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Editorial: Open house or open your wallet

It’s budget time in Morinville and rather than decide how our money is going to be spent, our elected officials are leaving those decisions up to us. They’re going to hold a couple open houses this week, bus in seniors and hire babysitters so mom and dad can come to see our politicians and tax dollars in action. The MCHS Band is being brought in to lead us… […]

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Healthy Routes: Back in the News – Obesity Crisis

By Gladys Kublik

Owner Neighbors Vitamin Shop

Our growing population is big news – not in a good way. Our waistlines are growing steadily, not only ours but our children’s and grandchildren’s also. It is NOT good news. It is frightening news! Obesity brings an onslaught of health problems currently lumped together under the term metabolic syndrome – a group of risk factors that occur together and … […]

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Editorial: Council is spending my money on what?

If Budget 2013 passes third reading this December, Morinville Town Council is planning on spending $3.7 million to build a giant tin lunchbox at the east and west entrances to town, an homage to the hard-working men and women who leave Morinville each morning and who return to the “Family Choice” each and every night around supper time… […]

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MLA Column: Environmental monitoring

By Maureen Kubinec, Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA

Here in Alberta, we are blessed with abundant resources and breathtaking landscapes. Our environment provides us with endless recreational opportunities and our resources are not only ensuring prosperity for our province, but for all of Canada… […]

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Column: from the desk of Public Works

By Claude Valcourt

As reality is about to set in terms of winter approaching, a few projects are being completed or will be undertaken shortly as we wrap up construction season for this year. Trees will be planted along the new trail on 100 Street in… […]

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Column: From the desk of Planning and Development

By Greg Hofmann

We’d like to thank all the business owners who’ve taken time to speak with the Coeur de Morinville Area Structure Plan Project Team about their perspectives on Morinville’s current and future downtown. Some common themes emerged from our discussions that will undoubtedly influence what policies are developed for the Area Structure Plan (ASP)… […]

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Column: Progressive Views: Misrepresentation???

Our Member of Parliament, Mr. Brian Storseth, has committed a cycle of misrepresentation of the citizens of Westlock-St. Paul. He has supported legislation that fundamentally violates the basic values of our community, from supporting the violation of women’s rights to creating laws that encourage hate speech… […]