Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: The prime minister needs to wake up and get a haircut

The headline of this article is a statement this publication agrees with – far from it in fact. We think the prime minister’s hair is OK as it is. But it is one that we have published nonetheless because freedom of the press gives us the right to make provocative, controversial and even ill-informed statements – published opinions that can freely criticize our municipal, provincial and federal leaders for the actions or inactions they take without fear of execution, jail time or even reprisal. […]

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Arts & Culture

Library planning peep show and scandalous book club

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although the Morinville Community Library has become known for being more than just books these days, the printed word is still its stock and trade. Next week the library will be joining with libraries throughout the nation in defending intellectual freedom and the right to curl up with a good book, no matter what ideas and concepts those books may contain… […]

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Arts & Culture

Freedom to Read Week recognizes the fight against censorship

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although the Morinville Community Library is more than just books these days, the printed word is still its stock and trade. Next week the library will be joining with libraries throughout the nation in defending intellectual freedom and the right to curl up with a good book, no matter what ideas and concepts those books may contain… […]

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Local News

Freedom to Read Week offers a chance to read for free

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although the Morinville Public Library is more than just books these days, the printed word is still its stock and trade. Next week the library will be joining with libraries throughout the nation in defending intellectual freedom and the right to curl up with a good book, no matter what ideas and concepts those books may contain… […]

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Arts & Culture

Library focusing on banned books this week

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library has loaded its shelves with a collection of banned and challenged books and hope patrons will read them this week. But the real shock value is that many of the books were ever banned or challenged in the first place.

The scandalous collection of prose is all part of the library’s participation in Freedom to Read Week, an annual event that reminds Canadians of the freedom to express ideas and communicate those ideas through the medium of the printed word. […]

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Local News

Morinville Round Up

Library in a plain brown wrapper

Morinville Public Library Manager Isabelle Cramp shields her eyes from the banned books held by librarians April Heppleston (left) and Pearl Lavallée (right). […]