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Editorial & Opinion

Alberta Party weighs in on Morinville issue

Dear Editor:

For months now Morinville parents have been fighting for a basic right that is allowed in every other community in Alberta – to have their child attend a non-religious public school. Recently I was asked by a local resident to help bring provincial awareness to the concerns being expressed by him and others that the Provincial Government has reneged on a commitment made by them to the citizens of Morinville… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Perhaps it’s time to look at the money we hand out

When the topic of how money is spent by council in this community comes up, it is often the big items that take the forefront: $11 million for a Community Cultural Centre, $3.5 million for a new town hall, nearly a million bucks for a bunch of new town employees. Sometimes the discussion, particularly among some business owners in town, centres on how much money seems to be spent outside the community for everything… […]

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Letter: more needs to be done about Lyme disease

Dear Editor:

I am writing this letter to you as a voice for Canadians in this country. The recent news coverage of infected blacklegged ticks in Alberta is just the tip of the iceberg. I am a Canadian who has contracted Lyme disease in this country. I am only one of thousands of Canadians suffering from this insidious disease contracted right here in our country… […]

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Arts & Culture

Comment: Potatoes and performers

For the past eight months it has been our pleasure to deliver Morinville and area a new style of presenting the news.
Understanding our client’s and reader’s needs has been the key to our success and allowed us to provide community news that takes the word community seriously… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A law unenforced is but words on a piece of paper

There are a number of unwritten social contracts that we as a society observe to maintain peace with one another. You open the door for someone, they say thank you. Someone sneezes, you say Bless you or Gezunterhait, which is Yiddish for go in good health. And if you want to go in good health, you don’t park your car across your neighbour’s driveway and you don’t hawk a gob of spit at the entrance to the local… […]

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Letter: Fun Run returns to Fête au Village

Legal – What are you doing on Saturday, July 23, at 8 a.m.? Not sure yet? How about taking a moment to breathe in the country air, enjoy the sights of picturesque Legal, and then sit down to a pancake breakfast served with genuine small town hospitality? […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Guest editorial: Time to do the 100 Avenue Shuffle again

Guest editorial – Dave Foe’s View

Those of us who spend any time in downtown Morinville are familiar with the dance craze that is the 100 Avenue Shuffle. The steps are easy, at least the basic moves. You put your right foot out and then you put your left foot out. Those motions are repeated until you have to suck in your gut, butt… […]

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Editorial: A tale of two Canada Days

Canada turned 144 years old Friday and that anniversary was celebrated in a markedly different fashion in Morinville and at Edmonton Garrison. The former was a simple small town celebration the likes of which could have taken place 100 years ago; the latter, a massive undertaking to rival the largest of festival celebrations in any nation. But at the heart of both initiatives was a desire to celebrate the birth of a nation and the pride we Canadians have in being Canadian… […]