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Paul Riopel gives impassioned speech encouraging Council to save Perras Place

One of Morinville’s older residences slated for demolition has received a passionate plea from one of Morinville’s most notable families requesting that Council preserves the structure as a historic site. Paul Riopel, representing the Perras family, made a presentation to Council at their regular Committee of the Whole meeting with hopes of saving the more than 100-year-old Perras Place. Most of Riopel’s speech shared the history and impact of the Perras pioneering family, focusing on Joseph H. Perras and his daughter, the recently departed Raymonde Riopel (nee Parras). […]