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Arts & Culture

Library kicking off a busy fall of programs

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One might be forgiven for thinking the Morinville Community Library’s programs consist of people sitting around a circle talking about the merits of the latest in literary fiction. While the monthly Between the Covers Book Club is a popular library program, it is but one of 15 programs being offered by or hosted at the library this fall… […]

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Arts & Culture

Sandy Beach resident has eyes and ears set on music

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Taking a break from an Advanced Band Camp rehearsal, 14-year-old Sandy Beach resident Emma Barrick sits down to talk about her love of music. Clearly more comfortable with a guitar and a microphone than a newspaper reporter’s questions, Barrick said she has been singing since she was five, but only picked up the guitar three years ago… […]

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Arts & Culture

Market spicing up September with 3rd Annual Battle of the Chilies

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Whether mild, medium or hot, pots of beans and other ingredients will soon be boiling for the Third Battle of the Chilies at the Morinville Famer’s Market. The Sept. 13 contest will once again assemble the community’s best chili cooks for a chance to win prizes and be crowned top chili maker in one of three chili style categories: Beanies for Wienies, Chili Chili Bang Bang, and Blazing Saddles… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville News Council poll results

The fall municipal election is less than two months away. Over the past couple weeks we have run two informal polls to see where people’s interests in the election are. Below is last week’s poll on Council contenders who have announced their intention to run for a council seat. We’ve also included the results of our earlier mayoral poll… […]

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Morinville News

Boutestein looking for a second term

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A love of community and a love of the job she’s held for the past three years are prompting Councillor Nicole Boutestein to seek a second term on Morinville Town Council. She says she does not consider herself a politician and has no intention of ever becoming one. Rather, the life-long resident of Morinville sees herself as someone elected by voters to do a job. She is hoping those voters will elect her to that job once again this fall.

“It is a job. It’s a full-time job,” Boutestein said, adding she puts in about 40 hours each week. “It is a job I have to say I really love. I get up in the morning and I’m happy to go to work.”… […]

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Local News

Aug. 21 print edition download

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

The climate hasn’t got any better since the last time youse heard from me. I’m not talking about global warming or the weather in Morinville. I’m talking about how people act and do stuff. Everybody seems so tense and up tight. So I thought I’d share some of the funnier stuff I’ve seen last week… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville family calling on Morinville and province to curb speeding

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – She was named Zero, a name given to her because she looked like the dog in the Tim Burton film A Nightmare Before Christmas. But the death of the McClinton family’s beloved 15-month-old blue heeler / pit-bull mix has turned to a personal nightmare for the McClintons, one they don’t want to see happening again to someone else’s animal or child.

Michelle McClinton said the dog got loose from her property on 87 Street and Highway 642 Aug. 14. She believes the animal may have chased a rabbit across the highway towards the pump house. “She went across the street and apparently she was sitting on the meridian… […]

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Our Morinville (and area) Photos

Our Morinville is an opportunity to view life through our community members’ lenses. Photos can be of our and surrounding communities, cool photos from places our readers have visited. The pages are wide open on possibility… […]

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Morinville Sports

Hockey camp looks to make balanced athletes

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville, Sturgeon Hockey Club, Morinville Jets and Senior AA Kings are partnering this month to bring a hockey camp to town. The camp, running from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 at the Ray McDonald Sport Centre, promises to get players properly prepared to hit the ice this fall… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville’s newest restaurant opens in familiar place

By Ashley Janes

Morinville – If you have traveled down 100th Avenue in Morinville anytime over the past two months, you may have noticed that Don’s Bar and Bistro is no longer open, the steakhouse having officially closed its doors on June 15th. What you may not have noticed is that on Saturday, August 10th, a new restaurant opened in Don’s former location. The Bistro Di Madre Piccola, specializing in International fare leaning towards Italian, is open for business despite its temporary lack of front signage… […]

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Morinville News

Longboarding the sport of choice for local man

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local longboarder took to the rolling slopes of Edmonton’s River Valley over the weekend, competing in the Rogue 7 20K Longboard Race. The race drew roughly 200 longboarders to the city and offered a $1,000 purse for the first-place finisher… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville teen has a passion for music

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Whether it is performing at a local coffee shop or taking center stage for a spot in the spring Trade Show, 16-year-old Riley Quinn is a regular voice in Morinville’s music scene. Six years after getting serious about music, Quinn is certain of one thing – he wants to make music his career. “Music is definitely going to be my career, whether it’s performing or teaching,” he said… […]

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Coffee and cribbage to mix in September

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Higher Grounds Espresso Bar will be hosting a charity cribbage tournament Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., the first of a series of adult evenings to mix cards, coffee and local charities in one sitting… […]