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Arts & Culture

Best Gardens Contest selects its 2014 winners

Lucie Roy Photos

The seventh annual Best Gardens Competition wrapped up Wednesday morning with judges viewing the handiwork of 17 local gardeners competing in a variety of categories. As has been the case in previous years, there was no shortage of horticultural creativity in the front and back yards of Morinville homes…. […]

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Columns

Column: Joe Morinville

It’s hard to believe July is over and that means summer is almost over too. Got to say it has not been quite as bad a summer here in town as it’s been in other summers. That does not work so well for me because it gives me less to complain about at the White Rose, Timmies and other places I go from time to time… […]

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Local News

Morinville woman’s battle with cancer leads to fundraiser to help others

by Stephen Dafoe

A Morinville woman is turning adversity into hope with an upcoming fundraiser in aid of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The Leap of Faith Golf Tournament, Silent Auction and Show and Shine will take place Aug. 16 at Terrae Pines Golf Course and the Morinville Legion, and is seeking to raise $5,000 for the cause. The tournament, a four-ball / best-ball game, is open to golfers of all ages. Cost of the tournament is $80 per person and includes green fees, golf cart, and a steak dinner…. […]

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Morinville

Young athletes play in major competitions

Melville set for prestigious golf tournament

Bryce Melville will take part in the Canadian Amateur Aug. 4 to 7, Canada’s most prestigious amateur golf torunament.
Melville competed in the Alberta Amateur Golf Championship in Medicine Hat from July 15 to 18 and shot 76-70-73-72 to finish in 13th place out of 123 golfers… […]

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Business

Restaurant employees reflect on first year as entrepreneurs

by Stephen Dafoe

Bistro di Madre Piccola will be celebrating its first anniversary serving fine food to Morinvillians Aug. 10. The restaurant opened on that date last summer, almost two months after Don’s Bar and Bistro, which had been at the same location for nearly three years, suddenly closed. Although Bistro di Madre Piccola proprietors Christine Pereira and Deepthi Pelenage were first time restaurant owners, their faces were familiar to those who tried out the new establishment because they had been employees of Don’s Bistro since it opened in 2010. When the former establishment closed, Pelenage and Pereira decided to take the plunge on their lifelong dream to open a restaurant of their own…. […]

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Local News

Break and Enter Charges laid Against Two Edmonton Men

Submitted by Morinville RCMP

On July 26th, 2014 at approximately 10:00 am Morinville RCMP received a call of a robbery in progress involving firearms at a rural property in Sturgeon County near Morinville, Alberta. Further updates and investigation revealed the nature of the call was an actual break, enter, and theft in progress and not a robbery as initially reported. There were no firearms involved… […]

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Business

Artic Therm Donation to Food Bank

by Lucie Roy

The Morinville Food Bank Society have $1,500 more to work with after receiving a donation from Morinville’s Artic Therm. General Manager Troy Simoneau and Office Manager Tracey Strand presented the donation Thursday afternoon to Food Bank Society Vice President Ken Skjersven.
Artic Therm, located in Morinville’s industrial park, hosts a yearly client appreciation party. This year was the first time they added a dunk tank on site. Some of the money raised from the event was to pay for management and staff going in the dunk tank to be dunked. … […]

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Local News

Impaired driving is RCMP focus for August

by Stephen Dafoe

The Morinville RCMP will be focusing on impaired drivers during the month of August, part of the detachment’s ongoing efforts to keep area roads safe by participating with provincial sheriffs and other law enforcement agencies in following Alberta’s traffic safety calendar. Each month of the year, police have a particular traffic safety focus. In July police kept their eyes on occupant restraints, particularly drivers not wearing them. Although August’s focus is on impaired drivers due to increased traffic, it is something the detachment says it is always vigilant about…. […]