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Kowalski portait to hang in the Alberta Legislature

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Former Speaker and Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski will be honoured with a portrait in the Legislature.
Kowalski, the 11th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, will have his portrait unveiled during a ceremony Monday at 4 p.m. in the Legislature Building rotunda… […]

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Around the towns in photos – midweek edition

Notre Dame students Ethan Oliver and Jayden Gratton get a little lacrosse training monday from Ryan Dilks of the Edmonton Rush. Dilks was at the school all day Monday teaching students how to play lacrosse, the history of the game, the Edmonton Rush organization, and what it takes to be a professional athlete… […]

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Province

Kowalski to step down in spring

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Barrhead – Citing a need to take back his personal life, Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Ken Kowalski announced Friday morning he would not seek re-election in the next election. With that decision comes the end of Kowalski’s 33 years as an elected official… […]

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Kowalski declared in BMW constituency

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Barrhead –Morinville-Westlock PC Association members have chosen their man to run in the next provincial election. MLA and Speaker of the Alberta Legislature Ken Kowalski has once again been chosen by the association as their candidate… […]

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Skate Park opens on Meet Your Community Night

Story and Photos By Lucie Roy

Legal – The combined grand opening of the Legal Skate Park and Annual Meet Your Community Event held Friday was well attended by more than 100 people despite the strong winds and the downpour of rain. Many of the youngsters showed up a few hours early to try out the Skate Park. Robert Proulx, Town of Legal Manager of Operations, said the skate park… […]

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Tomorrow Project underway in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski were among the first people to take part in the Tomorrow Project Monday afternoon. The cancer research project is in town this week at Vanier School, looking to collect research data from a wide variety of Albertans between the ages of 35 and 69. The Alberta Health Services (AHS) initiative seeks to enrol 50,000 Albertans who have never had cancer by 2012, people who answer a non-intrusive questionnaire and who undergo some basic tests in the hopes of one day providing the data necessary to prevent if not defeat cancer… […]

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Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Kowalski plans to run again

By Stephen Dafoe

Barrhead – Ken Kowalski ended speculation Sunday afternoon he may not run in the next provincial election. The Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly told members of his constituency association and the media he would seek the nomination for the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock PC Association for the next election, whenever that election may be… […]

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Kowalski and Bertschi respond to MLA rumours

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With a PC leadership race about to ramp into high gear and with more than three decades under his belt as MLA, there has been considerable talk about the prospect of Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Ken Kowalski’s plans to announce his retirement this August.

But while Twitter tweets have heralded the end of Kowalski’s run in provincial politics, the man himself said the matter is not so cut and dried, nor is it the first time he had been asked the question about his future plans recently… […]

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Morinville News

Cardiff Corner discussion rescheduled

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Almost a month after it was originally scheduled, a public meeting to discuss the treacherous Cardiff Corner / Highway 2 intersection is set to take place early next week. Originally set for May 16, the event was abruptly cancelled when Slave Lake was hit by devastating wildfire the night before. The Town of Morinville has announced the meeting will now take place June 13 at 2 p.m. in council chambers, and are inviting everyone to come to the public discussion… […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville Public Library celebrates its achievement

By MorinvilleNews.com staff

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library opened its doors to politicians and well-wishers Sunday afternoon for a special celebration to mark its latest achievement. The library was one of two recipients of the 2011 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Library Service (for a community under 15,000) and won the prestigious award… […]

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Talk about the towns

Money for Morinville
Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski announced Monday Morinville will be receiving just shy of an additional $90,000 from the province.

The Rotary Club of Morinville is set to receive … […]