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Province

Morinville still helping Slave Lake a month after the devastation

By Stephen Dafoe

Slave Lake – Rain drizzles from grey skies a month-to-the-day too late to be of any use in combatting the massive devastation that ravaged large parts of the community May 15. But while the skies are dreary, the outlook in the community is anything but. People nod and greet each other on the streets of a community on the cusp of rebuilding. The local college now houses town offices destroyed by the fire as well… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County donates $10,000 to Slave Lake relief

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council voted unanimously Tuesday morning to donate $10,000 to the Red Cross for the Slave Lake relief efforts. In presenting the request for decision, Sturgeon County Commissioner Chris Micek said the idea had strong support among county staff, many of whom have family in the community… […]

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Local News

Chamber looking to adopt businesses in Slave Lake

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Shortly after raising just short of $7,000 at its silent auction to aid businesses in Slave Lake, the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce has come up with another way its members and other local businesses can assist those companies affected by the wild fires that recently divested the town of 7,000… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: simply remarkable

Regardless of one’s religious affiliation, there is a passage in the New Testament that speaks to charity in a way many of us can understand: “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.”

We don’t get to see a lot of the kind of charity Paul was referring to … […]

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Arts & Culture

Community Cultural Centre opens with heart

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With the keys to the under budget and ahead of completion date Community Cultural Centre in hand, Morinville’s business community had the opportunity to be the first to be wined, dined and toured through the new facility ahead of its official opening June 11 and 12… […]

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Local News

Morinville comes through for Slave Lake evacuees

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Trucks and trailers loaded with food and clothing donations for Slave Lake evacuees left the Ray McDonald Sports Centre for Westlock, Athabasca and Alexander First Nation Tuesday afternoon. A Champion Petfoods trailer was more than half full with donations for Westlock, while a smaller trailer was full of donations for Athabasca. Two pickup trucks were also loaded with materials for evacuees being brought to Alexander… […]

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Local News

Morinville Chamber raising funds for Slave Lake business community

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – Thursday night’s business after hours event at the Community Cultural Centre took on a serious tone Monday afternoon.

The opportunity for Morinville’s business community to network while touring the new $12 million facility will now be an opportunity for local businesses to aid fellow business owners in Slave Lake, which was devastated by wildfires Sunday… […]

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Local News

Morinville Arena open to donations for Slave Lake

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Ray McDonald Sports Centre will be open from noon until 8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for residents to make donations to the Slave Lake relief efforts.

Immediate requirements are for pet food, toiletries, towels, face cloths, non-perishables and men’s clothing for residents taking shelter in Westlock and children’s items, including infant formula, diapers and cribs for those being housed in Athabasca. […]