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Local News

A weekend of medals

Story by Lucie Roy – Photo by Danny Getzlaf

Morinville Legion members Walter Corbett and Lou Newell were the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Saturday. Royal Canadian Legion District 8 Commander Ted Latimer and Morinville Mayor Paul Krauskopf made the presentation. More than 100 people from 15 communities were in attendance… […]

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Arts & Culture

Community Band looking for a few more members

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With a core of four solid musicians working on a repertoire of pop numbers, the Morinville Community Band is looking to take the show on the road this summer – at least around the community. The present problem is if the drummer gets sick or the bass player takes a holiday, the band loses a chunk of its groove. A missing vocalist means an instrumental set. A missing guitarist means the band is down to bass line and percussion… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Progressive Views: Political Games

Column by Tristan Turner

In today’s world, it’s easy for young people to feel disenfranchised. At every turn, young people are being let down by a scarce job market, staggering debt and a political parties that embrace them and their struggle come election time, but turn their back on students and young Canadians once they’ve won government… […]

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Arts & Culture

Caviar Players present Shakespeare’s Great Dame in Hamlette

Stephen Dafoe Photos

Hamlette, the Caviar Players’ most recent theatrical production, offered a contemporary spoof on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The troupe put on three shows in three days, starting with a performance at Chateau Sturgeon Lodge in Legal Thursday night. The play was performed Friday night and Saturday afternoon at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. […]

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Morinville

Leap into Spring Expo puts new face on trade show’s 11th year

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to open the gates on their annual trade show, set to take over the Ray McDonald Sports Centre Apr. 19 to 21. Now in its eleventh year of operation, the show is changing its name the Leap into Spring Expo. Though the name has changed, the Chamber is continuing the tradition of showcasing local and regional businesses and organizations, offering plenty of entertainment over the weekend, and offering a major door prize for one of those who attend… […]

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Morinville

RCMP experiment shows residents still not locking vehicles

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – In the middle of the night he looks up the road at his row of potential targets, 10 cars parked on the street, vehicles illuminated only by the overhead lights. His experience tells him at least two of the vehicles will be unlocked, and both of those are likely to contain items of varying value: change in the coin tray, a GPS unit on the dashboard, wallets and identification in the console. They are all his for the taking.

He hits three door handles without hearing a latch engage… […]

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Arts & Culture

What’s on this weekend

Morinville’s Caviar Players will be staging Allison Williams’ comedy of life at Elsinore Castle when the Great Dane is actually a Great Dame. At 50 minutes or so this lighthearted modern work runs faster than Shakespeare’s male oriented traditional version, but it’s just as violent and gory, while there are a lot more laughs… […]

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Local News

Eleventh class graduates from RCMP Citizens Academy

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Nineteen citizens concluded a seven-week glimpse inside the world of community policing Wednesday night. The Morinville RCMP’s eleventh annual Citizen’s Academy program wrapped up Apr. 3 with the graduation ceremony, an opportunity for students to recap and celebrate their nearly two-month experience learning about the different faces of crime from the criminal on the corner to the international reaches of drug and human trafficking.

Each Wednesday participants took part in seminars and activities by police experts, including a visit RCMP headquarters in Edmonton. An added bonus was the opportunity to be a citizen observer travelling with an on duty officer… […]

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Area children ready for school success according to study

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Children in St. Albert and the Sturgeon Region are more prepared to succeed in school when compared to provincial and national norms, a new study claims.

Between the 2009 and 2011 school years, the Early Child Development Mapping Project Alberta, a partnership among communities and the provincial government, assessed St. Albert and Sturgeon Region Kindergarten students according to the five developmental areas… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial – Time to spread the volunteer love

The Town of Morinville throws a big party once a year to recognize all the people who volunteer in the community by serving on boards, coaching kids in sports, organizing local events, and all the other things that people do to make this community…well… a community. The Town understands the importance of volunteers to the vibrancy of the community. We understand it, too. That’s why each year we write an article or two to let our readers know it is time to nominate people in the community … […]