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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

I was late getting my column in this week because it is harder to write about stuff going on around Town when nothing is going on around town. You can sure tell summer is here. The only thing that seems to be moving is the moving vans. It got me to thinking about what folks who move here might get to thinking about or asking questions about in their first couple of weeks here… […]

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Election 2013

Foss to run for mayor of Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Long-time resident Carrie Foss has entered the race to be the next mayor of Morinvile. Foss, who has lived in the community for 14 years and spent seven of those years serving separately as Chamber and Lions Club president. She joins Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes and Shotgun Sally’s proprietor Christa Naughton in vying for the mayoral seat.

Foss was initially going to run as councillor, but all but one of the people she talked to told her she should run for mayor. “I think a lot of it has to do with past experience in the community,” Foss said. “I was the Chamber president for four years and really fought tooth and nail for a lot of the businesses for a lot of the things that were going on… […]

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Morinville

19th Annual Tour de l’Alberta outpaces previous years

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – More than 1,500 cyclists pedalled their way through parts of the French Corridor Sunday. The 19th Annual Tour de l’Alberta departed from the Ray McDonald Sports Centre, offering cyclists a 185-, 150-, 100-, 50-, 15- and 5-kilometre route to choose from.

Volunteer Coordinator Chris Chapman of the Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club (EBTC) said she was pleased with this year’s turnout in terms of both volunteers and cyclists. .. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: From the desk of Public works

I would like to personally thank everyone that put in the time and effort to respond to the Municipal Waste Management Questionnaire that was included in the last round of Utility Bills. The results of this survey will be publicly provided to Council in the form of a report where the information collected will be used during our budget process for Council to provide direction in moving forward with a full organics program potentially in 2014. The deadline for this survey is July 31st… […]

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Arts & Culture

Street Performers Festival adds extra elements to weekly market

Photos By Stephen Dafoe and Lucie Roy

Morinville – Friday’s Farmers’ Market offered visitors more than products and produce. The 2nd Annual Street Performers Festival brought a carnival atmosphere to the weekly gathering of vendors. In addition to local performers and a gigantic inflatable slide, a number of local celebrities lined up to take a shift in the dunk tank… […]

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Arts & Culture

Fête au Village ready to rock this weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Fête au Village will be in the pink this year when the annual festival kicks off Friday night. Organizers of this year’s fête are keeping with the Wild Pink Yonder theme the Town has been involved in this summer, a 22 town initiative to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research.

“This year we are encouraging everyone to come out in pink,” said Fête au Village Volunteer Coordinator Chastity Cyr, adding the Town of Legal will have a lot of other pink décor around the grounds… […]

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Election 2013

Pattison to run again for Morinville Council seat

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Councillor David Pattison has announced he will run in the October election to retain his seat on Council. Pattison, who works in planning and development in the private sector and has lived in Morinville for 22 years, was first elected to Council in 2010 with 812 votes, taking fifth slot out of a field of 10 candidates.

Pattison said he was prompted to run again by feedback from the public. “People have said run again. They like what I’ve done. They’ve liked what I said. They’ve liked the positions I’ve taken,” Pattison said… […]

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Morinville

MISSING PERSON

On Friday July 19th, 2013 Valentine (Val) Leo DEGENHARDT was reported missing to the Morinville RCMP.

Mr. DEGENHARDT was last known to be seen in Barrhead, Alberta On July 17th, 2013 in the early evening and has not been heard from or seen from since… […]

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The week in photos so far

Library staff member Kaitlin Erdmann shows off Rambo, the Morinville Community Library’s new addition. The chameleon has been brought in to be part mascot and part educational conversation starter… […]

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Arts & Culture

Band camp offers music students additional lessons

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – While many youth were enjoying the summer heat this week, two groups of music lovers were hunkered down at Smith Music on 100 Street learning musical set lists from scratch. The local music school held two band camps this week – a beginner’s camp for children aged 6 to 12 and an advanced camp for youth 12 and older. The weeklong camp culminates in a Friday evening show for the friends and family of participants… […]