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Guest Editorial: Council candidate Donna Phinney

Guest Editorial by Donna Phinney

Our family moved to Morinville 14 years ago… Being married to a military member I have lived in many communities over the last 33 years… We saw the tremendous potential Morinville had to offer, small town atmosphere, friendly community spirit and most importantly a safe environment for families, and decided to make Morinville our home … […]

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Letter to the editor: Property rights concerns

A friend told me recently that he received a letter from the Alberta government that told him he’d have to register his well. This concerns me as I too have a well. Why is the government asking farmers, or anybody with a well, to register their water supply? […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 16

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

In 2009 a grassroots citizens group was formed and studied the idea of building a playground in “The Lakes” district.
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Ask-A-Candidate Question 15

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE SCHOOL TYRUSTEE CANDIDATES

As a relatively new resident to Morinville, I was quite surprised to find out all the public schools in town are part of a Catholic school system. I know that the schools offer an “option” class for those students who do not participate in the religion program. But why isn’t there a public … […]

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Letter to the editor: Gun registry vote

Although handguns have been regulated since the 1930s, regulation of rifles and shotguns began in 1977 with the introduction of the Firearms Acquisition Certificate. The laws were further strengthened in 1991, mandatory training courses for gun owners, a 28-day waiting period … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 14

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

In these uncertain times many families are cutting costs and limiting their expenses. It takes two working parents to support a growing family. We see more job loss in these times and more jobs becoming part time casual employees … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 13

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE MAYORAL CANDIDATES

We have seen so many changes at the administration level in the town office. Our costs for staffing have increased dramatically. You have retained the services of transitional solutions to solve or add to this problem. We have had to pay horrendous costs associated with this company. The services they provide could easily be provided by our current town manager. As members of our current … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 12

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

Hello I am a new resident of Morinville and we have are an active young family. I have heard that in the past few years there have been discussions in regards to a swimming pool and fixing the arena. I was wondering if in … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 11

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE COUNCIL AND MAYORAL CANDIDATES

The 100 Street / Cardiff Road / Highway 2 intersection is now a genuine safety hazard. South Glens is completed, Cardiff is growing, and the southbound turn onto Highway 2 is most often a half-blind turn when traffic is in the slowdown lane. I have read the 2004 Transportation Master Plan on the town website in detail, and this intersection was seen as a major safety priority, and absolutely nothing has been done in the six years since. […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 10

Local business has been a hot topic of discussion recently. Namely, the lack thereof and/or the poor support a lot of them get. How do you feel we should address this issue and should it not start with the Town itself? […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 9

A recent article in this publication stated that the photo radar contractor racked up 8,662 tickets (56% of them from out of town) for a total of $1, 088, 534 in fines!. Seeing as how the population of Morinville is only 6,775, how can anyone in their right mind expect … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 8

The transit service that was offered by Town of Morinville, through contract with the City of St. Albert was cancelled in the spring due to low ridership. This lack of ridership may have been due to lack of promotion of the service as well as possible inconvenient times of the service being offered, once early … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 7

With a residential / commercial tax split of approximately 93 per cent to seven per cent, the need to redress the balance has been raised by several candidates. Given that Morinville is uniquely challenged by its close proximity to not one but two major shopping centres, what are your plans or ideas … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 6

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO SCHOOL TRUSTEE CANDIDATES

Now that the Community Centre is well underway of being built, what do you see as potential assets to the school system in utilizing this nearby facility to improve our children’s education?
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Ask-A-Candidate Question 5

I have lived on 95 Street and 95 Avenue for many years. The traffic flow and the speed which the vehicles are traveling at has steadily increased. In fact, one of the council members winds up with vehicles on his front lawn every winter due to high speeds and winter conditions … […]