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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Hockey arena or regional recreation facility – SO many questions – so little time!

I would like to thank our Council for the Open House held on April 28th. It was good to see more people attending this and sharing their views. Also, I would like to thank the group who prepared the Feasibility Study as this document actually included nasty topics such as – ‘capital costs’; ‘operating costs’; ‘revenue generation’ ‘cost overruns or deficits’ and not just the community wants and desires…. […]

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Morinville

Rotary Club holding open house on recreation facility

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – If the Rotary Club of Morinville has their way, there will be a new multi-use recreational facility within Sturgeon County within the next five years. The service club of roughly 50 members is spearheading an initiative to get a recreation facility built, and are holding an information gathering session at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Sept. 18 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m… […]

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Local News

Survey shows County residents want more amenities and programs

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Representatives from RC Strategies presented Sturgeon County Council with the findings of a needs assessment study they conducted on the County’s behalf earlier this year. The approximately $50,000 study took stock of existing recreational facilities and programs in Sturgeon County and neighbouring communities, assessing the strengths and weaknesses based on what County residents are using and would use if it were available to them.

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Election 2010

Council candidates divided on pool [Audio]

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff
Morinville – The topic of a swimming pool for Morinville surfaced as one of the questions moderator Paul Smith asked of council candidates at Wednesday night’s All-Candidates Forum. Like the public themselves, candidates were divided on the issue.

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Editorial & Opinion

Town needs to sink money into economic development not a pool

MorinvilleNews.com Editorial

Perhaps with the almost certainty that Morinville Town Council will not be given their seats by acclamation this time around, perhaps the words “community pool” will be tossed around like the waves after someone has taken a dive into the deep end. If they are, those politicians espousing such ideas may be playing to a small audience and may well be taking a dive off the high board into the shallow end. […]