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Ron Cust Morinville Rotary’s third Integrity award recipient

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – When Morinville Fire Chief Ron Cust walked into Wednesday night’s Rotary meeting in Morinville, he fully expected to deliver a speech on this year’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival and how groups like Rotary can attract and retain volunteers. But Cust was brought to Rotary on false pretences – the real reason for his being summoned was to receive the club’s Integrity Award, the third the Morinville service club has given out in its 15-year history… […]

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Sturgeon County Fire Update

Submitted by Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County – Emergency Services crews, along with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) crews are continuing to work at extinguishing the fires in the area… […]

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Morinville looking to make amendments to land use bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Some key issues in Morinville’s existing Land Use Bylaw could soon be addressed if proposed amendments are passed by Morinville Town Council. Councillors had an opportunity to look at those amendments May 17 during the monthly Committee of the Whole meeting… […]

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Morinville looking to set some community standards

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Residents who fight in public, loiter or disturb the peace could find themselves with a stiff fine if a new bylaw coming before Morinville Town Council is passed. So too could property owners who don’t look after their lawns or who release unpleasant odours into their neighbour’s yards.

Morinville Town Council spent part of their May 17 Committee of the Whole meeting discussing and asking questions about a new Community Standards Bylaw administration will bring to council for first reading sometime in June… […]

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Alberta-wide fire ban in effect

Edmonton – Windy conditions and high wildfire risks have prompted the Alberta government to issue province-wide fire bans The fire bans are effective immediately and remain in place until further notice…. […]

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Morinville comes through for Slave Lake evacuees

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Trucks and trailers loaded with food and clothing donations for Slave Lake evacuees left the Ray McDonald Sports Centre for Westlock, Athabasca and Alexander First Nation Tuesday afternoon. A Champion Petfoods trailer was more than half full with donations for Westlock, while a smaller trailer was full of donations for Athabasca. Two pickup trucks were also loaded with materials for evacuees being brought to Alexander… […]

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Sturgeon County fire update

The wildland fire that is burning north of Township Road 560 along the Sturgeon River, between Range Roads 224 and Range 225, south east of Casa Vista is currently under control. Sturgeon County Emergency Services crews, along with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) crews are continuing to work at extinguishing the fire…. […]

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Caring clowns choose connections over comedy

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s a Friday night in Morinville and Chiklit takes the stage during an open mic night at the Higher Grounds coffee house. She starts with a couple of mind reading numbers and follows it up with an impressive little rope trick that gets the crowd applauding and cheering. But for Chiklit and her clowning partner Odelia, the real magic is what lies deep beneath the grease paint – a caring heart and a strong desire to make a connection with others… […]

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Skate park location meets with favour in public hearing

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Council opened its doors to the public Monday night for input on the approved sake park Legal recently received funding for. Five Legal residents attended the public hearing and were unanimous in their approval for the preferred location on 51st Avenue between the community’s curling club and basketball courts… […]

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Morinville Chamber raising funds for Slave Lake business community

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – Thursday night’s business after hours event at the Community Cultural Centre took on a serious tone Monday afternoon.

The opportunity for Morinville’s business community to network while touring the new $12 million facility will now be an opportunity for local businesses to aid fellow business owners in Slave Lake, which was devastated by wildfires Sunday… […]

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County keeping upper hand on fires but urges caution

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County fire fighters are keeping an upper hand on fires currently burning north of Township Road 560 along the Sturgeon River, between Range Roads 224 and Range 225, south east of Casa Vista… […]

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Fire strikes Legal

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – While Slave Lake was being evacuated from the path of a 16 hectare wildfire that destroyed a third of the 7,000-resident community, local fire fighters were battling blazes on a smaller scale… […]

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Morinville Arena open to donations for Slave Lake

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Ray McDonald Sports Centre will be open from noon until 8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for residents to make donations to the Slave Lake relief efforts.

Immediate requirements are for pet food, toiletries, towels, face cloths, non-perishables and men’s clothing for residents taking shelter in Westlock and children’s items, including infant formula, diapers and cribs for those being housed in Athabasca. […]

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Morinville Public Library celebrates its achievement

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library opened its doors to politicians and well-wishers Sunday afternoon for a special celebration to mark its latest achievement. The library was one of two recipients of the 2011 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Library Service (for a community under 15,000) and won the prestigious award… […]

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Sturgeon hockey to unite Legal and Morinville leagues

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Minor hockey players will be skating under a new banner next season if Hockey Alberta accepts the amalgamation of the Morinville and Legal Minor Hockey Associations… […]