Talk of the Town

Above: The Sturgeon Victim Services Golf Tournament took place June 13 at Sandpiper Golf & Country Club. From left: Sturgeon County Mayor Tom Flynn, Division 5 Councillor Pat Tighe, Division 3 Councillor Wayne Bokenfohr, and Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Riz Suleman.


Sturgeon County Councillor Wayne Bokenfohr, Morinville Deputy Mayor Rob Ladouceur, and Sturgeon County Councillor Pat Tighe at the Redwater Mayor’s Golf Tournament June 16. Ladouceur also attended the June 13 tournament on behalf of the Town of Morinville.

– Submitted Photos

web-otary golf

On Friday Morinville Rotary Club members Milissa Kilian, Linda Kilian and Carol Haley were with Joanne Camarta, a third time Canadian Blind Golf Champion, and her son Steven to promote a fundraising event at Hole 4 of the Rotary Golf Tournament. For a $10 donation golfers could “Beat the Pro” and if any of the 64 golfers beat Jo their name went in a hat for a chance to win a prize.


The Morinville Fire Department was called to No Frills Friday afternoon after reports of a gas smell. EMT wre also on scene. After a thorough inspection with gas detectors, nothing was discovered and the store was reopened.

– Stephen Dafoe Photo

lions cheque

Morinville Lions Club President Francis Fryters and Vice President Deborah Robillard presented a $1687 cheque to members of the 3061 (1 CER) Morinville Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp on Monday night.
On hand to accept the donation was Capt Michelle Carroll-Leonard, Cadet Makayla Leonard, Cpl Kasey Quinn and Cpl Matthew Ralph. The donation was from the Vesey’s Bulbs Fundraising Project and part of the Lions contribution to support the Cadets and their trip to France in 2017 to attend the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

– Lucie Roy Photo


An exceptional volunteer

The Fred Scharmann Award is presented annually to a Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association (SRCWA) volunteer who has made outstanding contributions towards making our communities safer through the promotion and support of SRCWA. At the June 1 meeting, the Award was presented to Greg Harrison in appreciation of his efforts at creating and maintaining SRCWA’s website at Presenting the award to Greg’s (left) is Fred Scharmann’s grandson Tyler, with Sheila Scharmann and her sons Adam (blue shirt) and Craig.

– Francoise Meunier Photo


Rotarian Noreen Radford presented the library with a cheque on behalf of the Rotary Club of Morinville for $1300. The monies will support the Library’s Summer Reading Program.

– Submitted Photo


Donnie Boutilier sent in this great photo of a duck and her ducklings out for an afternoon stroll.


Library employee Ashley Janes tries out one of the library’s new 3D pens to draw a stick figure. The technology will be part of the library’s upcoming maker space program.


Sturgeon County Open House was held Thursday at the County Centre Parking Lot. The event had a free BBQ, ice cream, bouncy castle, slide, face painting and displays from the various County departments. Also with displays was Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch, STARS, RCMP, County Peace Officers, members of the fire department and North Central Amateur Radio Club. The event was an opportunity to speak with Mayor and Councillors or any department staff member.


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