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County commits $400,000 to make voice heard

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – After a one hour in-camera briefing Tuesday morning on the Heartland Transmission Project (HTP), Sturgeon County Council voted unanimously to commit up to $400,000 to participate in the Alberta Utility Commission’s (AUC) quasi-judicial hearing set to take place in the spring of 2011.

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Garage sale to benefit food bank

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Morinville – Pleasant Homes, located west of Morinville just off Highway 642, will be opening its doors this Friday and Saturday for their 4th Annual Charity Garage Sale. Once again this year, the funds raised through the two-day event will be matched by the local home manufacturer and donated to the Morinville Food Bank Society.
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Alberta wins trade fight with Ontario

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – A ruling by a panel of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) will open the door to an approximately $225 million market in which Alberta oil seed producers can benefit.

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St. Jean given third term as mayor by council

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – A week after Alberta municipalities went to the polls, Albert St. Jean has received a third term as mayor of Legal. Unlike Morinville, Gibbons, Bon Accord and Sturgeon County, who hold separate elections for mayor; Legal continues to elect five councillors whom then elect the Town’s mayor from within at their organizational meeting.

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Morinville looking for input on Municipal Sustainability Plan

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Morinville – Residents now have an opportunity to participate in Morinville’s ongoing work with its Municipal Sustainability Plan (MSP). The Town unveiled a new online survey Friday, giving residents an opportunity to provide their input into the plan that will take Morinville through its next quarter century.

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Midstream Support Society seeking volunteers

Morinville – With a mandate of helping those in need in the community, Morinville’s Midstream Support Society, like many community organizations, needs volunteers to do its work.

Midstream Support Society President Joyce Preeper said the organization has several projects currently on the go, but the … […]

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Council sworn in time for heavy agenda

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and the six councillors who will serve by his side over the next three years were sworn in by the Honourable Ken Kowalski, speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly and Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA, Friday afternoon.

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Talk About the Towns

By Étienne Thevou

It was an active weekend for fundraising Oct. 22 – 24. Here’s a recap of what went on this weekend and a highlight of few things going on in the community this coming week.

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Teachers unite to raise funds for mental health

By Stephen Dafoe

Namao – With the books put away and the students gone for the weekend, local teachers gathered in the Sturgeon Composite High School gymnasium Friday night for a little bit of dodge ball and a great deal of fun.

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Cardiff Corner issue moves to facebook

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Facebook is well known as a place for friends to gather on the Internet to learn what everyone is having for lunch or to share their most intimate thoughts and observations. But one area resident is using the popular social networking site to raise awareness of the situation at Cardiff Corner.
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Local credit union has long history in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Customers walking into Servus Credit Union Thursday morning might have thought the cake laying on a table waiting to be cut was just another of the many mini celebrations local business frequently have for their staff or customers. But the slab of frosted desert lying before them represented seven decades of serving the financial needs of Morinville residents.
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Chamber celebrates its high rollers in style

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – It was a night of high honours, high rollers and high stakes poker Thursday night as the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Parish Hall to hand out its 2010 business awards.

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COP still monitoring speed zones

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Nearly two months into the school year, the advertisements and reminders to slow down in school zones have all been packed away for another year. But for volunteer members of Morinville’s Citizens on Patrol, the need to remind motorists to check their speed is a year round mission, not just something to talk about when summer is over.

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Police seeking help in Gibbons break in and assault

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Gibbons – A knock on the door from three individuals seeking help resulted in a Gibbons homeowner being assaulted last August. RCMP are now turning to the public for help in solving the crime.

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