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Reading Time: 2 minutesPolitical leaders speak to MCHS students
Students at Morinville Community High School received a visit from two Alberta political leaders Wednesday morning. Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith and Alberta Party Acting Leader Sue Huff visited the school to discuss their respective parties, their parties’ platforms and why youth should become involved in the political process. […]

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Sturgeon County roads closed as snow melts

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Melting snow may be a welcome sign for many, but the runoff has caused flooding on a number of county roads. Sturgeon County reported Wednesday afternoon that a number of roads are currently closed due to flooding. County crews are working diligently to clear and reopen the roads as soon as possible. The following roads are closed: […]

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Morinville secular option to be in place this fall

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Parents seeking a secular education for their children met with Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) board members Monday night for two-and-a-half hours to discuss and debate how the division will proceed with short-term plans to provide a non-religious education for their children. What is certain is that those seeking a secular education will get it, but GSACRD will not be providing it.

“It wouldn’t be us who would be providing the program, said Board Chair Lauri-Ann Turnbull. “It will certainly be us who will be working hard to find partners who will provide that in our community.” […]

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Sturgeon County looking to pass bylaw on shipping containers

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com staff

Sturgeon County – County council passed first reading to a bylaw that will add a new subsection to the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) to deal with shipping containers on Sturgeon County properties. The proposed bylaw seeks to define a shipping container as any container originally used to transport goods but now used as a structure for storage… […]

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Rigney throws hat in Wildrose ring

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com staff

Sturgeon County – Mayor Don Rigney is hoping to make the move from municipal to provincial politics. The 59-year-old, two-term mayor was the final nominee to file papers with the Wildrose Party Friday as a candidate for the Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater constituency… […]

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Morinville Farmers’ Market has found a manager

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After a few weeks of worry that Morinville’s Farmers Market may be absent from Morinville’s downtown core this summer due to the lack of a manager, one has been found. The Friends of the Morinville Public Library have procured the services of Korien Sampson to take on the role of market manager this year, saving both the market and an important funding source for the library. […]

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Rob Fox hoping to unseat Storseth in election

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Seeking the role of Member of Parliament for Westlock – St. Paul is Liberal candidate Rob Fox. Fox, who became the Liberal candidate for the riding more than a year ago, was born and raised in the Bonneyville – St. Paul area and worked 28 years in the oil industry before moving on to consulting and investing work. The candidate chose the Liberal Party because it aligns with where he has always been… […]

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Brian Storseth looking to return to Ottawa

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Westlock – St. Paul conservative candidate Brian Storseth is hoping to return to Ottawa in May to resume his role as Member of Parliament for the riding.

“It’s been a real honour over the last five-and-a-half years to represent the people of Morinville and Sturgeon County area,” Storseth said. “Obviously I’m hoping to continue to represent them… […]