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Province tables education act

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – After a series of consultations with school boards, education stakeholders and Albertans, the province tabled and gave first reading to the Education Act Tuesday afternoon… […]

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Premier announces cabinet shuffle

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – With the resignations of Deputy Premier Doug Horner as Minister of Advance Education and Technology and the subsequent resignations of Battle River-Wainwright MLA Doug Griffiths as Parliamentary Assistant to Finance and Enterprise, and resignation of Alison Redford as Minister of Justice… […]

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Province wide meningitis immunization program set to begin

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The government is launching a $2 million immunization program Tuesday to protect adolescents from meningococcal disease.

The province wide program will provide the meningococcal conjugate vaccine to as many as 40,000 students in Grade 9 through school-based clinics. The vaccine will protect against four different … […]

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Distracted driving legislation passes

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The province gave third reading to what it believes is Canada’s most comprehensive distracted driving legislation Wednesday. Bill 16, the Traffic Safety (Distracted Driving) Amendment Act, 2010, was introduced in April of this year and restricts the use of hand-held cell phones … […]

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Long-term care costs set to increase in 2011

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – The province announced Tuesday that long-term care facility operators will adjust accommodation fees beginning Feb. 1, 2011 to reflect increases in operating costs. However, the government is planning to cap the increases at three per cent to maintain affordability.
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Homeless to get ID card

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Alberta’s homeless will now be able to obtain government-issued identification cards, allowing them access to services and programs. The initiative, unveiled by the province Thursday, addresses two of the biggest barriers homeless people face when trying to obtain personal identification … […]