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Arts & Culture

Blue Suede Music Festival includes local talent

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Seventeen Elvis tribute artists (ETA) are set to gather at the Busby Sports Grounds later this month for the fourth annual Blue Suede Music Festival, an event that began on an acreage four years ago to provide a local performer an audience to hone his skills on.

“It’s really taken on a life of its own,” said festival organizer Trudy Taphorn. “It’s kind of gone viral. We had to move it off our acreage because it got too big. There were 530 people there last year that signed the guest book.”,,, […]

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Province

More than 3,000 speeders charged over holiday weekend

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – It was some heavy fines for those with heavy feet on the gas pedal over the holiday weekend. Law enforcement and wildlife officers throughout the province once again cracked down on unsafe drivers and recreationists, issuing 5,140 tickets between Aug. 3 and 6. Of that number, 3,556 were for speeding, a significant increase over the 2,513 tickets issued during the same long weekend in 2011… […]

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Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County Ag Services Tour loads the buses

By Lucie Roy Photos

Sturgeon County – The annual Sturgeon County Ag Tour pulled in some solid numbers this year, loading three buses of County residents, farmers and provincial government representatives for a tour of value added agriculture in the county.
Below are some pictorial highlights of the day’s activities… […]

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Morinville News

The weekend in photos

They’ll go medieval on your …
Students of the KnightHaven Medieval Day Camp demonstrate a charge on Friday afternoon on their final day of the week-long Camp held at the Legal Centralta Community Centre. Students learned about heraldry, … […]

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Local News

Storseth applauds Marketing Freedom Act

By Morinville News Staff

Ottawa – Westlock-St. Paul Member of Parliament Brian Storseth applauded the federal government’s Aug. 1 announcement that Canadian farmers would now be able to sell their wheat and barley on the open market. The passage of the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act, which took effect Aug. 1, allows farmers to sell their grains to whomever they see fit… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Cardiff Road intersection problem

Re: August 1 edition, John V. writes what I have been thinking.

Move the exit lane as far east as possible to open up the sight line to the south. Also preferably lower that road surface to again add more visual sight room…. […]

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Arts & Culture

Popular magician coming to Morinville next week

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A popular children’s performer will be appearing at the Morinville Community Library next week. Although many performers have appeared at the library over the years, this act could appear quite literally. Magician Brian Lehr is set to perform another interactive magic show Aug. 15. The 2 p.m. show is part of the Morinville Community Library’s Summer Reading Program…. […]

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Sturgeon County

Bon Accord ready to harvest excitement this weekend

By Morinville News Staff

Bon Accord – A harvest of fun and entertainment is being planned for the Aug. 10 to 12 weekend. Eva Scrimshaw, Events and Recreation Coordinator for Crow’s Nest Community Services, a joint initiative between the towns of Gibbons and Bon Accord, said people can expect a great time at Harvest Days, an annual summer celebration that often draws attendees in excess of the community’s population…. […]

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Morinville Sports

Cardiff woman running her own race

By Stephen Dafoe

Cardiff – Whether it is running on a Sunday morning through Cardiff Park or running one seventh of a grueling trail run in southern Alberta, 39-year-old Calli Stromner runs mainly for herself. The Cardiff resident took up the sport two years ago to develop a greater sense of health and wellbeing, but primarily to come of some prescription antidepressants she felt were inhibiting her life. .. […]