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Legal

A Year of firsts for Legal Titans 4-H

by Lucie Roy

Legal – The Legal Titans 4-H Club completed their first year and held their first Achievement Day and Banquet recently. 4-H is an after-school program unique to the Legal School… […]

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Business

Morinville and District Chamber elect new board

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A mixture of new and old faces are once again at the helm of the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce. The business advocacy group held its Annual General Meeting at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre June 4 and elected its Executive and six Directors at Large by acclamation. The 10-member board is two members less than the board elected to the task in 2013… […]

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Local News

Local Cadets hold ceremonial review

by Lucie Roy

The staff and cadets of 3061 1 Royal Canadian Engineers Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps-Morinville held their 15th Annual Ceremonial Review Tuesday night in the curling rink. The Reviewing Officer was Major James Boddy, who was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in 2013 and is currently serving as the Officer Commanding 13 Armoured Squadron. The parade included the Cadet Parade Commander Cadet Warrant Officer Fiessell and Cadet Parade 2IC Cadet Sgt. Brink… […]

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Local News

Army Cadet Corps holds change of command ceremony

by Lucie Roy

A Change of Command Ceremony for the 3061 1 CER RCACC (Combat Engineer Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps) took place May 27 at the Morinville Curling Club with incoming Commanding Officer Captain Doug Marietta taking over for outgoing Commanding Officer Captain Ed Bishop…. […]

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Local News

The week in photos

by Morinville News Staff

Another week of varied activities in Morinville. Here is a snapshot of what our camera lenses uncovered this past week. … […]

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Local News

Collision scenario once again drives impaired driving message home [VIDEO]

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sirens screamed through the streets behind Morinville Community High School (MCHS) Wednesday morning as police, paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of two teenagers, sent another to hospital, and saw a fourth charged with impaired driving. The upside to Wednesday’s student tragedy was the fact the deceased took off the theatrical makeup and walked away, the injured student climbed out of the ambulance and returned to class, and the impaired student’s charge was purely for show… […]

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Arts & Culture

Aspen residents get theatrical

Lucie Roy photos

The Aspen Drama Club put on a production of The Goat Who Hated Easter by Mary Engquist May 15. The comedic skit was produced and directed by Aspen Recreation Aide Patti McLelland. Cast members included Vera Uchacz as Mama Duck… […]

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People

MCHS students show off their SKILLS

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville Community High School sent two competitors to this year’s Skills Alberta competition held May 14 and 15 in Edmonton. The annual competition pits the province’s best students in a number of trades and skills against one another in a two-day competition. Alyson Benson is competing for the third time in the Graphic Design category and Samantha Ringuette will represent the school in Photography for the second time. Both students are hoping for a win in their respective SKILLS division, a victory that would send them on to national competition in Toronto June 4 to 7… […]

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Local News

Bike ride pedals on in memory of fallen Morinville resident

by Stephen Dafoe with files from Lucie Roy

Morinville – It has been many years since Roger Champagne was gunned down in Las Vegas by a man looking to feed his drug habit, but the Morinville man – well known for his dedication to the community – has never been forgotten by friends, family or the hundreds of Morinville Community High School (MCHS) students who have taken part in an annual mountain bike journey that carries his name… […]

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Business

Morinville’s newest barber is really cut out for the job

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There is a new full-service barber in town, one who brings with him 40 years worth of experience standing behind his barber chair. Mike Aboudib opened Mike’s Barber Shop at the beginning of April in the former M&M’s Hair Design location on 100 Street, next to Kelley’s Deli and Bakery… […]

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Business

Morinville mechanic to test his skills at provincial competition

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local mechanic, Morinville resident and NAIT student is getting ready to compete in the provincial leg of the annual Skills Canada competition. Albert Paquette, who is currently apprenticing to be an auto service technician at Technical Automotives in Morinville’s industrial park, will compete in his field at Skills Alberta May 14 and 15 in Edmonton… […]

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Local News

Candlelight vigil honours Morinville woman’s passing

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Five years to the day after a Morinville woman was slain by her common law husband, a candle light vigil will be held in her memory and to raise awareness of domestic violence and the work the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) is doing to help women in need. The event will take place Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. at Morinville Christian School and all are welcome to attend. Martel’s mother, Lynne Rosychuk, said the event is an opportunity to remember her daughter a half decade after her passing… […]

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Arts & Culture

Local comedian making name for himself one laugh at a time

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sitting at a table, coffee in hand, 18-year-old Wyatt Zieger looks like any other recent high school graduate. But as soon as he opens his mouth, one quickly realizes there is something a little theatrical about the man. The way he talks, the way he moves his hands, the slight smirk on his face and an underlying edginess are sure signs this guy has held a mic and done some comedy. […]

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Arts & Culture

From real estate to reality TV – local realtors to appear on HGTV

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Set your PVRs. A well-known real estate couple will be appearing on your TV screen later this month. Don Summers and Doris Jolicoeur of Professional Reality will be on HGTV’s Caribbean Life Apr. 27 at 8 p.m.

The couple recently did three full days of filming in St. Lucia to create the 30-minute program. … […]

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Local News

Morinville gathers to recognize its volunteers

Lucie Roy photos

Morinville – Hundreds of local volunteers gathered for food, entertainment and recognition Friday night. The annual Volunteer Appreciation Night took place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre once again. This year’s theme was I Just Called To Say Thank You. […]