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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial – Doing the 100 Ave. shuffle

By Stephen Dafoe

I remember when I moved to Morinville four years ago; 100 Ave. had two lanes, angled parking on both sides and plenty of drivers who were courteous enough to actually slow down and let you back out of that angled parking.

Having come from another community where it seemed the majority of drivers seldom bothered to stop for those octagonal red metal things with the word STOP on it, the idea …

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Local News

Morinville Blood Donor Clinic set for end of month

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Canadian Blood Services (CBS) are hoping Morinvillians will roll up their sleeves later this month when the blood donor clinic comes to town.

The summer clinic, sponsored by the Morinville Lions Club and Knights of Columbus, will be held July 27 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Seniors’ Rendez-Vous Centre on 104 St.

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Province aids Thorhild County for spring fires

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Edmonton – Thorhild County received some good news from the province July 8. Alberta will be sending $10 million Thorhild’s way under the province’s Municipal Wildfire Assistance Program (MWAP). The money is being granted to help Thorhild County recover from the costs of fighting the wildfire that hit the county last May.

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County offering rain barrel deal to residents

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Residents looking to save a few bucks on their monthly water bills during gardening season often install a rain barrel or two on their property. Next week, Sturgeon County is offering residents an opportunity to save money on the rain barrel, too.
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Sturgeon County teen killed in quad accident

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Westlock – A 15-year-old Sturgeon County teen died over the weekend after being thrown from the ATV she was a passenger on.

Ashton Parrish had been one of three teens riding a quad in the Spruce Island Lake area, north of Westlock. Westlock RCMP report that the quad left the road and went off the trail, ejecting all three teens.

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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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Arts & Culture

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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Community News Bites

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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