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Morinville Sports

Walking trail fit camp gives full workout

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Local exercise enthusiasts have been putting the trail and trail equipment at the fish and Game Association pond to good use for the past two Wednesdays. Walking Trail Fit Camp began Apr. 11 and continues until May 30, offering area residents an opportunity for a weekly one-hour fitness session that is part commune with nature and two parts boot camp. Organized by Morinville’s Community Services Department and instructed by Lara Thompson… […]

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Legal

Legal has banner night for its volunteers

By Lucie Roy

Legal – The 18th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Night sold out early Friday night with a large number of staff and volunteers from a wide variety of community non-profit organizations in attendance. Special guests included the Legal Town Council and members of ACFA and Centralta Tourism Society. The program included the third Annual Volunteer Recognition nominations and a fiesta … […]

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Morinville

Morinville Trade Show opens for 10th year [PHOTOS]

Chamber of Commerce Director and Trade Show Committee Chair Paula Hittinger cuts the ribbon on the 10th Annual Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce Trade Show Friday night. Approximately 260 people visited the show on opening night. The show continues Saturday and Sunday. Doors open both days at 10 a.m… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Conscious rights would legitimize discrimination

There is a misconception by some, both outside and inside the province, that Alberta is full of intolerant rednecks, homophobes and religious extremists. I say misconception because in the seven years since I’ve moved here I have yet to meet these people. Instead, I have found Albertans to be very tolerant and accepting… […]

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Local News

Morinville News election poll shows little surprise

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – With election day just a few days away, many readers are still trying to decide just who to vote for in Monday’s election. Those who took our informal web poll on the five candidates running in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock provided results that show no real surprises… […]

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Morinville

What’s on this weekend

Alberta Health Services paramedic Danny Veenstra checks Addison Esch’s blood pressure while Michael St. Onge looks on. Two paramedics arrived at the Morinville Tiny Tots Thursday afternoon to teach the 3-year-old preschoolers…

Poll time
Voters will no doubt give some thought over the weekend as to who to cast their ballot for on Monday. Those who have already made up their minds filed into the Morinville Community… […]

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Schools and youth

Sturgeon County youth present awards

By Lucie Roy

Morinville-The Sturgeon County Youth Council presented their annual Building Block of the Community Awards to three recipients Tuesday during the Sturgeon County Volunteer Appreciation Night held at the Villeneuve Hall. The three recipients were Ernest Chauvet, Serge Froment and A. D. Richardson… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County recognizes its volunteers

Sturgeon County – The County recognized its many volunteers at the Villeneuve Community Hall Tuesday night. For the first time the County presented an individual Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. Terry Cashin Manager, Sturgeon County Community Services said they revised the Volunteer Appreciation Program and they started that last year with ads in the paper and again this year to recognize all volunteer nominees… […]

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Arts & Culture

Little Mermaid opens with a splash

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The stuffiness of a provincial election forum that filled the Morinville Community cultural Centre Monday night was replaced with the vibrant costumes and set of Georges H. Primeau’s production of The Little Mermaid, a production that saw more than 80 students try out for the play… […]

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Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County approves two key industrial developments

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Morinville – Sturgeon County is poised to become one of Alberta’s fastest expanding industrial regions thanks to two recent development approvals. During the Apr. 17 Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) meeting, $63 Million in development permits for both an ethylene handling facility and an assembly yard were approved by Commission members… […]