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Column: Family Day no holiday for some

Reading Time: 2 minutesDafoe’s Dossier

Monday marks another Family Day in Alberta, the cap to a long weekend that encourages Albertans to spend time with their families. While that is precisely what many of us will do, there are those families who will be deprived of that opportunity because they have to work. I’m not talking firefighters, police or other emergency service workers, but those workers whose job it is to man the tills and stock the shelves in retail operations throughout this province, retail operations that could be closed on a day set aside for the Albertan family, businesses that should in fact be closed on a day set aside for families. […]

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Editorial: Recognizing the best we have to offer

Reading Time: 2 minutesA MorinvilleNews.com Editorial

February 14 marks a special occasion around our newsroom. Monday Morning News has just released its 13th issue marking more than three months of coverage in Morinville and MORINVILLENEWS.COM has been online providing Morinville and surrounding area … […]

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Guest editorial: AUMA 2010 report from Legal council

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Legal Councillor Phil Hughes

This Year the AUMA convention was held in Edmonton at the Shaw convention centre.

The AUMA gives elected officials in Alberta a chance to network, learn about programs available for their community, provide toolkits and resources to better their communities and allows them an opportunity… […]

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Column: Snark one up for the Wildrose

Reading Time: 3 minutesOne of the last things Premier Stelmach said in his recent announcement about stepping down as PC leader was that the next provincial election would see US wedge-style politics being used to attack personalities. He was, of course, referring to the Wildrose party; a party whom he defined … […]

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Editorial: Now is the winter of our discon-scent

Reading Time: 2 minutesThose of you who follow what’s going on in Morinville know that at the first council meeting after the election Deputy Mayor Paul Krauskopf directed Champion Petfoods President Frank Burdzy to come back to council in January with something concrete on what the company was going to do about a certain olfactory by-product of its cooking process… […]

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Editorial: Religion, rights and common sense

Reading Time: 3 minutesA MorinvilleNews.com editorial

Never discuss religion, politics or sex – three topics to be avoided if one has an ounce of common sense. At least that was the wisdom of years gone by, wisdom largely ignored by newspapers even back in the day when large cumbersome print publications were viable concerns. It is wisdom ignored even more so in today’s publishing reality where newspaper stalwarts of years gone by have been forced to put celebrities and political scandals on their front pages to attract a younger demographic and dirt-craving public… […]

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Archie Bunker would be in Dire Straights today

Reading Time: 3 minutesA MorinvilleNews.com editorial

An interesting coincidence occurred last Wednesday. The day marked the 40th anniversary of the airing of the first episode of All in the Family, a show that broke new ground in its depiction of racism, feminism, the Vietnam War and other touchy topics, including homosexuality. Last Wednesday was also the day that the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) decided that the … […]

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Editorial: Rebranding vs. reality

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Throughout the 2011 budget discussions we heard much about the need to hire a number of positions for the soon-to-be completed Community Cultural Centre. Suggestions that perhaps some positions could be part time or filled by contract workers were met with the rebuttal that it was crucial that the facility be properly staffed to leave the right impression to those visiting the facility. Do half a job and Morinville and its new… […]

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Reader disagrees with Horner

Reading Time: 2 minutesDear 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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Exotic animal ban much ado about nothing

Reading Time: 4 minutesA 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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