Reading Time: 3 minutesA report on the proposal for a park development at the former Perras Place location was brought forward by Community and Protective Services Director David Schaefer for Council direction at the Regular Meeting of Council held Nov. 28. […]
Reading Time: 1 minuteMembers of the Raymonde (Perras) Riopel family gathered for family photos in front of the Perras Place building on Saturday during the Farewell Open House.
Riopel’s children Paul, Suzanne Farrell and Robert Riopel along with their spouses, children and extended family toured the house along with many from the community.
Reading Time: 3 minutesA well-known Morinville landmark, Perras Place, is slated to be demolished by the Town after a unanimous vote from Council on Jan. 24.
The motion to proceed with the demolition of the 1903 building was put forward by Deputy Mayor Brennan FitzGerald. […]
Reading Time: 2 minutesFollowing two unanimous motions from Councillor Stephen Dafoe, Council has decided to temporarily hold off on demolishing Perras Place and consider the actual total costs of making necessary repairs to keep the century-old building up to code. These motions come following an impassioned speech given by community member Paul Riopel during a recent Committee of the Whole meeting, requesting that Council save the historical site slated for demolition by the Town next spring. […]
Reading Time: 2 minutesOne of Morinville’s older residences slated for demolition has received a passionate plea from one of Morinville’s most notable families requesting that Council preserves the structure as a historic site. Paul Riopel, representing the Perras family, made a presentation to Council at their regular Committee of the Whole meeting with hopes of saving the more than 100-year-old Perras Place. Most of Riopel’s speech shared the history and impact of the Perras pioneering family, focusing on Joseph H. Perras and his daughter, the recently departed Raymonde Riopel (nee Parras). […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesMorinville Councillors will make the final decision on the fate of Perras Place—a building that has been standing in Morinville for more than one hundred years—when they vote on the matter during budget deliberations this fall. […]