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Four candidates vying for Wildrose nomination

Reading Time: 5 minutesBy 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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Rigney throws hat in Wildrose ring

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy 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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Catholic public school motion defeated by council

Reading Time: 5 minutesBy 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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Parent delegation represented in the legislature

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy 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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Alberta budget forecasts $3.4 billion deficit

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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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Alberta Party leadership candidate in Morinville Thursday

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy 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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Wildrose blasts Throne Speech

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy 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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Premier announces cabinet shuffle

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – With the resignations of Deputy Premier Doug Horner as Minister of Advance Education and Technology and the subsequent resignations of Battle River-Wainwright MLA Doug Griffiths as Parliamentary Assistant to Finance and Enterprise, and resignation of Alison Redford as Minister of Justice… […]

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Refinery to go ahead in Sturgeon County

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Fort Saskatchewan – The Alberta Government officially announced two projects that it believes will advance the upgrading and refining of bitumen in the province while increasing supplies of diesel fuel and enhancing Alberta’s position as a secure supplier of energy.

Contracts were signed Tuesday with the North West Upgrading (NWU) / Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) Partnership and Enhance Energy Inc. […]