Arts & Culture

Morinville Public participates in peaceful poster contest

by Lucie Roy

Three Morinville Public School students took first, second and third place in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest at the school. Abbigail Gould took first place Chays Hall came in second, and Nicholas Grevier received third place in the annual contest. Morinville Lions Club President Francis Fryters made presentations to the three students Nov. 18… […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: PC claim of incomplete paperwork unfounded

Dear editor,

I was deeply distressed by recent claims made by the Education Ministers’ representatives in the local media coverage of the Morinville public education crisis. Jim Prentice and Gordon Dirks would have the general population believe that the lacking announcement of a new Public Jr. / High school is due to incomplete paperwork… […]

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MPES Playground gets $30,000 boost

by Calli Stromner

Morinville children may soon have another place to play after Town Council unanimously approved $30,000 in grant funding to go to building Phase One of the Morinville Public Elementary School (MPES) playground…. […]

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MPES seeking Council funding for new playground

by Tristan Turner

At Council’s last meeting before summer recess, Leah Elzinga, President of the Morinville Public Elementary School (MPES) Parent Fundraising Association, made a presentation on proposed new playground equipment to meet the needs of the rapidly growing school, and made a financial request of Council to help support the project. While council confirmed no funding at the meeting, they unanimously supported a motion to have Administration investigate ways the Town might be able to financially support the new equipment and return that information for Council’s August meeting… […]

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Parent group working towards new school and community playground

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville Public Elementary School Parents Fundraising Association members have been actively raising monies for a new playground that will serve both the school’s growing number of students but also the community as a whole. The school has expanded from its initial 280 students in their first year to 420 students this school year, a number that surpasses the capabilities of the existing school playground, one MPESPFA President Leah Elzinga says was intended to accommodate 100 children. As the school is estimated to have 480 to 500 students in the 2014-2015 school year, parents are eager to get a larger playground project underway… […]

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Carnival provides a fun day for locals and visitors

The Morinville Public Elementary School Parent Fundraising Association held their 3rd Annual MPES Carnival June 14, a four-hour event that drew approximately 1,500 parents and children to take part in a large variety of free activities. Organizers say the turnout to this year’s event is triple that of the first year and a 50 per cent increase over the 2013 version of the event…. […]

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Elementary school to get safety improvements

by Ashley Janes

Morinville – Children and other pedestrians near Morinville Public Elementary School (MPES) will benefit from some safety improvements after Council voted 4-1 in favour of a cost-sharing request from the school. Claude Valcourt, Morinville’s Director of Public Works, presented Council with two cost-sharing requests from the school during the June 10 meeting. […]