Business

Federal government opens summer job funding

by Morinville News Staff

Employers are being invited to apply for Canada Summer Jobs funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create student jobs. Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: MP Storseth not seeking re-election

Dear Editor,

After much consideration, my wife Amel and I have decided that I will not be running in the next federal election. I will fulfill my term as the Member of Parliament for Westlock – St. Paul and continue to serve my constituents until the next election… […]

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Morinville

Storseth makes Rotary stop in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Westlock-St. Paul MP Brian Storseth paid a visit to the Morinville Rotary Club July 25, an early morning stop on the heels of his town hall meeting in Fedorah July 24, a meeting that drew about 20 people to hear the MP speak on his private member’s bill to repeal Section 13 of the Canada Human Rights Act…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Local election results a sad state of affairs

A MorinvilleNews.com editorial by Stephen Dafoe

On Monday afternoon while Americans were still waving their flags over the demise of Osama bin Laden and Canadians made their way into polling booths across the country, I sat at my laptop and wrote our federal election results story. The polls were still open for another three-and-a-half hours when I wrote the piece…. […]

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Local News

Storseth gets a return trip to Parliament

By Stephen Dafoe

Westlock – St. Paul – Conservative candidate Brian Storseth will be returning to Ottawa to serve a third run in the House of Commons after receiving 77.8 per cent of the vote in Monday’s federal election.

The Conservative Party candidate received 32,597 votes May 2, 27,501 votes more than his closest rival, NDP candidate Lyndsey Henderson, a candidate who refused to take media interviews or participate in any of the all-candidate forums during the six-week campaign. Henderson’s 5,096 votes were followed by Liberal candidate Rob Fox with 2,559 votes and Green candidate Lisa Grant with 1,623 votes… […]

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Local News

Rob Fox hoping to unseat Storseth in election

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Seeking the role of Member of Parliament for Westlock – St. Paul is Liberal candidate Rob Fox. Fox, who became the Liberal candidate for the riding more than a year ago, was born and raised in the Bonneyville – St. Paul area and worked 28 years in the oil industry before moving on to consulting and investing work. The candidate chose the Liberal Party because it aligns with where he has always been… […]

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Local News

Brian Storseth looking to return to Ottawa

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – Westlock – St. Paul conservative candidate Brian Storseth is hoping to return to Ottawa in May to resume his role as Member of Parliament for the riding.

“It’s been a real honour over the last five-and-a-half years to represent the people of Morinville and Sturgeon County area,” Storseth said. “Obviously I’m hoping to continue to represent them… […]

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Local News

Morinville mother running for Green Party in federal election

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Morinville stay-at-home mother has thrown her hat in the ring for the federal election, running as a Green candidate in the Westlock – St. Paul riding. Lisa Grant, who moved to Morinville approximately two years ago with her military husband, ran in the last provincial election under the Green Party banner, obtaining five … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Voter asks what MP Storseth has done for us lately

Dear Editor,

With the Federal Election thrust upon us, I have started to research candidates in our area. It can be difficult living in a province and area that has a PC blue voting mentality built into its culture. As a fiscal conservative and social liberal, I find the culture of voting for the same party frightening. Where is the accountability for our politicians in Alberta to do the very best job or be voted out? […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter to the editor: Gun registry vote

Although handguns have been regulated since the 1930s, regulation of rifles and shotguns began in 1977 with the introduction of the Firearms Acquisition Certificate. The laws were further strengthened in 1991, mandatory training courses for gun owners, a 28-day waiting period … […]