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Election 2013

Local realtor to run for Morinville Council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Re/Max Real Estate Agent Wayne Gatza has announced he will run for a Council seat in the fall Municipal General Election. Gatza has lived in Morinville since 1996 and served in the Armed Forces as a medical assistant for 20 years… […]

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Election 2013

Council to appoint new mayor in August

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The mayoral vacancy left by the passing of Morinville Mayor Paul Krauskopf will be filled later this summer. In a 3-2 decision Thursday afternoon, Council moved in favour of having Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes continue in the acting mayor role until Council’s next regular meeting Aug. 27. Councillors Gordon Boddez and Sheldon Fingler opposed the motion by Councillor Nicole Boutestein, preferring instead to appoint a new mayor now.

Deputy Mayor Holmes called the special meeting for 5:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon to hear Council’s options… […]

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Local News

Morinville couple together for more than three decades

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s been 32 years since Dennis and Karen McCammon took their wedding vows at a small ceremony in Edmonton. The couple will celebrate more than three decades together Friday evening with a small dinner gathering at Alexis Steak and Pizza.

“I can stand her and she can stand me,” Dennis McCammon said. “We met in Edmonton and we’ve been together for 32 years. I love her and I care for her.”… […]

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Arts & Culture

Gibbons inviting region to celebrate its past

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Gibbons is rolling out the relics and the red carpet next weekend for three days of family activities. The Town will hold its annual Pioneer Days July 19 to 21, and organizers are hoping those outside the community will come and check the festival out.

“We’re trying to bring Gibbons back to their roots and just provide some free activities for the community and surrounding communities to come and partake in,” said Eva Scrimshaw, the event and recreational coordinator for Crowsnest Community Services, which serves the towns of Gibbons and Bon Accord… […]

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Election 2013

Deputy Mayor calls special meeting

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A special meeting regarding Council leadership in the absence of a mayor will be held Thursday afternoon. The Town announced at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday afternoon Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes had called the meeting for Thursday at 5:30 p.m… […]

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Arts & Culture

Canyon Rose Outfit on the road

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A well-known local band has taken to the road for a five-day tour in British Columbia. The Canyon Rose Outfit, made up of Christan Maslyk (guitars and volcals), Justin Perkins (guitar), Matt Harrison (bass and vocals), Jesse Gauthier (drums), and Alex Pelletier-(trumpet), left Tuesday night to perform five shows in five days in Kelowna, Surrey and Vancouver before returning to Alberta for six more shows this month, including opening gigs for Nazareth and Colin Close… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville Best Gardens Competition looking for gardening excellence

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Local gardeners have a week left to register for the Town of Morinville’s Annual Best Garden Competition. Once again this year judges will be looking to reward gardeners for the design and maintenance of their gardens and they are planning to hit yards Jul. 25. As in previous years, the hometown pride initiative is about more than blooming flowers and bushes.

“It’s about trying to see what’s in Morinville and how people utilize the properties that they have to make Morinville look better,” said Morinville’s Recreational and Cultural Coordinator Melonie Dziwenka.“I think the Best Garden Competition reflects a sense of pride… […]

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Local News

July 10 Print Edition Download

Our weekly print edition will be at our more than 100 locations in Morinville, Cardiff and Legal Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. This week’s edition is another 24 pages of local, relevant community news… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Is it time to elect a smaller Council?

It has been a tough 12 months for Morinville Town Council. In August of 2012, then Councillor Ben Van de Walle took ill and resigned from Council, opening the door to a by-election that placed Councillor Sheldon Fingler in the seventh seat by a 32-vote margin over a largely one-issue candidate… […]

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Election 2013

Local business owner running for mayor

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Shotgun Sally’s manager Christa Marie Naughton has thrown her hat into the ring for Morinville’s upcoming fall mayoral race.

Naughton, 39, has managed the bar on the corner of 100 Avenue and 100 Street for the past seven-and-a-half years and has lived in the community for nearly five years. Over that time she has met and become friends with many people in the community. It was learning their needs that prompted her to run for mayor… […]

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Morinville

Morinville Celebrates the Life of Mayor Paul Krauskopf

By Ashley Janes / Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – The town of Morinville gathered together at the St. Jean Baptiste Church on Friday, July 5 to grieve the passing of Mayor Paul Krauskopf who lost his battle with cancer the previous Sunday at the age of 63. If you attended the service, you were part of the hundreds of family, friends… […]