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Harvest Days yields a crop of activities

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Bon Accord – There may be less than 2,000 people living in the Town of Bon Accord, but they put on a festival that arguably rivals those of bigger centres.

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Editorial & Opinion

Resident displeased with bylaw omissions

Letter to the Editor

The new Morinville Noise Bylaw and the Morinville Community Cultural Centre

Prior to the building of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre I brought up the concern that noise from events from this Centre could potentially have a negative impact on the residences of 99A & 99 Ave just across the street, affecting our health and property values … […]

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The week ahead in community events

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County– With the weather forecast calling for a reprieve from the past couple of days worth of rain, there is an excellent opportunity to take in some of the events going on this weekend and into next week.
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Legal looking to bridge gap between seniors and youth

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – We’ve all seen it and many of us have done it. A group of teenagers come walking down the street towards us and we cross the road to avoid their approach. While the manoeuvre may avoid that particular interaction, it actually helps widen the gap between youth and those of us who are not so youthful any longer. […]

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Minor football league offers opportunity for area youth

Dear Editor:

With the CFL and Edmonton Eskimos now in full swing, preparation starts for the Fort Saskatchewan-based Lightning bantam football team for another season. Many people are unaware that there is a thriving minor football league operating in Capital district area.
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RCMP seize ecstasy and cash

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Edmonton – RCMP arrested two men yesterday afternoon in the 112 St. and 104 Ave. A subsequent search of the vehicle the men were in resulted in the seizure of 25,000 tablets of what RCMP believes to be Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, better known as ecstasy … […]

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Mobile breast screening unit coming to Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – While it is not uncommon to see tractor trailers travelling through Morinville and surrounding area, few have the high-tech equipment of Unit One, the 53-foot mobile mammography unit operated by Alberta Health Services’ Screen Test.

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Bull riders ready to tear up the turf

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Bull riders from across the province and as far away as Australia and New Zealand are getting set to bear down and hang on for this weekend’s Eighth Annual Tearin’ Up The Turf, co-hosted by the Morinville and District Agricultural Society and the Sturgeon Agriplex Society.
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Best Garden Competition picks winners

By Stephen Dafoe

Article contains video content and photo gallery.

Morinville – The third annual Best Garden Competition wrapped up this morning with judges viewing the handiwork of seven local gardeners, competing in four separate categories.

As has been the case in previous years, there was no shortage of horticultural creativity in the front and back yards of Morinville homes. […]

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Province unveils new smoke forecasting system

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Albertans will now be able to get up to 48 hours notice of approaching smoke from forest fires, thanks to the BlueSky Western Canada Smoke Forecasting System. […]

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Magician returns to the jungles of Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Article contains video content

Morinville – The middle of a jungle might seem like a strange place to find a magician, but that is precisely where approximately 50 local children met Edmonton magician Brian Lehr Tuesday afternoon. Well, figuratively at least … […]

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RCMP seize drugs and weapons cache

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton– – A Stony Plain area man has been charged with 21 fire arms offences, as well as possession of marihuana and hash for the purposes of trafficking.

The RCMP’s Tri-Municipal Drug Section, operating on a search warrant, searched a rural residence north of Stony Plain last Friday where they seized …
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Police briefs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Multiple mailbox mischief
Morinville RCMP are currently investigating a rash of vandalism to rural mailboxes. The destruction of federal property occurred over the three-day period Aug. 5 – 7 … […]

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Province opens coffers for green lighting

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The Government of Alberta is offering $4 million in rebates to businesses who install energy-efficient lighting. Under the pilot program, Albertans involved in a variety of commercial enterprises are eligible for rebates ranging from $37,500 to $375,000 … […]