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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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Arts & Culture

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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Sturgeon County teen killed in quad accident

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Westlock – A 15-year-old Sturgeon County teen died over the weekend after being thrown from the ATV she was a passenger on.

Ashton Parrish had been one of three teens riding a quad in the Spruce Island Lake area, north of Westlock. Westlock RCMP report that the quad left the road and went off the trail, ejecting all three teens.

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Canada Day long weekend a busy one for law enforcement

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The Canada Day extended long weekend was a busy period for the province’s integrated traffic services. Between June 30 and July 4, Alberta’s RCMP and sheriffs issued 3,401 traffic-related charges across the province.

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Province releases commercial vehicle statistics

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – After a month-long campaign targeting unsafe commercial vehicles, the province has released its figures. More than 3,695 commercial vehicles underwent safety inspections in June. Of that number nearly 200 were buses.

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Morinville approves new phone system

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The town office and some of Morinville’s outlying facilities will be getting a new $200,000 state-of-the-art telephone system after council voted 6-1 in favour of the proposal at its June 22 regular meeting.

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Arts & Culture

Pow-wow continues traditions, resurges others

By Stephen Dafoe

Alexander – Warm weather and a positive spirit made for a successful opening day to this year’s Kipohtakaw Annual Traditional Pow-Wow. The Grand Entry took nearly 10 minutes, as all styles of dancer in their multi-coloured regalia made their way into the arena to the beat of the host drum and the patter of MC Douglas Bonaise.

Tribal Councillor Bernard Paul said that approximately 170 dancers and nine drum groups had registered prior to Saturday’s grand entry, with more dancers anticipated to sign up prior to the Sunday event.
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Community News Bites

Gibbons Canada Day

If you were in Gibbons for their Canada Day celebration you already know how the town put on an exceptional celebration. From the seniors breakfast at the Community Hall to the Legion barbecue, there was plenty for everyone to eat to give them energy for all the activities gibbons had lined up for residents and visitors.

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Gibbons Library looking for trustees

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – With the town’s library board on a break for the summer, head librarian Grail Rubin is looking for a few good volunteers to serve the board as trustees this fall.

Rubin said the Gibbons Library Board can have up to 10 trustees but presently only has five volunteers serving in that capacity.

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Lions Club tournament looking to surpass last year’s tally of golfers

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Lions Club are gearing up for their annual charity golf tournament, 18 holes of golfing goodness to be held Aug. 21 at the Cardiff Golf and Country Club.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will go to Camp He Ho Ha, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year …

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