Local News

Morinville Ward has two candidates in by-election

The close of nominations Monday afternoon put two in the running for the Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools Morinville Ward By-Election set for Oct. 19.

As of the close of nominations, Cathie Sarafinchan, and René Tremblay had put their names forward. Nominations will be official at noon Tuesday. […]

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Morinville News

Council to appoint new mayor in August

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The mayoral vacancy left by the passing of Morinville Mayor Paul Krauskopf will be filled later this summer. In a 3-2 decision Thursday afternoon, Council moved in favour of having Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes continue in the acting mayor role until Council’s next regular meeting Aug. 27. Councillors Gordon Boddez and Sheldon Fingler opposed the motion by Councillor Nicole Boutestein, preferring instead to appoint a new mayor now.

Deputy Mayor Holmes called the special meeting for 5:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon to hear Council’s options… […]

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Legal

Voters elect two new councillors in Legal

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Monday’s by-election has resulted in Carol Tremblay and Ron Sharma being elected from a ballot of eight candidates. Trembley took the majority of votes with 115 cast in her favour. Close behind was Sharma with 109.

Also running in Monday’s by-election were Kurtis Haupman, who received a very close third with 107 votes, Yvonne Bilodeau (Cyr) with 80 votes, Shealene Page with 56 votes, Florence Lamb with 25 votes… […]

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Legal

Legal to hold by-election in December

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Residents will take to the polls in Legal Dec. 3 to fill two council seats, those left vacant by Phil Hughes and Albert St. Jean. Hughes was forced to resign due to Municipal Government Act regulations… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Winners and losers

Thursday’s municipal by-election has come and gone and a winner has been declared. A good man to be sure, one whose love of this community has been shown many times before his gargantuan campaign signs were erected, and whose love of community will continue to be shown in the months and years to come… […]

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Morinville News

By-election polls open in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Morinville’s councillor by-election polls opened Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. The advance poll was set to run until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Election day will be Thursday Sept. 20. Polls will be opened from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Knock, knock, knockin’ on Morinville’s door

With eight days left in Morinville’s municipal by-election campaign we are left wondering if there will be a knock on our doors from any of the six candidates. Beyond one All-Candidates Forum at this month’s Chamber luncheon, various ads in local media, and The Morinville News’ weekly question to candidates segment, there appears to be no real effort to get… […]

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Morinville News

Bi-election to be a contested affair

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There could be a six-way race to fill the seat left vacant by former Morinville Councillor Ben Van de Walle who stepped down July 16 after being diagnosed with leukemia.

Nominations for Morinville’s Council bi-election closed at noon Thursday after a two-hour period where residents could file the requisite nomination papers with five elector signatures and a $100 deposit.,,, […]