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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 […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 24

I attended the Forum on October 13th and I think almost every candidate, if not every candidate, spoke on the need for people to shop locally and to support our local businesses. I moved here in October 2008. I called both health clinics in Morinville to see how to get my family a doctor right here in Morinville … […]