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Editorial & Opinion

Guest Editorial: Division 5 candidate Joe Milligan

By Joe Milligan

It is an honour to participate in the Sturgeon County election campaign. I have enjoyed serving for the past three years and hope I can do so again. One of the things I enjoyed most was meeting and working with many citizens in Division 5. Together we have made life in our community better … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 22

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE SCHOOL TRUSTEECANDIDATES

I would have chosen a non-faith based school if one was available in Morinville. The closest alternative is Sturgeon School Division. I researched attending a school out of my town. The Alberta School Choice Policy allows parents to register their children across districts. However, if a school has reached its maximum enrollment I am not permitted to register […]

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Local News

Byfield acclaimed as Wildrose Alliance Candidate

By Stephen Dafoe

Riviere Qui Barre – With the close of nominations Friday, well known columnist, editor and publisher Link Byfield was acclaimed as the Wildrose Alliance’s candidate for the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock riding. Byfield is best known for his 18 years as editor and publisher of the Alberta Report, for being the founder of the Citizens Centre for Freedom and Democracy, and for being one of the founding members of the Wildrose Party when it began three years ago.
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Morinville Sports

CJHL Standings heading into the weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Heading into the Thanksgiving long weekend, teams in the CJHL’s west and east divisions have six games under their skates so far this season.

The Morinville Jets have pulled away from a slow season start to leading the league in goals. The Junior B … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 21

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE MAYORAL AND COUNCIL CANDIDATES

Can you tell me any future plans that will promote user friendliness and accessibility for people with disabilities or mobility impairments?

In an attempt to support the local economy, I brought my family member into [a local business] and it was not accessible. […]

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Local News

Resident takes in some strange house guests

STORY CONTAINS VIDEO SEGMENT

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – CFCW morning hosts Sharon Mallon and Danny Hooper have been popping up around Morinville this week, or at least a reasonable facsimile of them has. The life size replicas of the popular country station have been living with Morinville resident Beth Laton since Sunday.
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Editorial & Opinion

Ask-A-Candidate Question 20

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE MAYORAL CANDIDATES

Today, my wife and I took our granddaughters out for a walk around the down town core. Fifteen years have passed since we last did this, what a change we have found. You don’t realize the changes until you really walk around and look.
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Election 2010

Mayoral candidates questioned on youth issues

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A youth empowerment philosophy became the topic of discussion during Wednesday’s Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum. During the question period, Morinville’s mayoral candidates were asked if they were aware of the 40 Developmental Assets philosophy being … […]

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Local News

Homeless to get ID card

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Alberta’s homeless will now be able to obtain government-issued identification cards, allowing them access to services and programs. The initiative, unveiled by the province Thursday, addresses two of the biggest barriers homeless people face when trying to obtain personal identification … […]

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Local News

Love of the game keeps Mayor playing softball

By Stephen Dafoe

Gibbons – Being 71 hasn’t slowed Gibbons Mayor Bill Nimmo down in his desire to hold public office or his desire to play ball. And although the ten-term politician had no competitors during this municipal election cycle, he’ll be facing plenty of them south of the border in a softball tournament. […]