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Local News

Around the towns in photos – midweek edition

Notre Dame students Ethan Oliver and Jayden Gratton get a little lacrosse training monday from Ryan Dilks of the Edmonton Rush. Dilks was at the school all day Monday teaching students how to play lacrosse, the history of the game, the Edmonton Rush organization, and what it takes to be a professional athlete… […]

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Legal

Kubinec wins Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Westlock County Councillor Maureen Kubinec ensured Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock remained in PC hands Monday night after garnering 45 per cent of the vote. Kubinec received 7,447 votes, 341 more than Wildrose candidate and former Alberta Report publisher Link Byfield who received 7,106 votes (43 per cent) in the constituency.

Byfield was the frontrunner throughout the evening with a healthy to moderate lead until Westlock and Morinville vote tallies began coming in around 10:30 p.m. … […]

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Morinville News

Morinville museum mystery mastered

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – An historical artefact from Morinville and Alberta’s past stopped many visitors to the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce Trade Show over the Apr. 20 – 22 weekend… […]

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Arts & Culture

Vollrath brings three days of fiddling to Morinville

Stephen Dafoe Photos

Morinville – Veteran Canadian fiddler Calvin Vollrath was back in town over the weekend, entertaining approximately 600 fiddle music fans in three separate shows. The musician, who grew up in Cardiff and cut his musical teeth in Morinville and surrounding area, released his 55th and 56th CDs at a CD release concert Saturday night: the aptly named The Homecoming and a second release titled Spring Creek… […]

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Morinville News

Annual Baby Crawl sees some tough competitors

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Sunday afternoon’s Annual Trade Show Baby crawl (hosted by The Morinville News ) saw six competitors take to the stage, each eager to take this year’ competition glory. Although all competitors were in top racing form, only the top three took the prize packages home: a $500 registered education savings plan (RESP) from Knowledge First, a gift basket from the Morinville Fire Department, and a gift basket of baby products from Neighbors Vitamin Shop / Morinville Health Foods… […]

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Legal

The weekend in photos

Kony Morinville
A woman walks by a Kony 2012 poster in downtown Morinville Saturday morning. The international movement to raise awareness of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony did not skip the small communities. Area youth participated in a somewhat subdued Cover the Night campaign Friday evening,.. […]

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Arts & Culture

He’s Hogg wild about music

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local singer / songwriter was in the studio last week to begin the long road he will travel towards his next album. Justin Hogg, who has been involved in music for as long as he can remember, began recording his second CD at Smith Music Studios in Morinville Apr. 17… […]

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Morinville Sports

Walking trail fit camp gives full workout

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Local exercise enthusiasts have been putting the trail and trail equipment at the fish and Game Association pond to good use for the past two Wednesdays. Walking Trail Fit Camp began Apr. 11 and continues until May 30, offering area residents an opportunity for a weekly one-hour fitness session that is part commune with nature and two parts boot camp. Organized by Morinville’s Community Services Department and instructed by Lara Thompson… […]

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Legal

Legal has banner night for its volunteers

By Lucie Roy

Legal – The 18th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Night sold out early Friday night with a large number of staff and volunteers from a wide variety of community non-profit organizations in attendance. Special guests included the Legal Town Council and members of ACFA and Centralta Tourism Society. The program included the third Annual Volunteer Recognition nominations and a fiesta … […]

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Arts & Culture

Veteran Fiddler in town this weekend

Veteran Canadian fiddler Calvin Vollrath is back in Morinville. The musician performed to an audience fo about 150 Friday night, the first of three varied performances at the Morinville Community cultural Centre this weekend… […]