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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...

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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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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...

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Monday night’s all Candidates Forum resulted in a number of questions being asked of candidates (particularly the Wildrose’s Link Byfield) regarding moral and social issues. The Wildrose Party has drawn fire in media and social media circles for some of its candidates’ past views on topics ranging from abortion to gay marriage. Recently Wildrose candidate Allan Hunsperger, a Christian pastor...

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Monday night’s All Candidates Forum delivered MLA hopefuls with a wide-variety of questions, some of interest to all Albertans, others of particular interest to Morinville and area residents. One of the written questions submitted dealt with the issue of public versus Catholic education in Morinville...