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Editorial & Opinion

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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Editorial & Opinion

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 & Opinion

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… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: How in the hell do you top that? [PHOTOS]

It’s Monday. The tents are down, the rides are gone and all that remains of St. Jean Baptiste Festival 2011 is the memory of the nearly week-long event and a nagging question on many of our minds. How in the hell do you top that? And if this year’s festival can be topped, there truly is no limit to what Morinville can do… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Photo radar and cross walks

Dear Editor:

Good Day, I sent the following letter to the Mayor and Council of Morinville, via e-mail, regarding a recent article in the St Albert Gazette pertaining to the photo radar issue in Morinville:

First off, I am at a loss as to why I should have to send my e-mails to an executive assistant rather than directly to the … […]