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Morinville Sports

Red Wings pummel Morinville Jets in road game

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s been a tough go for the Morinville Jets of late. A series of injuries have plagued the club for several weeks, leaving the team short on strength and shorter on wins. The Jets were defeated 8-2 by the North Edmonton Red Wings Wednesday night, a club who prior to the contest was sitting at .500 hockey… […]

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Legal

The week in photos

Reading Time: 2 minutesColleen Turner donated blood for the 83rd time at the Community Blood Drive held at the Rendez-Vous Centre Nov. 27. Assisting at the Blood Drive was Knights of Columbus member Mike Dubas. The next blood drive will be held Jan. 29. – Lucie Roy Photo… […]

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Local News

Morinville Council challenged to do staffing review and efficiency study

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Citing what he sees as escalating expenses and diminishing financial reserves, Morinville ratepayer Paul O’Dea has called upon Council to order a Staffing Levels Assessment and Operations Efficiency Review to see if the community is getting the best bang for the buck. O’Dea’s appearance was his second in as many Council meetings… […]

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Final figures on Town Hall renovations released

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council was given the final price tag on the St. Germain Place renovations at the Nov. 27 meeting of Morinville Town Council. Construction costs, architectural and management fees, and other indirect costs totalled $4,222,647,26. That amount is $687,647,26 more than had been approved prior to Apr. 24 when Council agreed to increase funding for the project to $4.2 million… […]

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Morinville

Morinville 2013 budget passes second reading

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A leaner 2013 budget passed second reading Nov. 27. After more than two hours of discussion and debate that shaved $300,000 off the $14.6 million budget, Council voted unanimously for second reading. Council will have at least two weeks to ponder further cuts before giving the document third and final reading.

Council gave first reading to the 2013 budget Oct. 23. As laid down at first reading Budget 2013 consisted of an $11 million operating budget combined with a proposed $3.6 million in capital projects. At that time, Chief Financial Officer Andy Isbister said ratepayers… […]

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Morinville

Photo radar tickets down in third quarter

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – While speeders passing by Morinville traffic education increased in the third quarter, tickets issued by Morinville’s automated traffic enforcement contractor were down by almost 75 per cent over the same period last year… […]

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Local News

Morinville Council Briefs

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Residents to pay more for water, sewer and waste in 2013

Council gave unanimous first reading to next year’s water, sewer, waste and recycling rates Nov. 27… […]

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Morinville

Morinville Mayor Paul Krauskopf presented with chain of office

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec presented Mayor Paul Krauskopf with the Chain of Office Tuesday night in a special ceremony prior to the start of the Nov. 27 Council meeting. Mayor Krauskopf was appointed and sworn in as Mayor of Morinville Nov. 13 after former Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi submitted his letter of resignation… […]

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Local News

Wednesday print edition download

Reading Time: 1 minuteOur weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Wednesday morning. This week’s edition is 24 pages of our regular round up of local relevant news, including our coverage of the weekend’s Christmas festival… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

Reading Time: 2 minutesNow that the weekend’s Light Up the Night Festival has officially kicked us into Christmas mode. It’s time for me to roll out my own Christmas wish list. I’m hoping Santa might be able to come through for me on a couple of them… […]