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It’s about building the citizen of tomorrow

Reading Time: 5 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Dressed in a black t-shirt in memory of Apple founder Steve Jobs, motivational speaker and humanitarian Ian Hill took to the stage Thursday – fittingly enough – with a message of change: changing the world by changing the community; changing the community by changing the community member; changing the community member by changing the way that person looks at themselves and the world around them… […]

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Busy start for new school

Reading Time: 1 minuteSubmitted by S. Buga

Morinville – On Monday, Oct. 3, students at the Morinville Public Elementary School (MPES) enjoyed a day at Telus World of Science. All of the kindergarten to Grade 4 students got to experience “Bugs” in the IMAX theatre. The group then split up to take in everything from the Bubble Fun program, to the Green Scene (recycling) program, and all of the galleries in between… […]

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Schools and youth

School and RCMP looking to nip froshing in the bud

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There was a time when students toed the line for fear of getting the paddle from the school principal. Since taking the reins at Morinville Community High School, new principal Todd Eistetter has found any paddling fears students may have stem not from administration but from senior students.

Although not a problem being seen in any great numbers, Eistetter said froshing (the practice of senior students initiating junior students) has undergone a bit of resurgence recently.. […]

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Morinville Sports

Notre Dame picks up two 6th place showings in St. Albert Run

Reading Time: 2 minutesPhotos by Joann Deveau

St. Albert – Notre Dame Elementary’s School’s Running Club took to the trails Thursday afternoon for a 1.5 kilometre race. In total, 29 students participated in four categories of race along with students from St. Albert.
Notre Dame picked up two sixth place showings and another pair of placements in the top ten. A total of 363 students competed… […]

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Schools and youth

Motivational speaker coming to Morinville to empower community

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Youth and adults will have an opportunity to experience the Power of One Oct. 6, the day businessman, philanthropist and motivational speaker Ian Hill comes to town offering several sessions for a variety of age groups and community interests. Regardless of the specific target audience, all of Hill’s sessions are designed to make Morinville an even better place to live… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A young community needs some young ideas

Reading Time: 2 minutesIf the full details on Morinville’s municipal census have shown us anything it is that Morinville is a young community. Seventeen per cent of our population is between the ages of 25 and 34. The median age for a Morinville resident is 33.6 years of age, a figure consistent with data revealed in the previous census. Another 17 per cent of our community is made up of residents between the ages of 12 and 24. […]

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Skate Park opens on Meet Your Community Night

Reading Time: 3 minutesStory and Photos By Lucie Roy

Legal – The combined grand opening of the Legal Skate Park and Annual Meet Your Community Event held Friday was well attended by more than 100 people despite the strong winds and the downpour of rain. Many of the youngsters showed up a few hours early to try out the Skate Park. Robert Proulx, Town of Legal Manager of Operations, said the skate park… […]

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And now for something positive

Reading Time: 1 minuteMorinville – Two traffic safety-conscious youth were recognized in August for their positive actions. Twelve-year-old Lauren Smith was caught wearing her bicycle helmet while riding her bike and 9-year-old Calvin Plamondon was spotted stepping off his bicycle to cross the road, looking both ways before crossing the street, and wearing his helmet at the time. Both youth were given positive tickets for their actions… […]

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Around the Town

Reading Time: 1 minuteNotre Dame Elementary School Principal Greg Lamer joins Morinville Mayor Lloyd Bertschi and Councillor Paul Krauskopf in cutting the ribbon to open the school’s garden Sept. 8. The garden was funded through a $ $5,000 Centennial … […]

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Morinville to offer parenting classes beginning this fall

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Town of Morinville will be offering a variety of parenting classes this fall and winter, targeting different areas of interest to parents of toddlers to teens. In addition to a drop-in parent group and program for teenagers with children, three special programs are being offered: Positive Discipline, Self Esteem in Children and Active Parenting of Tweens and Teens… […]

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Morinville Sports

Melville takes second spot in tournament championship

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – A Morinville youth has returned to town with second place in the 16th Annual McLennan Ross Sun Junior Golf Tour Championship after coming in at par during competitions held at Wolf Creek Aug. 29. Sturgeon Composite student Bryce Melville’s impressive score of 70 was just two short of his opponent, 15-year-old Tyler Saunders of Glendale, who took top slot in the event with a 68, giving him his second consecutive tour championship… […]