Province

Traffic infractions down over Easter weekend

RCMP saw a decline in the number of traffic infractions and traffic-related criminal offences over the Easter long weekend compared tot he same period in 2015.

RCMP and Alberta Sheriffs reported one fatal highway collision in both 2015 and 2016; however, there wee two deaths this year compared to one in 2015. Motor vehicle collisions involving injury were down to seven this Easter weekend compared to 28 in 2015. […]

Local News

Council puts brakes on red light and stop sign camera discussion

Global Traffic Group Ltd. owner David Steer and two colleagues came to the Mar. 15 Committee of the Whole meeting to make a presentation on the Town’s Automated Traffic Enforcement Program. Their primary focus was to give Council a first look at the stop sign and red light enforcement technology services that could be an addition to the program Global/ITS already offer. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Cardiff Road most policed road in the universe

Upon reading the letter from C. White, my first reaction was that the comments were a total exaggeration. I am sure Cardiff Road is the most police patrolled road in the universe, especially on holidays or weekends when unsuspecting visitors might be travelling to Cardiff or the golf course or park (i.e. photo radar at the South Glens entrance at 8 a.m.) Easter Sunday morning or on the days of the Cardiff Garage Sale.
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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Cardiff road speeding solutions

Dear Mr. Schaefer, Director of Corporate Operations:

It’s time for action! For more than five years, we have been shown through the photo radar quarterly reports that Cardiff Road at/near 94th Street has a speeding problem. You are absolutely correct to point out that the design of this road (e.g. narrow and no shoulders) makes it dangerous for our conventional law enforcement officers to enforce the speed limits. The growth of South Glens and Cardiff over the last five years has resulted in making Cardiff Road busier all the time. Since the road has never been upgraded to reflect the growth factor, we all recognize the problems. […]

Local News

Council passes new Automated Traffic Enforcement Policy for Morinville

Nine months after residents voted to keep or remove automated traffic enforcement, and after an hour of debate, Council unanimously approved a new policy on the operation of the technology within town limits. The policy was developed to clarify elements of the automated enforcement program and to place focus on the role the initiative has in public safety rather than revenue generation… […]

No Picture
Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Monitoring speed in residential areas

This letter is addressed to ALL town residents. Do you feel like your street is often used as a race track and that many people are driving WAY over the speed limit? What can you do about it other than complaining to your neighbours, coffee partners or on Facebook with your friends?… […]

No Picture
Editorial & Opinion

Letter: MORINVILLE 2014 first quarter 2014 traffic statistics

At a recent Council meeting, Administration presented the Town’s 2014 First Quarter Statistics on photo radar tickets issued in Morinville.

Now those of you who have been following the photo radar saga in our community will remember that the recent ill-fated petition push was brought about because some residents, although not against photo radar per se, were against both the manner it was being employed as well as some of the locations receiving the most attention… […]