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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – On the very day when 5,000 students, teachers and parents gathered in St. Albert for an outdoor Mass hosted by Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) schools, Morinville parents who have been fighting for a non-faith-based education for their children finally got the results of a survey that showed just how many likeminded families there were in Morinville....

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Sturgeon County issued a full fire ban Sunday, prohibiting all open fires. The notification followed a fire advisory issued earlier in the week...

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – It has been many years since Roger Champagne was gunned down in Las Vegas by a man looking to feed his drug habit, but the Morinville man, well known for his kindness in the community, has never been forgotten by friends, family or the hundreds of MCHS students who were born some years after the man’s passing. Such is the legacy of Roger Champagne whose memory is honoured each year by MCHS students who take to the mountains for a bike ride that bears his name...

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One hundred years ago today Omer St. Germain, Morinville’s first mayor, leaned over a table, signed a document and Morinville became a town. One hundred years to the day later and that historical event will be recreated in the local parish hall Monday night to officially mark Morinville’s centennial and act as the kick-off of homecoming week, seven days of remembering where we came from and looking to where we’re going...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Gibbons – Morinville RCMP have confirmed the suspicious death of a Gibbons man yesterday has been declared a homicide...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Ottawa – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced Monday the government was tightening rules on government-backed insured mortgages. The new rules, set to come into effect this spring, will reduce the maximum amortization rate on mortgages from 35 years to 30, and will reduce the amount a person can borrow to refinance their home from 90 per cent of the property’s value to 85 per cent...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Edmonton – The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) announced Tuesday it had set dates and times for community hearing sessions as part of its enhanced public hearing process for the Heartland Transmission Project (HTP) application. Evening sessions have been selected for Morinville, Bon Accord, Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park and South Edmonton...

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By Stephen Dafoe Sturgeon County – County ratepayers will see a 6.2 per cent increase in their 2011 property taxes now that County Council has approved the 2011 budget. The budget passed with a 4-3 vote Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Don Rigney and Councillors David Kluthe and Don McGeachy voting against the $54 million budget on the basis of the increase.

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Morinville – The Morinville Fire Department provided the backdrop to a CBC news crew last month when 54-year-old St. Albert firefighter and Canadian Aid for Fire Services Abroad (CAFSA) founder Victor Fernandez was filmed receiving two fire trucks from the department ...

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By Stephen Dafoe Sturgeon County – The County’s proposed 2011 budget ended up very close to where it began when three full days of budget deliberations closed Friday afternoon. Originally suggested as a 6.1 per cent tax increase when the initial discussions began Nov. 19; the final proposed figures ended up at 6.2 per cent at the end of discussions Dec. 3. The tax increase had rose as high at 10.24 per cent during Council’s discussions of next year’s budget, but was trimmed back down Friday.