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Business

Farmers’ Market goes out for business

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Morinville Farmers’ Market held their Grand Opening of the outdoor market Friday. The market ran throughout the fall and winter from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays inside the arena lobby, but will now run from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Ray McDonald Sports Center parking lot until mid-September… […]

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Arts & Culture

The day in photos

Reading Time: 3 minutesFive light standards received paint on Tuesday and Thursday from the MPES Grade One students in Monique Webb’s class. Webb said other students will be putting designs on the posts. The project is an ongoing involvement of students in safety initiatives… […]

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Business

Morinville and District Chamber elect new board

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A mixture of new and old faces are once again at the helm of the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce. The business advocacy group held its Annual General Meeting at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre June 4 and elected its Executive and six Directors at Large by acclamation. The 10-member board is two members less than the board elected to the task in 2013… […]

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Biz Kids program assists young entrepreneurs

Reading Time: 2 minutesby Tristan Turner

Morinville Community High School is now home to a recently developed program to enable young entrepreneurs looking to develop small businesses in or around the community. The Biz Kids program is operated by the Community Futures Tawatinaw Region organization, and is taught as an extra-curricular class to any interested high school students in Athabasca, Westlock and Morinville. Students enrolled in the program work to develop a business strategy tailored to their interests, and develop a viable small business … […]

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Local News

Local Cadets hold ceremonial review

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Lucie Roy

The staff and cadets of 3061 1 Royal Canadian Engineers Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps-Morinville held their 15th Annual Ceremonial Review Tuesday night in the curling rink. The Reviewing Officer was Major James Boddy, who was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in 2013 and is currently serving as the Officer Commanding 13 Armoured Squadron. The parade included the Cadet Parade Commander Cadet Warrant Officer Fiessell and Cadet Parade 2IC Cadet Sgt. Brink… […]

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Local News

Police Briefs: Grain theft in the county

Reading Time: 1 minuteby Morinville News Staff

Sometime between 2 p.m. May 20 and 10 a.m. May 21 an unknown person or persons took 600 bushels of Canola from a farm located on Township Road 245 in Sturgeon County. The Canola was loaded into a truck using the farm’s grain auger, already under the bin. The complainant noticed a suspicious tandem axle grain truck in the area during the same time frame. The complainant advised police that the driver looked nervous and rather young… […]

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Morinville

Morinville News brings a Show of Force to Town

Reading Time: 1 minuteMorinville – There will be plenty of action bouncing off the ropes this St. Jean Baptiste Festival when Force Pro wrestling comes to town with an afternoon of high-energy sports entertainment. The Morinville News wrestling show will take place in the Ray McDonald Arena June 22 at 2 p.m. and promises two hours of high-flying wrestling action from more than a dozen performers…. […]

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Arts & Culture

Circus comes to town

Reading Time: 2 minutesPhotos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – A large tent was erected behind the arena Monday for two after school Circus shows. A one-ring European style circus was surrounded by bleachers, putting everyone close to the action. Acts included clowns, acrobats, aerialists, a fire eater and manipulator, magic, dogs performing various tricks, human cannonball, juggling, and a contortionist. Outside pony rides and a pirate bouncy house with slide added to the carnival atmosphere… […]