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Kowalski portait to hang in the Alberta Legislature

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Former Speaker and Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski will be honoured with a portrait in the Legislature.
Kowalski, the 11th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, will have his portrait unveiled during a ceremony Monday at 4 p.m. in the Legislature Building rotunda… […]

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Morinville News

Letter campaign seeks to help sexually abused

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A few months after her adopted daughter moved in with her, Brandi discovered she had been sexually abused in the past. That revelation began a process of healing, lobbying and learning that, while there is much help for predators, there is little to no help for the prey… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville in danger of losing iconic image

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One doesn’t have to drive too far into town to catch a glimpse of the steeple rising above St. Jean Baptiste Church in downtown Morinville. But residents and visitors could soon be deprived of that iconic view if significant funds are not raised to save it. The historic steeple is in need of approximately $500,000 in restoration work to save it from loss to water rot.

“There is significant damage by water inside the steeple as well as other parts of the church, mainly the north roof,” said Father Ignacy… […]

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Morinville open house shows possible shape of 100 Avenue

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – About 35 residents attended Wednesday night’s joint open house on the Coeur de Morinville Area Structure Plan (ASP) and Highway 642 Functional Planning Study. The three-hour event covered both projects in significant detail. The former is a project that would set guidelines for development in Morinville’s historic downtown core; the latter addresses the specific challenges of dealing with a main street that is also a provincial highway… […]

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Morinville News

Councillor Sheldon Fingler sworn in [VIDEO]

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Just prior to his first council meeting, Morinville Town Council’s newest member was sworn in by Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec… […]

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Province

Lougheed to lie in state at Alberta Legislature

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Albertans can pay their respects to former Premier Peter Lougheed at the Alberta Legislature Monday and Tuesday. Lougheed, who passed away Sept. 13 at the age of 84, will be lying in state in the rotunda of the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton and visitors may pay their respects from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18… […]

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Province

Labour Day long weekend sees plenty of speeders

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – The province released its long weekend traffic statistics Wednesday afternoon. Police stopped and ticketed 4,051 speeders between Aug. 31 and Sept. 3 on the province’s highways… […]

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Province

Penalties not limits change

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The province’s next phase in its impaired driving legislation took effect Sept. 1, but there is still some confusion on what has changed. Under the new legislation police can issue stiffer penalties for drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) between .05 and .08… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville positioned for double its population

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although the infrastructure beneath its streets positions Morinville to provide water and sewer for a population of 30,000, a document worked on by the Town’s Planning and Development Department seeks to position the community to handle double its current population of approximately 8,500 residents.

Morinville’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) was recently approved by the Capital Region Board (CRB), a government-sanctioned body of 25 municipalities in and around Edmonton that work on long-term planning for the region… […]

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Crime and punishment focus of Public Safety Minister’s Morinville talk

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The federal government will stay the course on its efforts in keeping the nation’s streets and communities safe. That was the message from Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, The Honourable Vic Toews, during a stop in Morinville Friday afternoon, an event organized jointly through the Morinville Rotary Club and Westlock-St. Paul MP Brian Storseth… […]

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Province

More than 3,000 speeders charged over holiday weekend

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – It was some heavy fines for those with heavy feet on the gas pedal over the holiday weekend. Law enforcement and wildlife officers throughout the province once again cracked down on unsafe drivers and recreationists, issuing 5,140 tickets between Aug. 3 and 6. Of that number, 3,556 were for speeding, a significant increase over the 2,513 tickets issued during the same long weekend in 2011… […]

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Storseth makes Rotary stop in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Westlock-St. Paul MP Brian Storseth paid a visit to the Morinville Rotary Club July 25, an early morning stop on the heels of his town hall meeting in Fedorah July 24, a meeting that drew about 20 people to hear the MP speak on his private member’s bill to repeal Section 13 of the Canada Human Rights Act…. […]

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Province

Pharmacists take on new roles in healthcare

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Prescription renewals are one of seven publicly funded health services Albertans can now consult their pharmacist about, additional roles the province says will make access to primary health care easier and more efficient… […]

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Province

Canada Day weekend results in many tickets

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Alberta’s law enforcement officers ticketed far more speeders over the Canada Day weekend than they did in 2011, a year which saw a significant decrease from 2010 numbers. Law enforcement issued 2,973 speeding tickets between June 29 and July 2, an increase of 780 tickets over last year’s figures, numbers that set a three-year holiday high… […]

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MLA visits local Rotarians

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec visited the Morinville Rotary Club June 20 during the group’s weekly breakfast to bring an update on what’s happening locally and how she is adjusting to her new role as MLA. … […]

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Province

More employment standards enforcement coming

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – A new web page listing deadbeat Alberta employers who have not paid employees properly is one of the tools in the province’s new arsenal of tools to improve fairness in the workplace. The government announced June 19 the initiative would combine increased education tools and employment standards enforcement… […]