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Ask-a-Candidate Week One

Reading Time: 3 minutesImproving healthcare for Albertans will require more localized decision-making and patient-centred care.
That is something all the candidates seeking election in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock can agree on.
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Local News

Morinville Public School secures funding for playground

Reading Time: 2 minutesStudents gathered in the Morinville Public School gym Friday afternoon expected to see their fellow students demonstrate their skills during the MPS Talent Show. What they perhaps didn’t expect is for a parent to take the stage and share some great news — the school’s goal of a new playground was going to be a reality. […]

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Local News

Town holds ceremony for new rescue truck

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville rolled out the red ribbon Thursday night to officially launch the Morinville Fire Department’s new $850,000 rescue unit.

The Pierce Quantum Heavy Rescue Truck arrived at the Morinville Fire Department Aug. 22 and was ceremonial put into service by the department’s firefighters, who have been training on the truck for the past two weeks ahead of Thursday night’s public launch… […]

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Province

Sturgeon Agriplex Society moving ahead with renovations

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – The Cardiff / Sturgeon Agriplex, located in Cardiff Park, will soon have a new concession and meeting room, thanks to a $40,000 Community Facilities Enhancement Program (CFEP) grant. Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec presented the matching dollar grant to the group May 21 on behalf of the Honourable Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Culture… […]

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Morinville

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… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

MLA Column – Changes made to Farm Fuel Benefit Program

Reading Time: 2 minutesBY Maureen Kubinec
MLA Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

On March 7, our government tabled a budget that includes some tough measures to address our province’s current fiscal situation.
One of those measures is the removal of the Farm Fuel Distribution Allowance portion of the Alberta Farm Fuel Benefit Program. The 6-cent-per-litre Farm Fuel Distribution Allowance, which was unique to Alberta… […]

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Morinville

Kubinec attending UN session on ending violence against women

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Morinville News Staff

Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec is off to New York as part of Canada’s delegation at the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) from Mar. 4 to 6. The Honourable Rona Ambrose, federal Minister for the Status of Women, invited Alberta to be part of the Canadian delegation, and Kubinec was selected to represent the province there… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

MLA Column: Alberta moves to protect electricity consumers

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Maureen Kubinec, MLA Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

Electricity rates can be a concern for Albertans, especially month-to-month price volatility and the cost of new transmission lines.
On January 29, the Alberta government released new actions to make sure Albertans are paying the lowest electricity rates possible in a fair and competitive market. Those who are currently on the regulated rate option… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Re MLA Column

Reading Time: 1 minuteMLA Maureen Kubinec’s Nov. 26th guest column shows what’s wrong with Alberta’s PC government. She states as fact that “One of the regular talking points of the Official Opposition is to claim that after 41 years of Tory rule, the province of Alberta is some grim, dark, horrible place to live.”… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Alberta a great province

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Maureen Kubinec, MLA Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock Constituency

One of the regular talking points of the Official Opposition is to claim that after 41 years of Tory rule, the province of Alberta is some grim, dark, horrible place to live. It’s entirely untrue… […]