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Province looking for more organ donors

by Morinville News Staff

Albertans will soon be asked if they wish to register to be an organ and tissue donor when renewing their driver’s licence. The move is the next step in the government’s plan to increase organ and tissue donor rates in Alberta, rates the government says have dropped nearly 40 per cent over the past decade… […]

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Province

Province unveils new smart phone app

by Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – The province unveiled their new Alberta Rivers app Monday, a program that will provide advisories and information about Alberta’s lakes and rivers directly from the Alberta River Forecasting Centre…. […]

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Morinville

RCMP planning Aboriginal career presentation

by Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – The RCMP are looking to increase the number of Aboriginal members in their ranks to better represent the communities they police across the country. In 2013, 7.9 per cent of RCMP officers self identified as Aboriginal. They are looking to increase that number to 10 per cent or better, and will be holding an Aboriginal career presentation on May 28 at 6 p.m. at K Division Headquarters (11140 109th Street, Edmonton)… […]

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Province

Albertans to have increased access to eye healthcare

by Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Optometrists will see the scope of their work expand following a Ministry of Health announcement made Apr. 29. The government says changes will benefit Alberta’s healthcare system by alleviating the strain on hospital emergency rooms, family physicians, ophthalmologists, Primary Care Networks and Family Care Clinics. […]

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Morinville

Cardiff road traffic lights to be operational by fall

by Tristan Turner

Morinville – Work will begin soon on a series of traffic lights at the intersection of Highway 2 and Cardiff Road. The new light-controlled intersection is being designed by Al-Terra Engineering, the company hired by the province to implement the lights promised last fall by former Minister of Transportation Ric McIver… […]

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Morinville

Morinville man a flood hero

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville resident David LeBel was the recipient of a citation from the province last week for his efforts assisting last summer with flood relief in High River. The 25-year-old welder and front man for the band Edgore said he was surprised to receive the package in the mail, but grateful for the recognition. “It was really unexpected,” LeBel said. “I opened it up and there was this award. At first I didn’t know how to react… […]

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Finance Minister presents budget to Rotarians and politicians

by Tristan Turner

Morinville – Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner spoke to Rotarians, Councillors and guests at the Morinville Rotary Club’s regular Wednesday morning meeting Mar. 26. While the focus of attention in recent days has been former Premier Alison Redford’s resignation, Horner chose to focus his presentation on the provincial budget that is currently going through reviews one ministry at a time, and – according to Horner – is expected to be voted on by the legislative assembly in late April…. […]

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Local News

Community joins in recognition of end of Afghanistan Mission

by Lucie Roy

Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Ethell, Premier Alison Redford, Education Minister and Ministerial Liaison to the Canadian Armed Forces Jeff Johnson, and Member of Parliament Laurie Hawn attended a special event at Guthrie School Wednesday morning to honour the end of Canada’s military service in Afghanistan. Similar events took place Wednesday at Town Hall and local schools… […]

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Morinville

Province urging Albertans to buckle up

by Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – The Government of Alberta is asking Albertans to join the 95 per cent of people already wearing seatbelts. The province has seen a 26 per cent increase over the past 15 years, rising from 60 per cent compliance in 1999 to 95 per cent currently. It is a trend the government wants to see continue… […]