Columns

National Column: Orange wave crushes Tories

Voters in Alberta made history Tuesday night – and they sealed it with an exclamation point.

Rachel Notley and her New Democrats secured a majority victory in an election that was supposed to be a stroll in the park for a powerful Progressive Conservative dynasty that had all but swallowed up its opposition in the province.
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Students vote for the candidates

Morinville Public School Grade 6 teacher Tara Hodgson said her students have been researching and following the election campaign closely for the past three weeks, part of their learning about democracy in Social Studies. She felt it would be a good idea to carry through with a mock election. […]

Columns

Column: Joe Morinville

Read there was only 150 what turned up for the All-Candidates Forum the Chamber and the Rotary Club put on with the Teachers’ Unions. I did a little search on the last forum that was put on by this rag and seen there was “approximately 400” came out to that one in 2012. […]

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Ask-a-Candidate Week One

Improving healthcare for Albertans will require more localized decision-making and patient-centred care.
That is something all the candidates seeking election in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock can agree on.
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Kubinec wins Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Westlock County Councillor Maureen Kubinec ensured Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock remained in PC hands Monday night after garnering 45 per cent of the vote. Kubinec received 7,447 votes, 341 more than Wildrose candidate and former Alberta Report publisher Link Byfield who received 7,106 votes (43 per cent) in the constituency.

Byfield was the frontrunner throughout the evening with a healthy to moderate lead until Westlock and Morinville vote tallies began coming in around 10:30 p.m. … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: All politics is local

Former US Speaker of the House Tip O’Neil is said to have coined the phrase all politics is local. It’s a pretty popular train of thought south of the border, the idea that a politician’s success is directly proportional to their ability to influence government to act on the issues of interest to his or her constituents… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Clayton speaking: Which flavour are you going to choose?

By Clayton Rosaasen

With summer peering around the corner, not quite here yet, evidenced in the recent snow dump, but certainly coming, one can picture a group of youngsters looking at the ice cream menu trying to figure out what flavour to make a mess with. Now making a mess may be the operative word in more ways than one as you finish this column… […]

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Morinville

Kubinec ready to run for PCs

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Recently nominated Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock PC candidate Maureen Kubinec has been making preparations for the provincial election; her campaign office in downtown Morinville opened just prior to the writ being dropped Mar. 26, and she’s spent the past couple of weeks making the rounds in Morinville… […]