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Missing couple’s family appeals to public

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – The search for a missing St. Albert couple took a personal turn at RCMP “K” Division headquarters in Edmonton this afternoon. Bret McCann, the son of Lyle and Mary Ann McCann, was joined by his wife Mary-Ann and family friend Darrell Stang to talk to media about the couple who were last seen in St. Albert July 3 purchasing gas for their motor home. The vehicle was discovered engulfed in flames July 5, parked in an isolated cutline outside of Edson near Minnow Lake. The McCanns were reported missing July 10 after failing to meet a family member at a scheduled rendezvous.
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Arts & Culture

Country Soul Stroll begins this weekend

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – There is nothing like a weekend drive in the country to put the hectic work week behind us, but this weekend may just be the best weekend to do so this summer. July 17 and 18 marks the kickoff to the Edmonton Regional Tourism Group’s 8th Annual Country Soul Stroll, an opportunity to stroll through some of the regions farms, gardens and museums, as well as an excellent opportunity to visit some of the region’s artists and artisans.
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Mayor wants bitumen upgrading in region

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – With a catchy slogan and a serious economic message, Sturgeon County Mayor and Alberta Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) Chair Don Rigney launched a new campaign last week in Edmonton to get people thinking about how much of Alberta’s raw bitumen is flowing south of the Canadian border. The Refine It Where We Mine It campaign and website seeks to educate Albertans about the importance of adding value to the province’s natural resources.
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St. Albert seniors’ motor home found, couple still missing

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edson – RCMP report that a missing St. Albert couple’s motor home was found burned near the Minnow Lake campground outside Edson. The green and white 1999 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager had been engulfed in flames and was extinguished by the Edson Fire Department on July 5.

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St. Albert seniors missing

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

St. Albert – RCMP are asking the public to assist them with information that might help locate a St. Albert couple who were last seen July 3.

St. Albert RCMP report 79-year-old Lyle Thomas McCann and his wife Marie Ann McCann, 77, were last seen the morning of July 3 in St. Albert.

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Morinville gains international chef

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A new restaurateur has come to town, bringing with him a quarter century of experience as a chef. Don Bom Buwala recently opened Don’s Bar & Bistro in the former Sheldon’s Fine Dining location on 100 Ave. and said he is looking forward to serving his fare to Morinville diners, particularly his specialties – French cuisine, steak and seafood.

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Santa and company coming to the garden

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – Santa, Mrs. Claus and a couple of their reindeer are scheduled to make a landing at First Choice Tree Nursery and Gardening Centre just outside of Morinville this weekend. The jolly old elf and his friends will be participating in Santa’s Summer Party from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, all part of the gardening centre’s 4th Annual Christmas Sneak Peek, running July 16-18.

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Retire Your Ride comes to Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A farmer’s market may seem like an unlikely place to learn about the environmental benefits of getting an old clunker off the road, but that is precisely the message the Retire Your Ride program brought to town last Friday.

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2010 hunting guide now available

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The moment many Alberta hunters have been waiting for since the 2009 season closed is now here. The 2010 Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations have been published and are now available to help hunters prepare for the 2010 season.

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St. Albert RCMP looking for fall suspects

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

St. Albert – RCMP have released two photos of two suspects in two separate incidents that occurred in the city last fall.

The first unsolved crime dates back to October 7-8, 2009. A male suspect entered an unlocked truck parked in a Sheridan Drive driveway.

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial – Doing the 100 Ave. shuffle

By Stephen Dafoe

I remember when I moved to Morinville four years ago; 100 Ave. had two lanes, angled parking on both sides and plenty of drivers who were courteous enough to actually slow down and let you back out of that angled parking.

Having come from another community where it seemed the majority of drivers seldom bothered to stop for those octagonal red metal things with the word STOP on it, the idea …

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Morinville Blood Donor Clinic set for end of month

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Canadian Blood Services (CBS) are hoping Morinvillians will roll up their sleeves later this month when the blood donor clinic comes to town.

The summer clinic, sponsored by the Morinville Lions Club and Knights of Columbus, will be held July 27 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Seniors’ Rendez-Vous Centre on 104 St.

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Province aids Thorhild County for spring fires

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Edmonton – Thorhild County received some good news from the province July 8. Alberta will be sending $10 million Thorhild’s way under the province’s Municipal Wildfire Assistance Program (MWAP). The money is being granted to help Thorhild County recover from the costs of fighting the wildfire that hit the county last May.

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County offering rain barrel deal to residents

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Residents looking to save a few bucks on their monthly water bills during gardening season often install a rain barrel or two on their property. Next week, Sturgeon County is offering residents an opportunity to save money on the rain barrel, too.
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Children’s entertainers coming to Morinville and Gibbons

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – There will be a Ballooner Landing landing in Sturgeon county next week. Children’s performers Lee and Sandy Paley are set to perform in Gibbons and Morinville July 14 as part of both towns’ summer library programs.

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St. Albert RCMP still looking for booze bandit

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

St. Albert – After more than two months of investigation, St. Albert RCMP are still hoping to identify the individual who walked out of a St. Albert liquor store without paying for his refreshments.

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