The week in photos

Iron Chef
Morinville Chef Cole Dribnenky took part in the 3rd Annual Communities ChooseWell Iron Chef Challenge competition Saturday, an initiative to promote healthy eating and the use of local foods. The competition featured teams of one adult and one youth chef preparing healthy dishes using local ingredients. Cole’s partner was Chef Phil Hughes of Premium Food Services in Legal.
Dribnenky and other teams submitted one main course and one dessert to the judges. The winner received individual prizes and a healthy living grant for their community. Results were not available by press deadline.
– Submitted Photo

Meat market
Ryan Morrison of Little Jack Horner Homemade Meatpies shows off his wares at the first indoor edition of the Morinville Farmers’ Market Friday afternoon. Morrison’s family makes a variety of pies that go direct from the freezer to the oven. The Famers’ Market will run every Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Ray McDonald Sports Centre.
– Stephen Dafoe Photo

One man’s junk …
Traffic was steady for drop offs and pickups at the 2nd Reuse it or Loose it event this year. The event was held Saturday at the Skyline Ball Diamonds for Morinville and Sturgeon County residents. Residents could drop off items no longer wanted and others were free to cart those items home. HATS (Hands Across The Sea) Grandmothers to Grandmothers group ran a concession to raise funds for grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS in Africa.
– Lucie Roy Photo

Waste round up
Sturgeon County employee Rebecca Jansen handles one of the printers dropped off for recycling at the Sturgeon County and Morinville Hazardous Waste Round Up Saturday. By 1 p.m. they had already collected more than 5,000 kilograms, including 1,200 litres of oil,1,400 litres of toxic liquid, and more than 800 aerosol cans, six bins of paint, 65 to 70 propane bottles.

– Lucie Roy Photo

Lining up the lines
A new crosswalk and two new signs were installed at 101 Avenue and 100 Street last week. The crosswalk is down from the fire hall and Heritage Lodge. Town of Morinville employees Mark Toms and Glen Paton were checking if the paint was dry. Toms said this week they would also be installing snow route signs soon.

– Lucie Roy Photo

Fall planting
Town of Morinville Public Works employee Brody Stoddart helps lower an apple tree in the green space near the Morinville Fish and Game Association pond. Approximately 96 trees were planted last week, including apple and other fruit trees.

Station upgrades
The Shell sign came down and some of the gas pumps were blocked off last week at Morinville Shell on 100 Avenue. Owner Guy Meunier said they are LED lighting was being added to the signs and upgrades were being made to the pump area.
– Lucie Roy Photo

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