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Sturgeon County fire update

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe wildland fire that is burning north of Township Road 560 along the Sturgeon River, between Range Roads 224 and Range 225, south east of Casa Vista is currently under control. Sturgeon County Emergency Services crews, along with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) crews are continuing to work at extinguishing the fire…. […]

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Arts & Culture

Caring clowns choose connections over comedy

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s a Friday night in Morinville and Chiklit takes the stage during an open mic night at the Higher Grounds coffee house. She starts with a couple of mind reading numbers and follows it up with an impressive little rope trick that gets the crowd applauding and cheering. But for Chiklit and her clowning partner Odelia, the real magic is what lies deep beneath the grease paint – a caring heart and a strong desire to make a connection with others… […]

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Skate park location meets with favour in public hearing

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Council opened its doors to the public Monday night for input on the approved sake park Legal recently received funding for. Five Legal residents attended the public hearing and were unanimous in their approval for the preferred location on 51st Avenue between the community’s curling club and basketball courts… […]

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Morinville Chamber raising funds for Slave Lake business community

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – Thursday night’s business after hours event at the Community Cultural Centre took on a serious tone Monday afternoon.

The opportunity for Morinville’s business community to network while touring the new $12 million facility will now be an opportunity for local businesses to aid fellow business owners in Slave Lake, which was devastated by wildfires Sunday… […]

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Fire strikes Legal

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – While Slave Lake was being evacuated from the path of a 16 hectare wildfire that destroyed a third of the 7,000-resident community, local fire fighters were battling blazes on a smaller scale… […]

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Morinville Arena open to donations for Slave Lake

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Ray McDonald Sports Centre will be open from noon until 8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for residents to make donations to the Slave Lake relief efforts.

Immediate requirements are for pet food, toiletries, towels, face cloths, non-perishables and men’s clothing for residents taking shelter in Westlock and children’s items, including infant formula, diapers and cribs for those being housed in Athabasca. […]

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Morinville Public Library celebrates its achievement

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library opened its doors to politicians and well-wishers Sunday afternoon for a special celebration to mark its latest achievement. The library was one of two recipients of the 2011 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Library Service (for a community under 15,000) and won the prestigious award… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: We cleaned it – let’s keep it this way

Reading Time: 2 minutesLast Wednesday town staff, business owners, students and residents gathered together for one common cause – cleaning up Morinville. Operation Clean Sweep, Morinville’s contribution to Pitch-In Canada’s nationwide initiative to clean up our own backyards is a noble endeavour designed to make Morinville look a little better to residents and visitors… […]

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EMS Week kicks off in Morinville with demonstrations

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Monday Morning News Staff

Morinville – EMS Awareness Week (May 16 – 22) kicked off in Morinville two days early with emergency response groups from Morinville and Sturgeon County gathering at the Morinville Community High School parking lot May 14 for a free barbecue and an opportunity to dispense free information on things residents can do to prevent the need for their services… […]