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Morinville

MLA visits local Rotarians

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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Province

More employment standards enforcement coming

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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Province

Province to review municipal elections

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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Province

Minimum wage to increase in September

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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Legal

Legal man wins Premier’s Award

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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Province

May long weekend results in plenty of charges

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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Morinville

Johnson working on Morinville school infrastructure issue

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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Local News

Organ and tissue donation helps many

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… […]

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Legal

Kubinec wins Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Westlock County Councillor Maureen Kubinec ensured Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock remained in PC hands Monday night after garnering 45 per cent of the vote. Kubinec received 7,447 votes, 341 more than Wildrose candidate and former Alberta Report publisher Link Byfield who received 7,106 votes (43 per cent) in the constituency.

Byfield was the frontrunner throughout the evening with a healthy to moderate lead until Westlock and Morinville vote tallies began coming in around 10:30 p.m. … […]

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Local News

Morinville News election poll shows little surprise

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – With election day just a few days away, many readers are still trying to decide just who to vote for in Monday’s election. Those who took our informal web poll on the five candidates running in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock provided results that show no real surprises… […]