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Columns

Progressive Views: PC and Wildrose MLAs vote against anti-bullying motion

by Tristan Turner

Liberal MLA Kent Hehr introduced Motion 503 to the floor of the Legislative Assembly Apr. 7. The non-binding motion would have supported students wanting to start a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) in their school, a group that creates a safe space for students that are both in and outside of the LGBTQ community to discuss how to make their school more inclusive, and how to help each other with issues they may be experiencing. These groups have been proven to reduce feelings of isolation and instances of both bullying and teen suicide… […]

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Arts & Culture

Easter weekend will be hopping for children

by Morinville News Staff

Local children will have the opportunity to take part in a Morinville tradition next weekend – the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Morinville Historical and Cultural Society are once again organizing and running the event at the Ray McDonald Sports Center. The event runs Apr. 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with the actual Easter Egg Hunt portion running 11 a.m. until noon or when all the goodies run out. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: What I love about Morinville

Dear Morinville News Editor;

I recently saw a Facebook post by a young woman I was able to assist in relocating with the involvement of the JMMF last summer and fall. This young woman fled extreme abuse in her third trimester and was here on a temporary VISA in a country not her own. She had no resources, knew few and stumbled into our community… […]

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Local News

The day in photos

Grade 8 Georges H. Primeau students, Grade 9 Legal and MCHS students gathered in the MCHS gymnasium Tuesday afternoon to hear Robb Nash, a motivational speaker and singer who provided words of encouragement through music and stories. Nash spoke of his life-threatening accident when he was a teenager and the choices people can make in life. “Bad days are just going to happen and things happen with potential, you have the potential to be angry rest of your life or potential to turn it around and help others,” Nash told students.. […]

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Local News

Council receives Audited Financial Statements for 2013

by Calli Stromner

Morinville – Council accepted the 2013 Audited Financial Statements provided by Hawkings Epp Dumont, the auditing firm contracted by the Town. Under the Municipal Government Act, the town must prepare an annual financial statement that follows generally accepted accounting principles for municipal governments. The Town must also make the financial statements and the auditor’s report available to the public… […]

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Columns

Column: Celebrating Alberta’s amazing volunteers

They are the seniors selling raffle tickets in support of the local museum society or drop-in centre. They are a group of students spending their vacation helping to build a school in a village half way around the globe. They are the local businessmen and women who bring their skills and passion to the board of the local food bank or community league. They are Alberta’s incredible volunteers. […]

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Arts & Culture

Champion donates $32,000 to local groups

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Two community groups were the recipients of $32,000 in sponsorship monies from Champion Petfoods Monday. The local manufacturer donated $20,000 to the Morinville Festival Society and $12,000 to the Orijen Sabretooths, a basketball club formerly known as the Morinville Road Runners. The donations are part of Champions’ ongoing commitment to support local initiatives… […]