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Council gives 2012 budget first reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Councillors voted unanimously in favour of first reading of the 2012 Operational Budget and Capital Plan Tuesday night, dispensing with any discussion of the financial picture for next year other than a preamble by Mayor Lloyd Bertschi on how the Town was taking a different process this year… […]

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Library and museum present budgets to council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Prior to Morinville Town Council passing first reading of the 2012 budget, representatives from the Morinville Public Library and Musée Morinville Museum presented their own budgets to council for consideration. The museum is looking for $82,000 for the coming year, an amount identical to last year’s request. The library is requesting $220,273.28, an increase of $11,372.28 over 2010’s request… […]

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Morinville Council removes Champion tax incentive

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A $60,000 tax break offered to Champion back in 2009 as an incentive to clear the air on its odour problem was removed from the table by Morinville Town Council Tuesday night. Council voted unanimously to a motion made by Councillor Lisa Holmes to withdraw the offer of a $15,000 per annum tax break over a four-year period… […]

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Morinville Public Elementary School remembers

By S. Buga

Morinville Public Elementary School held its first Remembrance Day ceremony on the morning of November 8th at the Parish Hall. Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and Sturgeon School Division Superintendent Michéle Dick attended the event which opened with the singing of O Canada, led by the Headstart students… […]

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Council approves waste oil storage

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council unanimously approved a $20,000 capital expenditure to purchase and install a waste oil storage system for the County’s fleet. The new system will replace equipment deemed unacceptable earlier this year… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Coach’s corner: A disciplined approach to winning

By Scott Rodda

This seasons’ Jets cannot be accused of not being engaged or passionate about the game and, in fact, one could argue their passion and level of intensity at times has put them in less than ideal circumstances on the ice. Although one of the least penalized teams, the entire coaching staff and the players themselves recognize that discipline… […]

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Sturgeon County gets third quarter report from RCMP

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Morinville RCMP Staff Sergeant Mac Richards brought his third quarter policing report to Sturgeon County Council Tuesday morning. As in previous instalments, Richards said crime in the County was not on the rise. In fact, it was less than anticipated over the summer months… […]

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Landowner compensation motion tabled

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – A motion that would seek to compensate Sturgeon County landowners affected by the Heartland Transmission Line was tabled by Council during Tuesday’s regular meeting. The motion, co-written by Councillor Don McGeachy and Mayor Don Rigney, was put forth as a notice of motion at the Oct. 25 meeting and raised as the first item of business during the Nov. 8 meeting… […]

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Morinville Sports

Vipers take down Winterhawks in overtime

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – After a humiliating 7-1 home-ice defeat Oct. 28, the Legal Vipers took to the road Saturday night looking to settle the score with the Slave Lake Winterhawks. That score was settled by Ryan Martin with 1:36 left in overtime. The Viper’s 7-6 overtime victory elevated the club’s record to 3-2-1, pushing them above .500 hockey for the first time this season… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Reader calls for more traffic lights

Dear editor:

As I go to work each day I regularly travel through the intersection at 100 Avenue and Grandin Drive. Over the past few years I have witness countless acts of stupidity, complacency and just a total disregard for others at this intersection. But what I saw this morning (Nov. 7) was only a second from becoming a manslaughter investigation… […]

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Missing tickets lead to upset motorists

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although it is not surprising for anyone to get caught in the lens of Morinville’s photo radar camera, some area residents were surprised to find they’d been caught and convicted without ever having received the initial speeding ticket, a situation that has resulted in a late fee being applied to that earlier infraction… […]