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Grocery store helps town with program funding

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Town program that helps low income families gain access to Community Services programs got a healthy injection of funding, thanks to the owners, staff and customers of the local No Frills grocery store.

Owners Chris and Tracey Mansbridge presented Morinville’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Coordinator, Amy Dribnenky, with a cheque for $1,586 Aug. 6 … […]

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County celebrates agricultural heritage and future

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Four Sturgeon County farm families were recognized Aug. 5 with the County’s 100-year Farm Family Award. The Shaw, Como, Lekochinsky and Gibson families were all recognized for a century of homesteading in Sturgeon County during a special ceremony at the Morinville Seniors’ Rendez-Vous Centre.
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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Where are Lyle and Marie McCann?

By Stephen Dafoe

It was exactly one month ago today that Lyle and Marie McCann’s motor home was found wedged in a cutline outside of Edson and roaring in flames. In the days and weeks that followed, headlines across the country were on fire with stories of the search for the missing St. Albert couple, last seen on security cameras gassing up their soon-to-be destroyed motor home July 3.
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Arts & Culture

The week ahead in Community events

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – While the line ups in stores selling school supplies is a sure indication that summer has more days behind it than ahead of it; the next 10 days offers area families a wide range of activities to take in within Sturgeon County.
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Career and résumé sessions begin next week

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Career seekers looking to dress up their résumé for success or who would just like to find out what direction they should be pointing their future goals have an opportunity to do so this month, and for free.

Career Employment and Counselling Services will be holding their Morinville Career Planning Workshop Aug. 11, following it up with their Morinville Résumé Workshop Aug. 19. […]

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Dog sport team hosts international event

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – When it comes to hockey games, there have been some real dogs played in the Ray McDonald Sports Centre. But with the ice out for other off-season activities, the local arena offered a venue for some real dogs last weekend, and extremely talented ones at that.

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RCMP looking for impaired drivers

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – The month of August has been targeted by law enforcement across the province as the month to get more impaired drivers off the road.

Constable Yelena Avoine with the Morinville Detachment said local RCMP will be working together with the province’s sheriffs … […]

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Arts & Culture

New meditation centre near Morinville hosts Jade Buddha

By Jan Buterman
special to Morinvillenews.com

Alcomdale – If anything might be needed to prove the diversity found throughout Alberta, the Westlock Meditation Centre might be a good choice. Situated in rolling farmland near Alcomdale, a few minutes northwest of Morinville on Twp. 580 and R.R. 270, the Meditation Centre has housing and outbuildings typical to most rural Albertan farms … […]

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Arts & Culture

Forest opens to roar of visitors and dinosaurs

By Stephen Dafoe

Gibbons – Outside a creation museum or rerun of the Flintstones, there are just not many opportunities to see humans side by side with dinosaurs. But now that Jurassic Forest has officially opened its high wooden gates, there will be plenty of opportunities for the two life forms to intermingle, so long as the humans keep to the park’s boardwalk pathways.

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Mandatory insurance rates to drop five per cent this fall

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Alberta drivers can expect to keep an extra $30 per year in their pockets beginning this fall. In response to its annual insurance rate review, the Automobile Insurance Rate Board (AIRB) has directed the province’s automobile insurers to reduce premiums on mandatory automobile insurance by five per cent this year, effective Nov. 1.
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Assault suspect sought in Gibbons

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – RCMP are looking for witnesses who may have seen an assault that took place on Lunnan Drive Tuesday evening. At approximately 5:30 p.m. a homeowner was assaulted on the street while attempting to enter his parked vehicle. The assailant was not known to the victim, but is described as a male in his late teens to early 20s.
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