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Arts & Culture

The weekend ahead in community events

By Étienne Thevou

If you are a candidate for elected office, your Saturday is probably tied up ringing doorbells and talking to voters. But if you are not on the campaign trail, there is plenty of opportunities to take in a little culture and fun this weekend … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 10

Local business has been a hot topic of discussion recently. Namely, the lack thereof and/or the poor support a lot of them get. How do you feel we should address this issue and should it not start with the Town itself? […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 9

A recent article in this publication stated that the photo radar contractor racked up 8,662 tickets (56% of them from out of town) for a total of $1, 088, 534 in fines!. Seeing as how the population of Morinville is only 6,775, how can anyone in their right mind expect … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 8

The transit service that was offered by Town of Morinville, through contract with the City of St. Albert was cancelled in the spring due to low ridership. This lack of ridership may have been due to lack of promotion of the service as well as possible inconvenient times of the service being offered, once early … […]

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Local News

Drivers urged to buckle up this October

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – It only takes a moment to fasten and unfasten, but a small segment of drivers and passengers are still not getting the message to buckle up. RCMP and Alberta Sheriffs will be focusing their attention this October … […]

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Arts & Culture

Morinville Public Library more than books

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sitting at a large table in the back of the Morinville Public Library with Library Manager Isabelle Cramp, one realizes quite quickly that libraries are far more than a place from which to borrow books. Sure, the place is still full of hard cover and soft cover volumes to help people learn something new or to escape into the world of fiction and fantasy. But like many libraries, the Morinville Public Library has evolved … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 7

With a residential / commercial tax split of approximately 93 per cent to seven per cent, the need to redress the balance has been raised by several candidates. Given that Morinville is uniquely challenged by its close proximity to not one but two major shopping centres, what are your plans or ideas … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 6

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO SCHOOL TRUSTEE CANDIDATES

Now that the Community Centre is well underway of being built, what do you see as potential assets to the school system in utilizing this nearby facility to improve our children’s education?
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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 5

I have lived on 95 Street and 95 Avenue for many years. The traffic flow and the speed which the vehicles are traveling at has steadily increased. In fact, one of the council members winds up with vehicles on his front lawn every winter due to high speeds and winter conditions … […]

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Local News

County approves intervention program funding

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Sturgeon County – Council unanimously approved granting $5,000 to the Sturgeon Family Violence Intervention Program. The grant will assist the Sturgeon Family Violence Team in covering a $10,000 operating budget shortfall for program sessions starting in October and running until February of 2011 … […]