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Freewheeling felines okay for some, less so for others

Reading Time: 5 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Karen Trembley loves cats – so much so that her family has three of them. What Trembley is not so thrilled about is how some cats in her neighbourhood are allowed to roam freely, something she does not allow her own animals to do. It’s not that she’s bothered about neighbourhood cats coming onto her deck for a visit – it’s what sometimes happens as a result of those visits that is the cause of her concern… […]

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Morinville animal bylaw open house fails to draw herd

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council held an open house Tuesday evening giving residents an opportunity to voice their concerns on Morinville’s proposed Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw. However, despite the media attention the bylaw has received since a Christmas week television segment focused on the more exotic portions of the document, residents did not come out to the public hearing in flocks, herds or gaggles. Approximately six residents attended the Feb. 15 Committee of the Whole meeting to lend their voice on the matter. […]

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Pet bylaw set for public meeting Tuesday night

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Although the media circus may be over with respect to elephants and armadillos, Morinville’s Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, which passed first reading Jan. 25, is on the agenda for the Morinville Town Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday night. […]

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Council and residents get clearer picture of Morinville pet bylaw

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Council Chambers were well attended Tuesday night for Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting, the first time Morinville Town Council had an opportunity to discuss as a group its proposed Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw.

About a dozen animal and reptile owners attended the meeting to get a clearer understanding of just what the bylaw means to them and their pets… […]

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Proposed animal bylaw more teeth than tusk

Reading Time: 5 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Many area residents were outraged at Morinville Town Council after a Dec. 31, 2010 Global News segment indicated Morinville was looking to ban elephants and other exotic creatures. But the woman who helped draft Morinville’s proposed 56-page Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw said the list of 130 banned and prohibited animals that has been the focus of so much media attention is but a schedule attached to the proposed bylaw… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Exotic animal ban much ado about nothing

Reading Time: 4 minutesA Morinvillenews.com editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

In a slow news week television news programs need to fill the same time slot that they do when the streets are flush with stories. It is therefore no surprise that a story about Morinville’s potential banning of elephants, armadillos and other exotic animals would find itself on the tube last week, complete with accompanying footage of Godzilla terrorizing Tokyo and that scene from Jumanji where the elephants were running wild in the streets.

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