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Editorial & Opinion

Letter to the editor: Reader concerned about voter turnout

Reading Time: 2 minutesNext, congratulations to Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and to the six councillors. Having read all the articles that have been written in Morinvillenews.com and attending the All-Candidates Forum, I believe that all 10 people who ran for councillors should be congratulated for coming forward and hope those that didn’t win will come forward again in the next election.

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Election 2010

Trustees selected in close race

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville / Legal – Given three options for two school trustees on the ballot, Morinville voters elected Lauri-Ann Turnbull and Noreen Radford to the Greater St. Albert Catholic Region Division 29 school board with 930 and 906 votes, respectively, leaving candidate Heather Thiessen with 850 votes to try again in another three years.

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Election 2010

Morinville elects its six councillors

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Voters went to the polls Monday to choose six of 10 candidates to serve on Morinville Town Council for the next three years. After Morinville’s mayor and council were acclaimed last election, voters were pleased to not only have an election this time but also 10 candidates to choose from. The last time Morinville had an election was 2004, during which two candidates ran for mayor and six for council.

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Election 2010

Legal selects its councillors

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – Voters went to the polls Monday to select five of seven candidates to serve on Legal Town Council. Unique among communities in Sturgeon County, Legal does not hold a vote for mayor. Rather, the elected council, once sworn in, will hold an organizational meeting to select from amongst their number one to serve as mayor.

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Election 2010

Bertschi maintains his seat as mayor

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Incumbent Mayor Lloyd Bertschi defeated one term Councillor Joseph Trapani in the race for the mayor’s chair Monday. Bertschi received 964 votes compared to Trapani’s 823.

After mayor and council were acclaimed in 2007, Trapani had decided in the eleventh hour to take a run at the mayor’s seat rather than seek another term on council so as to force an election, but the defeat … […]

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Local News

Talk about the towns

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Étienne Thevou

With all that campaigning and voting stuff over Monday night when the polls close, people can start getting back to hearing about what else is going on in the communities.

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Editorial & Opinion

For the love of democracy, go drag someone to the polls

Reading Time: 2 minutesMorinvilleNews.com Editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

I was sitting on my neighbour’s porch a couple weeks ago having a chat. Naturally, the topic of the election came up and I learned that she had never voted in her entire life. The conversation drifted on to other topics, but about a week ago I was back on the porch having a coffee and asked her what she was doing Oct. 18.

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Morinville Sports

Jets drop fourth straight game

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It was a solemn mood in the Jets’ dressing room after Sunday afternoon’s 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Strathcona Bruins. The Jets have lost their last four contests – their last victory was on Oct. 1 when the club pulled away from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the St. Albert Merchants 6-5.

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