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MLA looking to establish Morinville office

Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock (BMW) MLA Glenn van Dijken was Rotary’s guest speaker July 22, offering the newly-minted politician an opportunity to get to know some of his constituents a little better.

More than 40 people came out to hear the MLA, who spoke about his background, the importance of volunteering, and […]

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Van Dijken looking forward to starting his role as MLA

Building relationships is going to be the major focus in the immediate future for newly elected Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Glenn van Dijken.

According to Elections Alberta figures the Wildrose Party candidate topped the polls with 7,205 votes, followed by the NDP’s Tristan Turner with 6,233 and Progressive Conservative incumbent Maureen Kubinec with 4,878. […]

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Morinville’s Tristan Turner named NDP candidate

When the next Alberta general election is called, Tristan Turner will be the NDP candidate in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock. The party’s constituency nomination meeting took place Mar. 27 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Turner was the only one who put his name forward by the deadline and became the candidate by acclamation.
While a provincial election isn’t mandated until 2016, it’s widely anticipated that Premier Jim Prentice will call one within the next couple of weeks. […]

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Wildrose MLA Rob Anderson visits Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Wildrose MLA and Opposition Finance Critic Rob Anderson visited Morinville Wednesday night, his third public meeting in the constituency to discuss what his party refers to as a Financial Recovery Plan for Alberta. The 90-minute talk at the Morinville Rendez-Vous Centre drew mostly party supporters to hear the former PC MLA speak.

Anderson’s talk criticized the Redford government for what the Wildrose see as mismanagement of revenues, overspending on bureaucracy, and a string of broken campaign and budget promises, including the premier’s pre-election promise of not running a deficit… […]

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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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Penny to run again for Liberals

By Stephen Dafoe

Barrhead – Health professional Leslie Penny is once again running for the Alberta Liberals in the general election. The long-time Barrhead resident is currently a Manager of Seniors Health with Alberta Health Services and just received a certificate from the Alberta College of Registered Nurses recognizing 40 years in the nursing profession… […]

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Kubinec ready to run for PCs

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Recently nominated Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock PC candidate Maureen Kubinec has been making preparations for the provincial election; her campaign office in downtown Morinville opened just prior to the writ being dropped Mar. 26, and she’s spent the past couple of weeks making the rounds in Morinville… […]