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Letter: Re Photo Radar Location Review

Reading Time: 2 minutesI would like to thank [Morinville CAO] Debbie [Oyarzun] for writing a well thought out document regarding photo radar. It is clear that the Town has “heard” the unkind things said about our “cash” cow. I’m pleased to see that there is actually going to be a review done and would hope that the findings are brought before the public… […]

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Editorial: Good news comes in threes

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt is interesting how often a week’s news develops a common theme when it is laid out ready for print. This week we learned about three completely different things, all of which had one thing in common. The first was a wallet with money that was turned in intact… […]

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Letter: Tiny Tots vandalism upsetting

Reading Time: 2 minutesDear Editor,

I’ve lived in Morinville my entire life and have always been very proud of the sincere and genuine citizens that make up this amazing town that we live in. As a community, we honour values and respect those around us, celebrating both our differences and similarities while encouraging leadership and innovative stewardship. However, this past week, my pride was shaken… […]

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Letter: Some light on fog lights

Reading Time: 1 minuteEditor,

The practice of equipping many vehicles – especially SUVs and pick-ups – with fog lights has become widespread, and so has the misuse of these lights by drivers who thoughtlessly leave them on all the time! I’m convinced that Morinville and area is one of the worst places for this offence… […]

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Letter: Reader responds to Morinville parent’s letter

Reading Time: 2 minutesRegarding: Morinville parent writes letter to premier Redford (Morinville’s Monday Morning News, Dec. 12, 2011)

Ms. Buga expresses considerable dissatisfaction with the present arrangement for schooling provided by Sturgeon School Division which “does not come close to being an acceptable solution”. Really? […]

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Editorial: Budget 2012 … or … Taxation without participation

Reading Time: 4 minutesWith third reading of the 2012 Morinville budget now passed, individual councillors and the mayor must stand by the items they proposed to be reduced or cut along the road from wish list to final budget. Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and Councillor David Pattison took criticism from this publication a few weeks back for having espoused one view on the importance of economic development during the 2010 election campaign and yet voted to reduce spending on it at second reading… […]

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Editorial: It’s about building community

Reading Time: 2 minutesHaving lived in Morinville for the past five years, I’ve come to realize the community seems to have changed. It seems like there are more groups working together. It seems like there are more individuals starting initiatives. It seems like there are more people finding connections where many may not have thought connections exist… […]

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Letter: Morinville parent writes to premier Redford re school issue

Reading Time: 3 minutesPremier Redford,

I was really excited to be attending a session at the legislature on Wednesday, November 30th, as I haven’t even been in the building since I was a child. I was even more excited because I, as one of the Morinville parents fighting for public education, was asked to attend and be formally introduced to the house by Education Critic Kent Hehr. Unfortunately, Minister Lukaszuk completely dodged the question from the opposition about when this issue… […]

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Letter: Open letter to council and administration re economic development

Reading Time: 2 minutesDear Editor:

As you are aware, Morinville Town Council voted unanimously at its Nov. 22 meeting to cut $80,000 in proposed economic development spending in half to $40,000. While the Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce is disappointed by this decision in light of how important economic development was as a 2010 campaign issue, we are keeping an open mind pending third and final reading as much can change on the road to a passed budget…. […]