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Morinville News

Photo radar tickets up in first quarter

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Traffic and traffic violation tickets were both up double digits in the first quarter of 2012. Educational speed signs on 100 Avenue monitored more than 500,000 vehicles between January and March of this year, a 10 per cent increase over the same period of 2011. Tickets issued at the community’s 20 photo radar locations were up 12 per cent over the same period of 2011… […]

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Sturgeon County

Speed sign shot at

By The Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County – There have been more than a few people who have shot by speed signs in the area. Now Morinville RCMP are looking for those who took a shot at a speed sign. Police received a complaint someone was shooting at a speed sign with a shotgun in the Hamlet of Mearns, located… […]

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Morinville News

Speed signs damaged

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Police are reporting that sometime during the evening of Mar. 21 the two speed education sings on 100 Avenue that advise motorists of their speed were damaged by unknown individual(s)… […]

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Morinville News

Photo radar opponents take their concerns outside community

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A group of Morinville residents dissatisfied with Morinville’s photo radar program and how it operates are frustrated with what they see as a lack of response to their questions and concerns. They have taken their grievances outside the community, sending a package of complaints and information to Morinville RCMP, the Alberta Solicitor General, the Minister of Justice and local and regional media outlets… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Re Photo Radar Location Review

I would like to thank [Morinville CAO] Debbie [Oyarzun] for writing a well thought out document regarding photo radar. It is clear that the Town has “heard” the unkind things said about our “cash” cow. I’m pleased to see that there is actually going to be a review done and would hope that the findings are brought before the public… […]

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Local News

Missing tickets lead to upset motorists

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Although it is not surprising for anyone to get caught in the lens of Morinville’s photo radar camera, some area residents were surprised to find they’d been caught and convicted without ever having received the initial speeding ticket, a situation that has resulted in a late fee being applied to that earlier infraction… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Guest editorial: Time to do the 100 Avenue Shuffle again

Guest editorial – Dave Foe’s View

Those of us who spend any time in downtown Morinville are familiar with the dance craze that is the 100 Avenue Shuffle. The steps are easy, at least the basic moves. You put your right foot out and then you put your left foot out. Those motions are repeated until you have to suck in your gut, butt… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville to extend photo radar contract

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Town Council voted 6-1 in favour of extending its contract with Independent Traffic Services (ITS) Ltd. Tuesday night, a company that has provided automatic traffic enforcement in Morinville since 2009. The contract with the company was set to expire Dec. 31, but a clause in the contract allowed the town to extend the contract for another two years provided written notice was given to the contractor on or prior to June 30… […]

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Local News

Council asked to decide on photo radar contract extension

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville’s controversial photo radar program is on Tuesday night’s council agenda, but this time it is not a delegation of irate residents who have been stung exceeding the posted limit set to do the talking. Council is being asked by administration for direction on extending the Town of Morinville’s contract with Independent Traffic Services Ltd. For the next two years… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Photo radar and cross walks

Dear Editor:

Good Day, I sent the following letter to the Mayor and Council of Morinville, via e-mail, regarding a recent article in the St Albert Gazette pertaining to the photo radar issue in Morinville:

First off, I am at a loss as to why I should have to send my e-mails to an executive assistant rather than directly to the … […]

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Editorial & Opinion

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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Local News

Photo radar delivers results in its inaugural year

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – More than 8,000 licence plates posed for the camera over the past year in Morinville. That’s the word from Integrated Traffic Services who delivered their report on the Town’s Automated Traffic Safety Program to Morinville Town Council last week … […]