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Local News

Police investigate damage to cemetery fence

On January 24th, 2017 Morinville RCMP received a complaint from a Town of Gibbons employee who reported damage to the chain linked fence at the Gibbons Cemetery. The damage was caused to the northwest corner of the property and is believed to have occurred just a few days prior to it being reported, as a ski-doo track was visible in the snow. […]

Local News

Police investigate Gibbons B&E

On February 6, 2017, at 04:18 a.m. Morinville RCMP received a complaint of a Break and Enter / Theft occurring at County Computer & Repair in Gibbons, Alberta. […]

Local News

Morinville RCMP investigating theft of solar panels

On February 13, 2017, Morinville RCMP received a complaint of a damaged fence and possible theft of solar panels at the Morinville Fish and Game location. RCMP confirmed that there are four solar panels missing specifically two bottom panels on two separate stands. (see attached photos)
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Morinville Sports

Morinville Sports Shorts

Ringette players from Morinville, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan and Spruce Grove took to the ice Saturday for a day of Ringette competition, the wrap up for Morinville’s 2016-2017 season. […]

Arts & Culture

Community Services gets thumbs up from council after rocky term

Following a brief presentation recapping their previous year of shows and programming, Morinville’s Community Services Department, which operates programming at the Community Cultural Centre and elsewhere in town, gave a presentation to Council that lead to smiles from Administration, and those on Council. The presentation was lead by Ryan Telfer, Interim Events and Culture Coordinator and Kathleen Ducharme, Culture and Events Programmer. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: RCMP want you to buckle up

March is Occupant Restraint Safety month and the RCMP will be partnering with other local organizations to ensure that the general public is complying with all Occupant Restraint laws.
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Columns

National Column: Another display of smooth fluency

When travelling, it’s handy to show some fluency in local dialects. “We are of course very alert to the challenges posed by the Southern Resident killer whale pod,” Justin Trudeau said on Thursday, cool as a cucumber, as he stood on the dock at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, just outside Victoria. […]

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Carfentanil seized in St. Albert

During the course of an investigation the RCMP St. Albert Drug Unit, executed a search warrant in December, 2016 resulting in a quantity of tablets and other controlled substances being seized. The tablets had the appearance of being Oxy 80 prescription tablets and were green in colour. Samples of the tablets seized were sent for analysis to Health Canada. Results of that analysis were received by the RCMP March 2nd, 2017, which confirmed the seized tablets were Carfentanil. […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville celebrates its Francophone heritage

Blue, white and pink flags are now flying over municipalities in Alberta as communities began raising the Franco-Albertan flag in honour of Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF), running Mar. 2 to 22. Morinville gathered Students from multiple schools to witness the hoisting of the Franco-Albertan flag in St. Jean Baptiste Park Thursday at noon.
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Province

Government tables Bill 1 to reduce school fees

The Government of Alberta tabled Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees Thursday. If passed, Alberta parents will no longer have to pay school fees for instructional supplies or materials or for eligible students taking the bus to their designated schools. […]