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Photo radar delivers results in its inaugural year

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – More than 8,000 licence plates posed for the camera over the past year in Morinville. That’s the word from Integrated Traffic Services who delivered their report on the Town’s Automated Traffic Safety Program to Morinville Town Council last week … […]

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Resident displeased with bylaw omissions

Letter to the Editor

The new Morinville Noise Bylaw and the Morinville Community Cultural Centre

Prior to the building of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre I brought up the concern that noise from events from this Centre could potentially have a negative impact on the residences of 99A & 99 Ave just across the street, affecting our health and property values … […]

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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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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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Government funding to help Chamber attract tourists

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The province is sending $70,000 the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce way, grant money from the government’s Department of Tourism, Parks and Recreation that the local business group will use to fund a Regional Tourism Action Plan (RTAP).

Chamber President Sheldon Fingler said he was pleased but not surprised to receive the funding announcement from Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski last week.
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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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Morinville Jets to benefit from Servus scholarships

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With the Morinville Jets fall camp just a month away, the club will be keeping its eyes open for those players who will give the Jets a successful season. But one local financial institution is looking to ready some of those players for a successful future outside of hockey.

Servus Credit Union in downtown Morinville has just made a three-year commitment to provide two annual $500 scholarships to Morinville Jets players, an award that will begin retroactively with the 2009-2010 season.
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New bylaws in the works for Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Council reviewed and gave first reading to three new bylaws at its July 13 regular meeting: a parkland bylaw, off-highway vehicle bylaw and a firearms bylaw.

The Town’s Parkland Bylaw has been crafted to reflect the popularity and trends in Morinville’s parks and sport facilities.

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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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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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St. Jean Baptiste Festival delivered as promised

A MorinvilleNews.com editorial

If you looked out your door Sunday night you would have witnessed something you don’t see often – a double rainbow. There amid a grey sky darkened by the rain clouds that largely managed to stay away from this weekend’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival were two arching bands of prismatic colour, a meteorological phenomenon that seemingly spanned the town from one end to the other.

It was almost as if Father Jean-Baptiste Morin, Morinville’s and the festival’s namesake was … […]

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Community News Bites

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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Morinville celebrates its mayoral heritage

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Bagpipes and Red Serge preceded the Honourable Ken Kowalski into packed council chambers June 22. Kowalski, Speaker of the Alberta Legislature and Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA, was given the honour of investing Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi with the Town’s first chain of office, new ceremonial regalia that pays homage to Morinville’s administrative and mayoral heritage.

“What we’re doing tonight is doing something that basically has its tradition and its history that goes back nearly a thousand years … […]

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Smith Music students feed bellies and souls

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It was a music lover’s feast at Smith Music over the Father’s Day weekend. The school held its annual concert series – five shows over three days with the only price of admission being a donation to the local food bank.

Approximately 80 students and instructors performed for approximately ten hours, singing and playing their hearts out with tunes, many of which were composed before the students were born.
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