Editorial & Opinion

Editorial & Opinion

Editorials, columns and letters to the editor from our readers.

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MorinvilleNews.com Editorial By Stephen Dafoe About a week into the municipal campaign period, a friend of mine made the statement that not many candidates had their...

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QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES In these uncertain times many families are cutting costs and limiting their expenses. It takes two working parents to support a growing family. We see more job loss in these times and more jobs becoming part time casual employees ...

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QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE MAYORAL CANDIDATES We have seen so many changes at the administration level in the town office. Our costs for staffing have increased dramatically. You have retained the services of transitional solutions to solve or add to this problem. We have had to pay horrendous costs associated with this company. The services they provide could easily be provided by our current town manager. As members of our current ...

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QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES Hello I am a new resident of Morinville and we have are an active young family. I have heard that in the past few years there have been discussions in regards to a swimming pool and fixing the arena. I was wondering if in ...

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QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES The 100 Street / Cardiff Road / Highway 2 intersection is now a genuine safety hazard. South Glens is completed, Cardiff is growing, and the southbound turn onto Highway 2 is most often a half-blind turn when traffic is in the slowdown lane. I have read the 2004 Transportation Master Plan on the town website in detail, and this intersection was seen as a major safety priority, and absolutely nothing has been done in the six years since.

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Local business has been a hot topic of discussion recently. Namely, the lack thereof and/or the poor support a lot of them get. How do you feel we should address this issue and should it not start with the Town itself?

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A recent article in this publication stated that the photo radar contractor racked up 8,662 tickets (56% of them from out of town) for a total of $1, 088, 534 in fines!. Seeing as how the population of Morinville is only 6,775, how can anyone in their right mind expect ...

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The transit service that was offered by Town of Morinville, through contract with the City of St. Albert was cancelled in the spring due to low ridership. This lack of ridership may have been due to lack of promotion of the service as well as possible inconvenient times of the service being offered, once early ...

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With a residential / commercial tax split of approximately 93 per cent to seven per cent, the need to redress the balance has been raised by several candidates. Given that Morinville is uniquely challenged by its close proximity to not one but two major shopping centres, what are your plans or ideas ...

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QUESTION ADDRESSED TO SCHOOL TRUSTEE CANDIDATES Now that the Community Centre is well underway of being built, what do you see as potential assets to the school system in utilizing this nearby facility to improve our children's education?