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Record Revival: Vinyl is alive and well in Morinville

As you walk through the front door of Smith Music, expect to be greeted by a whirl of activity and sound. If you haven’t been there in a while, you’ll likely notice the place has changed, a lot.

What was once a singular, large open room is now a building split up into three unique identities. There’s a new massage therapy business there. And, of course, there’s Smith Music with its immense stage and new (not to mention, impressive) recording studio. […]

Arts & Culture

Collecting toys of Christmas past

For the past five decades, Ron Cust has been accumulating toys. Whether it was small scale replicas of the cars he dreamed one day to drive or vintage automobiles he cruises around town, the retired fire chief has a love for four wheels and an engine. For the past week, Cust and some other local toy collectors have been showcasing their vintage cars, trucks, dolls, games and unique hockey tables at Smith Music for others to enjoy. […]

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Former fire chief to be thrown to the Lions

by Morinville News Staff

Former Morinville Fire Chief Ron Cust has certainly felt the heat after more than a quarter century with the Morinville Fire Department, but the lifelong Morinville resident will soon feel a different kind of heat. Cust is to be roasted Sept. 30 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre in a special event put on by the Morinville Lions Club… […]

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Interview with Fire Chief Ron Cust

It was announced last week that Ron Cust, Morinville Fire Chief for the past 12 years, will retire March 11, 2014. Ashley Janes had a chat with Chief Cust to look back on the past 12 years and ahead for himself and the department. … […]

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Morinville Fire Chief set to retire in March

submitted by Town of Morinville

Morinville – Ron Cust, Morinville Fire Chief for the past 12 years, is retiring March 11, 2014, the Town of Morinville announced today. Chief Cust started with the town as a fire fighter in 1976 and progressed through various firefighting, emergency medical and fire management positions, culminating with his appointment to Fire Chief in April 2002… […]

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Ron Cust Morinville Rotary’s third Integrity award recipient

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – When Morinville Fire Chief Ron Cust walked into Wednesday night’s Rotary meeting in Morinville, he fully expected to deliver a speech on this year’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival and how groups like Rotary can attract and retain volunteers. But Cust was brought to Rotary on false pretences – the real reason for his being summoned was to receive the club’s Integrity Award, the third the Morinville service club has given out in its 15-year history… […]

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New print news-magazine coming to Morinville

By Robert Jump

Morinville – A fire chief, music teacher and newspaper reporter might seem like an unusual threesome to launch a new publication, but that’s precisely the combination putting their heads together to come up with the concept behind Morinville’s Monday Morning News: a print news-magazine set to hit the streets later this month.

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Editorial & Opinion

Yes, Morinville, you will get your All-Candidates Forum

MorinvilleNews.com editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

In the last municipal election, Morinville’s mayor and six councillors were acclaimed. Acclaimed is a nice way of succinctly saying there were not enough civically-minded people in this community willing to commit to the time needed to force an election … […]

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St. Jean Baptiste Festival gearing up for bigger 2011 event

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Record turnouts to this year’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival, combined with the praise heaped upon organizers by the Town, businesses and residents, indicate that the event was a resounding success. But organizers of next year’s festival are suggesting that perhaps Morinville hasn’t seen anything yet … […]