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Province releases commercial vehicle statistics

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – After a month-long campaign targeting unsafe commercial vehicles, the province has released its figures. More than 3,695 commercial vehicles underwent safety inspections in June. Of that number nearly 200 were buses.

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Morinville approves new phone system

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The town office and some of Morinville’s outlying facilities will be getting a new $200,000 state-of-the-art telephone system after council voted 6-1 in favour of the proposal at its June 22 regular meeting.

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Pow-wow continues traditions, resurges others

By Stephen Dafoe

Alexander – Warm weather and a positive spirit made for a successful opening day to this year’s Kipohtakaw Annual Traditional Pow-Wow. The Grand Entry took nearly 10 minutes, as all styles of dancer in their multi-coloured regalia made their way into the arena to the beat of the host drum and the patter of MC Douglas Bonaise.

Tribal Councillor Bernard Paul said that approximately 170 dancers and nine drum groups had registered prior to Saturday’s grand entry, with more dancers anticipated to sign up prior to the Sunday event.
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Gibbons Canada Day

If you were in Gibbons for their Canada Day celebration you already know how the town put on an exceptional celebration. From the seniors breakfast at the Community Hall to the Legion barbecue, there was plenty for everyone to eat to give them energy for all the activities gibbons had lined up for residents and visitors.

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Gibbons Library looking for trustees

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – With the town’s library board on a break for the summer, head librarian Grail Rubin is looking for a few good volunteers to serve the board as trustees this fall.

Rubin said the Gibbons Library Board can have up to 10 trustees but presently only has five volunteers serving in that capacity.

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Gibbons Canada Day celebration sticking to core values

By Étienne Thevou

Gibbons – For a town of 2,800 people, Gibbons has a lot planned this Canada Day, and it’s all rooted around the family. That should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the community’s train of thought as it has put together its municipal sustainability plan over the past year or so.

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RCMP targeting motorcycle safety in July

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – With summer now in full swing many Albertans are revving up their motorcycles to take advantage of excellent riding conditions, but the Morinville RCMP are reminding motorcyclists that safe riding habits are important to keep summer roads safe.

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Morinville and Gibbons dominate firefighter challenge

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Rushing into a blazing building to save lives and fight fires is a serious enterprise that requires a proper mixture of skill and stamina, something few people get to see close up. But last weekend’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival provided attendees the unique opportunity to see firefighters from Thorhild, Viking, Namao, Gibbons and Morinville putting those skills to the test during the Morinville Fire Department’s Fire Within Combat Challenge.
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Peace light now lit in Morinville park

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The town’s military families in particular and Canada’s armed forces in general were honoured June 27 with a new lamp post erected in St. Jean Baptiste Park and lit during last weekend’s festival. But unlike the other lights in and around town this one won’t turn on and off with the sun and moon.

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Chamber president says more support of local businesses needed

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sitting behind his counter beneath a sign advertising 40 per cent off, Wyatt Waters’ face carries a certain degree of sadness for which there is good reason. After seven years in Morinville, Waters will be closing his GOBIKE business in a couple months, a business that has long supported community events, most notably and ironically Waters was one of the main people that lobbied for the town’s skateboard and bicycle park.

GOBIKE is the latest in a string of business closures in town and … […]