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The weekend in photos

Keep on trucking
HIS Trucking honoured one of their drivers recently. Allan Sherstan recently completed his 300th trip hauling fresh fish from Port Hardy, B.C. to Champion Petfoods in Morinville. “That is 600 two-hour ferry rides… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: From the desk of Public Works

by Claude Valcourt

When it comes to utilities such as Water and Sewer, most people don’t even think about what is going down the pipe, or where it goes, until you end up with that undesirable sewer backup! Not something anyone likes to deal with.

With more low-flow toilets, it is more important than ever… […]

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Morinville

Well-known RCMP member leaving town after eight years

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A familiar face in community policing is leaving this week, ending an eight-year run with the Morinville RCMP Detachment. Constable Yelena Avoine’s last day in Morinville is Dec. 13. She is transferring to the St. Albert Detachment.

“It went by quite fast. I cannot believe it’s been over eight years,” Avoine said of her time, adding she feels fortunate to have been assigned Morinville as her first post… […]

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Morinville

Moms adopting some families again this year

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – What began as a way for a couple local mothers to connect over coffee and over the Internet has expanded to a network of 500 plus Morinville and area moms who are once again uniting for a noble purpose – making sure no family is left behind this Christmas season. The marvellous idea reinforces the group’s self-chosen name – Morinville Marvelous Moms… […]

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Local News

New Six Stones building in Morinville’s downtown core houses familiar Tea Shoppe

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There is a smile on Julia Puchala’s face as she offers a tour of the new building that houses her and Noreen Radford’s Vintage Petals Tea Shoppe, opened in late November behind Quinn’s Plumbing and Heating on 101 Street. The soft opening allowed old and new clientele an opportunity to patronize the business, which closed in mid-July at its former location on the corner of 100 Avenue and 100 Street. Though reopening the tea, gift and flower store took a little longer than anticipated, Puchala said she and Radford wanted to take the time to get everything right… […]

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Local News

Our Morinville

Our Morinville is an opportunity to view life through our community members’ lenses. Photos can be of this and surrounding communities, cool photos from places our readers have visited. The pages are wide open on possibility. Each month we will select one photo as the choice of the month. That reader will receive a $100 Shop in Morinville gift certificate. They pick the business — we lay down the cash. Send your high-resolution photos to editor@morinvillenews.com…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

Last week my list of five things got cut down short because of all the articles about stuff going on out the highway and what people thought about it. So with my one entry I asked you to send in your complaints to the publisher about how you didn’t want to accept a short Joe Morinville column. He said he gets lots of complaints… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Healthy Routes

by Gladys Kublik, owner of Neighbors Vitamin Shop

The health hazards of sucrose (table sugar), high fructose corn syrup (the sweetener of choice in pop, fruit juice and prepared foods), aspartame (Diet or Lite foods) are well documented. So how do we eliminate these disease causing elements and still feed that sweet tooth?… […]

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Arts & Culture

Front Porch to show their roots in Morinville

by Ashley Janes

Highly celebrated music ensemble, Front Porch Roots Review, will be performing on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre (MCCC). Having recently toured with their show Up On Cripple Creek: the Songbook of “The Band”, a performance that was named “One of the top 15 shows of 2012” by the Calgary Herald, their upcoming appearance will showcase a variety of Country, Folk and Blues music…. […]