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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: MORINVILLE 2014 first quarter 2014 traffic statistics

At a recent Council meeting, Administration presented the Town’s 2014 First Quarter Statistics on photo radar tickets issued in Morinville.

Now those of you who have been following the photo radar saga in our community will remember that the recent ill-fated petition push was brought about because some residents, although not against photo radar per se, were against both the manner it was being employed as well as some of the locations receiving the most attention… […]

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Local News

Residents vote to keep photo radar

by Calli Stromner

Almost 1,200 Morinville voters turned out to cast their ballot in the Apr. 14 plebiscite to determine the fate of photo traffic enforcement, with just over 55 % of electors choosing to keep the controversial traffic enforcement tactic… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Photo radar not about safety

After taking in all the discussion about photo radar, we all must make our own decision, and mine boils down to one factor. Safety.
I’m not talking about a reduction in speeders. If you change a speed limit from 50km/hr to 60km/hr (as was done on 100 Street by No Frills), you’re going to have a reduction in speeders, but that improvement isn’t due to photo radar… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A different approach to traffic safety

You might have noticed two things if you happened to be driving westbound on 100 Avenue near the pump house during rush hour Thursday night: The photo radar truck was parked there looking eastbound for those rushing to get out of town, and a guy was standing on the sidewalk with a camera pointed towards the west. I was the man with the camera… […]

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Morinville News

Morinville family calling on Morinville and province to curb speeding

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – She was named Zero, a name given to her because she looked like the dog in the Tim Burton film A Nightmare Before Christmas. But the death of the McClinton family’s beloved 15-month-old blue heeler / pit-bull mix has turned to a personal nightmare for the McClintons, one they don’t want to see happening again to someone else’s animal or child.

Michelle McClinton said the dog got loose from her property on 87 Street and Highway 642 Aug. 14. She believes the animal may have chased a rabbit across the highway towards the pump house. “She went across the street and apparently she was sitting on the meridian… […]

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Local News

Town releases first quarter numbers

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The first quarter numbers are in from all departments within the Town of Morinville. Council received a detailed report and a highlight overview of those numbers at the May 14 Council meeting… […]

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Morinville News

School zones focus of enforcement during fourth quarter

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Motorists’ wallets were left a little flusher with cash in the fourth quarter of 2012. Integrated Traffic Services Ltd. (ITS), Morinville’s automated traffic enforcement contractor reported a 63 per cent reduction in tickets issued in 2012 compared to the same period in 2011…. […]

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Province

Labour Day long weekend sees plenty of speeders

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – The province released its long weekend traffic statistics Wednesday afternoon. Police stopped and ticketed 4,051 speeders between Aug. 31 and Sept. 3 on the province’s highways… […]

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Province

More than 3,000 speeders charged over holiday weekend

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – It was some heavy fines for those with heavy feet on the gas pedal over the holiday weekend. Law enforcement and wildlife officers throughout the province once again cracked down on unsafe drivers and recreationists, issuing 5,140 tickets between Aug. 3 and 6. Of that number, 3,556 were for speeding, a significant increase over the 2,513 tickets issued during the same long weekend in 2011… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: Enforcement needs to be part of safety plan

The Town of Morinville held an open house last week to get some input on traffic and pedestrian safety in the community. Considerable efforts have been made this year to map out every speed zone sign, stop sign, yield sign, crosswalk sign, and all the other elements that advise people on the rules of the road. It’s a shame the whole project is a giant waste of time and money… […]

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Province

May long weekend results in plenty of charges

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Lead-footed drivers made up the bulk of provincial tickets over the May long weekend. Alberta law enforcement officers were out in full force over the four-day period from May 18 to 21 enforcing responsible driving on the province’s roadways and responsible behaviour in the province’s parks and forested areas… […]

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Province

Albertans have lead foot over Easter weekend

By The Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – RCMP and Integrated Traffic Services issued large number of speeding tickets over the Easter long weekend. From Apr. 6 to Apr. 9 a total of 3,555 speeding violations were issued throughout the province, including 36 offences where drivers were clocked going 50 kilometres per hour… […]

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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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Local News

Distracted driving among Labour Day weekend statistics

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – RCMP and Alberta Sheriffs were out in full force over the Labour Day weekend in an effort to catch speeders and other traffic violators in the act. In total, 3,743 charges were laid across the province, a number that is down slightly from the 3,951 charges issued over the same weekend in 2010… […]