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Assault suspect sought in Gibbons

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – RCMP are looking for witnesses who may have seen an assault that took place on Lunnan Drive Tuesday evening. At approximately 5:30 p.m. a homeowner was assaulted on the street while attempting to enter his parked vehicle. The assailant was not known to the victim, but is described as a male in his late teens to early 20s.
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RCMP warn of pharmacy phone scam

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – RCMP are warning of a new phone scam making the rounds. Last Friday RCMP received a complaint from a resident who received a call from someone pretending to be from Guardian Drugs or another pharmacy. The caller told the intended victim their prescription was being held until they gave the caller the credit card and other personal information.
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Man exposes himself to teens

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – RCMP investigators are looking into a complaint by two teenage girls that a man exposed himself to them last Thursday. The girls, aged 13 and 14, told RCMP they were walking near the Teen Centre on 99 Ave. and 104 St. around 8:30 p.m. when a man in his early 20s exposed his genitals to them.
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Crime rate holding in Gibbons

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – The crime rate in Gibbons is on par or slightly below what RCMP expected for this year. That was the verdict of Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards, who delivered the detachment’s second quarter report to Gibbons Town Council July 28.

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Private security pitched to curb nocturnal law-breakers

By Stephen Dafoe

Gibbons – While Morinville RCMP continue to investigate who may be shooting at vehicles in town, another interested party said he has been monitoring local traffic shooting past stop signs.

Gordon Ainley of K-9 Patrol, a private security company, made a presentation to Gibbons Town Council July 28, offering his observations of night-time activities in the town. […]

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Morinville looking for residents to show off gardens

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Local gardeners have less than two weeks to register for the Town of Morinville’s Annual Best Garden Competition. Once again this year, judges will be looking to reward gardeners for the design and maintenance of their gardens, but also those who are practising environmental sustainability.

“I think what it does is it showcases some of the yards and what some of our residents do to beautify Morinville,” said Morinville’s Recreational and Cultural Coordinator Melonie Dziwenka. […]

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Telus scam making the rounds

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – An Internet scam is making the rounds hoping to target Telus.net users. The e-mail, sent to undisclosed recipients, asks users to help Telus update their database by replying to the e-mail with the recipient’s username and password if they are the legitimate owner of the account. The e-mail goes on to tell readers that failure to do so within the next seven days will result in the e-mail account no longer working.
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Bon Accord corn maze a high-tech affair

By Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – The combination of rain and sun is making for some tall corn plants at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farms, the perfect situation for the popular tourist spot’s grand opening of their annual corn maze this Saturday. This year’s theme is Alice in Cornland, a motif that spreads the Lewis Carroll creations through seven acres of corn.
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Young driver clocked at 80 km/hr over speed limit

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – An Edmonton man will appear in court Sept. 14 to answer charges that he was driving 80 km/hr over the speed limit.

The 19-year-old, who is not being identified by RCMP, was stopped July 19 after a Morinville officer saw a vehicle heading southbound on Hwy. 2 near Township Road 572, travelling much faster than it should have been.
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Government funding to help Chamber attract tourists

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The province is sending $70,000 the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce way, grant money from the government’s Department of Tourism, Parks and Recreation that the local business group will use to fund a Regional Tourism Action Plan (RTAP).

Chamber President Sheldon Fingler said he was pleased but not surprised to receive the funding announcement from Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski last week.
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Police briefs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Mischievous in Bon Accord

The Bon Accord Food Town was a target for vandals between July 18 and 19. Morinville RCMP report that someone climbed up on to the roof of the grocery store and damaged the chimneys and other roof-top structures. Entry to the business was not gained and police say the damage to the roof structures was done to vandalize rather than an attempt to gain entry.
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