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Sheldon Fingler joins Canadian Rental Association executive

Morinville resident Sheldon Fingler, the owner of Infinite Event Services, has been asked to join the Executive Team for the Canadian Rental Association. Fingler recently took on the position of Chair of the Shared Interest Group for Party and Events within that organization and is now expanding his role with the national body. […]

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Fingler reflects on year as Rotary president

Rotary Club of Morinville President Sheldon Fingler has enjoyed his year of wielding the club’s gavel but says he is looking forward to getting back to being a rank-and-file member.

“I feel that when you sit up at the front, you sometimes lose touch with everything else that’s going on in the club,” Figler said, adding the Morinville club is an active one. “When you are sitting at the front you are more worried about following the rules and keeping things in line and covering all the bases. I don’t get to have as much fun as I like to.” […]

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Fingler Rotary’s new president

Morinville resident Sheldon Fingler has assumed the Rotary Club of Morinville’s gavel. The local businessman took over the presidency of the service club from Brian Reed at the club’s July 8 breakfast meeting.

Fingler said he was motivated to join the Rotary Club two years ago out of respect for those pillars of the community who had built the club and the community.
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Photo radar practices challenged

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Photos believed to show a vehicle belonging to Morinville’s Automated Traffic Enforcement operator hiding behind the pump house near the East Boundary Road have prompted a few emails and a brief discussion in Council Chambers May 28.

Acting on previous information from Administration that the vehicle was instructed to operate with its nose visible to eastbound and westbound traffic, Morinville resident Linda Lyons sent the photos to Administration and media over the weekend… […]

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Morinville Councillor reveals by-election campaign contributions

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One candidate in last summer’s municipal by-election told voters he supported local businesses, but disclosure information reveals he also had the financial support of one major local business. Councillor Sheldon Fingler has disclosed that Champion Petfoods donated $4,700 to his campaign bid for a seat on Council.

Under provincial legislation, all municipal candidates must disclose campaign donations within 90 days of the election. In response to a Morinville News inquiry ahead of that date, Fingler confirmed the local manufacturer donated the sum to his campaign, an amount $300 shy of the $5,000 maximum contribution allowed… […]

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Businesses and developers to pay same rates in 2013

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Business owners and those who develop properties in Morinville will pay the same rates in 2013 that they paid in 2012 after Council voted unanimously to maintain the status quo. Councillors had the opportunity to vote on maintaining the price of business licenses and Planning and Development fees during two separate requests for decision presented at the Oct. 9 council meeting… […]

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New Morinville Councillor member ready to roll

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Councillor-Elect Sheldon Fingler will have little time to catch his breath after Thursday night’s by-election win. Set to be sworn in Monday night, Fingler will dive right in to his first council meeting and head off to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association annual gathering the next morning… […]

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Chamber has new president and board

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce held its General Annual Meeting Wednesday afternoon to elect its president, vice president and directors at large. Vice President Heather Folkins of Escape Travel was elected President of the business advocacy group by acclamation. President Sheldon Fingler stepped down as Chamber president but accepted the nomination and post of vice president. The Chamber will now have eight directors at large, an increase of one board member from 2010. Board members Janet Altmiks, Sheilagh Bryan, Stephen Dafoe, Lynn Dechamplain, Linda Getzlaff, Paula Hittinger, Deborah Symanczuk, Charlene Whitfield and Simon Boersma were elected to their posts by acclamation… […]

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Chamber of Commerce out to lunch again

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce resumed its monthly luncheon meeting Sept. 1, after returning from the summer break. Although the first meeting’s agenda was relatively light, members heard of a number of initiatives and projects on the horizon for the fall … […]

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Government funding to help Chamber attract tourists

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The province is sending $70,000 the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce way, grant money from the government’s Department of Tourism, Parks and Recreation that the local business group will use to fund a Regional Tourism Action Plan (RTAP).

Chamber President Sheldon Fingler said he was pleased but not surprised to receive the funding announcement from Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski last week.
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