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Morinville

Government of Canada funds St. Jean Baptiste Church project

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It was a big day for Father Ignacy Warius and members of St. Jean Baptiste Parish Tuesday afternoon. After several months of sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear about a grant to save the historic steeple, Westlock-St. Paul Member of Parliament Brian Storseth arrived at the church with the good news the federal government had approved their grant request. The church will receive $250,000 through a Western Diversification Grant, a federal program that is available to a maximum of $250,000. Storseth confirmed the grant on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification… […]

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Morinville Farmers’ Market changes hands to grow with community

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Morinville – When tables at the Morinville Farmers’ Market get loaded with locally produced produce and products this summer it will be a different group managing the operation behind the scenes. The Friends of the Morinville Public Library voted Mar. 7 in favour of handing the weekly market over to the Morinville Festival Society to allow the market to continue the growth it has experienced over the past few years… […]

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Morinville

Police looking to see if you are locking

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – If you look out your front window and see police poking around your vehicle, don’t get paranoid. They are just doing some field research to see how many of us are locking up our vehicles. Beginning the week of Mar. 17, Constable Justin St. Onge of the Morinville RCMP Detachment will be undertaking a project to see if residents are making themselves easy targets for local and visiting criminals.

St. Onge, who joined the RCMP Detachment four months ago, has been tasked with two assignments: profiling a community and undertaking a project to examine an issue affecting a community. St. Onge will profile Bon Accord and do a vehicle check program in Morinville… […]

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Arts & Culture

Historical book has Morinville connection

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A former Morinville resident will launch her first non-fiction book this week in Edmonton. Jessica Kluthe’s book Rosina, the Midwife tells the story of the author’s great-great-grandmother who was a midwife in post-war Italy. Kluthe will launch the book Mar. 14 at Grant MacEwan Univeristy’s Bookstore – City Centre Bookstore – from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The titular subject of the work was from Southern Italy, a place Kluthe fell in love with while researching the book. However, in post-World War II Europe, such love was not the case for many Italians. Some 26 million citizens… […]

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Local News

Fish and Game Association getting ready to BRAG this weekend

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A wild boar is about to be served up and ate up by locals at the Community Cultural Centre. The tusked pig will join elk, moose, venison and wild turkey on the menu of the Morinville Fish and Game Associations’ 21st Annual Brag Night Mar. 16.

The annual fundraiser allows local outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to show off their antlers… […]

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Cardiff Road interchange off the table with provincial budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Hidden in the depths of Budget 2013-2014 and in the tweets of Twitter comes the revelation the Cardiff Road interchange project has been postponed indefinitely.

In a Twitter question to Parker Hogan, Press Secretary to Rick McIver, Alberta’s Minister of Transportation, HCouncillor Lisa Holmes asked for an update on the Cardiff interchange… […]

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Arts & Culture

They’re mad about Lego

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The program room of the Morinville Community Library was filled with the sounds of children being creative Wednesday night. Approximately 22 boys and girls came out to the library’s first Lego Club session, a new program that will be held on the first Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The idea to start the club came from nine-year-old Lego enthusiast and library volunteer Diego Oyarzun who has been working with the plastic connecting blocks since he was four. For Oyarzun, stacking Lego lovers in a room together made as much sense as stacking the blocks together to make something unique. .. […]

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Morinville

Youth to embrace outdoors during March Break

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Like a lot of people, Kelsie Sharun is looking to leave the community during spring break. But the youth worker is looking to take some youth with her on her outing. The Spring Break Outdoor Adventure Camp will take place Mar. 27 and 28 at Camp Nakamun. It is an opportunity for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 to get in touch with nature and with themselves… […]

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Arts & Culture

Illusionist Ted Outerbridge to appear at Morinville Cultural Centre

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Singers, actors, orchestras, jugglers, dancers and bands have all traipsed the Morinville Community Cultural Centre’s stage over the past 19 months, each deemed magical by those who enjoyed the performances. But this weekend for the first time since opening, the cultural centre will raise the curtain on a show that can literally be deemed magical. Outerbridge: Clockwork Mysteries is a stage illusion show featuring Ted and Marion Outerbridge that will appear Mar. 15 and disappear the same evening. […]