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RCMP arrest person of interest in McCann case

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – A 38-year-old man wanted on a number of outstanding warrants was arrested without incident this morning at a rural residence outside Niton Junction. The Edmonton RCMP Emergency Response Team together with the Edmonton City Police Tactical Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Sheriff Support Team (FASST) arrested Travis Edward Vader early Monday morning.

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McCann vehicle found, person of interest sought

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – RCMP investigators and forensic experts are currently on location where the Hyundai Tucson owned by missing St. Albert couple Lyle and Marie McCann has been discovered. As Police consider the location to be a potential crime scene, they are not releasing the location for that reason.

Earlier this afternoon, RCMP released the photo and name of a person of interest in the McCann case. Police are currently looking for 38-year-old Travis Edward Vader, of no fixed address. […]

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Visitor Information Centre looking to make a mark

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The little red brick building on 100 Ave. has had an active couple of years, according to Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce President Sheldon Fingler. The Chamber president made a presentation to Morinville Town Council July 13, outlining the activities of the centre over the past two years and addressing future plans for 2011.

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County to introduce new burning bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – A new bylaw that would send less firefighters out to warn residents about their unsafe burning habits and give peace officers more tools to fine those who regularly break the rules unanimously passed first and second reading during the July 13 Sturgeon County Council meeting.

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RCMP release photos of McCann motor home

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – While the search for missing St. Albert residents Marie Ann and Thomas McCann continues; RCMP report they have now concluded the ground search of the area surrounding the burned out motor home, found abandoned and ablaze in a cutline outside Edson July 5.

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Morinville mayor to seek another term

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A direct question posed to Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi by Councillor Joe Gosselin at the end of last night’s council meeting led to the answer the latter had been seeking as well as a brief but heated exchange between the two municipal politicians.

During the period reserved for media questions, Gosselin asked Mayor Bertschi if it was his intention to run again, stating that it was the community’s right to know. […]

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Council approves Assessment Review Board appointments

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – The appointment of six county residents to the Assessment Review Board was unanimously approved by Sturgeon County Council at its July 13 regular meeting. Joe Tetro, Frank Schoenberger, Anne Plante, Neil McDougal, Dianne Reid and John Bowes will begin serving this fall when assessment complaint hearings begin.

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Festival numbers higher than anticipated

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The figures are in from this year’s St. Jean Baptiste Festival and festival chair Joel Chevalier couldn’t be happier with the results.

“Our goal was about 2,000 and we have estimates anywhere between 2,500 and 3,000-something went through,” Chevalier said of this year’s festival goers, adding that reports indicate there were times when the popular children’s game and craft tent had approximately 200 children under the awning. “You couldn’t move.”

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Missing couple’s family appeals to public

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – The search for a missing St. Albert couple took a personal turn at RCMP “K” Division headquarters in Edmonton this afternoon. Bret McCann, the son of Lyle and Mary Ann McCann, was joined by his wife Mary-Ann and family friend Darrell Stang to talk to media about the couple who were last seen in St. Albert July 3 purchasing gas for their motor home. The vehicle was discovered engulfed in flames July 5, parked in an isolated cutline outside of Edson near Minnow Lake. The McCanns were reported missing July 10 after failing to meet a family member at a scheduled rendezvous.
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Mayor wants bitumen upgrading in region

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – With a catchy slogan and a serious economic message, Sturgeon County Mayor and Alberta Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) Chair Don Rigney launched a new campaign last week in Edmonton to get people thinking about how much of Alberta’s raw bitumen is flowing south of the Canadian border. The Refine It Where We Mine It campaign and website seeks to educate Albertans about the importance of adding value to the province’s natural resources.
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St. Albert seniors’ motor home found, couple still missing

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edson – RCMP report that a missing St. Albert couple’s motor home was found burned near the Minnow Lake campground outside Edson. The green and white 1999 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager had been engulfed in flames and was extinguished by the Edson Fire Department on July 5.

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St. Albert seniors missing

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

St. Albert – RCMP are asking the public to assist them with information that might help locate a St. Albert couple who were last seen July 3.

St. Albert RCMP report 79-year-old Lyle Thomas McCann and his wife Marie Ann McCann, 77, were last seen the morning of July 3 in St. Albert.

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Morinville gains international chef

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A new restaurateur has come to town, bringing with him a quarter century of experience as a chef. Don Bom Buwala recently opened Don’s Bar & Bistro in the former Sheldon’s Fine Dining location on 100 Ave. and said he is looking forward to serving his fare to Morinville diners, particularly his specialties – French cuisine, steak and seafood.

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Santa and company coming to the garden

By Étienne Thevou

Sturgeon County – Santa, Mrs. Claus and a couple of their reindeer are scheduled to make a landing at First Choice Tree Nursery and Gardening Centre just outside of Morinville this weekend. The jolly old elf and his friends will be participating in Santa’s Summer Party from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, all part of the gardening centre’s 4th Annual Christmas Sneak Peek, running July 16-18.

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Retire Your Ride comes to Morinville

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A farmer’s market may seem like an unlikely place to learn about the environmental benefits of getting an old clunker off the road, but that is precisely the message the Retire Your Ride program brought to town last Friday.

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