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Police looking for impaired drivers this month

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. Each month, 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 is vigilant about year round. […]

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Community gathers to say farewell to Jade MacDonald

About 200 gathered in the Lakes Subdivision Thursday night for a balloon and butterfly vigil in memory of two-year-old Jade MacDonald, who lost her life July 25.

Community members gathered solemnly along the shores of the storm pond to pay their respects and hear the words of Pastor Greg Fraser of the Father’s House Christian Fellowship. […]

Legal

Town extends deadline for Tour de l’Alberta

The Town of Morinville is extending the deadline for this year’s Tour de l’Alberta until Aug. 5, and have been actively promoting the event in the hopes of getting more riders.

Global Edmonton’s Morning News featured an interview with Tour de l’Alberta Organizing Committee members Schaun Goodeve and Felicity Bergman July 24. […]

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Government partners on Seniors’ Mental Health Initiative

Seniors and their families will have access to current mental health information and frontline health professionals who can help following the launch of the Government of Canada’s Seniors’ Mental Health Initiative. the project is a partnership between the government, Shoppers Drug Mart and the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH). […]

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Government launches Run to Quit Smoking program

The Government of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, and the Running Room are partnering in what they are calling an innovative program to help quit smoking. The Run to Quit Smoking program launched July 28 and is designed to help participants learn to run 5 kilometres over a 10-week period while getting support to quit smoking. […]

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Morinville Angel Ribbon Campaign launched after tragedy

Stuffed toys and flowers continue to line the scene of Saturday’s tragic drowning of a Morinville child in the Lakes subdivision.

On Monday night, street posts were adorned with pink and black ribbons as part of the Morinville Angel Ribbon Campaign, an initiative that started online with the Morinville Marvelous Moms Facebook page… […]

Arts & Culture

Judges pick the town’s Best Gardens

The eighth annual Best Gardens Competition wrapped up Sunday morning with judges viewing the handiwork of six local gardeners competing in a variety of categories. This year’s entries were just over a third of the 17 competitors in 2014’s contest. Though the numbers were lower, there was no shortage of horticultural creativity in the front and back yards of Morinville homes… […]

Morinville Sports

Sports shorts

Bare feet and sand united Saturday and Sunday for the first Mason Landscaping Beach Volleyball Tournament. The two-day event was put together to provide the community with another sporting event while raising funds for breast cancer research. The partnership between Masons Landscaping and the Town of Morinville drew 20 teams to two newly-made volleyball courts behind the Ray McDonald sports Center. Total amounts raised and tournament results were not available by our press deadline. […]

Morinville Sports

Soccer injury prevention programs coming

The government announced a $2 million investment Thursday aimed at reducing injuries in Canadian youth soccer players. The joint venture will see the Public Health Agency of Canada and FIFA investing $1 million over four years for the initiative. […]