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Library in full swing ahead of grand reopening

By Robert Jump

Morinville – Seven-foot tall blue curtains separate library patrons from the expanded floor space that is to be the Morinville Community Library, a temporary barrier erected while library staff, board members and volunteers put the finishing touches on a facility those involved believe will truly make the community proud… […]

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Morinville News

Cardiff Corner sends more to hospital

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Five days after a two-vehicle collision between a panel van and a passenger vehicle sent three to hospital, firefighters, RCMP and paramedics were once again called to the crossing at Highway 2 and Cardiff Road around 3:50 July 25…. […]

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Morinville News

Multiple vehicle thefts keep Morinville RCMP busy

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – An overnight crime spree in Morinville had RCMP phones ringing off the hook Tuesday morning.
Sergeant Mark Mathias of the Morinville RCMP said in the last 24 hours his detachment has dealt with six stolen vehicles, three of which had been recovered by Tuesday afternoon. Additionally, the sergeant said a boat was stolen from Gibbons Tuesday afternoon and subsequently recovered… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville girl off to Summer Games

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Georges H. Primeau Middle School student is on her way to Lethbridge this week to compete in the Alberta Summer Games July 26 to 29. Twelve-year-old Kassandra Reaume will be competing in three components of kayaking competitions and is hoping to continue the success she has had paddling her way to the games…. […]

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Morinville News

Tour de l’Alberta draws cyclists to Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Cyclists in record numbers had perfect riding weather Sunday for the annual Tour de l’Alberta, the Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club’s (EBTC) largest event of the year. For the past five years the event has started and ended in Morinville. This year’s event drew a solid number of riders to participate in the various lengths of ride… […]

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Morinville News

Weekend in photos

On the move
A back hoe moves the Morinville Public Elementary School sign from its temporary location by the modular to its permanent home. The school was officially transferred to Sturgeon School Division last week. The sign was moved Thursday afternoon…. […]

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Morinville News

Special needs student adds special touch to local business

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sitting at a table in Vintage Petals Tea House, a smile on her face as bright as the sun shining through the window, MCHS graduate Alexis Morgan-Taylor works away creating gift bags for the local tea house / flower shop. She meticulously examines the company labels to make sure they have the required hole punched in them. She rhythmically stretches the ribbon off the roll to make sure it is flat and of the right length… […]

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Morinville News

Cardiff Road collision claims life

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – A mid-afternoon collision Friday sent three to hospital where one of the patients, a 53-year-old Parkland County woman, later died.

Morinville RCMP, together with Alberta Health Services and the Morinville Fire Department, attended the scene of the two-vehicle collision just outside Morinville at Highway 2 and Township Road 554 around 3:10 p.m… […]

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Sturgeon County ready to show off agricultural diversity

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Residents, businesses and government officials will have an opportunity next month to tour some of the County’s farms and businesses to see firsthand the diversity of value added agriculture opportunities that exist in the area.

Ag Services will hold its annual bus tour Aug. 2, a day-long excursion that will make a variety of stops in different parts of the Count… […]

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Local News

Our Wednesday print edition

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday morning. This week’s edition contains our regular roundup of news on your community. If you are unable to obtain a copy at one of our more than 100 locations, you can download it here.. […]

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The day in photos

While my guitar gently smokes
Eskimo Dennis was pretty excited about his new guitar-shaped cigarette lighter Monday afternoon, a novelty implement that can light a smoke and play a smoking tune at the same time… […]

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Arts & Culture

Street Performers Festival to mark Farmers’ Market anniversary

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Music, magic and dance will surround the Morinville Farmers’ Market July 27, all part of a special day in recognition of the popular product and produce market’s 10th anniversary in Morinville. The festival will combine the talents of amateur and professional performers from region in a one-day entertainment showcase that has organizers eager to open the gates on the event… […]

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The weekend in photos

Batter up!
Six-year-old Willow Cooper makes contact during a snowball game Saturday afternoon. Using a giant candy cane for a bat and a Christmas ornament for a ball, children had the opportunity for a little festive version of baseball. The activity was one of several at First Choice… […]

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Weekend drive aids food bank

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Food Bank Society has a few more groceries on their shelves thanks to the efforts of a local businessman in drumming up support from other local businesses and his customer… […]

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Morinville News

Martel foundation looking to turn tragedy into hope

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The tragic death of Jessica Martel at the hands of her common-law husband in the spring of 2009 left her three children motherless and her family deprived of a loved one. But the tragedy of her murder has kindled a spark of hope for women in abusive situations. The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation is looking to build a shelter for women in Sturgeon County, a safe house in memory of a woman who paid the ultimate price for remaining in an abusive situation… […]

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Morinville News

Storseth to speak on Human Rights Act at meeting in Fedorah

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Westlock-St. Paul MLA is looking to educate constituents about what he sees as the overzealous bureaucracy that exists within Canada’s Human Rights Act. He has scheduled a town hall meeting for July 24 at the Fedorah Hall near Bon Accord and will speak on his Private Member’s Bill, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act: Protecting Freedom, which passed the House of Commons in June… […]