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Canada Day weekend results in many tickets

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Alberta’s law enforcement officers ticketed far more speeders over the Canada Day weekend than they did in 2011, a year which saw a significant decrease from 2010 numbers. Law enforcement issued 2,973 speeding tickets between June 29 and July 2, an increase of 780 tickets over last year’s figures, numbers that set a three-year holiday high… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Canada Day organizers deserving of our thanks and support

Canada turned 145 years old Sunday and that anniversary was once again celebrated in a subdued fashion in Morinville. There were no fireworks, an omission some took opportunity to complain about. There were no major celebrity names performing on the big stage, but the little stage and gazebo was not devoid of local talent… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Healthy Routes – don’t spray that weed

By Gladys Kubinec, Neighbors Vitamin Shop

“What is a weed?” Emerson wrote. “A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”
By one definition a weed is just a plant growing in an inappropriate place – like that thistle in the raspberry patch or the quack grass (crab grass? You know the one I mean) in the flowerbed… […]

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Local News

Alexander hosts traditional Pow Wow [PHOTOS]

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Alexander – The sun wasn’t the only thing beating down on Alexander over the Canada Day 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 Herb Arcand… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville Historical Society brings Canada Day to the park [PHOTOS]

Stephen Dafoe Photos

Morinville – The Morinville Historical and Cultural Society, together with local volunteers, once again put on Canada Day celebrations in St. Jean Baptiste Park. Overcast weather and a light rain did not prevent a display of true patriot love. In addition to the raising of the flag and the singing of the national anthem, the formal portion of the day’s events included a simulated 21-gun salute using pyrotechnic… […]