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Perras Park proposal moves forward

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. […]

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Community holds final farewell for Perras Place

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.
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Council passes motions to consider Perras Place repairs, postpone demolition

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. […]

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Paul Riopel gives impassioned speech encouraging Council to save Perras Place

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). […]