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Column: Joe Morinville

The crappy weather has sure put a damper on my and the missus’ outdoor activities this last while. She’s occupied herself with knitting stuff while watching summer reruns of stupid police and lawyering shows, and I’ve been surfing the Facebook looking to see what … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Town Column: from the Desk of the CAO

Summer is in full swing and I hope you are enjoying the amenities around Morinville. Get out and walk/bike along the walking trails. Incorporate the outdoor fitness equipment into your workout. Stop by one of the numerous Incredible Edible sites to enjoy fresh fruit, veggies, or herbs. Sit and have a picnic at the new tables and fire pits near the Fish & Game Pond, bring your fishing rod… […]

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Letter: Reader concerned about extended speed limit zone

Dear Mr. Editor,

I would like to express my concerns about the extended 50km/h speed sign just past South Glens. The new speed limit was introduced last week on Friday the 26th; I have only driven on Cardiff Road a few times in that week and it already annoys me. Most people I talk to believe it is a cash grab for the town of Morinville mostly directed towards the people of Cardiff… […]

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Arts & Culture

Railroad history recalled in local mural

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A piece of Rocky Mountain railroad history has been preserved on a garage door in Morinville. St. Albert muralist Robert Murray completed a painting of a steam engine coming out of a tunnel on Frank Koenig’s garage last week. … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Progressive views: Cannabis dissonance

By Tristan Turner

Recently the newly elected leader of the Federal Liberals, Justin Trudeau, said at a rally in Kelowna that he doesn’t support the decriminalization of marijuana. Instead, he clearly and excitedly stated, “I’m in favour of legalizing it, taxing it and regulating it.” In an interview later he clarified that is indeed his stance on the issue, despite his stance against legalization up to this point… […]

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Harvest Days heading to Bon Accord this weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – Although the fall harvest may be a little bit away, the annual Harvest Days Festival hits Bon Accord this weekend for three days. Organizers are once again hoping to lure residents from Morinville and surrounding area to the community for what they believe will be another great weekend event for families.

Festival chair Amanda Houlihan said the annual volunteer-run festival gets bigger and better each year and this year is no exception. “It’s going to be a good time. There’s lots to do for all ages,” she said. “It’s the volunteers that keeps it going and the people coming to… […]

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Police briefs

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Bar break-in

Morinville RCMP responded to a commercial alarm at Shotgun Sally’s on the corner of 100 Avenue and 100 Street Aug. 1 at approximately 3:56 a.m. On arrival, police observed entry had been gained through the back door of the business… […]

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Morinville

Korean War veteran recalls his time in the navy

By Lucie Roy

Cardiff – John Hamilton sits at a table holding a picture taken at the age of 18 when he was in the Royal Canadian Navy. Although it’s been 60 years since the end of the Korean War, the memories of his time serving in the navy during that conflict and beyond are like it was yesterday when he was young and felt indestructible.

Hamilton said he took his training at Cornwallis after he joined the navy in 1951 as a cadet. “Cornwallis was all navy then,” he said. “RCN forever.” He went to the naval airbase… […]

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Column: Joe Morinville

My Facebook page lit up last week with all the folks I know yapping about the royal baby and when it was going to be born and what it might be called when it was born. I know I shouldn’t call him it but he was an it before we knew it was a him. He finally came out, no doubt on a gold fringed pillow, and his folks Kate and Billy give him his name. It got me to thinking about that and baby names… […]