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Schools and youth

Georges P. Vanier has much to celebrate

By Marlene Pelletier

DARE graduation
We would like to congratulate our grade five students for the completion of the DARE program. On Wednesday, Apr. 27 the students shared their essays on what they had learned during their weekly sessions with the RCMP officers. Students also chose two students from amongst their peers whom they thought demonstrated great citizenship skills in their classroom. We would like to sincerely thank the Rural Crime Watch for their… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Open letter to Minister of Education

Mr. Hancock:

I received this public notice in the Morinville Free Press today for the GSACRD contracted Pivotal Survey. I attached it to this email. I am upset, but not surprised. I am one of the parents who attended the April 11th meeting with GSACRD concerning the Morinville census, now downsized to a survey, and wanted to be a part of the discussion with an agreed upon, impartial count of residents. We, the parents who attended, were… […]

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Province

Libraries to expand digital services

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – New Canadians and those interested in language will soon have some extra help learning English, French and other languages when some innovative software comes into play at more Alberta libraries… […]

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Local News

Council sets Morinville’s tax rate for 2011

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Residents and businesses in Morinville will see their property taxes increase by approximately 3.5 per cent when notices go out later this week. Morinville Town Council gave unanimous third reading to its tax bylaw Tuesday night authorizing the increase to meet 2011 expenditures… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County switches to Deere for grading

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Sturgeon County roads will be handled by a new brand once three John Deer motor graders arrive. County Council unanimously approved administration’s recommendation to purchase three John Deer 872G motor graders from Brandt Tractor… […]

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Local News

County to hold public hearing on proposed change to Urban Fringe designation

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Sturgeon County – A 5-2 vote by Sturgeon County Council Tuesday morning passed first reading of an amendment to the county’s land use bylaw that would change Intensive Agricultural Use with Farmstead from a permitted to a discretionary use in Urban Fringe areas within Sturgeon County. With first reading passed, County will now move on to a public hearing to be held in council chambers June 14…. […]

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Local News

County tax increase lower than anticipated

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County rate payers can expect a slightly lower increase to their 2011 tax bill than originally anticipated. When Sturgeon County Council passed the 2011 budget in December of 2010, it was based on a 6.2 per cent tax increase; however an increase in the number and value of Sturgeon County’s assessments has enabled that figure to be reduced to a 5.89 per cent increase…. […]

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Local News

Former MP Walter Van De Walle deceased

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – Former MP and Legal resident Walter Van De Walle passed away Apr. 21 at the age of 88.

Van De Walle was MP from 1986-1988 for Pembina and from 1988–1993 for St. Albert. He chose not to run again in the 1993 federal election… […]