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Roseridge Landfill receives rezoning

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – County Council gave second and third reading to a bylaw to rezone the Roseridge Landfill to Specific Development Control District Ten, a move necessary to meet Alberta Environment licensing requirements.

The County’s Land Usage Bylaw does not make provision for the operation of a waste management facility on lands designated Intermunicipal Fringe A, a situation necessitating … […]

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Sturgeon County Council approves borrowing bylaws

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Sturgeon County – County Council gave unanimous second and third reading to two separate borrowing bylaws Thursday morning that will permit the County to secure the funding it needs to purchase three motor graders and one tanker / plow truck. […]

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Morinville Sports

Jets begin quarter finals this weekend

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Morinville – After taking their qualifying round of CJHL playoffs in two straight games, the Morinville Jets enter the league playoff quarter finals against the North Edmonton Red Wings this weekend. […]

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Refinery to go ahead in Sturgeon County

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Fort Saskatchewan – The Alberta Government officially announced two projects that it believes will advance the upgrading and refining of bitumen in the province while increasing supplies of diesel fuel and enhancing Alberta’s position as a secure supplier of energy.

Contracts were signed Tuesday with the North West Upgrading (NWU) / Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) Partnership and Enhance Energy Inc. […]

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Morinville animal bylaw open house fails to draw herd

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council held an open house Tuesday evening giving residents an opportunity to voice their concerns on Morinville’s proposed Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw. However, despite the media attention the bylaw has received since a Christmas week television segment focused on the more exotic portions of the document, residents did not come out to the public hearing in flocks, herds or gaggles. Approximately six residents attended the Feb. 15 Committee of the Whole meeting to lend their voice on the matter. […]

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Morinville readies for Centennial Snowman Festival

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Morinville – The community’s annual Family Day Snowman Festival is set to take place this Monday and organizers are excited about this year’s theme.

“It’s the kickoff to the centennial celebrations for the year,” said Morinville’s Special Events Coordinator Peggy Gilchrist. “We’re having our oldest and youngest member of the community join us.” […]

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Griffiths announces bid for PC leadership

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – Battle River-Wainwright MLA Doug Griffiths announced Tuesday morning he will run for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives. The candidate submitted his resignation to the Premier as Parliamentary Assistant to Finance and Enterprise.

Making his announcement from the McKay Avenue School, which served as Alberta’s first legislature, Griffiths said a lot has changed in the century… […]

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Pet bylaw set for public meeting Tuesday night

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Although the media circus may be over with respect to elephants and armadillos, Morinville’s Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, which passed first reading Jan. 25, is on the agenda for the Morinville Town Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday night. […]

Morinville Sports

Titans end regular season with easy victory

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Morinville – The Morinville Titans ended the 2010-2011 Noralta Junior C Hockey League regular season with an 8-5 victory over the winless Sherwood Park Renegades, a club that had but nine skaters and one goalie to contribute to the contest…. […]

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Jets take opening round of playoffs in two straight

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Morinville – A Sunday night road game to Edmonton was all it took for the Morinville Jets to advance to the Capital Junior Hockey League quarter-finals. The Jets defeated the Edmonton mustangs 3-1 to take the best-of-three series in two straight.

The Jets entered the series Friday night on home ice, defeating the Mustangs… […]

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Vipers’ season ends in Onoway

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Legal – The Legal Vipers 2010-2011 season came to an official end Friday night with their second consecutive playoff loss to the Onoway Ice Dogs. The 4-1 loss followed on the heels of a 5-2 loss the previous weekend to give the Ice Dogs the series. […]