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Letter to the editor: Reader concerned about voter turnout

Next, congratulations to Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and to the six councillors. Having read all the articles that have been written in Morinvillenews.com and attending the All-Candidates Forum, I believe that all 10 people who ran for councillors should be congratulated for coming forward and hope those that didn’t win will come forward again in the next election.

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For the love of democracy, go drag someone to the polls

MorinvilleNews.com Editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

I was sitting on my neighbour’s porch a couple weeks ago having a chat. Naturally, the topic of the election came up and I learned that she had never voted in her entire life. The conversation drifted on to other topics, but about a week ago I was back on the porch having a coffee and asked her what she was doing Oct. 18.

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Morinville candidates wrap up their campaigns

ARTICLE CONTAINS AUDIO AND VIDEO SEGMENTS

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Candidates were out over the weekend using a variety of methods to get their message out. Individual candidates went door to door, jogged through the streets in campaign t-shirts, stood on the side of the road playing air guitar and one used telephone auto diallers to mechanically make their pitch.

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 28

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

During the all candidate forum I heard the majority of the discussion and questions around youth, teens and young families. Having studied demographics many times during my working career and looking around in Morinville, I would estimate that the “senior” group will soon equal if not surpass the young families. […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 27

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL CANDIDATES

Out of the 15 candidates running in the election, seven (Thiessen, Radford, Turnbull, [Luker-]Chevalier, Pattison, Trapani and Bertschi) used the local sign shops. One (Roy) made her own. Nine (Thiessen, Radford, Turnbull, [Luker-]Chevalier, Pattison, Krauskopf, Roy, Trapani and Bertschi) used the local printing store [for other materials]… […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 26

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL GORDON BODDEZ

Mr. and Mrs. Boddez provided an excellently choreographed question and answer regarding Morinville Pre-School Tiny-Tots [during the Oct. 13 All-Candidates forum] […]

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All-Candidates Forum speeches offer variety of ideas [Audio]

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – An estimated 120 to140 residents came out Wednesday night to the All-Candidates forum co-sponsored by Smith Music, MorinvilleNews.com and the Morinville Volunteer Fire Department. Despite some minor glitches, including a microphone stand toppling onto a St. Albert Gazette reporter and shuffling 15 candidates on and off the stage, the majority of attendees stayed … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 25

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE SCHOOL MAYORAL AND COUNCIL CANDIDATES

The shutting down of the transit link to St. Albert was a poor decision for the residents of out town. Ridership of the bus link was poor but that was entirely due […]