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Letter: Rock concert less a problem than implied

Dear Editor:

After Art of Conversation Morinville held the all candidates debate last fall, I invited all members of council and any member of the community who was concerned to talk to me personally about the expected impact about noise from the cultural centre shows. My back ground is that I own a commercial recording studio and am extremely well versed in how decibel levels work, how sound transmits… […]

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Letter: Resident displeased with concert ruckus

Re Community Cultural Center’s First Event

Dear Editor:

Whether the first event at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre (MCCC) was a success or not is overshadowed by the drunken display that took place out in front of the centre both during and after the concert… […]

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Editorial: simply remarkable

Regardless of one’s religious affiliation, there is a passage in the New Testament that speaks to charity in a way many of us can understand: “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.”

We don’t get to see a lot of the kind of charity Paul was referring to … […]

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Editorial: We cleaned it – let’s keep it this way

Last Wednesday town staff, business owners, students and residents gathered together for one common cause – cleaning up Morinville. Operation Clean Sweep, Morinville’s contribution to Pitch-In Canada’s nationwide initiative to clean up our own backyards is a noble endeavour designed to make Morinville look a little better to residents and visitors… […]

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Visitor defends Legal’s murals

Dear Editor:

As an Anglophone Albertan from Pigeon Lake area with an interest in art and history I was concerned with an article in the Morinville News, May3, 2011, regarding the murals in the town of Legal, Alberta. A few weeks ago I was not aware that these murals existed until I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Chauvet… […]

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Editorial: Local election results a sad state of affairs

A MorinvilleNews.com editorial by Stephen Dafoe

On Monday afternoon while Americans were still waving their flags over the demise of Osama bin Laden and Canadians made their way into polling booths across the country, I sat at my laptop and wrote our federal election results story. The polls were still open for another three-and-a-half hours when I wrote the piece…. […]

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Letter: Open letter to Minister of Education

Mr. Hancock:

I received this public notice in the Morinville Free Press today for the GSACRD contracted Pivotal Survey. I attached it to this email. I am upset, but not surprised. I am one of the parents who attended the April 11th meeting with GSACRD concerning the Morinville census, now downsized to a survey, and wanted to be a part of the discussion with an agreed upon, impartial count of residents. We, the parents who attended, were… […]

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Editorial: Time to rein in human rights commissions

There are two things sure to draw the attention and repartee of a stand-up comedian: a fat guy in a Hawaiian shirt sitting ring side and two women kissing in the front row, particularly two heckling and kissing women in the front row. Either scenario is likely to draw a rapid fire, profanity-laced response from the comedian whose job it is to berate those in the establishment to amuse those who have come to see the comedy show…. […]

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Editorial: Car washes and the demon liquor

Council Chambers were packed with the righteously indignant on two consecutive evenings last week. At issue was an appeal to thwart the plans of long-time businessmen Guy Meunier to convert his car wash into a small liquor store and his plans to serve beer along with his burgers in his restaurant.

Meunier followed procedure and the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) authorized a development permit, a situation that raised the ire of a daycare, neighbouring parents and members of the Morinville Christian Fellowship School… […]