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Final figures on Town Hall renovations released

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council was given the final price tag on the St. Germain Place renovations at the Nov. 27 meeting of Morinville Town Council. Construction costs, architectural and management fees, and other indirect costs totalled $4,222,647,26. That amount is $687,647,26 more than had been approved prior to Apr. 24 when Council agreed to increase funding for the project to $4.2 million… […]

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Morinville 2013 budget passes second reading

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A leaner 2013 budget passed second reading Nov. 27. After more than two hours of discussion and debate that shaved $300,000 off the $14.6 million budget, Council voted unanimously for second reading. Council will have at least two weeks to ponder further cuts before giving the document third and final reading.

Council gave first reading to the 2013 budget Oct. 23. As laid down at first reading Budget 2013 consisted of an $11 million operating budget combined with a proposed $3.6 million in capital projects. At that time, Chief Financial Officer Andy Isbister said ratepayers… […]

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Photo radar tickets down in third quarter

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – While speeders passing by Morinville traffic education increased in the third quarter, tickets issued by Morinville’s automated traffic enforcement contractor were down by almost 75 per cent over the same period last year… […]

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Morinville Mayor Paul Krauskopf presented with chain of office

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec presented Mayor Paul Krauskopf with the Chain of Office Tuesday night in a special ceremony prior to the start of the Nov. 27 Council meeting. Mayor Krauskopf was appointed and sworn in as Mayor of Morinville Nov. 13 after former Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi submitted his letter of resignation… […]

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Local Lions hear from District Governor

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Lions Club members had a special visit from District 37 L District Governor Wanda Coates Monday night bringing the good news the district was ranked number one in North America during the first quarter of the International service club’s calendar year. Club members were praised for their hard work and dedication in the organization’s Campaign 1250 membership drive initiative… […]

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Morinville Community Library cuts its ribbon

The Morinville Community Library had its official grand opening and logo unveiling Sunday afternoon. Approximately 100 board members, staff, volunteers, patrons, sponsors and dignitaries came out for the event. From left: Darrell Knapp of Alliance Pipeline, Larry Tiedemann Northern Lights Library System Board Chair… […]

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Library holding silent auction

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Some unique items will be up for bid at the Morinville Community Library beginning next Monday and running throughout the week. The library’s silent auction fundraiser runs Dec. 3 to 8 and Library Manager Isabelle Cramp said it is a good time for patrons and visitors to obtain some interesting Christmas gifts while helping the library fund new programs… […]

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Jets squeak out first win in four outings

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Jets 5-4 overtime win against the visiting Leduc Riggers Saturday night was the club’s first victory in four outings. With an 11-7-0 record nearly half way through the CJHL season, the Jets sit in fourth place in the league’s West Division… […]