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Police briefs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Mischievous in Bon Accord

The Bon Accord Food Town was a target for vandals between July 18 and 19. Morinville RCMP report that someone climbed up on to the roof of the grocery store and damaged the chimneys and other roof-top structures. Entry to the business was not gained and police say the damage to the roof structures was done to vandalize rather than an attempt to gain entry.
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Veterans’ plate now available for serving members

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Drivers could soon be seeing a lot more veterans’ licence plates on the highway. The distinctive plate with its red poppy and maple leaf will now be available to currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Beginning Aug. 16, current armed forces members with at least three years of service will be able to apply for veterans’ plates, and when … […]

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New mural shows realities of war

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – With its Salute to Protective Services theme, this year’s Fête au Village was the perfect opportunity to unveil the town’s 33rd mural, particularly since it pays homage to Canada’s military in general and bilingual Canadian peacekeeper Roméo Dallaire in particular.

The eight-foot by 20-foot mural, painted by Jacques Martel and unveiled Saturday morning, will be eventually installed near the town’s tourist booth, part of a proposed art park of Francophone murals.
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Morinville Jets to benefit from Servus scholarships

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With the Morinville Jets fall camp just a month away, the club will be keeping its eyes open for those players who will give the Jets a successful season. But one local financial institution is looking to ready some of those players for a successful future outside of hockey.

Servus Credit Union in downtown Morinville has just made a three-year commitment to provide two annual $500 scholarships to Morinville Jets players, an award that will begin retroactively with the 2009-2010 season.
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Community News Bites

By Étienne Thevou

Le Tour de l’ Alberta

The Edmonton and Bicycle Touring club will be descending on Morinville this Sunday for their annual Le Tour de l’ Alberta bike ride, a 20-, 50-, 100-, and 185-kilometre tour through various communities within Sturgeon County. This year’s event kicks off from the Ray McDonald Sports Centre and winds its way through the County, returning to Morinville for a celebratory feast.

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Legal passes bylaw to outsource assessment reviews

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – Council unanimously passed a new bylaw at its July 19 regular meeting, allowing the town to use the services of the Capital Region Assessment Services Commission (CRASC) for its assessment review hearings. Under the service, CRASC would provide Legal with trained assessment review board panellists to facilitate complaint hearings.
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Local print shop encouraging recycling

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although there is no limit to the colour combinations Steve and Denise Hunter can print in, the couple and their staff are shifting their focusing to green this week. Hunters Print & Copy in downtown Morinville is now an official recycling centre for ink and toner cartridges.

Denise Hunter said the business was recently approached by an Edmonton recycling firm who offered to come to Morinville to take empty ink and toner cartridges off their hands, an idea both she and Steve thought was a good one.
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After the Bell program looking to expand

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – Town council gave their blessing to administration to go ahead with an expansion to Legal’s out-of-school care program. Legal FCSS Coordinator Ruthann Weeks told council the program ran strictly as an after school program three days per week last school season, but she wished to expand the program to cover the entire school week, something feedback on last year’s program indicated there was a desire for. […]

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Vader remanded, second male released

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edson – Travis Edward Vader, the person of interest in the disappearance of Lyle and Marie McCann has been remanded in custody until his next appearance in court July 27 on matters unrelated to the McCann investigation. Vader’s lawyer appeared for him in Edson court this morning on those matters.
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Base playgrounds benefit from County grant

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

CFB Edmonton – With the installation of new playground equipment completed, three playgrounds were officially reopened July 20, a rejuvenation made possible through a $250,000 grant from Sturgeon County. The quarter million in funding was granted last fall through the County’s Capital Agricultural/Recreation Facility Development Grant (CARF), a five-year program started in 2006 to support leisure and fitness facilities in the hamlets, towns and city that make up Sturgeon County.

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New bylaws in the works for Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Council reviewed and gave first reading to three new bylaws at its July 13 regular meeting: a parkland bylaw, off-highway vehicle bylaw and a firearms bylaw.

The Town’s Parkland Bylaw has been crafted to reflect the popularity and trends in Morinville’s parks and sport facilities.

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RCMP arrest person of interest in McCann case

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – A 38-year-old man wanted on a number of outstanding warrants was arrested without incident this morning at a rural residence outside Niton Junction. The Edmonton RCMP Emergency Response Team together with the Edmonton City Police Tactical Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Sheriff Support Team (FASST) arrested Travis Edward Vader early Monday morning.

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McCann vehicle found, person of interest sought

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – RCMP investigators and forensic experts are currently on location where the Hyundai Tucson owned by missing St. Albert couple Lyle and Marie McCann has been discovered. As Police consider the location to be a potential crime scene, they are not releasing the location for that reason.

Earlier this afternoon, RCMP released the photo and name of a person of interest in the McCann case. Police are currently looking for 38-year-old Travis Edward Vader, of no fixed address. […]

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Visitor Information Centre looking to make a mark

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The little red brick building on 100 Ave. has had an active couple of years, according to Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce President Sheldon Fingler. The Chamber president made a presentation to Morinville Town Council July 13, outlining the activities of the centre over the past two years and addressing future plans for 2011.

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Council approves more than $14,000 in grant funding

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Seven organizations and local groups will benefit from $14,175 in FCSS and Community Services Grants. Morinville Town Council approved all requests brought before it during its July 13 regular meeting.

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County to introduce new burning bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – A new bylaw that would send less firefighters out to warn residents about their unsafe burning habits and give peace officers more tools to fine those who regularly break the rules unanimously passed first and second reading during the July 13 Sturgeon County Council meeting.

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