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Legal

Kubinec wins Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Westlock County Councillor Maureen Kubinec ensured Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock remained in PC hands Monday night after garnering 45 per cent of the vote. Kubinec received 7,447 votes, 341 more than Wildrose candidate and former Alberta Report publisher Link Byfield who received 7,106 votes (43 per cent) in the constituency.

Byfield was the frontrunner throughout the evening with a healthy to moderate lead until Westlock and Morinville vote tallies began coming in around 10:30 p.m. … […]

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Local News

Morinville News election poll shows little surprise

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – With election day just a few days away, many readers are still trying to decide just who to vote for in Monday’s election. Those who took our informal web poll on the five candidates running in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock provided results that show no real surprises… […]

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Schools and youth

Sturgeon County youth present awards

By Lucie Roy

Morinville-The Sturgeon County Youth Council presented their annual Building Block of the Community Awards to three recipients Tuesday during the Sturgeon County Volunteer Appreciation Night held at the Villeneuve Hall. The three recipients were Ernest Chauvet, Serge Froment and A. D. Richardson… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon County recognizes its volunteers

Sturgeon County – The County recognized its many volunteers at the Villeneuve Community Hall Tuesday night. For the first time the County presented an individual Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. Terry Cashin Manager, Sturgeon County Community Services said they revised the Volunteer Appreciation Program and they started that last year with ads in the paper and again this year to recognize all volunteer nominees… […]

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Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County approves two key industrial developments

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Morinville – Sturgeon County is poised to become one of Alberta’s fastest expanding industrial regions thanks to two recent development approvals. During the Apr. 17 Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) meeting, $63 Million in development permits for both an ethylene handling facility and an assembly yard were approved by Commission members… […]

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Morinville

All Candidates Forum draws area voters

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock candidates looking to occupy the seat made empty by retiring long-term MLA Ken Kowalski made their pitches to Morinville and area voters Monday night. Five provincial election candidates took to the podium to try and sway the approximately 400 voters in attendance with their policies, platforms and answers to voter questions… […]

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Local News

All Candidates Forum in Morinville Monday night

By The Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Candidates looking to fill the shoes left behind by retiring Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski will get their chance to win over Morinville voters Monday night at an All Candidates Forum organized by The Morinville News and moderated by the Morinville Toastmasters club. The forum will take place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre from 7 – 10 p.m… […]

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Sturgeon County

Speed sign shot at

By The Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – There have been more than a few people who have shot by speed signs in the area. Now Morinville RCMP are looking for those who took a shot at a speed sign. Police received a complaint someone was shooting at a speed sign with a shotgun in the Hamlet of Mearns, located… […]

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Sturgeon County

Mayor or reeve debate off the table

By The Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – Council lifted the mayor vs. reeve discussion off the table at its Apr. 10 meeting. The motion, originally presented by Councillor Joe Milligan, had been tabled for 30 days in March… […]

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Sturgeon County

County awards Cardiff Road contract with some changes

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council unanimously approved moving forward with its upgrades to Township Road 554 (Cardiff Road) at its Apr. 10 meeting. Council unanimously approved an additional $1,636,000 for the reconstruction project and awarded the tender to Oil Berta Cats Ltd., one of seven companies who bid on the project… […]