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Chamber obtains visitor information centre status

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Three weeks after receiving news that the province was receiving a $70,000 grant to promote tourism, the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce received word that it has gained accreditation as a visitor information centre … […]

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Town looking to curb roaming cats

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although the town has a bylaw against roaming pets, many residents are still not getting the message, particularly those who let their cats run free. But Donna Tona, Morinville’s interim manager of enforcement services said there is a crack down coming on uncurbed cats … […]

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Jets looking for board members and volunteers

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – With the Jets starting their fall camp next week, there is no doubt the Junior B club will have more than enough players to choose from this season. But what the team is lacking at present are board members to help run the organization … […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Jets looking forward to fall camp

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Jets are looking to come on the ice this season with a team that has more size, more speed and a more balanced attack. That’s the word from Jets’ Director of Player Development Roland Blackburn, who said the Junior B hockey club is anticipating …
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Bon Accord ice cream shop robbed

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Bon Accord – Morinville RCMP are looking to apprehend the male suspect who forced his way into the Castle Cones ice cream trailer yesterday afternoon and made off with a scoop of cash … […]

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Crime rate down in Legal – RCMP concerned about Fête partying

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards brought a mixture of good and bad news to Legal Town Council Aug. 16. On the positive side, crime was down during the second quarter of 2010. On the negative side, after hours partying during Fête au Village was a problem again this year.
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Legal youth and council still committed to skate park

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – The dreams of riding along the half-pipe didn’t exactly move any closer to reality Aug. 16, but Legal’s mayor and councillors remain committed to making it happen as soon as possible … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Town needs to sink money into economic development not a pool

MorinvilleNews.com Editorial

Perhaps with the almost certainty that Morinville Town Council will not be given their seats by acclamation this time around, perhaps the words “community pool” will be tossed around like the waves after someone has taken a dive into the deep end. If they are, those politicians espousing such ideas may be playing to a small audience and may well be taking a dive off the high board into the shallow end. […]

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Tearin’ Up The Turf grabs excitement by the horns

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Professional bull riders from around the world gathered at the Sturgeon Agriplex Aug. 14 for the 8th Annual Tearin’ Up The Turf event, more than four hours of on the edge of your seat excitement that drew a capacity crowd once again this year.

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Arts & Culture

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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Editorial & Opinion

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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