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Morinville News

Penny to run again for Liberals

By Stephen Dafoe

Barrhead – Health professional Leslie Penny is once again running for the Alberta Liberals in the general election. The long-time Barrhead resident is currently a Manager of Seniors Health with Alberta Health Services and just received a certificate from the Alberta College of Registered Nurses recognizing 40 years in the nursing profession… […]

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Grant running for the EverGreens

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Morinville mother of two is running for provincial office under the EverGreen banner. Lisa Grant, who ran for the Green Party in the last federal election and for the Alberta Greens in the 2008 provincial election, is once again taking a run at political office… […]

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Sturgeon County

County Councillor Milligan thinks reeve idea not so cockamamie

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sturgeon County Councillor Joe Milligan is taking issue with comments from former Sturgeon County Mayor Helmut Hinteregger that the suggestion to look at the reeve system once again is a cockamamie idea. The former mayor, defeated by current mayor Don Rigney in 2007, made his comments in a… […]

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Morinville News

Grebenstein running for NDP in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Former labour leader Trudy Grebenstein has entered the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock race as the NDP candidate. After a decade as President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3550, Grebenstein felt she still had much to offer and decided to enter provincial politics… […]

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Local News

Around the town Monday

Academic recognition
Councillor David Pattison presented a certificate on behalf on the Town of Morinville to Joseph Girard on completion of the RCMP Citizen’s Academy. The graduation, the culmination of the 10-week program, took place Monday night at the Provincial Building. Pattison was joined by fellow Morinville… […]

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Morinville News

Byfield seeks seat for Wildrose

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Wildrose candidate Link Byfield has been waiting for the provincial election since winning his party’s nomination 17 months ago. Byfield, who is perhaps best known as a journalist and publisher of Alberta Report for 18 years, received the party nod by acclamation in October of 2010… […]

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Morinville News

Kubinec ready to run for PCs

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Recently nominated Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock PC candidate Maureen Kubinec has been making preparations for the provincial election; her campaign office in downtown Morinville opened just prior to the writ being dropped Mar. 26, and she’s spent the past couple of weeks making the rounds in Morinville… […]

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Local News

Local cats attend Edmonton show

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Cats from Morinville and Sturgeon County were among the Supreme Grand Championships shown at the Edmonton Cat Fanciers Club’s two-day Championship and Household Pet Cat Show held at the Edmonton Hotel and Convention Centre on the weekend… […]

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Fish & Game Association gathers to brag over dinner

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Approximately 340 adults and youth gathered at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Mar. 24 for the Morinville Fish and Game Association’s (MFGA) 20th Anniversary Brag Night, an evening fundraiser that combines a wild game dinner, auction, and the handing out of trophies to local outdoor enthusiasts… […]

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Sturgeon County

New rules for Sturgeon County dog owners

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – The bite got a little sharper for Sturgeon County dog owners after County Council passed third reading of an amended Dog Bylaw. The new bylaw seeks to create safer neighbourhoods and walking trails within Sturgeon County… […]

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Morinville and District Ag Society could fold

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Travelling through town putting up posters for their annual Easter egg hunt last Monday afternoon, Morinville and District Ag Society President Barry Bradley does so with a smile on his face. One would have no idea there was something weighing heavy on his mind; his organization, begun nearly four decades ago, is in danger of folding… […]

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County could spend $30,000 a month on equipment rental

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – A 2009 decision to not purchase a new crawler has resulted in Sturgeon County having to decide whether or not to spend $30,000 a month to rent one should the existing 23-year-old crawler break down this season. County Council voted 6-1 in favour of authorizing the County’s transportation manager to spend $30,000 a month on rentals in the event the crawler becomes no longer serviceable during road construction this season… […]