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Arts & Culture

Comment: Potatoes and performers

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A law unenforced is but words on a piece of paper

There are a number of unwritten social contracts that we as a society observe to maintain peace with one another. You open the door for someone, they say thank you. Someone sneezes, you say Bless you or Gezunterhait, which is Yiddish for go in good health. And if you want to go in good health, you don’t park your car across your neighbour’s driveway and you don’t hawk a gob of spit at the entrance to the local… […]

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Arts & Culture

Elves and reindeer and Santa in July – Oh my

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – It might be five-and-a-half months until Christmas, but Cory Christopher and the folks at First Choice Tree Nursery and Garden Centre simply aren’t waiting. They are holding a big Christmas event July 15 to 17 and have invited Mr. and Mrs. Claus to come down from the North Pole to have a picnic with children of all ages on Saturday… […]

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Local News

Cardiff woman on the run to great health

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – On a hot summer’s evening, a bit of a breeze in the air to further keep the mosquitoes at bay, a Cardiff woman does several laps of the Morinville Fish and Game Club pond. By her side is an overweight neophyte runner learning the ropes from the more seasoned practitioner. But for Calli Stromner, who took up running last year, there is a great willingness to get someone else into the sport because she knows the benefits of running and the steps that got her to where she is today… […]

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Local News

Big man and big heart combine for Food Bank charity

Morinville – One would expect a guy named Big Al to drive a big truck. And when one considers Al’s business is providing landscaping supplies to the region, one would expect that big truck to have a big trailer – a massive one, actually. But this weekend, Big Al’s hauler (called an end dump) is looking to haul something other than the customary rock and gravel it hauls throughout the year… […]

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Local News

Town looking for outdoor explorers

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Town of Morinville is planning a week of outdoor adventure July 18 – 22. The Outdoor Explorers program offers children aged 6 to 12 an opportunity to explore the great outdoors with hiking and learning about plants and animals… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville Skate Park gets artistic help

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With little regard for the adults hovering nearby, a gang of nearly two dozen young people swarmed the Morinville Skate Park Wednesday afternoon, making use of an equal number of cans of spray paint to cover the popular sports park in graffiti. But the bombing and tagging wasn’t a case of mayhem in Morinville. The paint was supplied by the Town and the taggers invited to participate… […]

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Around the Town

Neighbor’s Vitamin Shop held their draw for a Healthy Fun Gift Basket July 4, a draw that began during the St. Jean Baptiste Festival weekend. Five-year-old Noah Ferguson held the draw box … […]

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Morinville Autobody undergoing expansion

Photos by Lucie Roy / Story by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Dust flew on 100 Street Monday morning as a two-bay car wash was torn to the ground to make way for the future home of Morinville Autobody. The building – located in the compound of the 100 Street business – was knocked into a pile of rubble shortly after 9:30 Monday morning. But from the rubble will rise a larger and more state-of-the-art operation to be completed hopefully by Christmas… […]

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Local News

Voters to be counted

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Morinville residents will be counted for a third time this year beginning next month. After a federal and municipal census this spring, the province announced Monday it would be conducting a province-wide enumeration of electors. The head count of voters is scheduled to run from Aug. 26 to Sept. 19… […]

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Canada Day crack down nets fewer speeders than last year

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Alberta Sheriffs and RCMP integrated traffic units kept a watchful eye on the province’s highways over the Canada Day long weekend, issuing 2,193 speeding tickets between June 30 and July 3. A slightly longer monitoring period between June 30 and July 4 in 2010 netted 2,574 speeders… […]