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Local News

Secular option not among board offerings

Reading Time: 5 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A group of Morinville parents did not get the answers they were hoping for Monday night after waiting more than a month for the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) board to respond to their request for a non faith-based option for their children attending Morinville public schools.

GSACRD trustees voted unanimously on administration’s recommendation that: “the Board of Trustees not support the request that Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools provide a fully secular… […]

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Schools and youth

Catholic Women’s League to hold meeting on former education minister’s petition

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – The Catholic Women’s League will be opening their doors to the public Thursday evening for a presentation on how former Minister of Education Dave King’s petition to disestablish the province’s Roman Catholic and Protestant Separate Schools could affect Catholic education in Morinville and the province. The meeting will be held at the Morinville Parish Hall at 7 p.m.

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Schools and youth

Santa Cause raises money for education abroad

Reading Time: 3 minutes]By Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – Anyone walking into the Morinville Seniors’ Rendez-Vous Centre Saturday afternoon walked into what appeared to be a traditional Christmas celebration for children. Santa was there posing for pictures and there were Christmas games to be played, Christmas songs to be sung and lots of opportunity to decorate cookies with all the festive trappings. But while the event was a child pleaser for those who attended … […]

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Morinville Sports

FunTeam Hockey builds skills among all ages

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s an early Saturday morning at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre and the bleachers are full of parents and grandparents watching children play hockey. But what sets the players on the ice apart from many other teams that will occupy the rink that day is the range of ages and genders playing together on the ice.

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Schools and youth

School board approves deficit budget

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Greater St. Albert Catholic School Board (GSACRD) trustees approved the division’s 2010-2011 operating budget Monday night – a budget that shows a $658,501 deficit. The negative figure is the difference between the $66,626,181 in revenues the division expects to receive and the $67,284,682 it expects to incur in expenditures.

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Schools and youth

Local trustee elected president of ASBA

Reading Time: 1 minuteBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

St. Albert – Greater St. Catholic Schools trustee Jacquie Hansen, who represents St. Albert on the seven-member school board was elected president of the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), an organization that represents Alberta’s 62 locally-elected school boards.

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Local News

Blind golfer inspires area students

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Namao – Blind golfer Johanna Camarta was 25 when she first noticed something wasn’t right with her vision. Driving with her husband one night she noticed that when she closed one eye she could see the tail lights ahead of her, but when she closed the other she could not.

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Schools and youth

Block Parent program in danger of being forgotten

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After re-launching the Block Parent program in the Morinville area a few years ago, children needing a safe and friendly home would have to travel far and wide to find the aid they are looking for. There are currently 12 Block Parent households and one business between Morinville and Cardiff registered with the program which puts a highly visible sign in the windows of homes children can go to if they are lost, hurt or in danger.
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Schools and youth

Vanier students looking to help their community

Reading Time: 2 minutes]By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Watching a group of Grade 2 students marching around the gymnasium carrying cut out school buses to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus is a scene that could be seen in just about any school. But what made Tuesday afternoon’s performance special was the fact École Georges P. Vanier students were using the performance to kick off the first day of a worthy cause.

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Schools and youth

Positive ticketing program rewarding youth

Reading Time: 2 minutes]By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – When Community Peace Officer James Alaeddine pulls someone over, it’s more often than not to give them a ticket or to educate them on why they might get a ticket in the future if they don’t change their behaviour. So it’s little surprise that when the peace officer rolls up on a 12-year-old girl riding her bike, the immediate reaction is to expect the worst.

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Schools and youth

MCHS recognizes its academic excellence

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Parents, grandparents and friends of current and past Morinville Community High School (MCHS) students packed the schools gymnasium Thursday night to watch Principal Vic Pederson, teachers and members of Morinville’s business community recognize the school’s academic achievers.

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