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Letter: Small Town Saturday Night raises big bucks

Editor:

Our little red, plastic cup runneth over! We reached and then gratefully exceeded our fundraising goal of $60,000. The Legal Small Town Saturday Night presented by Travel Alberta and Big Valley Jamboree raised $93000! We will break ground on our dream playground this September… […]

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Editorial: In praise of our mothers

You’d think that carrying a baby around for nine months, then enduring the unimaginable agony of child birth would be the last thing a mother should ever have to do for her child. But we know that simply isn’t the case because motherhood is a life-long job… […]

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Town Talk – Property Taxes

You will be receiving your property assessment and tax notice for 2012. If you have any questions regarding the assessment of your property please do not hesitate to call us at 780-939-4361… […]

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Editorial: Here’s to the real heroes

While local volunteers were gathered at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Friday night to celebrate the people in this community who jump in when there is work to be done, I was in Calgary standing in line to spend a brief moment with two of my childhood heroes: Adam West and Stan Lee. The former, the actor who played my generation’s Batman… […]

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Letter: Conscious rights would legitimize discrimination

There is a misconception by some, both outside and inside the province, that Alberta is full of intolerant rednecks, homophobes and religious extremists. I say misconception because in the seven years since I’ve moved here I have yet to meet these people. Instead, I have found Albertans to be very tolerant and accepting… […]

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Editorial: All politics is local

Former US Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil is said to have coined the phrase all politics is local. It’s a pretty popular train of thought south of the border, the idea that a politician’s success is directly proportional to their ability to influence government to act on the issues of interest to his or her constituents… […]

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Letter: Earth hour to Energy Hour?

To the editor,

Morinville’s 11.8% power reduction during Earth Hour is very good, far better than most Canadians towns and cities. However, it may be that the public would take the event even more seriously if the stated reasons for the activity were more solid… […]

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Column: Clayton speaking: Which flavour are you going to choose?

By Clayton Rosaasen

With summer peering around the corner, not quite here yet, evidenced in the recent snow dump, but certainly coming, one can picture a group of youngsters looking at the ice cream menu trying to figure out what flavour to make a mess with. Now making a mess may be the operative word in more ways than one as you finish this column… […]