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Schools and youth

MCHS Coffee House aids Japan [Photos]

Photos By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Morinville community High School held its annual Coffee House talent show Thursday night with a wide variety of acts taking to the stage. This year’s show, held on St. Patrick’s Day, started off with some bagpipes and highland dancing before moving on to musical numbers, dance numbers, and some dramatic and comedic performances. […]

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Morinville Sports

Students get multiple benefits from month of curling

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Students from Notre Dame Elementary School spent the past four weeks throwing rocks in Morinville without anyone raising an eyebrow. Grade 5 students from Dianne Hutton’s and Catherine Chan’s classes have been travelling to the Morinville Curling Club each week to learn a bit about the sport and about each other. […]

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Local News

Morinville woman recognized for her 4-H contributions

By Stephen Dafoe

Spruce Grove – A Morinville woman’s volunteer contributions were recognized in Spruce Grove Monday afternoon. Jessica Verbeek was the recipient of the 2010 UFA 4-H Alumni Volunteer Service Award, a recognition that included a $2,000 gift certificate along with the framed award certificate.

Verbeek, a former member of the Riviere Qui Barre 4-H Multi club for 10 years, was recognized for her various volunteer… […]

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Local teen wins poster competition

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – An MCHS student was presented with a cheque for $500 Monday by Service Alberta for her award-winning poster on identity theft. Sixteen-year-old Colette Bachand was one of five winners in the 2010 Alberta Consumer Champion Awards, an acknowledgement that recognizes Albertans who work to promote fairness in the Alberta marketplace by delivering outstanding consumer programs and awareness initiatives… […]

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Catholic public school motion defeated by council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Catholic public school debate came before Morinville Town Council again Tuesday night, this time in the form of a motion from Councillor Lisa Holmes. Although a topic of discussion in the streets of Morinville for several months, the matter first came before council two weeks ago when Donna Hunter, spokesperson for the group of local parents seeking a secular education for their children in Morinville’s public schools, made her case to council. Council’s reaction at that time was one of silence. Neither comment nor question was made to the delegation… […]

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Schools and youth

African Acrobats delight Primeau students

Morinville – For 45 minutes Monday afternoon Georges H. Primeau students had the opportunity to experience part of their curriculum through an entertaining performance. The school hosted a presentation from African Acrobats, a five-man troupe from Mombasa, Kenya who have performed at Walt Disney Theme Parks, NBA half time shows, colleges, circuses and on national television… […]

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Parent delegation takes case to Morinville council

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A delegation of Morinville parents requesting the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) to follow the general provincial curriculum in Morinville schools rather than the Catholic separate curriculum brought their case to Morinville Town Council Tuesday night. The delegation, led by group spokesperson Donna Hunter, presented their case in an eight-minute address to Mayor and council, outlining not only their concerns as parents but what they feel should be the concerns of council…. […]

Morinville Sports

MCHS Wolves emerge from tournament with solid standing

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By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The MCHS Wolves Sr. Boys and Sr. Girls basketball teams emerged from the weekend’s invitational tournament without championship bragging rights, but both teams played well enough and placed high enough to hold their heads high. The Sr. Boys took second place in the home tournament, the Sr. Girls took third spot. […]