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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville - Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec visited the Morinville Rotary Club June 20 during the group's weekly breakfast to bring an update on what's happening locally and how she is adjusting to her new role as MLA. ...

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By Morinville News Staff Edmonton – A new web page listing deadbeat Alberta employers who have not paid employees properly is one of the tools in the province’s new arsenal of tools to improve fairness in the workplace. The government announced June 19 the initiative would combine increased education tools and employment standards enforcement...

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By Morinville News Staff Edmonton – The province is seeking input on possible changes to the Local Authorities Election Act, the legislation that governs municipal elections. Following the 2010 municipal elections in Alberta, a number of ideas were put forward, including moving to four-year terms of office rather than the present three-year terms ...

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By Morinville News Staff Edmonton – Approximately 26,000 Albertans will see their paycheques increase this fall after the province raises the general minimum wage Sept. 1. At that time, the minimum wage will rise from $9.40 to $9.75 per hour, an increase of approximately 3.5 per cent. There will be no change to the liquor server minimum wage, which will remain at $9.05 per hour...

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By Morinville News Staff Edmonton – The Alberta government is looking for $10 billion from big tobacco, money it says will recover the $10 billion in health care costs associated with smoking-related illnesses...

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By Morinville News Staff Olds – Legal resident and University of Alberta student Jacob Onyschuk is the recipient of 4-H Alberta’s most prestigious award. The 20-year-old was selected from the province’s top 4-H members to receive the Premier’s Award during the 55th annual 4-H Selections Program at Olds College...

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By Morinville News Staff Edmonton - Lead-footed drivers made up the bulk of provincial tickets over the May long weekend. Alberta law enforcement officers were out in full force over the four-day period from May 18 to 21 enforcing responsible driving on the province’s roadways and responsible behaviour in the province’s parks and forested areas...

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Newly-minted Alberta Minister of Education and Athabasca – Redwater MLA Jeff Johnson said he hopes to announce a decision on the Morinville school infrastructure issue around the beginning of June. Speaking to the Morinville Rotary Club Wednesday morning, Johnson said it was one of the first things on his agenda as Education Minister. Johnson was scheduled to meet with the boards of Sturgeon School Division and Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division later Wednesday to discuss the matter further...

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By Morinville News Staff Edmonton – Two weeks after winning a majority in the provincial election, Premier Alison Redford swore in her new reduced cabinet Tuesday afternoon...

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By Lucie Roy Morinville - Morinville resident Sylvia Flannigan’s teenage son Lee Flannigan-McMaster lost his life on Apr. 27 2009 at the age of 17. Flannigan and her husband Andy McMaster decided to have his tissues donated. The day before her son would have been 20 years of age, Flannigan bravely spoke of the experience at the Royal Canadian Legion AB-NWT Command District 8 Rally in Norwood...