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Rigney throws hat in Wildrose ring

By 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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Catholic public school motion defeated by council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Catholic public school debate came before Morinville Town Council again Tuesday night, this time in the form of a motion from Councillor Lisa Holmes. Although a topic of discussion in the streets of Morinville for several months, the matter first came before council two weeks ago when Donna Hunter, spokesperson for the group of local parents seeking a secular education for their children in Morinville’s public schools, made her case to council. Council’s reaction at that time was one of silence. Neither comment nor question was made to the delegation… […]

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Alberta Party leadership candidate in Morinville Thursday

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Alberta Party leadership hopeful and Hinton Mayor Glenn Taylor will be in Morinville Thursday night to meet with members of the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock Constituency Association. The long-time politician will be visiting the Ellerslie Constituency Association Wednesday night. Taylor has been actively on the campaign trail since announcing his bid for the party leadership Feb. 8… […]

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Province

Wildrose blasts Throne Speech

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The Wildrose Party called Tuesday’s Throne Speech confessions of a failed government. In a release issued within an hour of the conclusion of the speech, the party said the speech offered no new solutions for the issues facing the province… […]

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Premier announces cabinet shuffle

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – With the resignations of Deputy Premier Doug Horner as Minister of Advance Education and Technology and the subsequent resignations of Battle River-Wainwright MLA Doug Griffiths as Parliamentary Assistant to Finance and Enterprise, and resignation of Alison Redford as Minister of Justice… […]

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Refinery to go ahead in Sturgeon County

By Stephen Dafoe

Fort Saskatchewan – The Alberta Government officially announced two projects that it believes will advance the upgrading and refining of bitumen in the province while increasing supplies of diesel fuel and enhancing Alberta’s position as a secure supplier of energy.

Contracts were signed Tuesday with the North West Upgrading (NWU) / Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) Partnership and Enhance Energy Inc. […]

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Griffiths announces bid for PC leadership

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – Battle River-Wainwright MLA Doug Griffiths announced Tuesday morning he will run for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives. The candidate submitted his resignation to the Premier as Parliamentary Assistant to Finance and Enterprise.

Making his announcement from the McKay Avenue School, which served as Alberta’s first legislature, Griffiths said a lot has changed in the century… […]