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. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Back-to-school safety tips from Morinville RCMP

Over the next few weeks, many of Alberta’s students will be returning to classes across the province to start the new school year. The Morinville RCMP would like to remind students, parents and drivers of a few safety tips which will make the return to school a safe one for everyone. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Re: Photo Radar Site – Along Cardiff Road

According to the 2nd quarter reports from the photo radar contractor, a total of 43 hours was spent in this particular site and resulted in 351 tickets. Looking at the total stats for the 2nd quarter (April to June), 43 hours represents 9.5 per cent of their total hours logged for this quarter and 351 tickets represents 44.5 per cent of the total 788 tickets issued for this quarter. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letters: An Open Letter to Our Chamber of Commerce

Approximately two years ago, on August 14th, 2013, you issued a “press release” where it was reported:

“… Without delving into any specifics in the release, the Chamber says they believe the goal of obtaining a doctor can materialize, and plan to issue a five-step plan in the coming months.” […]

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Letter: Fire Chief expresses gratitude

The Morinville Fire Department would like to thank the community of Morinville for their support in our endeavours for the unfortunate fire we attended on Saturday July 11 at 5 p.m.
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Letter: War AMPS urges caution this summer

When it comes to accidents, it’s common to think, oh, it will never happen to us. That is what we thought until our six-year-old son, Roan, a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, lost his leg in a lawn mower accident. […]

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Letter: Toy Run organizers grateful

The Christmas in June Motorcycle Toy Run had 65 registrants, including 10 passengers (55 Bikes in lineup).
Neil McDougal won the 50/50 draw for $188.50 and donated $100 back to pot, giving us a total of $288.50
An extra 14 extra burgers were cooked totaling $70 and donations included $175 in cheques as well as Ward’s […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Is food bank reform needed?

I am thankful that the food bank is there to help those in need and grateful for those who donate to it. However, I believe that as it is run now, it is doing a very limited job of helping. I know a single mom who has two boxes of random canned goods of low… […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Re Anti-Terrorism Act

Following the introduction of the Anti- Terrorism Act, 2015, many Canadians have voiced their opinions on this important piece of legislation. Bill C-51 will protect our rights and freedoms by providing better tools to confront the twin challenges of our time: radicalization and terrorism. […]