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MCHS, Town and NAIT plant riparian buffer

Morinville Community High School (MCHS) Biology 20 students gathered at Little Egg Creek May 28 to hear a presentation on riparian buffers and to help build one. NAIT brought more than 250 willows, dogwood, rosebushes, cranberry, poplar and currants, some of which were planted by students that day, others to be planted June 10. […]

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Council briefs

At their May 26 regular meeting, Council gave first reading to four bylaws related to new development projects both in the Notre Dame and Coeur de Morinville areas of town. […]

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The week in photos

Jakob D’Aoust (left) with his dog Hopi and Korien Sampson doing the Purina Walk for Dog Guides on Saturday morning at the Fish & Game Association pond trail. The Purina Walk for Dog Guides is a national fundraising walk held in more than 200 communities across Canada. It raises funds to help train Dog Guides for Canadians with visual, hearing, medical or physical disabilities.

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Trail day this Saturday

The Morinville Fish and Game Club (107 St. & 107 Ave.) trail will play host to four hours of trail activity Saturday. The Trail Day event takes place from noon until 4 p.m. June 6, and the Town is inviting families out to the free event that includes hot dogs, bike decorating, a trailblazer obstacle course, and the opportunity to create some trail mix at the trail bar. […]

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Tour de l’Alberta open for registrations

The 21st Annual Tour de l’Alberta cycling event will take place Aug. 9, once again starting and finishing in Morinville.

Started by Don Peddie in 1994, the Edmonton Cycling and Touring Club organized and ran the annual cycle through Alberta’s French corridor until 2014. In that year, the Town of Morinville became a major partner in the event and are taking an active role in its organization again this year. […]

Coming Events

Letter: Information on Safe Grad

The SafeGrad concept has been around since 1990 successfully delivering results so graduates can enjoy themselves without parents having to worry. SafeGrad differs from other parties because it is concerned about the overall safety of the grads. The goal of SafeGrad is to ensure good memories are created while avoiding fights, injury, mishaps (or worse). The concept also allows non-alcohol consuming graduates to mingle enjoyably and safely with others who are of age to consume alcohol at the same function. This option may not be there with uncontrolled parties. […]

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Collision scenario drives impaired driving message home [VIDEO]

Sirens screamed through the streets behind Morinville Community High School (MCHS) Wednesday morning. Police, paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of one teenager, sent another to the hospital, and saw a third charged with impaired driving. Then everyone took off the theatrical makeup and went back to class. […]

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Province-wide fire ban in effect

The province issued a full fire ban to Alberta’s forests effective noon May 25.

The full fire ban prohibits all open fires, including campfires in campgrounds or backcountry and random camping areas. This includes charcoal briquettes. Portable propane fire pits and gas or propane stoves and barbeques designed for cooking or heating are allowed. All fire permits are suspended or cancelled and no new fire permits will be issued. […]

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Christmas in June Toy Run open to all

More than 100 motorcycle riders are expected to start and stop in Morinville June 6 for a new motorcycle event that will support the Midstream Support Society.

But organizers of the first Christmas in June Toy Run are hoping those without a bike will come out and support the event as well. […]