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Morinville News

Krauskopf appointed mayor of Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Within a half hour of former Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi’s letter of resignation being read in Council Chambers, Morinville Councillor Paul Krauskopf was appointed Morinville’s new mayor. Krauskopf’s term runs from Nov. 13 until the next municipal election Oct. 21, 2013… […]

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Local News

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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Mayor loses third race in the past year

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi’s bid to be the next Capital Region Board (CRB) chair was defeated Thursday morning after St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse was elected to the post. The CRB is a provincially-mandated group of municipal leaders in and around Edmonton who work together on areas of common interest… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Economic Development – It’s time to split or get off the pot

Morinville’s taxes are – give or take a percentage point or two – made up of 93 per cent residential and seven per cent commercial / industrial. Economic development is often considered to be encouraging business growth and attracting new business, new commerce, and new industry to a community. It is not of course limited to that narrow definition by any means… […]

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Champion to invest up to $3 million more in Morinville plant for odour problem

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Following word Champion Petfoods would not have its odour issues solved by the end of August as originally planned, Morinville Town Council and administration had an opportunity to tour the plant Tuesday afternoon to find out why. What councillors saw was Champion’s odour problems were not as simple as merely sticking a scrubber onto the existing $500,000 plasma injector system, and that up to $3 million would be spent on the Morinville plant for odour management and airflow alone… […]

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County awards and presentations

Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi (left) accepted a framed photograph from Sturgeon County Mayor Don Rigney July 12. the county photograph was presented in honour of the opening of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. The framed photo was accompanied by … […]

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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 ready to launch its brand

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Town is planning a celebration Feb. 7 to officially launch its new brand. Mailers have been sent to Morinville residents inviting them to the open house set to take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Town Hall, St. Germaine Plaza.

Final selection of Morinville’s new logo and slogan “Growing Together” were made in December after being narrowed down from an initial selection of 13 contenders. Those logos were further narrowed down … […]

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Council sworn in time for heavy agenda

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and the six councillors who will serve by his side over the next three years were sworn in by the Honourable Ken Kowalski, speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly and Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA, Friday afternoon.

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Morinville News

Bertschi and Trapani differ on dealing with odour problem

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – During Wednesday night’s All-Candidates Forum held at Smith Music, mayoral candidates Lloyd Bertschi and Joseph Trapani offered different approaches to dealing with residents’ concerns about the odour coming from Champion Pet Foods, Morinville’s largest rate payer … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Voter displeased with incumbent’s tact

I was at the Forum on October 13th in Morinville. I was honestly impressed by what was spoken by you, your knowledge, your experience, your charisma, the way you answered questions. I do however think that it is disrespectful of you to … […]