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A Town Divided: An Editorial Film

By Stephen Dafoe

This editorializing will be brief as the meat of what I want to say is better shown by the 70 minute news film I’ve produced on the Morinville schools issue. What remains to be said is why I put it all together… […]

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Editorial: Closed door meetings and door knocking censuses

Two days after Education Minister Dave Hancock met with board members from Greater St. Albert Regional Catholic Division No. 29 (GSACRD), it came out that one of the commitments made to the minister was GSACRD would conduct an impartial survey of Morinville parents as to the extent of interest in secular education. .. […]

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Letter: Satisfied parents respond to Morinville school issue

Dear Editor:

The debate over secular education in Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) has caused many to take a closer look at how education is delivered in the communities of Morinville and Legal. Emotion aside, the facts need to be paramount to this discussion. Many people have made a conscious decision to choose Morinville and Legal as their home. In order to accommodate such a diverse group of people, our Public/Catholic system clearly “Welcomes students… […]

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Editorial: Lights, camera, council

Morinville Town Council meets every two weeks to discuss town business, and while many of those meetings can be similar to watching paint dry, they are no different than meetings companies and organizations all across this province have on a day-to-day basis. Certain stuff must be dealt with and some of that stuff is slow moving… […]

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Premier says health system is not a political football

By Ed Stelmach

On February 28, Alberta introduced the latest provincial budget – a budget that set aside billions of dollars for health care. Our Action Plan for Health makes Alberta the only province to provide the health care system with stable funding for the next five years – including a six per cent increase this year alone… […]