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All-Candidates Forum speeches offer variety of ideas [Audio]

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – An estimated 120 to140 residents came out Wednesday night to the All-Candidates forum co-sponsored by Smith Music, MorinvilleNews.com and the Morinville Volunteer Fire Department. Despite some minor glitches, including a microphone stand toppling onto a St. Albert Gazette reporter and shuffling 15 candidates on and off the stage, the majority of attendees stayed … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 25

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE SCHOOL MAYORAL AND COUNCIL CANDIDATES

The shutting down of the transit link to St. Albert was a poor decision for the residents of out town. Ridership of the bus link was poor but that was entirely due […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 24

I attended the Forum on October 13th and I think almost every candidate, if not every candidate, spoke on the need for people to shop locally and to support our local businesses. I moved here in October 2008. I called both health clinics in Morinville to see how to get my family a doctor right here in Morinville … […]

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Editorial: Lack of time is no excuse

By Stephen Dafoe

“They’re all the same, these politicians. They make promises and then don’t keep them. So my vote really doesn’t matter. Besides, I simply don’t follow it all and really don’t know who stands for what.”

Sound familiar?
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Guest Editorial: Morinville council candidate David Pattison

By David Pattison

We have lived in Morinville for twenty-two years and while campaigning door to door several trends are evident. There is an increase in the number of young families moving into the newer subdivisions and also some of our long established areas. Residents see themselves as part of a larger Capital region in conducting business and enjoying leisure activities … […]

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Guest Editorial: Division 5 candidate Joe Milligan

By Joe Milligan

It is an honour to participate in the Sturgeon County election campaign. I have enjoyed serving for the past three years and hope I can do so again. One of the things I enjoyed most was meeting and working with many citizens in Division 5. Together we have made life in our community better … […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 22

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE SCHOOL TRUSTEECANDIDATES

I would have chosen a non-faith based school if one was available in Morinville. The closest alternative is Sturgeon School Division. I researched attending a school out of my town. The Alberta School Choice Policy allows parents to register their children across districts. However, if a school has reached its maximum enrollment I am not permitted to register […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 21

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE MAYORAL AND COUNCIL CANDIDATES

Can you tell me any future plans that will promote user friendliness and accessibility for people with disabilities or mobility impairments?

In an attempt to support the local economy, I brought my family member into [a local business] and it was not accessible. […]

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Ask-A-Candidate Question 20

QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MORINVILLE MAYORAL CANDIDATES

Today, my wife and I took our granddaughters out for a walk around the down town core. Fifteen years have passed since we last did this, what a change we have found. You don’t realize the changes until you really walk around and look.
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