Editorials

Editorials

Editorials by our staff

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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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Another year nears its close, and we have been planning for the year ahead. Media is in a challenging place these days. Ad revenue across the country is dropping for print, online, radio and TV. Print publications are dropping like flies, but this one carries on and will continue to carry on.

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In case you’ve missed it this past week, The Morinville News is continuing its annual tradition of giving you a chance to win $500 to spend at one of our local businesses.

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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.

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It is not just in the United States that one can secure a strong leadership position with fewer votes than the runner-up. It has happened in Canada and not just once. It could happen again no later than next spring, when the federal Conservatives hold a leadership vote.

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As Justice Malcolm Rowe - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first appointee to the Supreme Court - fielded a barrage of questions from MPs and senators on Tuesday, there was nothing to suggest he was not a flesh-and-blood person.

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An SUV collides with a deer on a highway outside Morinville. Within minutes they are there to get the collision victims out of the...

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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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We recently received notice that we made the top 9 finalists for the Nature’s Path $15,000 Garden for Good contest. This means that we made it to the final round and we would like to give a big thank you to everyone that voted for us.

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The Morinville Community Cultural Centre marked its fifth anniversary on Saturday, a significant community milestone that no one appears to have remembered or taken...