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Capital Region Board to drop from 24 to 13 – Morinville to remain

The Capital Region Board will be reduced from 24 members to 13, a drop of 11 municipalities in the Capital Region. Additionally, the Board heard Thursday at its regular meeting that some form of regional service delivery and regional economic development will be added to its mandate in 2017. […]

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Chris Hadfield coming to Bon Accord

The first Canadian astronaut to walk in space will be walking around Bon Accord this fall. The community announced Wednesday that world renowned astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield will be part of Bon Accord’s Equinox 2016 on Sept. 24.

Col. Hadfield, who has logged 2600 orbits of the earth, lived in space and on the ocean floor, will be the annual festival’s keynote speaker. […]

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Ambrose speaks to region’s mayors and CAOs

On Friday afternoon, the Town of Morinville hosted local Mayors and CAOs for a meeting with the Honourable Rona Ambrose Member of Parliament, Sturgeon River-Parkland and Interim Leader of the Official Opposition. Representatives from Morinville, Gibbons, Bon Accord and Redwater attended the meeting. Sturgeon County and Legal were unable to attend. […]

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Bon Accord brings back former CAO part time

A familiar face is once again being seen in the Bon Accord Town Office.

Former Town Chief Administrative Officer Vicki Zinyk is now back in the role on an acting, part-time basis.
Zinyk is currently the General Manager of North Parkland Power REA Ltd. An agreement between the town of Bon Accord and North Parkland Power allows her to continue in the position while on contract as CAO for Bon Accord… […]

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Bon Accord named Canada’s first International Dark Sky Community

Over the past few years, Bon Accord has been embracing stargazing with its move towards preserving dark skies and encouraging tourism to those who want to view the stars. That effort has now paid off.

Bon Accord is the eleventh community in the world to receive International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) status but the first Canadian community on the list. […]

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Bon Accord hires new CAO

Bon Accord has hired a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The Town’s Council has appointed Laurie Hodge to take on the role.

The Town says Hodge comes to Bon Accord with “an exceptional amount of municipal experience ranging from legislative services; economic development; community services; and taxation and utilities.” […]

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Police looking for suspects in Bon Accord robbery

Police responded to a robbery call at the Bon Accord Alberta Treasury Branch shortly after noon on Friday. Two disguised males had entered the ATB branch and robbed the lone female teller at gunpoint. […]

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Bon Accord bylaw seeks to reduce light pollution

Bon Accord Town Council gave first reading on a comprehensive Light Efficient Community Standards Bylaw on March 3, 2015. This new robust bylaw guides Bon Accord in its goal of reducing light pollution and glare and thus enhancing the well-being of the community through positive environmental actions. Furthermore, the passing of this bylaw enables the Town to apply to become Canada’s first International […]

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Police get wanted man

Morinville RCMP’s General Investigation Section and Morinville RCMP General Duty Members, with the assistance of St. Albert RCMP Police Dog Section and support services from RCMP “K” Division Headquarters, captured a man who had been evading police for more than two years Feb. 18. […]

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Arts & Culture

Bon Accord Harvest Days promising three days of fun

by Stephen Dafoe

Although the fall harvest may be a little ways away, the annual Harvest Days Festival hits Bon Accord this weekend for three days. Organizers are once again hoping to lure residents from Morinville and surrounding area to the community for what they believe will be another great weekend event for families… […]

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Sturgeon County

Harvest Days gets medieval on its visitors

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – Festivalgoers to this year’s Harvest Days festival had an opportunity to be entertained in an historic was Saturday morning. The Knights of the Northern Realm put on a battle re-enactment for attendees. The Edmonton-based co-ed club studies authentic combat techniques, period armour, historical garments, and medieval history, combining the knowledge into authentic… […]

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Partnership seeks input on regional recreation

By Stephen Dafoe

Bon Accord – The joint efforts of six municipalities were thrown up on easels Tuesday night for residents to take a look at and give their thoughts on. The Sturgeon Regional Partnership of Bon Accord, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Sturgeon County and Redwater laid out their initial work on a Regional Recreation Master Plan at an open house held at Bon Accord School Tuesday night… […]

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Weekend in photos

A magic event
Magician Henry Parker performed for the more than 100 people at Heritage Lodge Friday afternoon. In recognition of Sturgeon
Foundation and their milestone of 50 years, the Lodge held a party for residents… […]