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Local News

County planning to borrow for bridges

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council unanimously approved first reading of a borrowing bylaw Tuesday morning that would see the municipality borrow up to $528,000 to fund two bridges on Township Road 554 (Cardiff Road), work the County deems necessary in preparation for the broader work of reconstructing the road between Highways 28 … […]

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Sturgeon County

Tarnowsky appointed Sturgeon County CAO

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – After several months of searching, recruiting and interviewing, Sturgeon County Council has ended up with a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) who has been performing the job in an interim capacity since November of 2011. Council voted 4-3 in favour of appointing Peter Tarnowsky as CAO Tuesday morning. Mayor Don Rigney and Councillors David Kluthe and Don McGeachy, long opponents of his being hired, voted in opposition to Tarnawsky receiving the post… […]

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Province

May long weekend results in plenty of charges

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Lead-footed drivers made up the bulk of provincial tickets over the May long weekend. Alberta law enforcement officers were out in full force over the four-day period from May 18 to 21 enforcing responsible driving on the province’s roadways and responsible behaviour in the province’s parks and forested areas… […]

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Morinville News

Police looking for holiday thieves

By Morinville News Staff

Bon Accord – Police are turning to the public for help in apprehending those responsible for a holiday heist at the Liquor Cabinet in Bon Accord. Morinville RCMP responded to a break and enter at the business, located on highway 28 at the edge of town, around 11 a.m. Monday morning… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Property crime is everyone’s problem

Let’s do a headcount shall we. Youth centre window torched twice, window broken once, back door busted once, maybe twice. Those expensive metal town logos on the Centennial Fountain ripped off the bricks and probably now hanging proudly in some lay-about’s bedroom, which is in turn in his mom and dad’s basement… […]

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Morinville News

Long weekend in photos

Donna Garrett, Museum Operations Attendant at the Musée Morinville Museum puts the last minute touches to the physician desk and cupboard just in time for International Museum Day on … […]

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Morinville News

Community Carnival to offer fun day for all

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – The Ray McDonald Sports Centre will play home to a community carnival for families next Saturday. The MPES Community Carnival: Growing with the Community event will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and organizers are expecting a great day of community building… […]

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Morinville Sports

Town employee conquers Grand Canyon

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Working for the Town of Morinville’s Public Works Department can be a test of endurance from time to time, but it is nothing like the endurance Donald Fairweather needed Mother’s Day when he and nine friends ran 45 miles through the Grand Canyon. Called the Rim-To-Rim-To-Rim run, the path took the runners over terrain that varied by as much as 20,000 feet from one elevation to another… […]

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Morinville News

Bike ride pedals on in memory of fallen Morinville resident

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – It has been many years since Roger Champagne was gunned down in Las Vegas by a man looking to feed his drug habit, but the Morinville man, well known for his kindness in the community, has never been forgotten by friends, family or the hundreds of MCHS students who were born some years after the man’s passing. Such is the legacy of Roger Champagne whose memory is honoured each year by MCHS students who take to the mountains for a bike ride that bears his name… […]

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Morinville News

Around the town – end of week edition

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – The second annual regional business symposium drew an audience of approximately 220 Thursday afternoon. The event, a partnership between four municipalities in Sturgeon County, was held at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre and provided participants the opportunity to learn about current and future growth opportunities in Sturgeon County… […]

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Morinville Sports

Primeau students take to the track [PHOTOS]

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville Community High School hosted the Georges H. Primeau Track and Field Day May 17. Students competed in a number of activities, including 60 and 400 metre runs, javelin toss, high jump and long jump… […]

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Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County under fire ban

Sturgeon County – Dry and windy conditions have prompted Sturgeon County to issue a full burning ban as of 1 p.m. Thursday. Any fires currently burning must be extinguished immediately… […]

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Sturgeon County

Morinville RCMP investigating found human remains

By Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – Morinville RCMP are investigating the discovery of what is believed to be human remains. The RCMP Detachment was contacted by a surveyor Wednesday morning advising he had discovered what he believed to be human remains in a field in Sturgeon County.

RCMP attended the scene and have confirmed the discovery. A number of support teams are now assisting Morinville RCMP, including Edmonton Major Crimes Unit, Project KARE Investigators; Police Dog Service; Forensic Identification Services and Search and… […]

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Morinville News

Johnson working on Morinville school infrastructure issue

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Newly-minted Alberta Minister of Education and Athabasca – Redwater MLA Jeff Johnson said he hopes to announce a decision on the Morinville school infrastructure issue around the beginning of June. Speaking to the Morinville Rotary Club Wednesday morning, Johnson said it was one of the first things on his agenda as Education Minister. Johnson was scheduled to meet with the boards of Sturgeon School Division and Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division later Wednesday to discuss the matter further… […]