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Sturgeon County recognizes its volunteers

Sturgeon County – The County recognized its many volunteers at the Villeneuve Community Hall Tuesday night. For the first time the County presented an individual Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. Terry Cashin Manager, Sturgeon County Community Services said they revised the Volunteer Appreciation Program and they started that last year with ads in the paper and again this year to recognize all volunteer nominees… […]

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Sturgeon County approves two key industrial developments

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Morinville – Sturgeon County is poised to become one of Alberta’s fastest expanding industrial regions thanks to two recent development approvals. During the Apr. 17 Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) meeting, $63 Million in development permits for both an ethylene handling facility and an assembly yard were approved by Commission members… […]

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Morinville News

All Candidates Forum draws area voters

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock candidates looking to occupy the seat made empty by retiring long-term MLA Ken Kowalski made their pitches to Morinville and area voters Monday night. Five provincial election candidates took to the podium to try and sway the approximately 400 voters in attendance with their policies, platforms and answers to voter questions… […]

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All Candidates Forum in Morinville Monday night

By The Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Candidates looking to fill the shoes left behind by retiring Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski will get their chance to win over Morinville voters Monday night at an All Candidates Forum organized by The Morinville News and moderated by the Morinville Toastmasters club. The forum will take place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre from 7 – 10 p.m… […]

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Sturgeon County

Speed sign shot at

By The Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – There have been more than a few people who have shot by speed signs in the area. Now Morinville RCMP are looking for those who took a shot at a speed sign. Police received a complaint someone was shooting at a speed sign with a shotgun in the Hamlet of Mearns, located… […]

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Sturgeon County

Mayor or reeve debate off the table

By The Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – Council lifted the mayor vs. reeve discussion off the table at its Apr. 10 meeting. The motion, originally presented by Councillor Joe Milligan, had been tabled for 30 days in March… […]

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Sturgeon County

County awards Cardiff Road contract with some changes

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council unanimously approved moving forward with its upgrades to Township Road 554 (Cardiff Road) at its Apr. 10 meeting. Council unanimously approved an additional $1,636,000 for the reconstruction project and awarded the tender to Oil Berta Cats Ltd., one of seven companies who bid on the project… […]

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Sturgeon County

County puts burning bylaw amendments on back burner

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council voted 6-1 Apr. 10 in favour of putting third reading of amendments to their burning bylaw on the back burner until the June 27 meeting so more research and changes can be made to the document… […]

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Sturgeon County approves first reading of mil rate bylaw

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Council narrowly passed first reading of its 2012 tax bylaw which would see a split mil rate wherein residential properties would be taxed at a rate of 6.85 per cent increase and non-residential properties at a 5.35 per cent increase. The split rate would lower the municipal tax increase from the 6.85 per cent identified in the 2012 budget to 5.93 per cent. First reading of the bylaw passed with a 4-3 vote of… […]

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Sturgeon Foundation moving ahead with two projects

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Sturgeon Foundation, who operates seniors’ lodges in the area, announced Friday it would be moving ahead with two capital projects, thanks to grants from the provincial government… […]

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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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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… […]