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Base playgrounds benefit from County grant

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

CFB Edmonton – With the installation of new playground equipment completed, three playgrounds were officially reopened July 20, a rejuvenation made possible through a $250,000 grant from Sturgeon County. The quarter million in funding was granted last fall through the County’s Capital Agricultural/Recreation Facility Development Grant (CARF), a five-year program started in 2006 to support leisure and fitness facilities in the hamlets, towns and city that make up Sturgeon County.

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New bylaws in the works for Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Council reviewed and gave first reading to three new bylaws at its July 13 regular meeting: a parkland bylaw, off-highway vehicle bylaw and a firearms bylaw.

The Town’s Parkland Bylaw has been crafted to reflect the popularity and trends in Morinville’s parks and sport facilities.

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Legal ready to show its community spirit

By Étienne Thevou

Legal – Residents of and visitors to the Town of Legal will have the opportunity to celebrate French culture this weekend as Fête au Village fills the streets and parks with activities July 23 and 24.

Although the annual “village celebration” pays homage to the culture and heritage of Legal’s French pioneers, it has become an excellent opportunity for friends and family to reunite in the streets.

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RCMP arrest person of interest in McCann case

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – A 38-year-old man wanted on a number of outstanding warrants was arrested without incident this morning at a rural residence outside Niton Junction. The Edmonton RCMP Emergency Response Team together with the Edmonton City Police Tactical Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Sheriff Support Team (FASST) arrested Travis Edward Vader early Monday morning.

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McCann vehicle found, person of interest sought

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – RCMP investigators and forensic experts are currently on location where the Hyundai Tucson owned by missing St. Albert couple Lyle and Marie McCann has been discovered. As Police consider the location to be a potential crime scene, they are not releasing the location for that reason.

Earlier this afternoon, RCMP released the photo and name of a person of interest in the McCann case. Police are currently looking for 38-year-old Travis Edward Vader, of no fixed address. […]

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Visitor Information Centre looking to make a mark

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The little red brick building on 100 Ave. has had an active couple of years, according to Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce President Sheldon Fingler. The Chamber president made a presentation to Morinville Town Council July 13, outlining the activities of the centre over the past two years and addressing future plans for 2011.

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TV personalities entertain area children

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Spending fifteen minutes with Lee and Sandy Paley before their afternoon performance, one is left with the certainty that the couple, best-known for their long-running children’s program Ballooner Landing, truly love performing for children.

The Calgary couple, who have been writing and performing children’s songs for a quarter century, gave two area performances July 14 …

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County to introduce new burning bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – A new bylaw that would send less firefighters out to warn residents about their unsafe burning habits and give peace officers more tools to fine those who regularly break the rules unanimously passed first and second reading during the July 13 Sturgeon County Council meeting.

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RCMP release photos of McCann motor home

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – While the search for missing St. Albert residents Marie Ann and Thomas McCann continues; RCMP report they have now concluded the ground search of the area surrounding the burned out motor home, found abandoned and ablaze in a cutline outside Edson July 5.

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Morinville mayor to seek another term

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A direct question posed to Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi by Councillor Joe Gosselin at the end of last night’s council meeting led to the answer the latter had been seeking as well as a brief but heated exchange between the two municipal politicians.

During the period reserved for media questions, Gosselin asked Mayor Bertschi if it was his intention to run again, stating that it was the community’s right to know. […]

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Council approves Assessment Review Board appointments

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – The appointment of six county residents to the Assessment Review Board was unanimously approved by Sturgeon County Council at its July 13 regular meeting. Joe Tetro, Frank Schoenberger, Anne Plante, Neil McDougal, Dianne Reid and John Bowes will begin serving this fall when assessment complaint hearings begin.

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