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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

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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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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 … […]

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Province seeking input on use of public lands

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Edmonton – With approximately 60 per cent of Alberta being made up of public lands, there is no limit on the amount of space available to Albertans for recreational purposes. However Albertans have a limited time to offer their input into how those lands are managed.
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Grocery store helps town with program funding

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Town program that helps low income families gain access to Community Services programs got a healthy injection of funding, thanks to the owners, staff and customers of the local No Frills grocery store.

Owners Chris and Tracey Mansbridge presented Morinville’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Coordinator, Amy Dribnenky, with a cheque for $1,586 Aug. 6 … […]

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Water testing kits not part of town program

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – If you come home to find a little blue bag hanging on your door with a water testing kit inside, Morinville Enforcement Services want you to know that it is not a town-run program … […]

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County celebrates agricultural heritage and future

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Four Sturgeon County farm families were recognized Aug. 5 with the County’s 100-year Farm Family Award. The Shaw, Como, Lekochinsky and Gibson families were all recognized for a century of homesteading in Sturgeon County during a special ceremony at the Morinville Seniors’ Rendez-Vous Centre.
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The week ahead in Community events

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – While the line ups in stores selling school supplies is a sure indication that summer has more days behind it than ahead of it; the next 10 days offers area families a wide range of activities to take in within Sturgeon County.
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Federal government to take on organized crime

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Montreal – The federal government has announced its plans to target organized crime in Canada by introducing new regulations that will designate several activities common among criminal groups as serious crimes.
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Career and résumé sessions begin next week

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Career seekers looking to dress up their résumé for success or who would just like to find out what direction they should be pointing their future goals have an opportunity to do so this month, and for free.

Career Employment and Counselling Services will be holding their Morinville Career Planning Workshop Aug. 11, following it up with their Morinville Résumé Workshop Aug. 19. […]