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Morinville

Morinville Celebrates the Life of Mayor Paul Krauskopf

By Ashley Janes / Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – The town of Morinville gathered together at the St. Jean Baptiste Church on Friday, July 5 to grieve the passing of Mayor Paul Krauskopf who lost his battle with cancer the previous Sunday at the age of 63. If you attended the service, you were part of the hundreds of family, friends… […]

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Morinville

Locals get a look at downtown Morinville from above

Photos by Lucie Roy and Denise Touchette

Morinville – On Saturday morning Denise and Maurice Touchette, along with Gib Boddez and site Supervisor Don Ferguson, climbed 84 feet of stairs to rise as far up the St. Jean Baptiste Church steeple as could be allowed. The Touchettes won the scaffold climb at a recent Rotary Club’s silent auction… […]

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Morinville Sports

Sports experts unite for three-day camp

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Football, wrestling and karate may be three distinctly different sports, but local youth between the ages of 8 and 17 will have the opportunity to try their hand at each during a three-day Multi Sport Camp set for July 29 to 31… […]

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Local News

Farmers’ Market taking it to the streets once again

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Music, magic and dance will surround the Morinville Farmers’ Market July 19, all part of a special day in recognition of the popular product and produce market’s 11th anniversary in Morinville. The festival will combine the talents of amateur and professional performers from the region in a one-day entertainment… […]

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Local News

Local volunteer off to lend a hand in El Salvador

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Pleasant Homes co-owner and Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce President Simon Boersma left for El Salvador July 8 to continue the humanitarian work he began at the age of 18 when he began smuggling bibles behind the wall in Eastern Europe.

Today Boersma continues his humanitarian work as part of 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… […]

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Morinville

Morinville’s Director of Community Services has retired

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Community Services wing of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre is down one employee after Kerry Dawson, the Town’s Director of Community Services, stepped down July 3 to enter retirement. Dawson came to Morinville less than two years ago as the replacement for Susan MacDonald, who left in October of 2011 after accepting a position in Lacombe to be closer to her family.

Dawson’s departure leaves vacant the role of Director of Community Services, a position that oversees the Town’s Community Services programming, the Town’s Family and Community Support Services, and the operation of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre… […]

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Local News

Around the town in photos

We’re a community band
Riley Quinn hits the skins during a Morinville Community Band session at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Wednesday night. The band of Morinville musicians are set to perform at a number of local events over the summer… […]

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Morinville

Morinville Mayor’s funeral set for Friday

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville confirmed Tuesday afternoon that a funeral for Mayor Paul Krauskopf, who died Sunday morning, will be held at St. Jean Baptiste Church Friday, July 5 at 10:15 a.m. Not yet confirmed is a reception to take place after Friday’s funeral at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre.
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July 3 Print Edition Download

Due to the Canada Day holiday, our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. This week’s edition is another 24 pages of local, relevant community news, including … […]

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Morinville

Morinville RCMP kept busy with Boonstock calls

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Morinville – RCMP members deployed from various detachments were kept very busy at the Boonstock Music festival over the Canada Day weekend. A significantly increased RCMP presence at Boonstock this year allowed officers to pro-actively enforce contraventions of the provincial Gaming and Liquor Act, federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Criminal Code… […]