Local News

Province asking drivers to give students a brake

With approximately 5,000 school buses transporting more than 400,000 children to school each day across Alberta, the province is cautioning motorists to be careful as school resumes.

The government says nearly half of the drivers who involved in bus collisions committed an error, the most common of which is following too closely. […]

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Morinville

Traffic and Pedestrian Safety report revealed

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A year after a public open house and six months after the review process ended, the community got its first glimpse of a draft Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Review Report during the June 25 Council meeting.

The 22-page report focuses on five key areas: safety and awareness projects, speeding, signage, crosswalks, and parking. It is the result of feedback the Morinville Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) received from the community during an open house and through an online survey… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Enforcement needs to be part of safety plan

The Town of Morinville held an open house last week to get some input on traffic and pedestrian safety in the community. Considerable efforts have been made this year to map out every speed zone sign, stop sign, yield sign, crosswalk sign, and all the other elements that advise people on the rules of the road. It’s a shame the whole project is a giant waste of time and money… […]

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Morinville

Traffic and pedestrian safety open house set for Tuesday

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville is hoping residents will come out and provide their input into the community’s plans for traffic and pedestrian safety in town. The two-hour event takes place Tuesday night at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Debbie Oyarzun said the best way to participate in Morinville’s Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Review is to come to the open house itself. “We’ll have some large-scale maps up,” she… […]

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Local News

Two hit on 100 Avenue on same day

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two people were injured on 100 Avenue Oct. 21 in two separate incidents on the busy roadway. RCMP have charged a driver in one collision and are looking for those involved in or who witnessed the second… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Guest editorial: Time to do the 100 Avenue Shuffle again

Guest editorial – Dave Foe’s View

Those of us who spend any time in downtown Morinville are familiar with the dance craze that is the 100 Avenue Shuffle. The steps are easy, at least the basic moves. You put your right foot out and then you put your left foot out. Those motions are repeated until you have to suck in your gut, butt… […]