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Morinville

Morinville Mayor Paul Krauskopf has died

Morinville – A community is in mournimg after the news Morinville Mayor Paul Krauskopf has died. Krauskopf, 63, was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and continued to serve the community as councillor – and subsequently mayor – until his death June 30.

Debbie Oyarzun, the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), released the news of the mayor’s passing. “With Paul Krauskopf’s passing, Morinville has not only lost its mayor, but it has lost a dear friend who was tireless advocate for Morinville… […]

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Local Rotarians pass the gavel

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Local Rotarians gathered June 26 for an evening of fellowship and celebration at the Morinville community Cultural Centre. Trading their traditional Wednesday morning breakfast meeting for a special year-end supper meeting, the club reflected on the past year, awarded recognition to their most dedicated volunteers, and passed the gavel from one president to another… […]

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The day in photos

Wednesday morning’s Year End Celebration at École Notre Dame Elementary School was not only a farewell for students moving on next year; it was farewell for a few teachers as well. Gisele Boddez is going to École Marie Poburan in St. Albert. Counsellor Kiersten Cote… […]

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Morinville

Traffic and Pedestrian Safety report revealed

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A year after a public open house and six months after the review process ended, the community got its first glimpse of a draft Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Review Report during the June 25 Council meeting.

The 22-page report focuses on five key areas: safety and awareness projects, speeding, signage, crosswalks, and parking. It is the result of feedback the Morinville Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) received from the community during an open house and through an online survey… […]

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Local News

Council briefs

Town helps out with Canada Day fireworks

The pops, whistles and flashes of colour overhead on Canada Day will be partly covered by the Town of Morinville. Council unanimously approved a $1,190 request from the Morinville Historical and Cultural Society… […]

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Local News

Council makes some decisions about Morinville parks

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Shovels could soon be in the ground to start a playground at the Lakes after Council voted 4-2 in favour of spending up to $132,250 to kick the project off, $107,250 plus the remaining balance of monies earmarked for a parks study project. Councillors David Pattison and Gordon Boddez opposed the decision… […]

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Council approves another round of Community Grants

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The gallery of Council Chambers were a little fuller than usual June 25 as eight applicants came forward to make their case for grant funding. Council heard from six Community Grant and two Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Grant applicants. The eight requests amounted to $21,587.68 in requests. Requests ranged from $500 to $6,000… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Cardiff Park concerns

Editor:

Here we are again; the start of the picnic season and already careless, negligent and ignorant folks are spoiling our beautiful park. We were out at dawn to Cardiff Park and at the picnic shelter on the north side of the park near the baseball diamond garbage was strewn everywhere. At first I thought it was ravens but ravens can’t turn over two picnic table and break one of them… […]