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Band Camp offers entertainment and education

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Diners and shoppers along 100 Ave. and 100 St. got a little musical entertainment last week courtesy of students from Smith Music. Eight musicians performed at a number of area businesses between Aug. 17 and 20, breaking into two separate groups and ending the week as an eight-piece band …

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Schools and youth

Morinville preschool experiencing strong growth

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The floor of the Morinville Tiny Tots trailer glistens, reflecting the primary colours of the educational toys and tools resting on it, brightly coloured objects that will soon delight and teach a new crop of students at the Morinville preschool. … […]

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Legal looking to bridge gap between seniors and youth

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – We’ve all seen it and many of us have done it. A group of teenagers come walking down the street towards us and we cross the road to avoid their approach. While the manoeuvre may avoid that particular interaction, it actually helps widen the gap between youth and those of us who are not so youthful any longer. […]

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Arts & Culture

Magician returns to the jungles of Morinville

By Stephen Dafoe

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Morinville – The middle of a jungle might seem like a strange place to find a magician, but that is precisely where approximately 50 local children met Edmonton magician Brian Lehr Tuesday afternoon. Well, figuratively at least … […]

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After the Bell program looking to expand

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Legal – Town council gave their blessing to administration to go ahead with an expansion to Legal’s out-of-school care program. Legal FCSS Coordinator Ruthann Weeks told council the program ran strictly as an after school program three days per week last school season, but she wished to expand the program to cover the entire school week, something feedback on last year’s program indicated there was a desire for. […]

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TV personalities entertain area children

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Spending fifteen minutes with Lee and Sandy Paley before their afternoon performance, one is left with the certainty that the couple, best-known for their long-running children’s program Ballooner Landing, truly love performing for children.

The Calgary couple, who have been writing and performing children’s songs for a quarter century, gave two area performances July 14 …

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Schools and youth

Teachers say goodbye to Notre Dame

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Students won’t be the only ones saying goodbye to Notre Dame Elementary School this week, two of the school’s longest-tenured teachers will be as well. But unlike many of the school’s students, the teachers will not be returning to stroll the hallways this fall. Viviane Pezer and Linda Gibson are retiring after 15 and 28 years with Notre Dame, respectively.
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Gibbons School strikes up the band (Gallery)

Gibbons – The Gibbons School Marching Band took to the streets June 14, unleashing their talents with brass and percussion for motorists and those they passed by.

The students made their way along a circuit that allowed them to pass through the town’s seniors’ facility and the Town Office, providing seniors and Mayor Bill Nimmo with a special performance.
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More inclusive education system on the horizon

By MorinvillNews.com Staff
Alberta students with special education needs will soon find a more inclusive education system. The province announced Friday it will begin providing improved learning and teaching resources, more professional development for teachers and educational assistants, and begin developing a regional service delivery model to support all students.

The initiatives are the province’s response to 12 recommendations contained in the Setting the Direction Framework put forth by Alberta Education. […]