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Guest Editorial: Mayoral candidate Joseph Trapani

The Mayoral contest in Morinville is a two person race. Joseph Trapani has served one term as a Morinville Councillor and has over eight years experience as a Municipal Administrator, served on assorted community organizations and was part of the Canadian Military for over 22 years. With this experience Trapani made the decision to run “because … […]

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Thinking about just what Morinville is

MorinvilleNews.com Editorial
By Stephen Dafoe

Advertising guru Fred Barnard once designed an ad with the phrase “One Look is Worth a Thousand Words,” and it is from this advertisement that many believe the expression “A picture is worth a thousand words” originates. Like most ad and marketing people, Barnard knew that a single image can often convey a complex idea or set of emotions … […]

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School zone safety is a two-way street

Morinvillenews.com editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

Coming home the other day, I had to brake for a young man riding along the road on his bicycle, weaving around oblivious to anything except the text message he appeared to be sending on his cell phone. I hit the brakes a second time as he weaved out in front of me once again on the next street, still trying to navigate the cell phone with one hand … […]

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Editorial: Oil sands boycott has a GAP in reality

MorinvilleNews.com Editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

One can just imagine the righteous indignation that caused some GAP executive to join the boycott against fuels made from Alberta oil sands bitumen. There he sat sipping his fourth Starbuck’s Mocha-froca-frapachino of the day, staring at his latest billboard of one of his anorexic teenage models … […]

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Town needs to sink money into economic development not a pool

MorinvilleNews.com Editorial

Perhaps with the almost certainty that Morinville Town Council will not be given their seats by acclamation this time around, perhaps the words “community pool” will be tossed around like the waves after someone has taken a dive into the deep end. If they are, those politicians espousing such ideas may be playing to a small audience and may well be taking a dive off the high board into the shallow end. […]

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Resident displeased with bylaw omissions

Letter to the Editor

The new Morinville Noise Bylaw and the Morinville Community Cultural Centre

Prior to the building of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre I brought up the concern that noise from events from this Centre could potentially have a negative impact on the residences of 99A & 99 Ave just across the street, affecting our health and property values … […]