Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Mock collision an important high school event

Sirens screamed through the streets behind Morinville Community High School (MCHS) Wednesday morning. Police, paramedics, and firefighters arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of one teenager, sent another to the hospital, and saw a third charged with impaired driving. Then everyone took off the theatrical makeup and went back to class. […]

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Editorial: Council missteps on dropping rainbow crosswalks

Morinville won’t be quite as colourful this June as some of our Albertan neighbours following a discussion from Council that axed a proposal to paint a small Morinville crosswalk rainbow in honour of pride month. In place of this, Council unanimously passed a motion to raise a pride flag outside of Town Hall for some of June, in addition to an official proclamation from Mayor Lisa Holmes marking the occasion.
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Editorial: Giving Back – it’s what community does

It’s another year of business as usual for Morinville businesses. Despite it being a tough 2016 economically for just about everyone on 100 Avenue and 100 Street, many local businesses will once again put their cash and their services out into the community to make Morinville an even better place to be.
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Editorial: Merry Christmas to you all

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers and advertisers for their support over the past 12 months. As we reflected back this week on all of the great news stories over 2016, we are reminded of what a great community Morinville is. […]

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Editorial: A tale of two Christmas lists

Christmas is coming and Terry and Tim both have their lists to make. Tim, being eight, has a list, not unlike many boys his age. It’s the list of items he is hoping Santa will give him the OK on and drop down his chimney, Christmas Eve. Terry, being 32, a single mom and working two part-time jobs, has a different kind of list. It’s a list made up of all the things she has to pay for in December to ensure that she, Tim and Tim’s baby sister Jennifer have a roof over their head, clothes on their backs and food in their bellies. […]