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County extends transportation contract for Edmonton Garrison

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – The transit service agreement between the City of Edmonton and Sturgeon County to provide transportation to the Edmonton Garrison will continue. Sturgeon County Council unanimously approved extending the contract with Edmonton Tuesday morning. That extension will run from Aug. 28, 2011 until Aug. 25, 2012… […]

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Inland’s haul route approved, another extraction goes to hearing

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Sturgeon County – County Council gave unanimous second and third reading to a bylaw amendment that will authorize Inland Aggregates to change its haul route to use an existing CN rail crossing. The approval follows a public hearing held Apr. 26 during which residents expressed some concerns about future road closings… […]

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Morinville Town Council has heavy agenda Tuesday

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Tuesday night’s meeting of Morinville Town Council will once again be broadcast live through MorinvilleNews.com, allowing Morinvillians an opportunity to see and hear what is going on.

Like any new idea, broadcasting council meetings has had a few bugs to sort out. However, those bugs have been ironed flat in time for what should be an active agenda… […]

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Town of Legal releases its town manager

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – The Town of Legal will be restructuring its administration after the dismissal of Town Manager Cory Brown over the weekend.

Mayor Albert St. Jean said an emergency council meeting was called Saturday to deal with some internal issues.
“What came out of that is that council has resolved that we terminate Cory’s position as CAO,” St. Jean said Monday afternoon, adding… […]

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Town of Morinville looking for people to Pitch-In

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – With the snow gone and the ground drying up, it is now time for the community to spruce itself up. Morinville will once again be holding Operation Clean Sweep, an opportunity for the community to come together to rid the town of litter… […]

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Around the town

This past weekend was full of activities of a formal and less than formal nature. here are some photographic highlights… […]

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Monday Morning News – May 9

The May 9 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition This week’s edition contains the following news stories… […]

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Morinville launches new equipment and new health initiative

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The launch of the Outdoor Fitness Equipment and Morinville’s commitment to become a ChooseWell community took place at the Fish & Game Pond Thursday night. Susan MacDonald, Director of Community Services spoke of the Launch of the Outdoor Fitness equipment and how it fit perfectly… […]

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Public forum on public education provides answers

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – On the day Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division released their survey to gauge interest in non-faith-based education in Morinville, parents, residents and several people from outside the community filed into the Morinville Seniors’ Rendez-Vous Centre to hear a number of speakers talk about public education, what it is and how it can be achieved… […]

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MCHS Class of 2011 graduate Friday [video]

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Thursday was a hectic day at Morinville Community High School as this year’s graduating class prepare to leave high school behind and enter post secondary or other opportunities. After opening the time capsule they buried in Grade 1, the students rehearsed for tomorrow’s grad and lined up for their grad photo and hat toss. […]

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GSACRD releases survey on non-faith-based education

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) announced Thursday afternoon it had begun the research to determine interest in a non-faith based education in Morinville.

In response to a request for a secular school option from a number of local parents, and after discussions with Minister of Education Dave Hancock, the public Catholic school board entered into an agreement with Pivotal research Inc. to conduct… […]

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Legal moves closer to recreation subsidy

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Families who find their budgets a little short to cover recreational activities for their children may soon have some assistance from the Town of Legal. The idea of a recreational subsidy was put forward by the Town’s Community Services Board (CSB) and this week came before both Legal Town Council and the CSB for further tweaking. The proposal will return to council may 16 for final approval… […]

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Legal puts the kibosh on murals on houses

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – The Centralta Tourism Society’s (CTS) idea of expanding their Francophone mural collection to the sides of homes in Legal met with the unanimous disapproval of Legal Town Council Monday night.

Currently sitting at 33 Francophone-themed murals, Ernie Chauvet, spokesperson for the CTS, told council another eight murals were confirmed to be completed in 2011 with as many as 11 being possible this year… […]

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Storseth gets a return trip to Parliament

By Stephen Dafoe

Westlock – St. Paul – Conservative candidate Brian Storseth will be returning to Ottawa to serve a third run in the House of Commons after receiving 77.8 per cent of the vote in Monday’s federal election.

The Conservative Party candidate received 32,597 votes May 2, 27,501 votes more than his closest rival, NDP candidate Lyndsey Henderson, a candidate who refused to take media interviews or participate in any of the all-candidate forums during the six-week campaign. Henderson’s 5,096 votes were followed by Liberal candidate Rob Fox with 2,559 votes and Green candidate Lisa Grant with 1,623 votes… […]

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Morinville Library wins Minister’s Award

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library was the recipient of a prestigious award over the weekend for its genealogy program. The library was presented with the 2011 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Library Service (for a community under 15,000) by the Honourable Hector Goudreau, Minister of Municipal Affairs. The presentation took place at the Alberta Library Conference held at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper… […]

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Monday Morning News – May 2

The May 2 edition of Monday Morning News hits store shelves and restaurant counters Monday morning. This week’s edition returns to our regular non-historical format and brings the latest news and photos of what’s going on in Morinville. This week’s edition contains the following news stories… […]