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Competition gathers Sturgeon County’s firefighters

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Firefighters from Redwater, Namao, Gibbons, Bon Accord, Morinville and Legal gathered in Citadel Park Saturday for the annual Firefighters Combat Challenge, an event that pits Sturgeon County volunteer firefighters against one another and themselves to navigate an obstacle course, completing a number of firefighting tasks in the best time … […]

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By Étienne Thevou

With the official back-to-school clock set at one minute to midnight, many parents are rubbing their hands and clicking their heels with joy. But although the little ones may be back in class during the week, there is still plenty to do on weekends and evenings over the next couple of weeks … […]

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Police briefs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Multiple mailbox mischief
Morinville RCMP are currently investigating a rash of vandalism to rural mailboxes. The destruction of federal property occurred over the three-day period Aug. 5 – 7 … […]

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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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Crime rate holding in Gibbons

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – The crime rate in Gibbons is on par or slightly below what RCMP expected for this year. That was the verdict of Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards, who delivered the detachment’s second quarter report to Gibbons Town Council July 28.

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Private security pitched to curb nocturnal law-breakers

By Stephen Dafoe

Gibbons – While Morinville RCMP continue to investigate who may be shooting at vehicles in town, another interested party said he has been monitoring local traffic shooting past stop signs.

Gordon Ainley of K-9 Patrol, a private security company, made a presentation to Gibbons Town Council July 28, offering his observations of night-time activities in the town. […]

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Police briefs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Mischievous in Bon Accord

The Bon Accord Food Town was a target for vandals between July 18 and 19. Morinville RCMP report that someone climbed up on to the roof of the grocery store and damaged the chimneys and other roof-top structures. Entry to the business was not gained and police say the damage to the roof structures was done to vandalize rather than an attempt to gain entry.
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Gibbons Canada Day celebration sticking to core values

By Étienne Thevou

Gibbons – For a town of 2,800 people, Gibbons has a lot planned this Canada Day, and it’s all rooted around the family. That should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the community’s train of thought as it has put together its municipal sustainability plan over the past year or so.

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St. Jean Baptiste Festival begins tomorrow

Not that you will want to miss a moment of what is going on in Morinville over the next three days, but there are some highlights you definitely won’t want to miss on any of the three days.
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Gibbons tables water bylaw, for now

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – After a lively and sometimes heated twenty-minute debate, Gibbons Town Council agreed to table its water bylaw for a couple months until administration can filter some of the content councillors found objectionable.

Central to the opposition to the bylaw was just who was ultimately responsible for water bills for rental accommodations and exactly how big a deposit renters would have to pay the Town to get their water turned on.
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