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Arts & Culture

Library in full swing ahead of grand reopening

By Robert Jump

Morinville – Seven-foot tall blue curtains separate library patrons from the expanded floor space that is to be the Morinville Community Library, a temporary barrier erected while library staff, board members and volunteers put the finishing touches on a facility those involved believe will truly make the community proud… […]

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Morinville News

Cardiff Corner sends more to hospital

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Five days after a two-vehicle collision between a panel van and a passenger vehicle sent three to hospital, firefighters, RCMP and paramedics were once again called to the crossing at Highway 2 and Cardiff Road around 3:50 July 25…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Praise for first responders

Editor:

This accident [HIGHWAY 2 / CARDIFF ROAD JULY 20] breaks my heart.

As one of the first people on the scene that started to administer basic first aid until Morinville Fire responded, I didn’t expect to see the older of the two women… […]

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Local News

Our Wednesday print edition

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday morning. This week’s edition contains our regular roundup of news on your community. If you are unable to obtain a copy at… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

A tale of two festivals

Joe compares 50 years of Fête in Legal and the Frontier Daze (renamed St. Jean Baptiste Festival) in Morinville… […]

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Local News

Williams Energy looking to Invest in County

Submitted

Sturgeon County – Williams Energy is considering building a propane de-hydrogenation (PDH) facility near Redwater. The proposed facility would convert propane recovered from off-gas processing into Propylene. The project value is estimated at $600-800 million and the facility would be the first of its kind in Canada… […]

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Morinville News

Multiple vehicle thefts keep Morinville RCMP busy

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – An overnight crime spree in Morinville had RCMP phones ringing off the hook Tuesday morning.
Sergeant Mark Mathias of the Morinville RCMP said in the last 24 hours his detachment has dealt with six stolen vehicles, three of which had been recovered by Tuesday afternoon. Additionally, the sergeant said a boat was stolen from Gibbons Tuesday afternoon and subsequently recovered… […]

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Arts & Culture

Band Camp teaches students to play and play together

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Six young musicians, a dozen songs and a couple audiences are the recipe for a band camp at Smith Music this week. But the week-long project is more than merely learning a few songs and putting on a show; it is about working together as a band… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville girl off to Summer Games

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Georges H. Primeau Middle School student is on her way to Lethbridge this week to compete in the Alberta Summer Games July 26 to 29. Twelve-year-old Kassandra Reaume will be competing in three components of kayaking competitions and is hoping to continue the success she has had paddling her way to the games…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Reader upset with park litter

Editor:

For 34 years I have lived in Cardiff Echoes and for over 15 of those years I have been going to Cardiff Park on a daily basis, sometimes twice a day. The park has evolved over the years and is a beautiful little gem that I appreciate and count my blessings to be within walking distance to enjoy… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Cardiff Road overpass unlikely to happen soon

The death of a Parkland County woman on Highway 2 at Cardiff Road Friday afternoon has many of us waving our fists in the air at the provincial government to get on with building the promised Cardiff Road interchange. It is a reasonable and expected reaction from residents upset that the treacherous crossing… […]

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Morinville News

Tour de l’Alberta draws cyclists to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Cyclists in record numbers had perfect riding weather Sunday for the annual Tour de l’Alberta, the Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club’s (EBTC) largest event of the year. For the past five years the event has started and ended in Morinville. This year’s event drew a solid number of riders to participate in the various lengths of ride… […]

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Morinville News

Weekend in photos

On the move
A back hoe moves the Morinville Public Elementary School sign from its temporary location by the modular to its permanent home. The school was officially transferred to Sturgeon School Division last week. The sign was moved Thursday afternoon…. […]

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Morinville News

Special needs student adds special touch to local business

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sitting at a table in Vintage Petals Tea House, a smile on her face as bright as the sun shining through the window, MCHS graduate Alexis Morgan-Taylor works away creating gift bags for the local tea house / flower shop. She meticulously examines the company labels to make sure they have the required hole punched in them. She rhythmically stretches the ribbon off the roll to make sure it is flat and of the right length… […]