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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Fun Run returns to Fête au Village

Legal – What are you doing on Saturday, July 23, at 8 a.m.? Not sure yet? How about taking a moment to breathe in the country air, enjoy the sights of picturesque Legal, and then sit down to a pancake breakfast served with genuine small town hospitality? […]

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Local News

Morinville Public Library closing ahead of move

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The doors to the Morinville Public Library will be closed for the next couple of weeks. when they reopen, they will reopen a couple blocks away. The library and Town offices will be moving to the Morinville Parish Hall in mid-July, where they will remain until renovations to St. Germaine Plaza … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Guest editorial: Time to do the 100 Avenue Shuffle again

Guest editorial – Dave Foe’s View

Those of us who spend any time in downtown Morinville are familiar with the dance craze that is the 100 Avenue Shuffle. The steps are easy, at least the basic moves. You put your right foot out and then you put your left foot out. Those motions are repeated until you have to suck in your gut, butt… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A tale of two Canada Days

Canada turned 144 years old Friday and that anniversary was celebrated in a markedly different fashion in Morinville and at Edmonton Garrison. The former was a simple small town celebration the likes of which could have taken place 100 years ago; the latter, a massive undertaking to rival the largest of festival celebrations in any nation. But at the heart of both initiatives was a desire to celebrate the birth of a nation and the pride we Canadians have in being Canadian… […]

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Arts & Culture

Alexander hosts another successful Pow-Wow

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Alexander – The sun wasn’t the only thing beating down on Alexander over the weekend. Warm weather and a positive spirit combined for an enjoyable opening day to this year’s Kipohtakaw Annual Traditional Pow-Wow. The Grand Entry took place Saturday afternoon with Chief Allen Paul and other dignitaries lead elders, the RCMP, military and plenty of dancers into the arena. Those dancers in their multi-coloured regalia spent the day dancing to the beat of a dozen drum groups and the patter of MC Douglas Bonaise. Another Grand Entry was held Saturday evening and again Sunday… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County and Garrison host Canada Day [photos]

Photos by Joann Deveau

Sturgeon County teamed up with the Edmonton Garrison to host a major Canada Day event Friday. With several bands, plenty of food through the Sturgeon County Bounty, and plenty of car crushing action, there was something for each of the approximately 30,000 visitors to he garrison’s Canada Day. Below is a gallery of some shots from the day… […]

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Morinville

Happy Canada Day

Photos By Lucie Roy & Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After an absence of several years, the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society organize a Canada Day celebration in St. Jean Baptiste Park. The family event built on an old fashioned picnic in the park to deliver residents and visitors an excellent opportunity to enjoy the weather, meet with friends and reflect on how great it is to be a Canadian living in small town Alberta. From home grown music to free ice cream cones and watermelon, Morinville’s Canada Day celebrations had family and home written all over it… […]

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Morinville Sports

Local golfers off to championship

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Three MCHS students are off to Drayton Valley Tuesday to compete in the Frank Lindsay Alberta Junior Boys Championship taking place July 5 – 8 at the Drayton Valley Golf Club… […]