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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… […]

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Column: Joe Morinville

Thursday marks the second anniversary of the current crop of councillors being elected. Not that new fellow in the slick sharkskin suit and two-tone shows what just got in, but the original seven what ran a couple years back and won enough votes. Hard to believe it was two years ago tomorrow that a whole lot of new blood joined Council. Here’s a few thoughts and questions I’m thinking about 730 days into their term… […]

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Column: From the Mayor’s Desk

Council and Administration are busy preparing the 2013 business plan and budget. Council will be holding public open houses in November to give residents the opportunity to ask questions and give input. It is Council’s responsibility to provide this op- portunity for those interactions with residents… […]

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Letter: Budget or Budge It?

‘Tis Budget Season.

Could some upfront data provide a comparative frame of reference for Morinvillians before the dance of the details and priorities begins? Could this comparative data be widely shared in the local media as a starting point for citizen debate? Would some driving questions help ‘budge’ the process in the direction of some clear targets from the outset?… […]