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Local News

What’s on this weekend?

Reading Time: 1 minuteSaturday night will see the Community Cultural Centre rock with the music of Rend. This all ages show is a joint community effort between MorinvilleNews.com, Higher Grounds and the cultural Centre… […]

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Morinville

Penny to run again for Liberals

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Barrhead – Health professional Leslie Penny is once again running for the Alberta Liberals in the general election. The long-time Barrhead resident is currently a Manager of Seniors Health with Alberta Health Services and just received a certificate from the Alberta College of Registered Nurses recognizing 40 years in the nursing profession… […]

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Morinville

Council gets some update on Civic Plaza overruns

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council got some information on the status of an estimated $870,000 cost overrun on Morinville’s Civic Plaza Tuesday night after an absence of the subject on Council’s agenda prompted MorinvilleNews.com to raise the matter during the media’s opportunity to ask questions… […]

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Legal

Grant running for the EverGreens

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Morinville mother of two is running for provincial office under the EverGreen banner. Lisa Grant, who ran for the Green Party in the last federal election and for the Alberta Greens in the 2008 provincial election, is once again taking a run at political office… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter:Gratitude expressed in different ways:

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe article recently written by Lucie Roy of the Morinville News was well appreciated by the board of the Centralta Tourism Society, `CTS`. The year 2011-2012 was filled with involvement and varied successes. In Legal the CTS, painted five more murals. Two of the five murals will be installed shortly… […]

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Morinville

Champion Petfoods compliance agreement nearing completion

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A compliance agreement between Champion Petfoods and the Town of Morinville is nearing completion, Council heard Tuesday night. Council had voted unanimously Feb. 14 in favour of pursuing a compliance agreement with Champion to resolve the outstanding odour issue. That agreement seeks mutual understanding between the two parties with respect to time lines on the ongoing issue… […]

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Morinville

Residents likely facing a 5.34 per cent tax increase this spring

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Council gave unanimous first reading to its 2012 Property Tax Rate Bylaw, the necessary ingredient to provide the funding for the budget council passed last December. That budget called for the need for $6.8 million in revenue to fund Morinville’s 2012 expenditures and debenture payments… […]

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Morinville

Council approves grant applicants

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Four groups came to Council Mar. 27 looking for $15,000 in Community Grant funding, but Council was not prepared to grant all requests lest it deplete a large portion of its annual grant spending… […]

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Sturgeon County

County Councillor Milligan thinks reeve idea not so cockamamie

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sturgeon County Councillor Joe Milligan is taking issue with comments from former Sturgeon County Mayor Helmut Hinteregger that the suggestion to look at the reeve system once again is a cockamamie idea. The former mayor, defeated by current mayor Don Rigney in 2007, made his comments in a… […]

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Morinville

Break-in not deterring youth plans in community

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Standing outside the newly reinforced back door of the Morinville Youth Centre, youth worker A.D. Richardson strikes a determined pose for the camera. But inside both Richardson and the recently reopened youth centre is a greater determination that the recent break-in and theft is not going to deter the plans to have a safe place for youth to meet in Morinville… […]

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Morinville

Grebenstein running for NDP in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Former labour leader Trudy Grebenstein has entered the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock race as the NDP candidate. After a decade as President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3550, Grebenstein felt she still had much to offer and decided to enter provincial politics… […]