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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Perhaps it’s time to look at the money we hand out

When the topic of how money is spent by council in this community comes up, it is often the big items that take the forefront: $11 million for a Community Cultural Centre, $3.5 million for a new town hall, nearly a million bucks for a bunch of new town employees. Sometimes the discussion, particularly among some business owners in town, centres on how much money seems to be spent outside the community for everything… […]

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Arts & Culture

Lawyer with loft looking to jam

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – As a lawyer, Wayne Peterson is accustomed to the rhythm of a judge’s gavel, but lately the Morinville barrister is moving to the beat of a different drummer – a literal one. Peterson has given over a part of his studio loft apartment to a drum kit, keyboard, mixing board and plenty or amps and microphone stands, all arranged for area residents to jam with or without him… […]

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Morinville News

Town and library staff pitch in to lower the tide

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Friday’s heavy downpour made for a tense situation and some cross departmental cooperation at the Morinville Parish Hall.

The abundance of rain resulted in a steady flow of water into the basement of the Parish Hall where the Town of Morinville and library have set up quarters while renovations are done to Civic Plaza… […]

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Local News

Civic Plaza to be gutted next week

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A six-foot tall fence was erected in front of Civic Plaza on 100 Street Thursday, a harbinger of the work that is set to begin in earnest Monday morning when St. Albert-based Synergy Building Solutions starts demolishing the interior of the 40-year old building in preparation for a new town hall and library facility… […]

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Arts & Culture

Fête and bike tour make for full weekend

By Étienne Thevou

Legal – There’s plenty to do this weekend with a first rate festival and annual bike ride filling the weekend and the County with activity.

Francophone culture will be celebrated Friday and Saturday with Legal’s annual Fête au Village… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: more needs to be done about Lyme disease

Dear Editor:

I am writing this letter to you as a voice for Canadians in this country. The recent news coverage of infected blacklegged ticks in Alberta is just the tip of the iceberg. I am a Canadian who has contracted Lyme disease in this country. I am only one of thousands of Canadians suffering from this insidious disease contracted right here in our country… […]

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Arts & Culture

The band that plays together, feeds together

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – A small group of six Smith Music students have been hunkered down in the 100 street studio this week working on notes, rhythms and tunes to blend them into some sweet sounds in time for an open concert Friday night. As is so often the case when Smith Music students take to the stage, the admission is free so long as you bring a little something along for the Morinville Food Bank Society… […]

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Morinville News

Sturgeon County readying to show off its agricultural side

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – With an emphasis on value-added agriculture over the past few years, Sturgeon County is getting ready to show people just how diverse agricultural life has become. The 2011 Agricultural Service Board Tour and Awards Dinner take place Aug. 4, and will once again offer interested parties an opportunity to spend the day touring an interesting spectrum of County agriculture, capped with a dinner and celebration of Sturgeon County’s heritage and excellence in the evening… […]

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Local News

Province issues Lyme disease warning

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Although there have been no reported human cases of Lyme disease this year, five ticks have tested positive this year for Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. The ticks were found on four dogs and a cat in the Calgary and Edmonton areas, and were submitted to Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) for testing by veterinarians… […]

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Morinville Sports

Vibration technology offers benefits for athletes and non-athletes alike

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – There’s a whole lot of shaking going on at Entheos Wellness Centre in Morinville these days, but the shaking isn’t to some old Jerry Lee Lewis tune – it’s the shaking of muscles belonging to people looking for better health. The local wellness centre offers its clients new and old an opportunity … […]

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Local News

Monday Morning News – July 18 edition

The July 18 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition is 24-pages of Morinville News and views. This week’s issue contains the following news stories… […]

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Local News

Wrestling show promises to be event of the summer

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – There will be plenty of action bouncing off the ropes this August when Force Pro wrestling comes to town with an evening of high-energy sports entertainment. A Show of Force, will take place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Aug. 20 and promises two-hours of high-flying wrestling action from more than a dozen performers. While many of the names will be familiar to followers of Alberta’s pro wrestling scene, the banner under which they are assembled is new… […]