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Local News

Moral issues a concern for voters

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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Morinville

Candidates address Morinville school issue at forum

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… […]

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Local News

All Candidates Forum in Morinville Monday night

By The Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Candidates looking to fill the shoes left behind by retiring Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski will get their chance to win over Morinville voters Monday night at an All Candidates Forum organized by The Morinville News and moderated by the Morinville Toastmasters club. The forum will take place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre from 7 – 10 p.m… […]

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Province

Albertans have lead foot over Easter weekend

By The Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – RCMP and Integrated Traffic Services issued large number of speeding tickets over the Easter long weekend. From Apr. 6 to Apr. 9 a total of 3,555 speeding violations were issued throughout the province, including 36 offences where drivers were clocked going 50 kilometres per hour… […]

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Morinville

Penny to run again for Liberals

By Stephen Dafoe

Barrhead – Health professional Leslie Penny is once again running for the Alberta Liberals in the general election. The long-time Barrhead resident is currently a Manager of Seniors Health with Alberta Health Services and just received a certificate from the Alberta College of Registered Nurses recognizing 40 years in the nursing profession… […]

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Legal

Grant running for the EverGreens

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Morinville mother of two is running for provincial office under the EverGreen banner. Lisa Grant, who ran for the Green Party in the last federal election and for the Alberta Greens in the 2008 provincial election, is once again taking a run at political office… […]

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Morinville

Byfield seeks seat for Wildrose

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Wildrose candidate Link Byfield has been waiting for the provincial election since winning his party’s nomination 17 months ago. Byfield, who is perhaps best known as a journalist and publisher of Alberta Report for 18 years, received the party nod by acclamation in October of 2010… […]

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Morinville

Kubinec ready to run for PCs

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Recently nominated Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock PC candidate Maureen Kubinec has been making preparations for the provincial election; her campaign office in downtown Morinville opened just prior to the writ being dropped Mar. 26, and she’s spent the past couple of weeks making the rounds in Morinville… […]

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Local News

Education matters to be resolved by new bill

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Legislation related to the future of non-faith-based education in Morinville passed first reading Wednesday, putting weeks of speculation to rest on just what three area school boards came up with to resolve the matter. Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk introduced The St. Albert and Sturgeon Valley School Districts establishments act in the Legislature Wednesday afternoon… […]