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Editorial: All politics is local

Former US Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil is said to have coined the phrase all politics is local. It’s a pretty popular train of thought south of the border, the idea that a politician’s success is directly proportional to their ability to influence government to act on the issues of interest to his or her constituents… […]

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Letter: Earth hour to Energy Hour?

To the editor,

Morinville’s 11.8% power reduction during Earth Hour is very good, far better than most Canadians towns and cities. However, it may be that the public would take the event even more seriously if the stated reasons for the activity were more solid… […]

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Column: Clayton speaking: Which flavour are you going to choose?

By Clayton Rosaasen

With summer peering around the corner, not quite here yet, evidenced in the recent snow dump, but certainly coming, one can picture a group of youngsters looking at the ice cream menu trying to figure out what flavour to make a mess with. Now making a mess may be the operative word in more ways than one as you finish this column… […]

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Letter:Gratitude expressed in different ways:

The article recently written by Lucie Roy of the Morinville News was well appreciated by the board of the Centralta Tourism Society, `CTS`. The year 2011-2012 was filled with involvement and varied successes. In Legal the CTS, painted five more murals. Two of the five murals will be installed shortly… […]

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Editorial: So here we are – now what?

“I’m sorry; Johnny cannot come out to play with you because your mom took away his school.”

Although not exactly the verbiage used, it is not far off what we are hearing and feeling in the streets of Morinville post town hall meeting with Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk Mar. 15… […]