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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Morinville – The Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, Alberta’s Minister of Health, stopped in Morinville Tuesday morning to take a tour of Aspen House, both the existing facility and a soon-to-be-opened addition to the seniors’ facility. Zwozdesky was accompanied by Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Ken Kowalski...

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By Stephen Dafoe Sturgeon County – County Council came out in a 4-3 vote to oppose the Heartland Transmission Line project Tuesday afternoon, their first real statement against the controversial double circuit 500kV transmission line project since Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) hearings began this past spring. After some procedural debate on where to discuss the matter, Council opted to move in camera early Tuesday afternoon. On their return to the public portion of the meeting, Division 1 Councillor Don McGeachy moved...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Edmonton – RCMP and Alberta Sheriffs were out in full force over the Labour Day weekend in an effort to catch speeders and other traffic violators in the act. In total, 3,743 charges were laid across the province, a number that is down slightly from the 3,951 charges issued over the same weekend in 2010...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Morinville – Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski announced Wednesday plans for the new overpass at Highway 2 and Cardiff Road are underway and that the search is on for a contractor to do the preliminary work...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Edmonton – It’s hands on the wheel and eyes on the road Sept. 1, the day Alberta’s new distracted driving law comes into full effect. Under the new law, drivers are prohibited from talking, texting, e-mailing or web surfing on a hand held cell phone while driving. Other prohibited activities under the law include using hand-held radio communication and other electronic devices, reading, writing or engaging in personal grooming while behind the wheel...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Edmonton – Albertans now have more ways to receive potentially life-saving information. The province announced Tuesday the new Alberta Emergency Alert system uses the latest in digital technology, social media and a dedicated website to make information available to Albertans...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Edmonton - Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and Alberta’s Solicitor General Frank Oberle announced Friday morning the federal government has agreed to extend RCMP contract services another two decades. The current contract, set to expire in 2012 has been extended to 2032, marking a full century of RCMP policing in the province...

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By MorinvilleNews.com staff Edmonton – Alberta’s Minister of Finance, Lloyd Snelgrove, announced Wednesday that higher oil prices and near-record land sales have lowered Alberta’s expected deficit for 2011-2012 to $1.3 billion, a 60 per cent decrease from budget projections released last spring...

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By Morinvillenews.com Staff Edmonton – A new health care agreement with Alberta Health Services (AHS) will extend funding for 21 continuing care beds at the Kipohtakawkamik Elders’ Lodge in Alexander. AHS staff from Seniors Health and Aboriginal Health joined the Alexander First Nation Chief and citizens for the signing of the agreement...

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski were among the first people to take part in the Tomorrow Project Monday afternoon. The cancer research project is in town this week at Vanier School, looking to collect research data from a wide variety of Albertans between the ages of 35 and 69. The Alberta Health Services (AHS) initiative seeks to enrol 50,000 Albertans who have never had cancer by 2012, people who answer a non-intrusive questionnaire and who undergo some basic tests in the hopes of one day providing the data necessary to prevent if not defeat cancer...