The week in photos

Here is some of what our lenses captured in and around Morinville last week.

Photos by Lucie Roy

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A lift truck hoists a worker to service the lights at Cardiff Road Aug. 5.

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A rabbit sits in the Morinville Cemetery.

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Town of Morinville workers Mark Toms, Kevin Loney and Danny Getzlaf install a new solar-powered LRD crosswalk sign at the intersection of 103 Street (Jacques Cartier) and 101 Avenue (Laval) Aug. 6. The project is part of a jointly funded project between the Town of Morinville and Morinville Public elementary School.

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Bonne Fête

Madame Raymonde Riopel turned 94 Aug. 7. Mrs. Riopel to Joseph Perras and RosAnna Huo, one of Morinville’s founding families. Mrs. Riopel’s father was owned one the first butcher shops, a livery stable, a hotel and had a very successful trucking business as well as a garage in Morinville, and was instrumental in bringing electricity to the community in 1924.

Riopel became a teacher in 1939 at the age of 19 years and continued in the profession for 45 years, retiring in 1985. During her tenure she taught numerous students,and occassionally two or three generations of Morinvillians.

Raymonde married her husband Roland Riopel in 1946, a man who was also a descendant of a founding family. The couple raised five children, three girls and two boys in the community.

During 2011, Morinville’s Centennial Year, Mrs. Riopel was presented the Town’s Legacy Award for her long-standing contributions to the community.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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