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Letter: Legal has another big event coming

Editor,

We’re at it again! We (country) rocked your world with Small Town Saturday Night, and now we’re prepping for another party. The 50th anniversary of Legal’s Fete Au Village is right around the corner on July 27th and 28th. This annual weekend event draws people from near and far with a parade, family fun and the always entertaining demolition derby presented by the Legal Fire and Ambulance… […]

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Letter: MP to talk about freedom of speech

Dear Editor,

Freedom of speech is the bedrock upon which all other freedoms are built. Without freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly hold no true value. For over 40 years, Canadians have been stripped of this fundamental freedom… […]

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Editorial: Morinville through the eyes of youth

Had an interesting discussion with a Town of Morinville councillor last week during a chance encounter outside the post office. Mostly it was just two residents talking about the community we live in and our thoughts on it.
In the news business we often get to hear people’s opinions on what they think of the town, its mayor and council… […]

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Canada Day organizers deserving of our thanks and support

Canada turned 145 years old Sunday and that anniversary was once again celebrated in a subdued fashion in Morinville. There were no fireworks, an omission some took opportunity to complain about. There were no major celebrity names performing on the big stage, but the little stage and gazebo was not devoid of local talent… […]

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Column: Healthy Routes – don’t spray that weed

By Gladys Kubinec, Neighbors Vitamin Shop

“What is a weed?” Emerson wrote. “A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”
By one definition a weed is just a plant growing in an inappropriate place – like that thistle in the raspberry patch or the quack grass (crab grass? You know the one I mean) in the flowerbed… […]

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Editorial: Miscreants will be miscreants

As most people in the community are aware, a quiet little Morinville neighbourhood got blanketed with graffiti last week, a collection of slogans, phrases and symbols related to hip hop, heavy metal, and horror movie culture. For those of you unaware, we have a full story here… […]

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Editorial: Enforcement needs to be part of safety plan

The Town of Morinville held an open house last week to get some input on traffic and pedestrian safety in the community. Considerable efforts have been made this year to map out every speed zone sign, stop sign, yield sign, crosswalk sign, and all the other elements that advise people on the rules of the road. It’s a shame the whole project is a giant waste of time and money… […]

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Editorial: Thank you for two wonderful years

An anniversary will take place June 11, and although no big celebration will be had, it is an important one around our office. Monday marks the second year anniversary of MorinvilleNews.com, an online daily news publication I started two summers ago when a local newspaper I was then freelancing for decided to suspend publication… […]

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Letter: Vandalism spree concerns resident

Editor:

On the morning of Saturday, June 2nd, my husband and I were surprised to hear someone knocking on our door at 8:00 am. That someone is a very nice neighbor who was on his way to work and stopped to ask my husband if he wanted help in turning our flower planter upright. You can imagine my husband’s puzzlement when he asked this question. Once he stepped outside, he knew why… […]