Column: Progressives united, but who gets their vote?

The good news for the body politic in this country is that it is now flying on two wings.

The left side of the political brain has caught up to the right of the political brain and it only took a couple of years. […]

Local News

Morinville’s Tristan Turner named NDP candidate

When the next Alberta general election is called, Tristan Turner will be the NDP candidate in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock. The party’s constituency nomination meeting took place Mar. 27 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Turner was the only one who put his name forward by the deadline and became the candidate by acclamation.
While a provincial election isn’t mandated until 2016, it’s widely anticipated that Premier Jim Prentice will call one within the next couple of weeks. […]

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Morinville unites for final Kraft Hockeyville event

A jubilant group of Hockeyville supporters turned from celebrative to contemplative about 10 seconds after learning if Morinville would be in the Top 2 communities for this year’s Kraft Hockeyville. After listening to much of Saturday night’s Hockey Night in Canada Broadcast, residents found out Morinville was the second community named as being out of the running in the west. […]


If I had $13 million dollars. Participants asked to build a rec centre

More than 50 people gathered at the cultural centre Thursday night to brainstorm and vision how they would spend the $13.75 million in the budget to build an arena/rec facility. Funding options were called for by those who went over the $13 million budget. The exercise gauged whether the public interest in the facility was towards a one-time build or a phased-in approach, and what amenities were the priorities in both approaches. […]

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Morinville arena gets two year reprieve

The engineers have signed off on repairs to the Ray McDonald Sports Center intended to prolong the arena’s useable life for a least two years.

A report from Read Jones Christoffersen received by Town Council at its Mar. 24 regular meeting indicated the firm’s satisfaction with the structural repairs completed. […]

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RCMP looking for Town priorities

Morinville RCMP Detachment has sought input from the Town on its priorities for policing in the upcoming year
The detachment annually requests input from municipal stakeholders to help establish their top three policing priorities for the upcoming year. […]

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Government tables its budget

Morinville residents along with other Albertans will be contributing more to the provincial government led by Premier Jim Prentice to help make up the shortfall in its 2015 budget, brought down today.

However the town itself may not suffer from cutbacks to provincial funding for community services and capital projects. […]

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Morinville Council Briefs

Council had a mild agenda and six members at the Mar. 24 meeting. Councillor Nicole Boutestein was not in attendance due to being on vacation, leaving six members to do the voting. […]

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NWT woman sought in Edmonton area

Morinville RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 40-year-old Eileen KOE. Eileen is a resident of the North West Territories and is currently visiting Edmonton. […]

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Jessica Martel run enters its third year

The tragedy of a woman’s death will be used as the motivation for triumph – the triumph of completing 5- to 10-kilometre runs and the triumph of raising funds to provide safe shelter for victims of abuse. The Jessica Martel Memorial Run, set to take place June 21 pays tribute to the memory of Martel, killed by her common law husband
in April of 2009. Organized by the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF), the group is hoping to raise in excess of $20,000 from the event, monies that will fund various initiatives to support victims of domestic violence. […]

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Province invests $7.9 million for St. Albert Lodge

The Alberta government will invest $7.9 million to add 42 units to the current 45-unit North Ridge Lodge in St. Albert, a move that will nearly double the facility’s capacity. The Sturgeon Foundation owns and operates North Ridge Lodge, which opened to residents in 1992.

Morinville News

Will Morinville vote its way to the top?

Morinville was all about Hockeyville over the weekend as two days of voting opened, giving the Top 10 communities a chance to move up to the Top 2. Though it is unknown if Morinville will make the cut, it is well known that many Morinvillians know they are not robots, the question asked with each vote to make sure votes were manually entered. […]