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Guest Editorial: Council candidate Jackie Luker-Chevalier

By Jackie Luker-Chevalier

Prior to moving to Morinville 4 years ago my husband (Joel Chevalier of Investors Group) and I lived in the small northern town of Fort Nelson, B.C.

While there we were both working as teachers. Myself in elementary and Joel with at risk … […]

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Guest Editorial: Division 4 council candidate Al Homeniuk

By Al Homeniuk

I attended a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21st in Villeneuve. The meeting was organized by the Sturgeon Blue Line Group, a group of concerned citizens who are opposed to the way the current provincial government is changing our laws in order to expedite the installation of high voltage power lines throughout the province.
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Ask-A-Candidate – Question No. 1

To all town council / mayoral candidates; I would like to know what if anything you hope / plan to do to clean up our town. Specifically I point to the empty and most often ugly lots on 100 Avenue and the awful smell coming from … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Online begins today

By Stephen Dafoe

A personal friend of mine running for mayor in another jurisdiction is fond of looking at his political campaign as being down one vote with a week to go. As such, he works tirelessly to make sure that he gets his message out to the voters … […]

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Guest Editorial: Council candidate Paul Krauskopf

Guest Editorial by Paul Kraus Kopf

I was born and raised in Morinville. For many years I was in the retail sector and I worked for Sturgeon School Division for 16 years as a teaching assistant in Special Education. I retired from there two years ago. Currently I sit on the Attendance Board of Alberta Education as a continuation of my interest in education … […]

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Yes, Morinville, you will get your All-Candidates Forum

MorinvilleNews.com editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

In the last municipal election, Morinville’s mayor and six councillors were acclaimed. Acclaimed is a nice way of succinctly saying there were not enough civically-minded people in this community willing to commit to the time needed to force an election … […]

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Guest Editorial: Mayoral candidate Joseph Trapani

The Mayoral contest in Morinville is a two person race. Joseph Trapani has served one term as a Morinville Councillor and has over eight years experience as a Municipal Administrator, served on assorted community organizations and was part of the Canadian Military for over 22 years. With this experience Trapani made the decision to run “because … […]

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Thinking about just what Morinville is

MorinvilleNews.com Editorial
By Stephen Dafoe

Advertising guru Fred Barnard once designed an ad with the phrase “One Look is Worth a Thousand Words,” and it is from this advertisement that many believe the expression “A picture is worth a thousand words” originates. Like most ad and marketing people, Barnard knew that a single image can often convey a complex idea or set of emotions … […]

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Letter to the Editor: Resident hoping to recover child’s bike

Dear Editor:

What is our world coming to when someone has to steal from a little child? We live on a corner lot that faces the train tracks and trees. We have a fully fenced back yard with a gate that stays locked all the time; however, people still continue to jump over the fence in the back and then walk through the yard … […]

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School zone safety is a two-way street

Morinvillenews.com editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

Coming home the other day, I had to brake for a young man riding along the road on his bicycle, weaving around oblivious to anything except the text message he appeared to be sending on his cell phone. I hit the brakes a second time as he weaved out in front of me once again on the next street, still trying to navigate the cell phone with one hand … […]

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Editorial: Oil sands boycott has a GAP in reality

MorinvilleNews.com Editorial

By Stephen Dafoe

One can just imagine the righteous indignation that caused some GAP executive to join the boycott against fuels made from Alberta oil sands bitumen. There he sat sipping his fourth Starbuck’s Mocha-froca-frapachino of the day, staring at his latest billboard of one of his anorexic teenage models … […]

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Town needs to sink money into economic development not a pool

MorinvilleNews.com Editorial

Perhaps with the almost certainty that Morinville Town Council will not be given their seats by acclamation this time around, perhaps the words “community pool” will be tossed around like the waves after someone has taken a dive into the deep end. If they are, those politicians espousing such ideas may be playing to a small audience and may well be taking a dive off the high board into the shallow end. […]