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Columns

Column: Seniors’ care faulted in throne speech responses

Not a lot was said about seniors in the Alberta government’s speech from the throne least week. In the speech given by Lieutenant-Governor Donald S. Ethell at the March 3 opening of the second session of 28th Alberta Legislature, the government congratulated itself for building a seniors’ care home in Strathmore… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Concern over municipal funding back up plan

As Morinville enters 2013 with an approved budget, we do so believing we are in a relatively strong good financial position. We appear to have some operational reserves intact and are confident of the proposed grant funding Morinville’s Administration is projecting to receive from the Federal and Provincial levels of Governments. This is clearly identified in a document called “Responses and Clarification… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

MLA Column: Environmental monitoring

By Maureen Kubinec, Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA

Here in Alberta, we are blessed with abundant resources and breathtaking landscapes. Our environment provides us with endless recreational opportunities and our resources are not only ensuring prosperity for our province, but for all of Canada… […]

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Morinville

Cardiff Corner sends more to hospital

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Five days after a two-vehicle collision between a panel van and a passenger vehicle sent three to hospital, firefighters, RCMP and paramedics were once again called to the crossing at Highway 2 and Cardiff Road around 3:50 July 25…. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Praise for first responders

Editor:

This accident [HIGHWAY 2 / CARDIFF ROAD JULY 20] breaks my heart.

As one of the first people on the scene that started to administer basic first aid until Morinville Fire responded, I didn’t expect to see the older of the two women… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: $870,000 is a lot of money

Some Morinville residents who keep up with what’s going on in the community were outraged at the end of February when it was disclosed renovations to Civic Plaza were estimated to be $870,000 over budget. Comments included the belief taxes would surely go up, the proclamation that heads must surely roll, and the request someone must be made accountable for this egregious example of a council gone wild and spending money like drunken sailors on shore leave… […]

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Local News

Long-term care costs set to increase in 2011

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The province announced Tuesday that long-term care facility operators will adjust accommodation fees beginning Feb. 1, 2011 to reflect increases in operating costs. However, the government is planning to cap the increases at three per cent to maintain affordability.
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