The day in photos

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Resident Murray Knight asks Council some questions about the Ray McDonald Sports Centre. – Lucie Roy Photos

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Open Houses looks at budget

Morinville held the first of two public open houses on the 2014 Budget Tuesday night at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Residents had the opportunity to ask their questions and offer their input on a number of proposed projects, including $1 million allocated to move forward with a new arena. About 40 residents attended the first session.

Four residents spoke to Mayor and Council during a question and answer portion on the evening’s event on the topics of the arena, CAO expenditures, proactive bylaw enforcement, and proactive and not reactive efforts on Cardiff

Mayor Lisa Holmes and Councillors Nicole Boutestein Stephen Dafoe and Brennan Fitzgerald also spoke with about 20 Heritage Lodge residents Tuesday afternoon to get their input on proposed spending.

A second open house will be held Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Babysitting is available. Council will hold another forum in Council Chambers prior to second reading of the 2014 Budget on Feb. 25.

We will have a full story on the open houses after the conclusion of Wednesday’s session.

Above Left: Resident Dick Bolivar speaks with Town of Morinville Chief Financial Officer Andy Isbister at the 2014 Budget Open House held at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Tuesday night.

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Intersection Call
A pedestrian was struck at the 100 Avenue and 100 Street intersection Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses at the scene say a female pedestrian was heading west across 100 Street on 100 Avenue when she was struck by a westbound Jeep that was turning south onto 100 street. The woman was seen by EMTs; however, she was not taken to hospital.

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