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Morinville gains international chef

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A new restaurateur has come to town, bringing with him a quarter century of experience as a chef. Don Bom Buwala recently opened Don’s Bar & Bistro in the former Sheldon’s Fine Dining location on 100 Ave. and said he is looking forward to serving his fare to Morinville diners, particularly his specialties – French cuisine, steak and seafood.

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Santa and company coming to the garden

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – Santa, Mrs. Claus and a couple of their reindeer are scheduled to make a landing at First Choice Tree Nursery and Gardening Centre just outside of Morinville this weekend. The jolly old elf and his friends will be participating in Santa’s Summer Party from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, all part of the gardening centre’s 4th Annual Christmas Sneak Peek, running July 16-18.

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Retire Your Ride comes to Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A farmer’s market may seem like an unlikely place to learn about the environmental benefits of getting an old clunker off the road, but that is precisely the message the Retire Your Ride program brought to town last Friday.

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2010 hunting guide now available

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The moment many Alberta hunters have been waiting for since the 2009 season closed is now here. The 2010 Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations have been published and are now available to help hunters prepare for the 2010 season.

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St. Albert RCMP looking for fall suspects

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

St. Albert – RCMP have released two photos of two suspects in two separate incidents that occurred in the city last fall.

The first unsolved crime dates back to October 7-8, 2009. A male suspect entered an unlocked truck parked in a Sheridan Drive driveway.

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Morinville Blood Donor Clinic set for end of month

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Canadian Blood Services (CBS) are hoping Morinvillians will roll up their sleeves later this month when the blood donor clinic comes to town.

The summer clinic, sponsored by the Morinville Lions Club and Knights of Columbus, will be held July 27 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Seniors’ Rendez-Vous Centre on 104 St.

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Province aids Thorhild County for spring fires

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Edmonton – Thorhild County received some good news from the province July 8. Alberta will be sending $10 million Thorhild’s way under the province’s Municipal Wildfire Assistance Program (MWAP). The money is being granted to help Thorhild County recover from the costs of fighting the wildfire that hit the county last May.

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County offering rain barrel deal to residents

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Residents looking to save a few bucks on their monthly water bills during gardening season often install a rain barrel or two on their property. Next week, Sturgeon County is offering residents an opportunity to save money on the rain barrel, too.
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St. Albert RCMP still looking for booze bandit

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

St. Albert – After more than two months of investigation, St. Albert RCMP are still hoping to identify the individual who walked out of a St. Albert liquor store without paying for his refreshments.

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Sturgeon County teen killed in quad accident

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Westlock – A 15-year-old Sturgeon County teen died over the weekend after being thrown from the ATV she was a passenger on.

Ashton Parrish had been one of three teens riding a quad in the Spruce Island Lake area, north of Westlock. Westlock RCMP report that the quad left the road and went off the trail, ejecting all three teens.

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Canada Day long weekend a busy one for law enforcement

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The Canada Day extended long weekend was a busy period for the province’s integrated traffic services. Between June 30 and July 4, Alberta’s RCMP and sheriffs issued 3,401 traffic-related charges across the province.

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Province releases commercial vehicle statistics

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – After a month-long campaign targeting unsafe commercial vehicles, the province has released its figures. More than 3,695 commercial vehicles underwent safety inspections in June. Of that number nearly 200 were buses.

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Morinville approves new phone system

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The town office and some of Morinville’s outlying facilities will be getting a new $200,000 state-of-the-art telephone system after council voted 6-1 in favour of the proposal at its June 22 regular meeting.

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Pow-wow continues traditions, resurges others

By Stephen Dafoe

Alexander – Warm weather and a positive spirit made for a successful opening day to this year’s Kipohtakaw Annual Traditional Pow-Wow. The Grand Entry took nearly 10 minutes, as all styles of dancer in their multi-coloured regalia made their way into the arena to the beat of the host drum and the patter of MC Douglas Bonaise.

Tribal Councillor Bernard Paul said that approximately 170 dancers and nine drum groups had registered prior to Saturday’s grand entry, with more dancers anticipated to sign up prior to the Sunday event.
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Gibbons Canada Day

If you were in Gibbons for their Canada Day celebration you already know how the town put on an exceptional celebration. From the seniors breakfast at the Community Hall to the Legion barbecue, there was plenty for everyone to eat to give them energy for all the activities gibbons had lined up for residents and visitors.

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Gibbons Library looking for trustees

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – With the town’s library board on a break for the summer, head librarian Grail Rubin is looking for a few good volunteers to serve the board as trustees this fall.

Rubin said the Gibbons Library Board can have up to 10 trustees but presently only has five volunteers serving in that capacity.

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