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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

Local cats attend Edmonton show

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Lucie Roy

Morinville – Cats from Morinville and Sturgeon County were among the Supreme Grand Championships shown at the Edmonton Cat Fanciers Club’s two-day Championship and Household Pet Cat Show held at the Edmonton Hotel and Convention Centre on the weekend… […]

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Local News

Fish & Game Association gathers to brag over dinner

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Lucie Roy

Morinville – Approximately 340 adults and youth gathered at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Mar. 24 for the Morinville Fish and Game Association’s (MFGA) 20th Anniversary Brag Night, an evening fundraiser that combines a wild game dinner, auction, and the handing out of trophies to local outdoor enthusiasts… […]

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Sturgeon County

New rules for Sturgeon County dog owners

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – The bite got a little sharper for Sturgeon County dog owners after County Council passed third reading of an amended Dog Bylaw. The new bylaw seeks to create safer neighbourhoods and walking trails within Sturgeon County… […]

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Legal

Morinville and District Ag Society could fold

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Travelling through town putting up posters for their annual Easter egg hunt last Monday afternoon, Morinville and District Ag Society President Barry Bradley does so with a smile on his face. One would have no idea there was something weighing heavy on his mind; his organization, begun nearly four decades ago, is in danger of folding… […]

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Local News

County could spend $30,000 a month on equipment rental

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – A 2009 decision to not purchase a new crawler has resulted in Sturgeon County having to decide whether or not to spend $30,000 a month to rent one should the existing 23-year-old crawler break down this season. County Council voted 6-1 in favour of authorizing the County’s transportation manager to spend $30,000 a month on rentals in the event the crawler becomes no longer serviceable during road construction this season… […]

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Local News

County Council to look at removing mayor

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Councillor Joe Milligan brought forward a motion Mar. 13 to look into removing the position of mayor in subsequent councils. Milligan’s motion sought to direct County Administration to “identify the actions, timing and costs associated with Sturgeon County reverting to a governance system involving seven electoral divisions and seven councillors who choose a Reeve… […]

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Local News

County Council tight lipped about consultant’s report

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council held an in camera session Mar. 13 with the governance consultant contracted to help steer them towards being a productive and functional government body. The outcome of that in camera session resulted in County Council voting unanimously in favour of accepting the consultant’s report as information; however, council did not disclose what was discussed behind closed doors Tuesday afternoon… […]