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Province-wide fire ban in effect

The province issued a full fire ban to Alberta’s forests effective noon May 25.

The full fire ban prohibits all open fires, including campfires in campgrounds or backcountry and random camping areas. This includes charcoal briquettes. Portable propane fire pits and gas or propane stoves and barbeques designed for cooking or heating are allowed. All fire permits are suspended or cancelled and no new fire permits will be issued. […]

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Notley and Cabinet sworn in

Rachel Notley was sworn in Sunday afternoon as Alberta’s 17th Premier. The ceremony, which also saw the swearing in of Notley’s reduced cabinet, took place on the steps of the Alberta Legislature.
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All-Candidate Forum set for Apr. 23

Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock voters will have an opportunity to hear the candidates make their pitches and answer questions at an all-candidates forum Apr. 23. Organizers have arranged to have PC candidate Maureen Kubinec, Wildrose candidate Glenn van Dijken and NDP candidate Tristan Turner attend the event. […]

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Ask-a-Candidate Week One

Improving healthcare for Albertans will require more localized decision-making and patient-centred care.
That is something all the candidates seeking election in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock can agree on.
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Morinville’s Tristan Turner named NDP candidate

When the next Alberta general election is called, Tristan Turner will be the NDP candidate in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock. The party’s constituency nomination meeting took place Mar. 27 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Turner was the only one who put his name forward by the deadline and became the candidate by acclamation.
While a provincial election isn’t mandated until 2016, it’s widely anticipated that Premier Jim Prentice will call one within the next couple of weeks. […]

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Government tables its budget

Morinville residents along with other Albertans will be contributing more to the provincial government led by Premier Jim Prentice to help make up the shortfall in its 2015 budget, brought down today.

However the town itself may not suffer from cutbacks to provincial funding for community services and capital projects. […]