Business

Federal government opens summer job funding

by Morinville News Staff

Employers are being invited to apply for Canada Summer Jobs funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create student jobs. Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: MP Storseth not seeking re-election

Dear Editor,

After much consideration, my wife Amel and I have decided that I will not be running in the next federal election. I will fulfill my term as the Member of Parliament for Westlock – St. Paul and continue to serve my constituents until the next election… […]

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Morinville

Prep work underway at St. Jean Baptiste Church

Stephen Dafoe Photos

Morinville – Workers erect scaffolding outside Morinville’s historic St. Jean Baptiste Church Monday afternoon. The scaffolding will allow work crews to begin work on the approximately $500,000 restoration project to save the steeple.

On Mar. 12 Westlock-St. Paul MP Brian Storseth presented the St. Jean Baptiste Parish with a $250,000 Western Diversification Grant, the maximum available through the federal program. […]

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Local News

Employers have opportunity for summer job funding

By Morinville News Staff

Ottawa – Local employers are being encouraged to create student jobs and the federal government is offering some assistance to make it possible. Westlock – St. Paul Member of Paliament Brian Storseth encouraged businesses to apply for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs program… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Idle points to consider

Editor:

In recent days, the Idle No More movement has gained considerable attention. The movement generates a lot of emotion, no matter which side of the highway you stand on. Sometimes facts get lost in the face of emotion… […]

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Morinville

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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Morinville

Storseth to speak on Human Rights Act at meeting in Fedorah

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Westlock-St. Paul MLA is looking to educate constituents about what he sees as the overzealous bureaucracy that exists within Canada’s Human Rights Act. He has scheduled a town hall meeting for July 24 at the Fedorah Hall near Bon Accord and will speak on his Private Member’s Bill, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act: Protecting Freedom, which passed the House of Commons in June… […]

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Local News

195th Avenue renamed Valour Avenue

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – A tribute to the military was celebrated Wednesday afternoon with the official re-opening and re-naming of 195th Avenue, a ceremony marking the culmination of more than two year’s work designing, engineering and constructing a four-lane connector road linking Sturgeon County to the City of Edmonton and Anthony Henday Drive… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Local election results a sad state of affairs

A MorinvilleNews.com editorial by Stephen Dafoe

On Monday afternoon while Americans were still waving their flags over the demise of Osama bin Laden and Canadians made their way into polling booths across the country, I sat at my laptop and wrote our federal election results story. The polls were still open for another three-and-a-half hours when I wrote the piece…. […]

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Local News

Storseth gets a return trip to Parliament

By Stephen Dafoe

Westlock – St. Paul – Conservative candidate Brian Storseth will be returning to Ottawa to serve a third run in the House of Commons after receiving 77.8 per cent of the vote in Monday’s federal election.

The Conservative Party candidate received 32,597 votes May 2, 27,501 votes more than his closest rival, NDP candidate Lyndsey Henderson, a candidate who refused to take media interviews or participate in any of the all-candidate forums during the six-week campaign. Henderson’s 5,096 votes were followed by Liberal candidate Rob Fox with 2,559 votes and Green candidate Lisa Grant with 1,623 votes… […]

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Local News

Brian Storseth looking to return to Ottawa

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Westlock – St. Paul conservative candidate Brian Storseth is hoping to return to Ottawa in May to resume his role as Member of Parliament for the riding.

“It’s been a real honour over the last five-and-a-half years to represent the people of Morinville and Sturgeon County area,” Storseth said. “Obviously I’m hoping to continue to represent them… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Voter asks what MP Storseth has done for us lately

Dear Editor,

With the Federal Election thrust upon us, I have started to research candidates in our area. It can be difficult living in a province and area that has a PC blue voting mentality built into its culture. As a fiscal conservative and social liberal, I find the culture of voting for the same party frightening. Where is the accountability for our politicians in Alberta to do the very best job or be voted out? […]