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Morinville to offer parenting classes beginning this fall

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville will be offering a variety of parenting classes this fall and winter, targeting different areas of interest to parents of toddlers to teens. In addition to a drop-in parent group and program for teenagers with children, three special programs are being offered: Positive Discipline, Self Esteem in Children and Active Parenting of Tweens and Teens… […]

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Melville takes second spot in tournament championship

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A Morinville youth has returned to town with second place in the 16th Annual McLennan Ross Sun Junior Golf Tour Championship after coming in at par during competitions held at Wolf Creek Aug. 29. Sturgeon Composite student Bryce Melville’s impressive score of 70 was just two short of his opponent, 15-year-old Tyler Saunders of Glendale, who took top slot in the event with a 68, giving him his second consecutive tour championship… […]

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Arts & Culture

Magician brings entertaining show to town

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – About 50 children and their parents had the opportunity to watch the Brian Lehr magic show Wednesday afternoon, an annual happening tied into the Morinville Public Library’s summer reading program. As with past iterations of Lehr’s summer show, the Edmonton-based magician tailored his performance to match the summer reading program’s theme – this year’s theme has to do with water and the beach… […]

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Back to square one, secular parents say

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Promises of a non-faith-based school in Morinville this fall have fallen apart, parents choosing the option were told Monday afternoon. Sturgeon school Division (SSD), who were selected by Greater St. Albert Catholic School Regional (GSCRD) to offer the program in Morinville, met with parents Monday afternoon to tell them plans had hit a snag… […]

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The band that plays together, feeds together

By Étienne Thevou

Morinville – A small group of six Smith Music students have been hunkered down in the 100 street studio this week working on notes, rhythms and tunes to blend them into some sweet sounds in time for an open concert Friday night. As is so often the case when Smith Music students take to the stage, the admission is free so long as you bring a little something along for the Morinville Food Bank Society… […]

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Town looking for outdoor explorers

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Town of Morinville is planning a week of outdoor adventure July 18 – 22. The Outdoor Explorers program offers children aged 6 to 12 an opportunity to explore the great outdoors with hiking and learning about plants and animals… […]

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Morinville Skate Park gets artistic help

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With little regard for the adults hovering nearby, a gang of nearly two dozen young people swarmed the Morinville Skate Park Wednesday afternoon, making use of an equal number of cans of spray paint to cover the popular sports park in graffiti. But the bombing and tagging wasn’t a case of mayhem in Morinville. The paint was supplied by the Town and the taggers invited to participate… […]

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Drag race champion gives birth after weekend victories

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – After being the top race winner in last Saturday’s Noah’s Ark Hamster Races, an unnamed competitor gave birth to a litter of little pink hamsters Sunday morning. Both mother and babies are doing well, although it is too soon to tell is any of the offspring will grow up to follow their mother’s footsteps in next year’s event… […]

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A weekend of fun begins

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

St. Jean Baptiste Festival got underway Friday night with plenty of activities in festival square. Saturday will be the big day of events in festival square and around town… […]