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Boutestein looking for a second term

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A love of community and a love of the job she’s held for the past three years are prompting Councillor Nicole Boutestein to seek a second term on Morinville Town Council. She says she does not consider herself a politician and has no intention of ever becoming one. Rather, the life-long resident of Morinville sees herself as someone elected by voters to do a job. She is hoping those voters will elect her to that job once again this fall.

“It is a job. It’s a full-time job,” Boutestein said, adding she puts in about 40 hours each week. “It is a job I have to say I really love. I get up in the morning and I’m happy to go to work.”… […]

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Morinville Council briefs

By Morinville News Staff

Deputy Mayor sworn in

Councillor Nicole Boutestein was sworn in as Deputy Mayor by Legislative Officer Jennifer Maskoske Oct. 23. Boutestein will serve as Morinville’s Deputy Mayor until Apr. 23, 2013 and replaces Councillor David Pattison whose term of office expired Tuesday… […]

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Enbridge Northern Gateway comment sparks some debate

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A letter of comment on the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project sparked some friendly debate among Morinville Town Council Feb. 14. Administration had asked council to approve a letter of comment to be submitted to the regulatory review process now underway on the $5.5 billion project that would allow bitumen to be piped from Alberta to the BC coast, there to be transported to emerging Asian markets… […]

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Morinville passes 2012 budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The average Morinville homeowner could be looking at a $73.55 increase to the municipal portion of their spring tax bills now that Morinville Town Council has given third reading to the 2012 Operating and Capital Projects budget. Third reading of the budget passed with a 5-2 vote Dec. 13. Councillors Gordon Boddez and Ben Van de Walle opposed third reading of the budget… […]

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South Glens residents seeking solutions

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A South Glens resident brought her and some of her neighbours’ concerns to Morinville Town Council Feb. 8, another step in a process that began in 2006 when she and her family moved to the new development.

Monique Webb said since moving to the community she has been calling the Town whenever there was concern about something happening or not happening in the neighbourhood but found she was often passed back and forth between the Town office and the developer… […]

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Morinville elects its six councillors

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Voters went to the polls Monday to choose six of 10 candidates to serve on Morinville Town Council for the next three years. After Morinville’s mayor and council were acclaimed last election, voters were pleased to not only have an election this time but also 10 candidates to choose from. The last time Morinville had an election was 2004, during which two candidates ran for mayor and six for council.

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Newcomers looking to earn spot on council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – When the dust of Nomination Day finally settled Tuesday afternoon, six political newcomers remained poised to battle it out for the next four weeks, hoping to convince Morinville voters that they are ready and able to take on the challenges confronting a growing community … […]