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Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County Council briefs

By Morinville News Staff

Upgrader prepayment of taxes deferred

County Council voted unanimously Tuesday morning to accept Northwest Redwater Partnership’s (NWR) request to change the prepayment of taxes from June 1 to Dec. 31 of this year… […]

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Local News

County planning to borrow for bridges

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council unanimously approved first reading of a borrowing bylaw Tuesday morning that would see the municipality borrow up to $528,000 to fund two bridges on Township Road 554 (Cardiff Road), work the County deems necessary in preparation for the broader work of reconstructing the road between Highways 28 … […]

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Sturgeon County

Tarnowsky appointed Sturgeon County CAO

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – After several months of searching, recruiting and interviewing, Sturgeon County Council has ended up with a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) who has been performing the job in an interim capacity since November of 2011. Council voted 4-3 in favour of appointing Peter Tarnowsky as CAO Tuesday morning. Mayor Don Rigney and Councillors David Kluthe and Don McGeachy, long opponents of his being hired, voted in opposition to Tarnawsky receiving the post… […]

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Morinville

Around the town – end of week edition

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – The second annual regional business symposium drew an audience of approximately 220 Thursday afternoon. The event, a partnership between four municipalities in Sturgeon County, was held at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre and provided participants the opportunity to learn about current and future growth opportunities in Sturgeon County… […]

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Sturgeon County

Morinville RCMP investigating found human remains

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – Morinville RCMP are investigating the discovery of what is believed to be human remains. The RCMP Detachment was contacted by a surveyor Wednesday morning advising he had discovered what he believed to be human remains in a field in Sturgeon County.

RCMP attended the scene and have confirmed the discovery. A number of support teams are now assisting Morinville RCMP, including Edmonton Major Crimes Unit, Project KARE Investigators; Police Dog Service; Forensic Identification Services and Search and… […]

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Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County crime levels down in first quarter

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – Criminals got off to a slow start in 2012, something the County and police are hoping maintains through the remaining three quarters of the year. Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards visited County Council Tuesday morning with his quarterly update on policing in the County… […]

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Morinville

Smokin’ Elk Ranch barn goes up in flames

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – A mid-morning fire Tuesday destroyed a tin barn at the Smokin’ Elk Ranch just outside Morinville and caused an estimated $600,000 to $700,000 in damages. Crews were called in from Morinville, Sturgeon County, Legal and Namao to combat the fire.

Morinville Fire Department Captain Brian Johnston, incident commander on the fire call, said the department was called to a non-residential outdoor structure fire around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and arrived… […]

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Morinville

Cardiff overpass unlikely to be completed by 2013

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Less than a year after then Transportation Minister Luke Ouellette and then Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski announced Morinville would get a second overpass; plans to have the project completed in the third or fourth quarter of 2013 as originally stated appear unlikely as the province is still working to acquire the land to make the project a reality… […]

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Legal

Business Symposium seeks to strengthen Sturgeon region’s economic picture

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Four municipalities within the Sturgeon Region will soon be hosting business-minded people from throughout the area at the 2012 Regional Business Symposium. The event is set to take place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre May 17, and organizers are anticipating approximately 400 participants at the annual economic development symposium… […]

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Local News

Around the towns in photos – midweek edition

Notre Dame students Ethan Oliver and Jayden Gratton get a little lacrosse training monday from Ryan Dilks of the Edmonton Rush. Dilks was at the school all day Monday teaching students how to play lacrosse, the history of the game, the Edmonton Rush organization, and what it takes to be a professional athlete… […]