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Province

Improvements coming to Sturgeon Composite School

by Morinville News Staff

Namao – Sturgeon Composite High School will benefit from a modernization project that will include mechanical and electrical upgrades as well as upgrades to the school interior to meet programming needs and make better use of space. Education Minister Jeff Johnson made the announcement at the school Friday as part of a round of visits… […]

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Legal

Province to modernize École Citadelle in Legal

by Lucie Roy

Legal – École Citadelle was among a number of schools to receive funding announcements from the province Friday. Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Maureen Kubinec said the project would involve modifying the interior areas of the existing school to better meet educational programming needs and make better use of existing space… […]

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Province

Albertans now eligible for compassionate care leave

by Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – Albertans can now take up to eight weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave from work to care for a gravely ill family member. Like mothers on maternity leave, employees taking compassionate care leave can return to the same or similar position with their employers when they return to the job. The legislation came into effect Feb. 1…. […]

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Morinville

Morinville woman pleased Little Warriors dream has come true

by MorinvilleNews Staff

Morinville – Little Warriors announced Thursday its dream of creating Canada’s first long-term treatment centre for victims of child sexual abuse has come true with the purchase of the property that will become the Be Brave Ranch by Ray LaBonte and Family. It is set to open in the summer of 2014.

“This has been a dream of ours for so long; I can’t believe this day is here,” said Glori… […]

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Province

Wildrose Leader Smith visits Morinville

by Calli Stromner
with files from Ashley Janes

Morinville – About two dozen area residents braved slippery roads and frigid temperatures to attend a Meet and Greet event with Wildrose Danielle Smith at the Morinville Rendez-Vous Cen-tre Tuesday night. While the event was billed as open to the public, the majority in attendance were party supporters who travelled from as far away as Barrhead and Bon Accord… […]

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Morinville

Meeting set to discuss Cardiff intersection

by Ashley Janes

A private meeting has been scheduled for Nov. 18 to discuss the future of the Cardiff Corner intersection. MLA Maureen Kubinec, the Minister of Transportation, Honourable Ric McIver, Mayor Lisa Holmes, Sturgeon County Mayor Tom Flynn, and Deputy Mayor Gord Putnam will all be in attendance. Shortly after Council’s Swearing In Ceremony on Oct. 29, Kubinec said that she had spoken with McIver who agreed that a meeting should be set to discuss further development of the intersection in order to make it safer. When asked about the meeting, Kubinec said that she was optimistic they would make progress… […]

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Morinville

Wildrose Leader hosts meet and greet in Morinville

by Ashley Janes

Morinville — Less than a month after visiting the voter polls, Morinville residents will be looking towards the 2015 provincial election when Wildrose leader Danielle Smith hosts a Meet and Greet at the Rendez-Vous Centre Nov. 19. The event will include a brief public address and will then open up for a question and answer period. Because she will be in Edmonton and area until June, Smith revealed she will be making many trips out to smaller municipalities to speak with local residents… […]

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Morinville

Local Career Centre forced to close its doors

by Ashley Janes

Morinville – The Career Employment and Counselling Services (CECS) centre in Morinville will be shutting down after learning that the provincial government will not be renewing their contract, set to expire on Dec. 31. Centre Manager Charmin Rockwell said CECS was not given an extension in their contract due to funding cutbacks… […]

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Morinville

Emergency Services get a look at new gear [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It was a heavy week of heavy equipment for the Morinville Fire Department. The department’s new rescue truck arrived Thursday night and was pushed into the department by firefighters, as is tradition. On Friday morning STARS Air Ambulance arrived in Morinville with their new $16 million AW139 … […]

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Morinville

Little Warriors receives $1.1 million for ranch project

By Morinville News Staff

Morinville – A $1.1 million donation from the LaBonte family has put Little Warriors considerably closer to their goal of building the Be Brave Ranch, a centre that would provide a 30-day in-treatment program for children who are victims of sexual abuse. The ranch would provide the abused with the therapy the organization feels is necessary to help them now and in the future… […]