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Morinville eyes $3M in borrowing

Morinville might borrow as much as $3 million to help pay for the town’s new cultural community centre. Town councillors voted unanimously to approve first reading of a borrowing bylaw at their Feb. 9 council meeting.

Court Briefs

A woman pulled over in a stolen car who refused a breathalyser test was sentenced to jail time and fines on Monday. Gloria Mildred Gladue, 39, pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property and refusing to provide a breathalyser sample on Feb.

Mortgage rules tightened

The federal government is tightening up rules for mortgage financing in the hope of saving Canadians from getting burned when interest rates rise.

Legal Aid faces cash crunch

The province's legal aid system was spared cuts in last week's provincial budget, but the program still faces a major financial hurdle.

NASAP

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Province to boost surgeries and scans

The province will spend $8 million over the next six weeks to address long waiting lists for surgeries and diagnostic scans. Alberta Health Services (AHS) wants to do 2,230 more operations and 3,500 more diagnostic scans by March 31.

Putting the 'mass' in Massacure

The Ice Palace at West Edmonton Mall was the scene on Friday for a buzz cut the likes of which is only seen once a year. Hundreds lined up to have their pink heads shaved clean as part of the eighth annual St. Valentine's Day Hair Massacure.

Budget pinches the disabled

Last week’s provincial budget contained good news and bad news for organizations that provide programming for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD.

Demand low on first day of bond issue

Alberta’s new capital bonds went on sale Tuesday but, according to one retailer, demand was low on the first day. The government hopes to raise $100 million for seniors housing by floating its first capital bond issue in 13 years.

Youth group steps outside to tackle homelessness

If you happen to drive past the Morinville United Church next Saturday and see a group of about 10 young adults camping out in a tent on the church grounds, please stop. They need your help.