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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Sturgeon County – Four nominees are currently vying for the opportunity to run as the Wildrose candidate for the Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater riding in the next provincial election. The vote will be a mail-in-ballot at the end of May with ballots beign sent to party members from the Wildrose Alliance headquarters...

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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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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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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Edmonton – The province announced its newest e-learning initiative Feb. 28, Canada’s first online training program for people who provide frontline services to victims of crime.

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Edmonton – The government is proposing legislation it says will make it easier for police when searching for missing persons. Bill 8: the Missing Persons Act would allow police agencies to obtain ...

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – After presenting their case to Morinville Town Council Tuesday night, a group of local parents who have requested the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) to follow the general provincial curriculum in Morinville schools...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Edmonton – Finance Minister Lloyd Snelgrove presented the Stelmach government’s final budget Thursday afternoon, a document the newly-minted minister called a responsible budget that combines restraint with compassion...

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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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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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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Edmonton – Tuesday afternoon’s Speech from the Throne largely focused on growing Alberta’s economic pie by no longer placing most of its eggs in the United States’ basket, and tapping further into emerging Asian markets.