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Editorial & Opinion

School zone safety is a two-way street

Reading Time: 2 minutesMorinvillenews.com editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

Coming home the other day, I had to brake for a young man riding along the road on his bicycle, weaving around oblivious to anything except the text message he appeared to be sending on his cell phone. I hit the brakes a second time as he weaved out in front of me once again on the next street, still trying to navigate the cell phone with one hand … […]

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Local News

Community News Bites

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Étienne Thevou

With the official back-to-school clock set at one minute to midnight, many parents are rubbing their hands and clicking their heels with joy. But although the little ones may be back in class during the week, there is still plenty to do on weekends and evenings over the next couple of weeks … […]

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Local News

Alexander gathers to recognize soldier

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Alexander – A mixture of laughter and tears were present at the Alexander Community Hall Sunday night. But the mixture of emotions stemmed from a single cause, pride in a young man from the community who is going off to serve his country, and for whom the community gathered to show their love and respect with a proper send off … […]

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Morinville Sports

Puck set to drop for Fun Team Hockey

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With the ice set to go back in the Ray McDonald Sports Centre next week, local hockey players of all ages and levels are checking their equipment and lacing up their skates in preparation for another season of minor hockey … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Oil sands boycott has a GAP in reality

Reading Time: 3 minutesMorinvilleNews.com Editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

One can just imagine the righteous indignation that caused some GAP executive to join the boycott against fuels made from Alberta oil sands bitumen. There he sat sipping his fourth Starbuck’s Mocha-froca-frapachino of the day, staring at his latest billboard of one of his anorexic teenage models … […]

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Local News

Security cameras coming to Morinville arena

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Recent vandalism has prompted Morinville Town Council to reallocate money from its tennis court redesign project to the hockey arena so that an $11,000 security camera system can be installed … […]

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Local News

Photo radar delivers results in its inaugural year

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – More than 8,000 licence plates posed for the camera over the past year in Morinville. That’s the word from Integrated Traffic Services who delivered their report on the Town’s Automated Traffic Safety Program to Morinville Town Council last week … […]

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RCMP caution drivers to check school zone speed

Reading Time: 2 minutesSturgeon County – With students heading back to schools throughout Sturgeon County this week, Morinville RCMP are asking motorists to exercise extra caution, particularly when driving through school zones. RCMP and municipal peace officers will be in school zones throughout the school year to make sure drivers are observing posted speed limits.
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Local News

Fire tower worker still missing after four years

Reading Time: 2 minutesHinton – Today marks the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of Stephanie Stewart, a fire tower worker at the Athabasca Lookout Tower, located 25 kilometres northwest of Hinton. Stewart was reported missing Aug. 26, 2006 after failing to report for duty … […]