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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Economic development is not a video game

SimCity is a video game introduced to the market in 1989 that has allowed gamers to be urban planners for the past quarter century. You start with a blank piece of undeveloped land, plop down some houses, some commercial lots and a road to connect the two areas, then sit back and watch people move in and begin to travel on the roads… […]

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Morinville

Video: Adopt-A-Pet July 29

The Morinville News has teamed up with the Morinville Veterinary Clinic to help get some of our community’s stray animals adopted out to good homes. We have produced a little video segment to let you see the animals currently in needs of homes, and we encourage our readers to share this segment with your friends… […]

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Arts & Culture

Fête au Village in photos

Mud flew from car tires to audience members Saturday afternoon at the Fête au Village Demolition Derby Saturday afternoon. The annual event drew plenty of spectators again this year for the metal-on-metal action. As is always the case – firefighters were on hand with hoses and extinguishers to extinguish any flames that popped up… […]

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Morinville

The weekend in photos

OUR MORINVILLE Our Morinville is YOUR opportunity to show us YOUR love of community through YOUR camera lens. Beginning with our first issue in August reader photos published in the Our Morinville section will be eligible for a $100 Shop in Morinville Prize. The best photo of the month will receive a $100 gift voucher … […]

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Arts & Culture

Country singer’s devotion to music is taking him places

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Justin Hogg is a familiar face in Morinville’s music scene, having performed frequently at school and community events for a number of years. But the 20-year-old singer / songwriter’s dedication to his craft is taking him to new gigs and new opportunities outside the community. In the past six months Hogg has opened for two major country music artists. He’s hoping to one day enjoy the same success as those he has opened for.

“I’m really looking at going commercial with my music and bringing it to the radio and promoting it that way,” Hogg said, adding he would love to have more people hear his music. “It’s just expanding, really. Taking bigger steps in my career.”.. […]

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Arts & Culture

2013 Garden Competition picks its winners

Stephen Dafoe Photos

Morinville’s search to award above average gardens designed and maintained in the community proved to be no easy task. The annual contest is an extension of the Town of Morinville’s strong belief in encouraging environmental responsibility… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville man working in three dimensions

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A whirring and beeping box the size of a 1980s microwave sits on a coffee table, its robotic arm tracing patterns in melting plastic as people gather around to watch the machine’s programed dance. Named the Replicator, which is no doubt a nod to the Star Trek device that would churn up a cup of coffee or some exotic alien alcohol for Jim Kirk and his crew, the device is a far cry from the sci fi unit that could create something out of nothing in a fraction of a second. Despite its slowness, Trevor Meister finds his 3D printer fascinating… […]

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Election 2013

Morinville businessman running for Council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Coach’s Corner owner Lawrence Giffin is the fifth resident to declare they will run for Council in the fall election. Giffin has lived in Morinville for the past four years and has been an active volunteer during that time, most notably with the Morinville Lions Club and through his work on a number of local fundraisers for breast cancer, autism and the Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store.

Giffin said he is a person who likes to make a difference and fells the only way to do that is to be part of the process. It is that belief, combined with some concerns about how things have been done, that prompted him to take a run at a Council seat… […]