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Albertans have lead foot over Easter weekend

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy 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

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy 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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Grant running for the EverGreens

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy 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

Grebenstein running for NDP in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Former labour leader Trudy Grebenstein has entered the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock race as the NDP candidate. After a decade as President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3550, Grebenstein felt she still had much to offer and decided to enter provincial politics… […]

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Morinville

Byfield seeks seat for Wildrose

Reading Time: 5 minutesBy 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

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy 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

Reading Time: 7 minutesBy 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… […]

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Local News

Municipalities learn how much MSI funding they will receive

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – A couple days after Alberta Urban Municipalities Association President Linda Sloan drew media attention for alleged comments on pork barrel funding of municipalities through the province’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative program, the province unveiled Thursday just how much Alberta communities are set to receive this year… […]

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Local News

Enbridge Northern Gateway comment sparks some debate

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A letter of comment on the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project sparked some friendly debate among Morinville Town Council Feb. 14. Administration had asked council to approve a letter of comment to be submitted to the regulatory review process now underway on the $5.5 billion project that would allow bitumen to be piped from Alberta to the BC coast, there to be transported to emerging Asian markets… […]

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Province tables education act

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – After a series of consultations with school boards, education stakeholders and Albertans, the province tabled and gave first reading to the Education Act Tuesday afternoon… […]