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Landowner compensation motion tabled

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – A motion that would seek to compensate Sturgeon County landowners affected by the Heartland Transmission Line was tabled by Council during Tuesday’s regular meeting. The motion, co-written by Councillor Don McGeachy and Mayor Don Rigney, was put forth as a notice of motion at the Oct. 25 meeting and raised as the first item of business during the Nov. 8 meeting… […]

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County hears motion on landowner compensation

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Council’s light agenda Tuesday was punctuated with the addition of a motion from Councillor Don McGeachy seeking the creation of a Linear Infrastructure Voluntary Enhancement System that would compensate landowners affected by projects like the Heartland Transmission Line… […]

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Sturgeon County takes position against Heartland Transmission Line

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council came out in a 4-3 vote to oppose the Heartland Transmission Line project Tuesday afternoon, their first real statement against the controversial double circuit 500kV transmission line project since Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) hearings began this past spring.

After some procedural debate on where to discuss the matter, Council opted to move in camera early Tuesday afternoon. On their return to the public portion of the meeting, Division 1 Councillor Don McGeachy moved… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Reader disagrees with Horner

Dear Editor:

Regarding: MLA Doug Horner, Recent Legislation and Transmission Lines:

MLA Doug Horner has recently distributed a pamphlet to Sturgeon and Spruce Grove residents in his riding. Unfortunately, he is still touting that the recent legislation that was passed by the PC’s bills 19, 36 and 50 do not take away land ownership rights … […]