Editorial & Opinion

Editorial & Opinion

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

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Dear Editor: Regarding: MLA Doug Horner, Recent Legislation and Transmission Lines: MLA Doug Horner has recently distributed a pamphlet to Sturgeon and Spruce Grove residents in his riding. Unfortunately, he is still touting that the recent legislation that was passed by the PC’s bills 19, 36 and 50 do not take away land ownership rights ...

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A Morinvillenews.com editorial By Stephen Dafoe In a slow news week television news programs need to fill the same time slot that they do when the streets are flush with stories. It is therefore no surprise that a story about Morinville’s potential banning of elephants, armadillos and other exotic animals would find itself on the tube last week, complete with accompanying footage of Godzilla terrorizing Tokyo and that scene from Jumanji where the elephants were running wild in the streets.

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MorinvilleNews.com Editorial By Stephen Dafoe With Christmas 2010 behind us, we are all on the rapid road to New Year’s Eve and the changing of the calendar year. Out with the old and in with the new, as the idiom goes. But with respect to Morinville, 2011 will very much be a year of remembering and preserving the old while welcoming the new. While the sash-wearing baby in a top hat may be chomping at the bit to arrive Jan. 1, father time is not necessarily being shown the door.

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Dear Editor: I worked for the Provincial Government in various departments/ministries for 36 years in the budgeting field. For the first 15 or 20 years, I was in the so called “main” budgeting office receiving budgeting requests from the various departments of each Ministry. These would have to be reviewed closely prior to being presented to the Deputy Minister, then the Minister ...

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By Ruthann Weeks FCSS Coordinator, Town of Legal Sunday morning of December 5th saw a festive and well attended Christmas celebration at the Centralta Community Centre in Legal. The morning was packed full of events and activities! The grade nine class of Legal School put on a delicious pancake breakfast and raised ...

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By Constable Dan Burroughs Morinville - The Holiday Season is upon us and the Morinville Integrated Traffic Unit would like to remind motorists to drink responsibly.

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Christmas is coming and June and Tyler both have their lists to make. Tyler, being eight, has a list not unlike many boys his age. It’s the list of items he is hoping Santa will give him the OK on and drop down his chimney Christmas Eve.

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Dear Editor: On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to attend the town council budget meeting. Not only was it informative, but I was happy to get a glimpse into how our town really makes decisions. Many issues were brought up during the evening, but one in particular stood out ...

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The Alberta Electric System Operator’s long-term transmission plan is based on a philosophy of ‘if we build it, industry will come’. AESO and its partner, Alberta’s Department of Energy have stated that their vision is that we first build billions of dollars worth of transmission ...

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MorinvilleNews.com Editorial By Stephen Dafoe I suppose it was inevitable in a world where people eat the reproductive organs of animals on national television for fun, profit and their entitled fifteen minutes of fame that Halloween would follow the same path of over the top shock-value as everything else.