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The week in photos

Reading Time: 2 minutesMorinville resident Kassandra Reaume, a member of Canada’s Under 21 team, explained how canoe polo Is played in a CBC interview that aired over the weekend. If you missed it, you can view it online at www.cbc.ca.
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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Propane Tank Safety

Reading Time: 2 minutesTwo years ago I purchased a propane tank on an exchange program. In June I had the tank refilled, and at this point I came to realize there were concerns that needed to be addressed… […]

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Local volunteer returns to El Salvador to lend a hand

Reading Time: 5 minutesby Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Pleasant Homes co-owner and Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce President Simon Boersma leaves for El Salvador July 8 on a humanitarian trip. The journey is his sixth trip with the Flying Doctors of Canada, a non-governmental, non-profit registered charity made up of general volunteers, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers, each committed to helping those most in need. Boersma is part of a group that will spend 10 days in the Central America nation seeing patients, teaching them how to build special stoves, and making a significant contribution to the local economy while they are there… […]

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Community news briefs

Reading Time: 1 minuteActing Staff Sergeant Mark Mathias said the Morinville RCMP have launched a program this summer similar to the Positive Ticketing Program. Whenever an RCMP member encounters youth wearing their helmets, they are presenting them with a coupon for ice cream… […]

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RCMP and COP working to reduce thefts

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A bag of screws and a bigger bag of determination are seeing the Morinville RCMP and the Morinville Citizens on Patrol (COP) uniting their efforts for two anti-theft initiatives this summer. The police and their partners are reminding homeowners to lock their cars and their garages, and offering special screws to make it harder for would-be thieves to steal vehicle license plates… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Seat belts RCMP focus for July.

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Morinville RCMP for the month of July, 2014 will be focusing on occupant restraints.

According to Alberta Transportation, in 2011, 95.1% of Albertans in rural and urban areas were using occupant restraints… […]

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Bon Accord helping local stargazers with Clear Sky Clock

Reading Time: 1 minuteby Morinville News Staff

Bon Accord – Sturgeon County stargazers are getting help from the Town of Bon Accord after the municipality launched its Clear Sky Clock Monday. In anticipation of their Bon Accord Observatory, the Town of Bon Accord requested and received a Clear Sky Clock to assist hobby astronomers in the region with the weather forecasting needed to do astronomical viewing. The Town believes the Clear Sky Clock will eventually help the Observatory itself… […]

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July 2 Print Edition download

Reading Time: 1 minuteOur weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, and in 1200 rural mailboxes Thursday as well. We are a day later this week due to Canada Day falling on our print day… […]

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Legal

Pilgrimage from Legal to Morinville could become annual event

Reading Time: 3 minutesby 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… […]