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Columns

Column: Joe Morinville

The warmer weather has got me thinking that spring might not be far away from us and that got me thinking about how I ought to drag my barbecue out of the garage again and maybe cook myself a steak. Here’s some signs Morinville is well on its way to spring… […]

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People

Morinville family planning trip to assist daughter with rare medical condition

Morinville – In her mother’s arms, her parents and siblings gathered around her on the living room sofa for a family photo, 18-month old Blakelee Mayr looks like any other child at first glance. But she is not. Blakelee was born with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS), a genetic disorder that affects one in 10,000 to 50,000 newborns, depending on the information source, and causes “a range of physical, cognitive and medical challenges” according to CdLS World, the International Federation of CdLS Support Organizations. […]

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Columns

Column: Garden contemplations

Much of our world today is based on visual stimulation and instant gratification. We are bombarded with images from magazines, television and social media feeds, such as Instagram and Pinterest. We see pictures of lush green gardens, bright and colourful flower beds, amazing backyards with decks, pools and fire pits. We want what we see,… […]

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Morinville Sports

Ringette could be coming to Morinville

Morinville – If Morinville residents Andre and Lisa Houle have their way, ringette players of all ages could be taking to the ice in Morinville next season. The couple are holding a Come Try Ringette Event at the Ray McDonald sports Centre Mar. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., an hour-long opportunity for the enthusiast and the curious to come out and find out what the sport is all about… […]

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Business

Champion a finalist once again

Edmonton – After winning the Alberta Chambers of Commerce Award of Distinction in the Export Category, Morinville’s Champion Petfoods once again finds itself a finalist for another award. The Alberta Export Awards announced their finalists for the 2014 award season Thursday, and Champion Petfoods is a finalist in the Agricultural and Consumer Products division… […]

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Local News

The week in photos

The Morinville Lions club have been collecting used glasses from Morinville and area residents and from a number of drop off points in town for a few years. It has resulted in more than 3,056 pairs of glasses being collected… […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Kings ready to host Senior AA Hockey Provincials

Morinville – After ending their inaugural season in the North Central Hockey League (NCHL) in second place, the Morinville Senior AA Kings are looking forward to hosting provincials Mar. 28 to 30. The event will feature eight Alberta Double-A teams, including four currently confirmed: The Okotoks Drillers, Dewberry Mustangs, Two Hills Longhorns, and the Morinville Kings. Remaining teams are yet to be determined by some remaining Senior AA hockey series in the province. […]

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Morinville Sports

Bantam Girls finish fourth in weekend provincials tourny

Edmonton – The Morinville Orijen Sabretooths Bantam Girls team returned to town Saturday night ranked the fourth best team in the province after two days of provincial competitions. After sweeping the regular season 15-0 and taking gold in the Edmonton Youth Basketball City Championships the previous weekend, the Bantam Sabretooths entered some fierce competition from other top-ranked teams in the province, falling in the bronze-medal game to earn fourth spot. […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville raises the Francophone flag

Morinville – Mayor Lisa Holmes raised The Franco-Albertan flag in front of Town Hall Friday morning. The blue, white and pink flags are flying over municipalities in Alberta as communities raise the Franco-Albertan flag in honour of Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF), an initiative of the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, a group who promotes and supports dialogue between the Francophone and Acadian, and all other communities in Canada. […]