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Guest Editorial: Morinville council candidate David Pattison

By David Pattison

We have lived in Morinville for twenty-two years and while campaigning door to door several trends are evident. There is an increase in the number of young families moving into the newer subdivisions and also some of our long established areas. Residents see themselves as part of a larger Capital region in conducting business and enjoying leisure activities … […]

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Guest Editorial: Division 5 candidate Joe Milligan

By Joe Milligan

It is an honour to participate in the Sturgeon County election campaign. I have enjoyed serving for the past three years and hope I can do so again. One of the things I enjoyed most was meeting and working with many citizens in Division 5. Together we have made life in our community better … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 22

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE SCHOOL TRUSTEECANDIDATES

I would have chosen a non-faith based school if one was available in Morinville. The closest alternative is Sturgeon School Division. I researched attending a school out of my town. The Alberta School Choice Policy allows parents to register their children across districts. However, if a school has reached its maximum enrollment I am not permitted to register […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 21

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE MAYORAL AND COUNCIL CANDIDATES

Can you tell me any future plans that will promote user friendliness and accessibility for people with disabilities or mobility impairments?

In an attempt to support the local economy, I brought my family member into [a local business] and it was not accessible. […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 20

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE MAYORAL CANDIDATES

Today, my wife and I took our granddaughters out for a walk around the down town core. Fifteen years have passed since we last did this, what a change we have found. You don’t realize the changes until you really walk around and look.
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Ask-A-Candidate Question 19

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE MAYORAL CANDIDATES

Reading all the previous questions and answers, I want to thank
Mayor Bertschi for his response and involvement in this online forum. I would like to hear from the other Mayoral candidate Mr. Trapani for his responses. You’ve been on Council for the last three years and are familiar with these issues, where is your response? […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 18

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL INCUMBANTS

The Town of Morinville has an asset most towns would be proud to exploit. Many years ago the province turned over the area and lake known to us old folks as “man – made”. You have taken no action in using this resource to increase tourism to our town.
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Ask-A-Candidate Question 17

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

As citizens of our community you have all taken the time to run for public office. I would salute your dedication to our town ,this is a noble effort. We have many dedicated people who serve our town in the capacity as volunteers and in grass root roles also … […]

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Guest Editorial: Council candidate Donna Phinney

Guest Editorial by Donna Phinney

Our family moved to Morinville 14 years ago… Being married to a military member I have lived in many communities over the last 33 years… We saw the tremendous potential Morinville had to offer, small town atmosphere, friendly community spirit and most importantly a safe environment for families, and decided to make Morinville our home … […]

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Letter to the editor: Property rights concerns

A friend told me recently that he received a letter from the Alberta government that told him he’d have to register his well. This concerns me as I too have a well. Why is the government asking farmers, or anybody with a well, to register their water supply? […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 16

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

In 2009 a grassroots citizens group was formed and studied the idea of building a playground in “The Lakes” district.
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