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Gazebo dedicated to Mayor Paul Krauskopf’s memory

by Lucie Roy

Morinville – The gazebo in the St Jean Baptiste Park was surrounded by an
Morinville Fire Department Honour Guard Sunday as Claude Valcourt, Morinville’s Director of Public works played the bagpipes on a morning reserved for the dedication ceremony honouring Mayor Paul Krauskopf, who passed away June 30 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Mayor Krauskop’s niece Shawna Ethier spoke to those who assembled for the ceremony. “On behalf of my aunty Linda and our whole family I just wanted to say thank you all for coming this morning. We are very grateful for all the support … […]

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Morinville

Foss to run for mayor of Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Long-time resident Carrie Foss has entered the race to be the next mayor of Morinvile. Foss, who has lived in the community for 14 years and spent seven of those years serving separately as Chamber and Lions Club president. She joins Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes and Shotgun Sally’s proprietor Christa Naughton in vying for the mayoral seat.

Foss was initially going to run as councillor, but all but one of the people she talked to told her she should run for mayor. “I think a lot of it has to do with past experience in the community,” Foss said. “I was the Chamber president for four years and really fought tooth and nail for a lot of the businesses for a lot of the things that were going on… […]

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Morinville

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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Morinville

Deputy Mayor calls special meeting

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A special meeting regarding Council leadership in the absence of a mayor will be held Thursday afternoon. The Town announced at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday afternoon Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes had called the meeting for Thursday at 5:30 p.m… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Is it time to elect a smaller Council?

It has been a tough 12 months for Morinville Town Council. In August of 2012, then Councillor Ben Van de Walle took ill and resigned from Council, opening the door to a by-election that placed Councillor Sheldon Fingler in the seventh seat by a 32-vote margin over a largely one-issue candidate… […]

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Morinville

Local business owner running for mayor

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Shotgun Sally’s manager Christa Marie Naughton has thrown her hat into the ring for Morinville’s upcoming fall mayoral race.

Naughton, 39, has managed the bar on the corner of 100 Avenue and 100 Street for the past seven-and-a-half years and has lived in the community for nearly five years. Over that time she has met and become friends with many people in the community. It was learning their needs that prompted her to run for mayor… […]

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Morinville

Morinville Mayor’s funeral set for Friday

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville confirmed Tuesday afternoon that a funeral for Mayor Paul Krauskopf, who died Sunday morning, will be held at St. Jean Baptiste Church Friday, July 5 at 10:15 a.m. Not yet confirmed is a reception to take place after Friday’s funeral at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre.
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Morinville

Holmes running for mayor of Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Councillor Lisa Holmes, currently serving her turn as Deputy Mayor, has announced she will run for Mayor of Morinville in the fall General Municipal Election.

Holmes moved to Morinville four years ago with her family and was elected three years ago with 1,007 votes. The then political newcomer took third place in the 2010 Council race, right behind front-runners Councillor Gordon Boddez (1,088 votes) and then Councillor Paul Krauskopf (1,050 votes). Three years later, Holmes believes she is the right person to lead Morinville over the next four years… […]

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Morinville

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

Morinville mayor resigns

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Lloyd Bertschi has resigned as mayor of Morinville. Bertschi, who has in his fourth term as mayor and had previously spent two terms as a councillor, submitted his resignation in writing to Morinville’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)Debbie Oyarzun Nov. 13. In the letter the former mayor cites out of town and out of province business commitments as the reason for his stepping down prior to the end of his term… […]

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Sturgeon County

Mayor or reeve debate off the table

By The Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – Council lifted the mayor vs. reeve discussion off the table at its Apr. 10 meeting. The motion, originally presented by Councillor Joe Milligan, had been tabled for 30 days in March… […]

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Local News

County Council to look at removing mayor

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Councillor Joe Milligan brought forward a motion Mar. 13 to look into removing the position of mayor in subsequent councils. Milligan’s motion sought to direct County Administration to “identify the actions, timing and costs associated with Sturgeon County reverting to a governance system involving seven electoral divisions and seven councillors who choose a Reeve… […]

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Local News

Morinville Town Council briefs

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The lateness of Tuesday night’s council meeting did not allow us time to file full stories on what was discussed at the Feb. 28 meeting; however, here are some updates on what transpired. Our full stories will be published throughout the day Wednesday… […]