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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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Morinville Sports

Hockey player returns from Philly with MVP

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A Morinville hockey player spent the Canada Day weekend in Philadelphia, returning with an MVP award for his defensive efforts… […]

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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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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… […]

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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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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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Local News

Monday Morning News – July 4 edition

The July 4 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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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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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… […]