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Morinville

Community an important role for Morinville’s new CPO Sergeant

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Bylaw Enforcement has a new member. William Norton became Morinville’s new Community Peace Officer (CPO) Sergeant Apr. 22 and said he is looking forward to working in the community.

The 31-year-old Westlock resident has been involved in the profession for the past 13 years, having first been given a summer position at the age of 18. He’s been involved in municipal work full time since 2004. Originally interested in pursuing a career in policing… […]

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Morinville

Second quarter sees low visit-to-ticket ratio

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town’s Community Peace Officers (CPO) issued 18 tickets in 398 bylaw calls between April and June of this year. Administration presented the community’s second quarter report during the Aug. 28 Council meeting, Council’s first scheduled meeting since June… […]

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Morinville

Few bylaw tickets being issued in Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – First quarter statistics released at the May 8 meeting of Morinville Town Council show peace officers responded to 65 per cent more bylaw matters than in the last quarter of 2011. During the quarter peace officers dealt with 370 bylaw-related issues but issued only eight tickets … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A law unenforced is but words on a piece of paper

There are a number of unwritten social contracts that we as a society observe to maintain peace with one another. You open the door for someone, they say thank you. Someone sneezes, you say Bless you or Gezunterhait, which is Yiddish for go in good health. And if you want to go in good health, you don’t park your car across your neighbour’s driveway and you don’t hawk a gob of spit at the entrance to the local… […]