Election 2017

Who’s in and who’s out? Morinville Council talks Election 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you’re looking for the Coles Notes version of it, here is goes: Morinville will have a new Mayor come October (which, of course, means Lisa Holmes has officially announced she will not seek re-election for the Town’s top job). Barry Turner is eyeing that position though—well, maybe. Some on council have decided they will run again, and some have decided they will not. Two councillors have expressed they are still undecided.

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MGA changes have mixed reviews

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe government says the Act to Strengthen Municipal Government proposes practical changes to help municipalities build stronger and more sustainable communities for Alberta families.

The MGA is Alberta’s second-largest piece of legislation. The government is proposing changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) they say reflect the input received from municipalities, community organizations, Indigenous groups, school boards, small businesses, industry and the public. This data was collected since the government released a discussion guide last November. […]

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Women in politics

Reading Time: 2 minutesNow more than ever, a spotlight is shining on women in politics; no doubt influenced in large part by Hillary Clinton and her run for the American Presidency. But also, by other female politicians in our own Province—like Alberta NDP Minister Shannon Phillips, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, and Federal MP and Interim Conservative Party Leader, Rona Ambrose—who have been working to bring attention to some of the pitfalls, but also rewards, of pursuing politics while female. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Holmes is confident, proud and skilled

Reading Time: 1 minuteWhile significant scrutiny goes with the territory for elected officials, and rightfully so because public officials are deemed “public property” in some sense, public support may also accompany scrutiny. Enter the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. […]

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Town and School Division meet with government on school project

Reading Time: 2 minutesTown of Morinville staff met Monday with representatives of Sturgeon School Division and the provincial government to push forward the new public 5-9 school project.

Council was briefed Tuesday evening on the discussions about the proposed site for a new public school in Morinville, which involved staff from the Alberta Transportation, Education, and Infrastructure departments. […]

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AUMA supports Energy East Pipeline

Reading Time: 1 minuteTh Alberta Urban Municipalities Association is calling on other municipal associations across the province to join the AUMA in showing support for the Energy East Pipeline.

AUMA President Mayor Lisa Holmes will be speaking on the topic at the AUMA’s Annual Mayors’ Caucus Mar. 9 in Edmonton.

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Holmes acclaimed next AUMA president

Reading Time: 1 minuteMorinville Mayor Lisa Holmes will be the next president of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA). The AUMA is made up of elected officials from urban municipalities including cities, towns, villages, summer villages and specialized municipalities. The group advocates the interests of members to the provincial and federal governments as well as other stakeholders. […]

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Election 2013

Holmes running for mayor of Morinville

Reading Time: 7 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Councillor Lisa Holmes, currently serving her turn as Deputy Mayor, has announced she will run for Mayor of Morinville in the fall General Municipal Election.

Holmes moved to Morinville four years ago with her family and was elected three years ago with 1,007 votes. The then political newcomer took third place in the 2010 Council race, right behind front-runners Councillor Gordon Boddez (1,088 votes) and then Councillor Paul Krauskopf (1,050 votes). Three years later, Holmes believes she is the right person to lead Morinville over the next four years… […]

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Mayor and Deputy Mayor to meet with Transportation Minister

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Mayor Paul Krauskopf and Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes are set to meet with Alberta’s Transportation Minister, Ric McIver, May 29 to discuss the Highway 2 / Cardiff Road intersection.

During a presentation at the Morinville Rendez-Vous Centre Wednesday afternoon, Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec said she has been advocating for the province to do something to make the intersection safer than it presently is… […]