Local News

Coming up at Morinville Town Council

Town Council has a lot to discuss at their informal Committee of the Whole meeting Mar. 20.

In addition to two presentations, one on the Northern Alberta Baseball League and one from South Glens resident Warren Maskoske on potential lights at Cardiff Road and 100 Street, Council has five meaty topics to delve into. […]

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Paul Riopel gives impassioned speech encouraging Council to save Perras Place

One 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). […]

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Traffic Advisory Committee report sparks debate on Cardiff Road

The Traffic Advisory Committee has submitted a report with information on Cardiff Road following a request for information from Council on the current safety picture of the road. The report reveals that there has been three relatively serious but non-fatal accidents along the road in the last three years, all with westbound traffic, and all were rear-end collisions. […]

Arts & Culture

Morinville Festival Society seeking site for Logger Sports

Morinville Festival Society (MFS) President Korien Sampson and Society members Julie Booth and Kat Spencer made an informational presentation to the Town Council during their Mar. 15 committee meeting about growing the Logger Sports component of the annual summer festival.

The main discussion revolved around the placement, or not, of climbing poles for the Festival Society’s two-day Logger Sports event at this year’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival. […]

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Council briefs

Town approves AltaGas Franchise Agreement
Town to put emergency sirens in budget for debate
Town approves citizen software for budget talks
Town defers south entrance sign […]

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Sturgeon School Division playing ball on Morinville tennis courts

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town’s deteriorating tennis courts, located at 100 Avenue and 101 Street, could be staying where they are after all now that Sturgeon School Division has put forth some more agreeable terms to help the Town restore the courts to a usable condition. Roots from the surrounding poplar trees have broken through the tennis court surface, creating tripping hazards and rendering the courts unusable. The division is looking to work with the town to restore the courts with existing budgeted monies…. […]

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Morinville taxpayers looking at a 2 per cent increase in 2013

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council gave third and final reading to the 2013 operational and capital budgets Dec. 11, paving the way for the Town to go ahead with proposed projects next year. Ratepayers are on track to pay an additional 2 per cent on their spring tax bills to support the budget; however, a combination of property assessments and the setting of the mil rate next spring will ultimately determine just how much taxes will go up… […]

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Morinville Town Council has heavy agenda Tuesday

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Tuesday night’s meeting of Morinville Town Council will once again be broadcast live through MorinvilleNews.com, allowing Morinvillians an opportunity to see and hear what is going on.

Like any new idea, broadcasting council meetings has had a few bugs to sort out. However, those bugs have been ironed flat in time for what should be an active agenda… […]