Local News

Traffic Advisory Committee report sparks debate on Cardiff Road

The Traffic Advisory Committee has submitted a report with information on Cardiff Road following a request for information from Council on the current safety picture of the road. The report reveals that there has been three relatively serious but non-fatal accidents along the road in the last three years, all with westbound traffic, and all were rear-end collisions. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Cardiff Road most policed road in the universe

Upon reading the letter from C. White, my first reaction was that the comments were a total exaggeration. I am sure Cardiff Road is the most police patrolled road in the universe, especially on holidays or weekends when unsuspecting visitors might be travelling to Cardiff or the golf course or park (i.e. photo radar at the South Glens entrance at 8 a.m.) Easter Sunday morning or on the days of the Cardiff Garage Sale.
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Local News

Council defers south entrance sign project again

While the project was included and approved in the 2015 budget, Council has unanimously axed the project for 2015, though there is no consensus on why. The debate began with Councillor Rob Ladouceur and Mayor Lisa Holmes citing concerns about the scope of the project, both saying that perhaps the sign was not large enough or lit well enough for a major entrance into the community. […]

Local News

Council brings forward many requests for information

First with a request was Councilor Stephen Dafoe on behalf of 1st Morinville Scouts to see if Public Works would be able to assist them moving some small outbuildings from their current location to the landfill. The group had been requested to relocate and had previously moved two of their larger storage units already. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Cardiff Road speed dangerous

I am at a loss with regard the imminent risks that many drivers pose on Cardiff Road due to their refusal to slow down. I reside right on this rural busy road, and while the speed limit solar signs are obvious, they are largely ignored. Rush hour times are that of the noise and speeds of a highway with commercial vehicles and commuters clearly off the speed limit, endangering every resident and their families, with blatant disregard. […]

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. […]

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Morinville

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after Friday collision

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A 54-year-old Calgary man was airlifted to hospital after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 2 and Cardiff Road Friday evening. Morinville RCMP, Morinville Fire Department and EMTs were called to the scene during the evening rush hour at approximately 5:12 p.m.. STARS Air Ambulance dispatched STAR-3 to Morinville shortly after and landed on Highway 2, north of the collision. The man was taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries… […]

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Community news briefs

Acting Staff Sergeant Mark Mathias said the Morinville RCMP have launched a program this summer similar to the Positive Ticketing Program. Whenever an RCMP member encounters youth wearing their helmets, they are presenting them with a coupon for ice cream… […]

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Morinville

Mayor positive about meeting with Transportation Minister

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – Mayor Paul Krauskopf said his meeting Tuesday afternoon with Ric McIver, Alberta’s Transportation Minister, to discuss alternatives to make the Highway 2 and Cardiff Road intersection safer was positive, but he is keeping the details of that discussion quiet until he has a chance to discuss the matter with the rest of Council… […]

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Morinville

Cardiff Road interchange off the table with provincial budget

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Hidden in the depths of Budget 2013-2014 and in the tweets of Twitter comes the revelation the Cardiff Road interchange project has been postponed indefinitely.

In a Twitter question to Parker Hogan, Press Secretary to Rick McIver, Alberta’s Minister of Transportation, HCouncillor Lisa Holmes asked for an update on the Cardiff interchange… […]

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Public Works ready to roll on roads

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town is set to spend $550,000 on local road improvement this year, monies that were approved in December with the passing of the 2013 budget.

Based on a five-year Road Analytics program, Public Works are recommending rehabilitating the section of Cardiff Road from South Glens’ east entrance to East Boundary Road… […]

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Morinville

Kubinec takes Cardiff Road question to Legislature

By Stephen Dafoe

Edmonton – After three cracks at bat the previous week, Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec finally got to ask about the Cardiff Road interchange in the Legislature Wednesday afternoon. But the answers from Minister of Transportation Ric McIver provided little in the way of new information. … […]