National News

Scheer announces new tax bill

Reading Time: 2 minutesConservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced Thursday his party would offer tax relief to young families by introducing the Supporting New Parents Act, which would remove federal income tax from benefits received under the EI maternity and EI parental programs. […]

Local News

Morinville hosts Budget Open House to little fanfare

Reading Time: 3 minutesFew people attended Morinville’s Budget 2017 Open House on November 2.

Residents had the opportunity to see presentations made by the Town’s Administration during the afternoon that day; however, according to the Town’s Corporate Communications Officer, Felicity Bergman, only two people attended. […]

Local News

Tax update shows municipal taxes to go up by 3 per cent in 2016

Reading Time: 1 minuteMorinville taxpayers now have an idea of how the Town Budget will affect their own budget with some clear numbers from Administration on tax rates. At their Committee of the Whole meeting, Council received a report from Shawna Jason, Interim Director of Financial Services for the Town, who informed Council that to support the 2016 budget, ratepayers would be paying approximately $61.40 more this year, based on a home valued at $300,000. […]

Local News

Morinville property taxes higher than budgeted

Reading Time: 2 minutesMorinville homeowners will be paying property taxes at a higher rate than expected this year.

A 3.39 per cent rate increase is set out in the 2015 Property Tax Rate Bylaw, which received unanimous first reading at the regular meeting of Town Council Apr. 14… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

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

Reading Time: 3 minutesI 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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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Tax bubbles?

Reading Time: 2 minutesEditor:

How does Morinville’s residential municipal tax rate compare? How competitive are we in the region? (All the data that follows comes from Alberta Municipal Affairs)… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: This editorial did not cost $55,000

Reading Time: 2 minutesIf you missed Premier Alison Redford’s conversation with Albertans Thursday night, it is probably because you were getting ready to watch the Oilers game. Judging by commentary among acquaintances on Facebook Thursday night, Yakupov’s game-saving goal that drove the Oilers into overtime was of far greater importance than the current state of the province or what that might mean to funding programs or raising taxes down the road. Not sure why that whole turning our backs on the hockey… […]