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Mavericks set to take to ice for fifth season

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Saturday mornings will soon see the bleachers of the Ray McDonald Sports Centre full of parents, grandparents and other relatives enthusiastically watching children play hockey. But for three hours each Saturday what will set the players on the ice apart from many other teams that will occupy the rink that day and throughout the week is the range of ages and genders playing together on the ice… […]

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Morinville Fish and Game Association more than hunting and fishing

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Located at the north end of 107 Street, the Morinville Fish and Game Association’s club house could not be in a better spot. Surrounded by a nearly-one-kilometre trail loop and a fishing pond created from a spring-fed borrow pit, the club house sits surrounded by the outdoors. With geese, ducks, common terns and other wildlife drawn to the pond as readily as the residents who gather to enjoy them, the Fish and Game Association is uniquely positioned to be surrounded by what they enjoy – nature… […]

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Jets take three straight in weekend tournament

By Stephen Dafoe

Fort Saskatchewan – It was a three-for-three affair for the Morinville Jets over the weekend. The Junior B team took part in the Fort Saskatchewan Pyramid Hawks Pre-Season Tournament Sept. 9 – 11 and won all three of their contests. The Jets defeated the Hawks 9-3 Friday, followed it with a 6-3 victory over the Strathcona Bruins Saturday, and capped it with a closely fought 3-2 victory over the St. Albert Merchants Sunday afternoon… […]

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Around the Town

Notre Dame Elementary School Principal Greg Lamer joins Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and Councillor Paul Krauskopf in cutting the ribbon to open the school’s garden Sept. 8. The garden was funded through a $ $5,000 Centennial … […]

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Chamber hits the links

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

The Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament Friday, assembling 64 golfers at the Cardiff Golf and Country Club. The annual 18-hole tournament provided local business owners an opportunity to enjoy a day of golf while networking with each other… […]

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Melville takes second spot in tournament championship

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A Morinville youth has returned to town with second place in the 16th Annual McLennan Ross Sun Junior Golf Tour Championship after coming in at par during competitions held at Wolf Creek Aug. 29. Sturgeon Composite student Bryce Melville’s impressive score of 70 was just two short of his opponent, 15-year-old Tyler Saunders of Glendale, who took top slot in the event with a 68, giving him his second consecutive tour championship… […]

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Active Living Fair offers one stop shopping for what to do in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The auditorium of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre will be filled with more than 30 local organizations, groups and businesses Thursday night, each offering residents the opportunity to learn more about what they have to offer. The Active Living Fair takes place Sept. 8 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and organizers are hoping the entire community will come out to see just how active Morinville will be this fall and beyond… […]

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Bender Balls one way for people to get fit

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – With large blue rubber balls firmly in hand, a group of women squeeze and manoeuvre them as if they were dance partners, stepping and striding across the mezzanine of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre with purpose. But the choreographed routine is not part of any new dance class. Rather, it is a fast-paced exercise program called Bender Balls… […]

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Melville says this is the year for the Jets

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Current and prospective Morinville Jets hit the ice this Friday for the first of five training camps, an annual ritual to prepare and position the Jets heading into the 2011-2012 Capital Junior Hockey League Season. Jets’ President Brent Melville said he is anticipating big things for the Morinville Jets this season, building upon the strong foundation laid by Dan and Roland Blackburn over the last half decade… […]

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Force Pro Wrestling brings larger-than-life show to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Saturday night’s wrestling event at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre proved two things: the new $12 million venue can successfully hold entertainment some would consider less than cultural, and Force Pro Wrestling is a force to be reckoned with. While some may still hold up their nose at the idea of wrestling in a facility designed for more refined concerts, Force Pro can hold their heads high for coming out of the gate with an inaugural show that was not only a truly engaging performance but one that seemed larger than life. For two-and-a-half hours, Morinvillians were treated to six professional wrestling bouts that kept the cheers and cat calls escalating from the opening match through to the headline bout… […]