Letters

Letters

Letters to the editor

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It has been our joy to serve the town of Morinville for the last eight years: six as Higher Grounds and two as New Beginnings. By spending and giving money here, you have enabled us to donate thousands of dollars to local charities such as JMMF, Victims Services, The Food Bank, Midstream Support, and The Boy Scouts—to mention just a few. In addition, we were able to give monetary gifts to individuals, families, and communities in emergency need.

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“When my grade 1 class last visited Mayor Holmes, she suggested that maybe this year they write Santa and ask for what they would...

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As we head into the holiday season, most families will celebrate and enjoy Christmas but there are individuals and families in the Morinville area that are struggling to make ends meet. Just one layoff or injury is all it takes to cause a family despair at this time of year.

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The Knights of Columbus St. Anne Council, on behalf of St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Parish and the Morinville Food Bank, are pleased to announce that they will be coordinating the Christmas Hamper Project for Morinville and District once again this year. Las year 109 hampers containing food and numerous children’s toys and gifts were distributed to needy families in the community as well as the Mearns and RQB areas. The success of this project relies on the generosity and co-operation of the churches, service groups, businesses, and countless individuals in our communities.

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Just under two years ago, on a cold December evening, I found myself at a small town Christmas concert in southern Alberta speaking with a despondent constituent. With tears in her eyes, she told me that she had just sent a $20 donation to the ex-leader of the Official Opposition, Danielle Smith. I know for some, it doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but I got the sense that it meant a great deal to her. It was a sacrifice for a cause and principles she believed in.

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Excoriating coverage in the local media with reference to Council misconduct. The Free Press headline, “Morinville councillor mocks municipal voting rules” (p. A16, November 1,...

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While significant scrutiny goes with the territory for elected officials, and rightfully so because public officials are deemed “public property” in some sense, public support may also accompany scrutiny. Enter the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.

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H&R Block held their B.Y.O.BOX Annual Shred Day on Saturday, Sept. 24. This event allowed our clients as well as the community to come to H&R Block’s open house and attend a brief Privacy Session that allowed them to be able to shred personal and sensitive ...

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For the month of October, the Morinville RCMP and its law enforcement partners will be paying close attention to the use of seatbelts and child restraints for the motoring public.

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You, and anyone who has read my previous letters are quite aware of my personal feelings concerning your leadership skills. Unfortunately, recent assertions attributed to you on a number of issues have only served to confirm my opinion.