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The day in photos

Morinville firefighters spent part of their Wednesday night training session learning how to use rescue tools to cut into a car. Vehicles donated to the Morinville Fire Department are used for training purposes. Many of the department’s calls are in response to collisions. – Lucie Roy Photo… […]

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Emergency Management Bylaw passes third reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council gave unanimous third reading to an unchanged Emergency Management Bylaw May 28. The bylaw, designed to better fit the emergency management model created by the province and the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA), had passed second reading May 14; however, Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes had expressed some concerns with Council’s role on the emergency management committee … […]

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Morinville

Photo radar practices challenged

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Photos believed to show a vehicle belonging to Morinville’s Automated Traffic Enforcement operator hiding behind the pump house near the East Boundary Road have prompted a few emails and a brief discussion in Council Chambers May 28.

Acting on previous information from Administration that the vehicle was instructed to operate with its nose visible to eastbound and westbound traffic, Morinville resident Linda Lyons sent the photos to Administration and media over the weekend… […]

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Legal

The week in photos – midweek edition

Morinville Library Manager Isabelle Cramp, Alliance Pipeline representative Bob Norgard and Keith Norris, Vice Chair of the Library Board
at a presentation held Tuesday night in Morinville Council Chambers. Norgard was presented with a plaque in recognition of their Platinum Sponsorship donation of $75,000 to the Morinville community Library. Like the Town’s plaque, the Alliance plaque will be on display at the Library in the fireplace area… […]

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Local News

Sturgeon Victim Services updates Council on program

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) paid a visit to Council May 28 to bring councillors up to date on the program, its mission and how the Town of Morinville’s grant funding is used. Morinville RCMP Sergeant Mark Mathias, who sits on the SVS board, joined Program Coordinator Donna McPherson in making the presentation…
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Morinville

Mayor positive about meeting with Transportation Minister

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – Mayor Paul Krauskopf said his meeting Tuesday afternoon with Ric McIver, Alberta’s Transportation Minister, to discuss alternatives to make the Highway 2 and Cardiff Road intersection safer was positive, but he is keeping the details of that discussion quiet until he has a chance to discuss the matter with the rest of Council… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

The missus and I spent the whole darned day Saturday running around town looking at all the stuff for sale in people’s driveways and garages. She brought home a bunch of stuff we didn’t need any more than the folks what was selling the stuff off. Got me to thinking about yard sales and what’s funny, common or stupid about them… […]

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Legal

New RCMP Staff Sergeant arrives at his post

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – RCMP Staff Sergeant Tom Love has assumed command of the Morinville Detachment. The 21-year RCMP member arrives in Morinville after spending three years as the Detachment Commander for Fort Vermilion, a limited-duration posting. Love began his policing career in Saskatchewan but has been in Alberta for the past seven years, the first of those years in Coronation… […]

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Morinville

Emergency exercise scenario heavy on realism

By Stephen Dafoe

MorinvilleA fireball rose over a Sturgeon County field Monday afternoon, an explosion that sent one man to hospital with life-threatening injuries and left another man severely burned.Three cable contractors installing utility poles south of Highway 642 on Range Road 244 found their routine job turn to tragedy when the bobcat operator’s auger drilled through a gas pipeline. The incident drew RCMP, fire crews, ambulance, and Alliance Pipeline employees to deal with the matter.

Fortunately, the man seriously injured was a rescue mannequin and the entire deployment was a real-time, multi-departmental training exercise, one of two Alliance Pipeline conducts in Morinville each year. […]

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Club 60 Roses reaches milestone

By Lucie Roy

Legal – More than 80 Club 60 Roses members and guests were in attendance for the group’s 40th anniversary celebrations Sunday afternoon. The formal part of the day included a historical retrospective of the club’s history from Yvette Cyr and congratulatory messages from Legal Councillor Carol Tremblay,.. […]

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Weekend in photos

Local metal band Edgore held their EP release party Saturday night at the Morinville Plaza. Approximately 100 friends and fans came out to help the band celebrate the release. Opening for Edgore was At Her Feet… […]

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Microchip event seeks to get lost pets home safely

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville is teaming with the Morinville Veterinary Clinic to promote the idea of pet owners having their dog or cat microchipped, a process that places a small implant the size of a grain of rice under the animal’s skin. It is a painless process that can make the difference between seeing a lost pet again or not… […]