Editorial & Opinion

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: Sir John A Who?

Sunday marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Canada’s first prime minister. Sir John A. Macdonald was born Jan. […]

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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… […]

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Help us give you what you want

The Morinville News is about to start the fifth year of our weekly print edition and we are asking our readers to take this poll and tell us what types of news best resonates with you. […]

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The Shop in Morinville Christmas Guide is here

We believe it pays to Shop in Morinville and the third annual edition of the Shop in Morinville guide hit your mailbox Monday, Nov. 24 in Morinville, Legal and surrounding areas…. […]

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Editorial: In praise of our firefighters

An SUV collides with a moose on a highway outside Morinville. Within minutes they are there to get the collision victims out of the wrecked vehicles and en route to hospital. A garage erupts in flames and shifts to the home it is attached to. Within minutes they arrive to battle the blaze and to protect neighbouring homes from destruction… […]

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Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Joe Morinville

I’d like to complain that I’ve been put on the sidelines for a couple weeks, but I’ve actually been away visiting family. But some stuff did go on while I was away so I might as well give youse my opinion on what I think about it all… […]

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Editorial: Heading into our fifth year

June 11 marks the completion of the fourth year of MorinvilleNews.com, the website that preceded The Morinville News, the print publication you now hold in your hand or electronic publication now appearing on your computer, tablet or smart phone… […]