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Morinville

Roller Derby league ready to roll

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – An alternative to traditional sports is being offered in Sturgeon County this fall. The Sturgeon County Junior Roller Derby Association has recently been formed and was at Bon Accord’s Harvest Days on the weekend, giving parents and youth an opportunity to see what the sport is all about… […]

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Sturgeon County

Harvest Days gets medieval on its visitors

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – Festivalgoers to this year’s Harvest Days festival had an opportunity to be entertained in an historic was Saturday morning. The Knights of the Northern Realm put on a battle re-enactment for attendees. The Edmonton-based co-ed club studies authentic combat techniques, period armour, historical garments, and medieval history, combining the knowledge into authentic… […]

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Arts & Culture

Festival Society getting ready to make October rock

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – October will start with a bratwurst and a bang as the Morinville Festival Society, Champion Petfoods and the Town of Morinville team up to present the Harvest Food and Jam Festival, a two-day event that combines local food and German heritage with a love of pets and rock and roll. The unusual combination of themes is the latest in the festival society’s goal to provide the community with a festival for all seasons.

“We are celebrating the local talent and local food growers of Morinville,” said Morinville Festival Society Chair Paul Smith. “We want to give our residents and visitors another opportunity to enjoy what we have here in Morinville.”… […]

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Election 2013

Morinville News Poll

We are 44 days away from Nomination Day. Thus far three residents have stepped forward to run for Mayor. Mayoral candidates include, Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes, Christa Naughton, and Carrie Foss… […]

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Morinville

Around the towns in photos

Four-year-old Emma Berry gives children’s performer Mary Lambert the silent sounds of a giraffe Wednesday morning. The popular entertainer was back for a second performance at the Morinville Community Library. Wednesday’s performance was the second entertainer to put on a show at the library during the Champion World Tour Summer Reading Program, sponsored by Champion Petfoods… […]

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Election 2013

Turner looking to return to Council table

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville –Former councillor Barry Turner is looking to return to the table for another term on Council six years after completing his last. Turner, 39, was first elected to Council at the age of 21 and served for four terms between 1995 and 2007. Turner decided to step away after four terms to spend time with his young family and to apply a little more attention to his professional career.

“I had put a lot of time and effort and had went full bore in terms of putting everything I could into fulfilling my Council duties,” Turner said of his initial run on Council, adding he and his wife had their third child during his third term on Council… […]

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Morinville

August 7 Print Edition Download

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

This week’s edition is the second of our new larger-size / full-colour format. It is a bigger 24 pages of local and relevant community news…. […]

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Legal

Our Morinville … and Legal … in photos

Our Morinville is a new reader-submitted photo section in our weekly print edition. Each week we call on readers to submit their photos for publication. Each month we will select one photo as the choice of the month. That reader will receive a $100 Shop in Morinville gift … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Maybe youth do not want something to do

There has been considerable talk already in the early days of Election 2013 about finding something for youth in the community to do to assuage the horrors of teen and tween boredom, particularly in summer, a time when there is no real structured activity to consume their idle hands and minds… […]

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Local News

Sisters recall a different church restoration project

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Four black and white photos sit on a dining room table, each telling part of the story of how a father and his three sons restored St. Jean Baptiste Church’s steeple cross in 1956 after the religious symbol had been struck by lightning in a summer storm. They are all that remain between Rita Samborski of Morinville and Cecile Schultz of Legal, sisters whose father and brothers did the original job… […]

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Uncategorized

Column: Joe Morinville

The crappy weather has sure put a damper on my and the missus’ outdoor activities this last while. She’s occupied herself with knitting stuff while watching summer reruns of stupid police and lawyering shows, and I’ve been surfing the Facebook looking to see what … […]