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The day in photos

Morinville firefighters spent part of their Wednesday night training session learning how to use rescue tools to cut into a car. Vehicles donated to the Morinville Fire Department are used for training purposes. Many of the department’s calls are in response to collisions. – Lucie Roy Photo… […]

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Emergency Management Bylaw passes third reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council gave unanimous third reading to an unchanged Emergency Management Bylaw May 28. The bylaw, designed to better fit the emergency management model created by the province and the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), had passed second reading May 14; however, Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes had expressed some concerns with Council’s role on the emergency management committee … […]

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Morinville

Photo radar practices challenged

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Photos believed to show a vehicle belonging to Morinville’s Automated Traffic Enforcement operator hiding behind the pump house near the East Boundary Road have prompted a few emails and a brief discussion in Council Chambers May 28.

Acting on previous information from Administration that the vehicle was instructed to operate with its nose visible to eastbound and westbound traffic, Morinville resident Linda Lyons sent the photos to Administration and media over the weekend… […]

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The week in photos – midweek edition

Morinville Library Manager Isabelle Cramp, Alliance Pipeline representative Bob Norgard and Keith Norris, Vice Chair of the Library Board
at a presentation held Tuesday night in Morinville Council Chambers. Norgard was presented with a plaque in recognition of their Platinum Sponsorship donation of $75,000 to the Morinville community Library. Like the Town’s plaque, the Alliance plaque will be on display at the Library in the fireplace area… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon Victim Services updates Council on program

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) paid a visit to Council May 28 to bring councillors up to date on the program, its mission and how the Town of Morinville’s grant funding is used. Morinville RCMP Sergeant Mark Mathias, who sits on the SVS board, joined Program Coordinator Donna McPherson in making the presentation…
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Morinville

Mayor positive about meeting with Transportation Minister

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – Mayor Paul Krauskopf said his meeting Tuesday afternoon with Ric McIver, Alberta’s Transportation Minister, to discuss alternatives to make the Highway 2 and Cardiff Road intersection safer was positive, but he is keeping the details of that discussion quiet until he has a chance to discuss the matter with the rest of Council… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

The missus and I spent the whole darned day Saturday running around town looking at all the stuff for sale in people’s driveways and garages. She brought home a bunch of stuff we didn’t need any more than the folks what was selling the stuff off. Got me to thinking about yard sales and what’s funny, common or stupid about them… […]

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Legal

New RCMP Staff Sergeant arrives at his post

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – RCMP Staff Sergeant Tom Love has assumed command of the Morinville Detachment. The 21-year RCMP member arrives in Morinville after spending three years as the Detachment Commander for Fort Vermilion, a limited-duration posting. Love began his policing career in Saskatchewan but has been in Alberta for the past seven years, the first of those years in Coronation… […]