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Schools and youth

MCHS students to spend spring break with police

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Four students from Morinville Community High School will spend their spring break going through the same activities would-be police officers go through during depot training. Grade 11 students Donovan Jarvis, Amy Leung, Josh Wilson and Chris Wood will spend a week at Bellerose High School taking part in the St. Albert RCMP’s Youth Academy. Sixteen students from Bellerose High, Sturgeon Composite, Ecole Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d’Youville, Alexandre Tache and Paul Kane High School will join the four MCHS students… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column – Joe Morinville

Well the editor got upset with me the other night on the Facebook because I told him I had no ideas for this week’s column and that I was going to be late with it. He called me a bunch of names he’d never print in the paper, but that’s the kind of #@$% that he is. So I decided I’d just go through all his online stories and make comments about what’s going on in town… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Pattison’s motion boneheaded

Last week’s Council meeting left many of us in the gallery shaking our heads at the motion Councillor David Pattison made to financially support Safe Grad with public money. It was defeated 3-1 because the remaining members of Council had the good sense to realize what a boneheaded idea it was… […]

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Arts & Culture

Musical time planned at library during March Break

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Singer, songwriter, performer and Juno Award nominee are a few of the hats children’s entertainer Mary Lambert wears. Lambert will be bringing her high-energy show to the Morinville Community Library Mar. 27.

Lambert has performed more than 3,000 shows since beginning her career 20 years ago. Those performances have included libraries, schools and music festivals. Over the past two decades she had released a dozen CDs and two DVDs of her live concert performances… […]

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Arts & Culture

Clockwork Mysteries was Spellbinding Fun

Show Review By Ashley Janes
Photos and Video By Stephen Dafoe

Last Friday night an excited crowd gathered at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre to watch the first magic show the venue had ever hosted. The illusionist was Ted Outerbridge and the production, Clockwork Mysteries, had generated a lot of interest in the weeks leading up to the show date. Like all witnesses to an illusion, the town wanted to know: how does he do it? … […]

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Local News

Fish and Game Association brags for 21st time

By Lucie Roy

The 21 Annual Morinville Fish and Game Association Brag Night was held Saturday night at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre with
close to 300 in attendance. The brag night is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Morinville Fish and Game Asociation… […]

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Local News

Morinville Sights and Bites

Duck Dynasty
Hunter Fabbro competes in the timed Spam Sculpting contest Friday. He was also one of the final two in the best costume contest.
The Primeau Student School Council held Duck Dynasty Days events last week… […]

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Morinville

Restaurateur stepping up for next blood drive

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s not uncommon to roll up your sleeve to give a little blood and get a little cookie after you are done. But a local restaurateur is looking to give first time blood donors something that will stick to their ribs.

Marck Halabi of Sal’s Famous will be fixing up first time blood donors to the Mar. 26 clinic with a free burger and fries… […]

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Sturgeon County

Holocaust survivor speaks to Sturgeon School Division students

By Lucie Roy

Sturgeon County – Canadian bestselling author and Holocaust survivor Dr. Eva Olsson spoke to students, parents and guests at Camilla School Thursday. Mrs. Olsson used her life experience to bring a message of love, compassion and unconditional acceptance.

She illustrated the power of hate with a video and slide presentation of Hitler and the concentration camps and how 11 million people’s voices were silenced by hate… […]