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Editorial: Thank you for five years of support

I started MorinvilleNews.com five years ago when a local newspaper I was then freelancing for decided to suspend publication. Faced with the prospect of living in a community with only one regional news source and no paper with a true Morinville focus, I decided to offer one. Starting with the slogan “Get the news while it’s still news,” […]

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Editorial: We give them an A for effort

Three politicians walk into an election with varying degrees of preparation. The incumbent has the advantage of knowing when the election will be called. The other two know it will be called, think they know when it will be called, and then have to scramble when it is actually called. […]

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Editorial: Is a curfew the answer to stopping bad behaviour?

The recent rash of vandalism at St. Jean Baptist Church and other buildings in downtown Morinville had many people shaking their digital fists at “those damned kids” and their idle ways. Although there is no evidence as to the age of the culprits, the finger was immediately wagged at teens. Regardless of the age, an act of vandalism so early in the spring undoubtedly has some residents thinking – what’s the summer going to be like with respect to property crimes? […]

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Editorial: That’s how we did it in Morinville

If you trawl around Facebook or Pinterest long enough you are bound to come across some positive affirmation meme that uses a quotation attributed to Margaret Meade: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” […]

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Editorial: Patience is a virtue

Editorial cartoonist Jeff Koterba’s commentary on modern impatience (shown above) is funny because it is a reflection of just how impatient we have become as a society. As the comedian Louis CK observed: We live in a science fiction age and still no one is happy… […]