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Town to support getting LAV monument to honour Canadian Forces

by Tristan Turner

Following a unanimous vote from Council, the Town will be supporting an application by Morinville resident and veteran Jason Wood to receive a decommissioned Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) as part of a monument. The new LAV monument program operated by the Department of Defence (DND), private businesses/sponsors and local communities provides an opportunity for worthy communities to receive one of the decommissioned units.

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While Wood is hopeful sponsors and partnerships can be found to lower or eliminate the upfront cost of the monument, he said the project could end up costing up to $42,000. Although Council voted in favour of supporting the application, they did not agree to allocate any money to the project yet.

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Following this motion, Council has agreed to send a letter of support and allowed Town Administration to work with Wood to find a potential spot for the monument. Wood said his preference was near the east end of town, towards CFB Edmonton.

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