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Storseth gets a return trip to Parliament

By Stephen Dafoe

Westlock – St. Paul – Conservative candidate Brian Storseth will be returning to Ottawa to serve a third run in the House of Commons after receiving 77.8 per cent of the vote in Monday’s federal election.

The Conservative Party candidate received 32,597 votes May 2, 27,501 votes more than his closest rival, NDP candidate Lyndsey Henderson, a candidate who refused to take media interviews or participate in any of the all-candidate forums during the six-week campaign. Henderson’s 5,096 votes were followed by Liberal candidate Rob Fox with 2,559 votes and Green candidate Lisa Grant with 1,623 votes… […]

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Morinville Library wins Minister’s Award

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library was the recipient of a prestigious award over the weekend for its genealogy program. The library was presented with the 2011 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Library Service (for a community under 15,000) by the Honourable Hector Goudreau, Minister of Municipal Affairs. The presentation took place at the Alberta Library Conference held at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper… […]

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Local News

Monday Morning News – May 2

The May 2 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition returns to our regular non-historical format and brings the latest news and photos of what’s going on in Morinville. This week’s edition contains the following news stories… […]

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Public forum on secular school issue set for Thursday

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After months of being a hotly discussed issue in the community, residents will have the opportunity Thursday night to attend a public forum on the secular school issue in Morinville. The Calgary-based Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership will be holding the public meeting at the Seniors Rendez-vous Centre from 7 to 9 p.m. and have lined up a number of speakers to discuss Public Education: What Should it Be… […]

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Council sets Morinville’s tax rate for 2011

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Residents and businesses in Morinville will see their property taxes increase by approximately 3.5 per cent when notices go out later this week. Morinville Town Council gave unanimous third reading to its tax bylaw Tuesday night authorizing the increase to meet 2011 expenditures… […]

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Sturgeon County switches to Deere for grading

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Sturgeon County roads will be handled by a new brand once three John Deer motor graders arrive. County Council unanimously approved administration’s recommendation to purchase three John Deer 872G motor graders from Brandt Tractor… […]

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County to hold public hearing on proposed change to Urban Fringe designation

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Sturgeon County – A 5-2 vote by Sturgeon County Council Tuesday morning passed first reading of an amendment to the county’s land use bylaw that would change Intensive Agricultural Use with Farmstead from a permitted to a discretionary use in Urban Fringe areas within Sturgeon County. With first reading passed, County will now move on to a public hearing to be held in council chambers June 14…. […]

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County tax increase lower than anticipated

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County rate payers can expect a slightly lower increase to their 2011 tax bill than originally anticipated. When Sturgeon County Council passed the 2011 budget in December of 2010, it was based on a 6.2 per cent tax increase; however an increase in the number and value of Sturgeon County’s assessments has enabled that figure to be reduced to a 5.89 per cent increase…. […]