Schools and youth

Schools and youth

Information and news on local schools and education programs.

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The Morinville Community High School Jr. Boys took first place in the St. Albert Physical Education Council Championship at the school Wednesday evening.

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The Morinville Community High School Jr. Girls walked their way through a 60-34 win over ESSMY in the St. Albert Physical Education Tier 2 Girls Championship Wednesday.

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After taking silver and gold respectively in their home tournament the weekend before, the Morinville Community High School Jr. Boys and Girls hit Zones this weekend, looking to return with big wins from Zones.

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The Government of Alberta tabled Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees Thursday. If passed, Alberta parents will no longer have to pay school fees for instructional supplies or materials or for eligible students taking the bus to their designated schools.

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have launched a contest for children. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the RCMP are looking for young Canadians to help name 14 foals born recently at the RCMP breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario.

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The government says its new $1.7-million youth employment partnership will help as many as 350 young Albertans find work as well as prepare hundreds more to join the labour force.

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Both the MCHS Jr. Girls and Jr. Boys hit the gold-medal game Saturday afternoon in Morinville. The Girls were first up with a 44-39 win over RF Staples to take gold.

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Champion Petfoods presented $37,000 to six community groups and initiatives FebChampion Petfoods presented $37,000 to six community groups and initiatives Feb. 23, part of its annual efforts to fund a variety of community activities.

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This weekend's Faustwork Mask Theatre: Little Big Frog, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, will no longer be presented as part of the LIVE @ the CCC 2016-17 Season due to unforeseen circumstances, the Town of Morinville announced Wednesday.

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On Wednesday MCHS, Ecole Notre Dame, Georges H. Primeau and Morinville Public School took part in Pink Shirt Day, a national movement against bullying.