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Morinville

Champion compliance agreement targets May

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two months after unanimously voting in favour of pursuing a compliance agreement with Champion Petfoods over outstanding odour issues, the document is yet to be signed by the two parties. It was anticipated both the Town of Morinville and pet food manufacturer would ink the agreement by mid-April.

Morinville’s Chief Administrative Officer Debbie Oyarzun told councillors during the Apr. 24 Council there had been some back and forth between Champion’s and Morinville’s legal advisors on the document that caused the delay… […]

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Morinville

Champion’s latest update claims some progress

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Champion Petfoods released their latest odour reduction update late Tuesday night, a two-page missive that outlines what the company has been working on over the past six weeks and what it plans to do in the coming weeks as it continues to work on reducing odours from their plant… […]

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Champion now projects spring completion for odour problem

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Champion Petfoods announced Thursday its goal to reduce odour emissions is going to take more time. Company President Frank Burdzy said Champion is now targeting the spring of 2012 for completion of all the work needed to meet those targets after being advised by global air quality experts that an enhanced solution would be necessary to meet the challenges of the Morinville plant… […]

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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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Champion Petfoods on track for odour mitigation

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Residents and visitors could smell nothing but the summer breeze this August if Champion Petfoods is able to stay on track with its current odour reduction strategy. Morinville councillors and administration were sent an update Friday of Champion’s efforts to mitigate the smell coming from its plant.

The three-page document outlines what the company has done since Deputy Mayor Paul Krauskopf issued the company some harsh words last October when he was chairing a council meeting in the Mayor’s absence, words that asked Champion to come back to council in January with some concrete plans… […]

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Deputy Mayor unimpressed with Champion Petfoods presentation

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Deputy Mayor Paul Krauskopf had some harsh words for Champion Petfoods President and CEO Frank Burdzy Tuesday night, urging the head of the local manufacturing plant to return to Morinville Town Council in January of 2011 with some concrete solutions on what the plant was doing to mitigate the smell emanating from its stacks.

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