville is holding a Sports Camp July 6 to 10 offering children aged 6 to 12 a variety of athletic activities in which they can participate. The camp will run from noon until 4 p.m. each day.

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