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Province

Morinville still helping Slave Lake a month after the devastation

By Stephen Dafoe

Slave Lake – Rain drizzles from grey skies a month-to-the-day too late to be of any use in combatting the massive devastation that ravaged large parts of the community May 15. But while the skies are dreary, the outlook in the community is anything but. People nod and greet each other on the streets of a community on the cusp of rebuilding. The local college now houses town offices destroyed by the fire as well… […]

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Province

Slave Lake opens to essential businesses [photos]

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Slave Lake – Businesses deemed essential services were allowed to return to Slave Lake Friday to clean up their shops ahead of the full return of Slave Lake’s residents and business community Friday. RCMP presence was strong at a checkpoint road block outside the town. Those who were not on a preapproved list were not permitted entry to the community… […]

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Province

Libraries to expand digital services

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – New Canadians and those interested in language will soon have some extra help learning English, French and other languages when some innovative software comes into play at more Alberta libraries… […]

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Local News

Four candidates vying for Wildrose nomination

By 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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Local News

Rigney throws hat in Wildrose ring

By 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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Local News

Catholic public school motion defeated by council

By 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… […]