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Taekwon-do instructors off to international event

Phoenix Taekwon-do Morinville instructors Tim Abel and David Wandler are off to Rimini, Italy to represent Team Canada at a Taekwon-do World Championship event in June. The two second-degree black belts are part of a team from Phoenix, including Morinville employee Chris Fish, making the trip. […]

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It’s Our Business – Morinville Sports

Morinville Sports Ltd. is a new home-based business in Morinville that is presently looking for a retail location. The company, operated by Scott and Ashley Richardson and family offers skate sharpening, a Fresh Gear machine and just about anything a hockey player needs on and off the ice. […]

Arts & Culture

Martinis and blues to unite for a great night

Great food, great music and martinis are the recipes being cooked up by local chef Doug Adsit and musician Paul Smith. The first of a proposed series of regional cuisine and entertainment nights, Martinis and Blues takes place at Smith Music Feb. 28 and will feature an authentic Louisiana buffet, traditional blues music and martinis. […]

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Chamber looking for increased Visitor Information Centre funding

by Tristan Turner

Simon Boersma, President of the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce, gave a brief presentation on the operations of the local Visitor Information Centre (VIC) during the Dec. 9 Council meeting. The centre offers information about the town and surrounding areas, particularly key tourist locations… […]

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Morinville Housing Report

November seemed to come in like a lamb and out like a lion when it came to the whether this year. I’m sure some of us were quite grateful for the lamb! The lion of the whether at end month definately decreased activity in the housing market, with over half of the offers on single family homes… […]

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Federal government opens summer job funding

by Morinville News Staff

Employers are being invited to apply for Canada Summer Jobs funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create student jobs. Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses… […]

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Champion Petfoods expanding Morinville operation

by Colin Smith

Champion Petfoods is expanding its operations in Morinville with construction of a new $5.9 million product development facility. The 9,500 square foot facility, announced Nov. 17, will be known as the BAFRINO Research and Innovation Centre and will be located behind Champion’s existing administrative offices. The new facility will also create 10 new knowledge-based jobs focused on the development of new pet foods for the company’s ACANA and ORIJEN product lines… […]

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Economic Development session paves way for strategic plan

by Colin Smith

What are Morinville’s three most important strengths from an economic development perspective?

That question was posed to local business people who attended a recent session devoted to development of a strategic action plan for the town’s economy…. […]

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Sibling builders reach milestone

by Stephen Dafoe

Denis and Andre Morin have been building homes in Morinville since 2002. Twelve years later the sibling builders and owners of HomesBy2Broz broke ground on their 100th home, a single-family product on the corner of 97 Avenue and Grandin…. […]

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Morinville Chamber picks its winners

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – It was an evening in Paris for local businesses Thursday night during the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Night Gala. This year’s event sold 160 tickets, a strong increase from the past couple of years… […]