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Morinville News

Newcomers looking to earn spot on council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – When the dust of Nomination Day finally settled Tuesday afternoon, six political newcomers remained poised to battle it out for the next four weeks, hoping to convince Morinville voters that they are ready and able to take on the challenges confronting a growing community … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Yes, Morinville, you will get your All-Candidates Forum

MorinvilleNews.com editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

In the last municipal election, Morinville’s mayor and six councillors were acclaimed. Acclaimed is a nice way of succinctly saying there were not enough civically-minded people in this community willing to commit to the time needed to force an election … […]

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Morinville councillors looking to keep their seats

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Four veteran councillors were still in the running 24 hours after nominations closed Monday. Candidates had until noon Tuesday to withdraw their nomination papers.
Returning to take another run at Morinville Town Council are councillors Gordon Boddez, Paul Krauskopf, Donna Phinney and Ben Van De Walle, four of council’s current six members … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Guest Editorial: Mayoral candidate Joseph Trapani

The Mayoral contest in Morinville is a two person race. Joseph Trapani has served one term as a Morinville Councillor and has over eight years experience as a Municipal Administrator, served on assorted community organizations and was part of the Canadian Military for over 22 years. With this experience Trapani made the decision to run “because … […]

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Morinville News

Ten-way race for Morinville Town Council

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Three years after Morinville’s six councillors were elected by acclamation, 10 names have been tossed into the ring for those same six seats. Four incumbent councillors are being challenged by a six newcomers, each hoping to earn a spot at the council table … […]

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Mayor and council acclaimed in Gibbons

By Stephen Dafoe

Gibbons – Once again this election cycle, Gibbons voters will have to find something else to do on Election Day other than vote. Monday’s nomination deadline passed with just enough nomination papers filed to fill the seven seats on Gibbons Town Council … […]

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Morinville News

Trapani to take on Bertschi for mayor’s seat

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Monday’s noon nomination deadline saw two names brought forth for the position of Morinville’s next mayor. Three-term incumbent Mayor Lloyd Bertschi is being challenged by one-term Councillor Joseph Trapani. Both Bertschi and Trapani earned their respective seats on Morinville Town Council by acclamation during the 2007 municipal elections … […]