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Gibbons School strikes up the band (Gallery)

Gibbons – The Gibbons School Marching Band took to the streets June 14, unleashing their talents with brass and percussion for motorists and those they passed by.

The students made their way along a circuit that allowed them to pass through the town’s seniors’ facility and the Town Office, providing seniors and Mayor Bill Nimmo with a special performance.
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Community behind Marathon of Freedom

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

MorinvilleNews.com joins the Morinville Volunteer Fire Department and Smith Music in supporting Sonny Davis in his Marathon of Freedom. Davis is currently on a cross-country trip to raise awareness and money for Muscular Dystrophy. […]

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County to host family fun day

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – If you enjoy an opportunity to get out and enjoy the summer and all that Cardiff Park has to offer, then July 18 is a date to mark on your calendars.

Sturgeon County will be hosting a day of family fun from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. with something for the whole family.
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Gibbons band looking to Supernova

By Stephen Dafoe

Gibbons – Five Sturgeon Composite students took to the stage for an important show at NAIT last Friday night, but they really won’t know just well it all went until the voting is tallied June 18.

Tyrant, a Gibbons-based metal band made up of Marshal Dexter on lead guitar, Mitchell Phin on rhythm guitar, Chase Stevenson on bass, Cody Nesbett on drums and singer Graham Beckett have been working their way through the rounds of Supernova’s Battle of the Bands competition in Edmonton.
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Editorial & Opinion

The world’s moved on

By Robert Jump

“The world’s moved on since then.”

I liked the phrase and what it implied the first time I read it. I believe the words were uttered by the main character Roland Deschain, a gunslinger, in one of Stephen King’s novels in the Dark Tower series. Deschain, equipped with a Colt Peacemaker, is transported somehow to a King envisioned Twilight Zone and utters the phrase in that context.

But the world, and those who populate it, really sort of work that way. The world revolves and unless there’s an earthquake or asteroid strike large enough to disrupt that rotation it just continues on as it always has. People don’t. People get stuck.
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Champion Petfoods clears the air in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Those who live, work and shop in Morinville breathed a sigh of relief this week after Champion Petfoods activated a new $500,000 Plasma-Injector system on both its Morinville plants, a high-tech industrial odour control system that the company believes will significantly eliminate the smell created by the plant’s cooking process.

The new equipment, manufactured by Abbotsford-based UNIQAIR Technologies, uses plasma reactors to radiate air, dissociating the oxygen and water vapour molecules, rendering them far less noticeable to the nose.
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Victims of domestic violence receive commitment from province

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Calgary – Three new pilot projects announced by the province will focus on supporting victims and breaking the cycle of domestic violence in high-risk families.

“Domestic violence has a devastating impact on not only the victims, but on families and communities as well,” said Minister of Justice and Attorney General Alison Redford. “We need to work together to prevent it. This goes far beyond the closed doors of a private home. It is a serious crime that affects far too many Albertans.” […]

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More inclusive education system on the horizon

By MorinvillNews.com Staff
Alberta students with special education needs will soon find a more inclusive education system. The province announced Friday it will begin providing improved learning and teaching resources, more professional development for teachers and educational assistants, and begin developing a regional service delivery model to support all students.

The initiatives are the province’s response to 12 recommendations contained in the Setting the Direction Framework put forth by Alberta Education. […]