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Morinville Council Briefs Oct. 14

Council briefs by Ashley Janes

Morinville Council dealt with number of items at their Oct. 14 meeting, including presentations on an in house photo radar program from Mr. Richard Price, a presentation on traffic safety and photo enforcement from the Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership, an update on the Morinville Festival Society’s Country Fair, and a presentation on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project… […]

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Champion chooses builder for new American plant

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Two months after announcing it would open a third plant, Champion Petfoods announced it had chosen its partner to build their new kitchen in Auburn, Kentucky. Champion announced Monday afternoon it had chosen Kentucky-based Gray Construction, a leading design-build firm that will assume responsibility for the design and construction of the new custom fitted kitchens. .. […]

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Champion takes second export award this year

by Stephen Dafoe

After winning the Alberta Chambers of Commerce Award of Distinction in the Export Category, Morinville’s Champion Petfoods once again finds
itself taking home another provincial award. The Alberta Export Awards presented the company with the Agricultural and Consumer Products division award Friday afternoon during a ceremony at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton. Champion was is the running with Green Prairie International Inc… […]

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Morinville Youth Basketball Association gets practice help

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Youth Basketball Association unveiled a new tool in its ongoing efforts to make better basketball players Apr. 29, two basketball shooting machines. The machines, complete with built-in basketball hoops and rebounder nets cost approximately $9,400 and were funded in part by sponsorship from Champion Petfoods and in part from the association’s own fundraising efforts. … […]

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Arts & Culture

Champion donates $32,000 to local groups

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two community groups were the recipients of $32,000 in sponsorship monies from Champion Petfoods Monday. The local manufacturer donated $20,000 to the Morinville Festival Society and $12,000 to the Orijen Sabretooths, a basketball club formerly known as the Morinville Road Runners. The donations are part of Champions’ ongoing commitment to support local initiatives… […]

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Champion Petfoods to invest in dog park

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Champion Petfoods announced Wednesday it will be investing in a new off-leash dog park in Morinville.

“We’re committed to supporting Morinville families, and dogs are members of the family too,” said Champion Petfoods President and CEO Frank Burdzy in a release Wednesday. “We’re very proud to be a part of this community and to help make it a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and do business.”… […]

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Champion a finalist once again

Edmonton – After winning the Alberta Chambers of Commerce Award of Distinction in the Export Category, Morinville’s Champion Petfoods once again finds itself a finalist for another award. The Alberta Export Awards announced their finalists for the 2014 award season Thursday, and Champion Petfoods is a finalist in the Agricultural and Consumer Products division… […]

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Local News

Sunday afternoon recap

For those who were too busy during the week to keep caught up on local news, here’s a Sunday afternoon recap of the main stories and their links from this past week, preceded by this week’s Adopt-a-Pet feature… […]

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Champion Petfoods wins provincial award

Edmonton – Champion Petfoods is the recipient of an Alberta Chambers of Commerce Award of Distinction in the Export Category. The local manufacture of premium pet foods was presented with the award at a gala dinner Friday night at the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South. […]

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Arts & Culture

Fall festival will close with big rock show

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Four local and regional rock bands are rehearsing to prepare for Rocktober, the heavy-hitting musical finale to this October’s Morinville Food and Jam Festival. The show, featuring the Paul Smith Band, Canyon Rose Outfit, Whiskey Boyz and Edgore, takes place Oct. 5 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre… […]

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Morinville Sports

Roadrunners get new name and look

By Stephen Dafoe

The Morinville Youth Basketball Association, who have run under the name the Morinville Road Runners for the past eight years, will take to the courts this season as the Morinville Orijen Sabretooths. The new name reflects the $12,000 sponsorship the Morinville Youth Basketball Association received from Champion Petfoods, the maker of Orijen bran pet foods, gave to the association earlier this year…. […]