Around the town in photos

Morinville CSI
RCMP forensics expert Luke Percy sheds a little light on a thumb print-coated bottle during a demonstration at the Citizen’s Academy held Mar. 12. The 10-week policing program has one more session before the graduation ceremony scheduled for Mar. 26. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

A puzzling proposition
Aspen House resident Frances Romanik spends a quite afternoon working on a puzzle Mar. 12. – Lucie Roy Photo

Freedom to read
Morinville Public Library staff member Margaret Meetsma presented Alberta MacAulay with a Sony e-reader Wednesday afternoon. MacAulay was the winner of the Guess the Banned Book Contest, the library’s contribution to Freedom to Read Week this year. Approximately 100 entries were received during the contest. The entry consisted of descriptions of three once banned books and participants had to identify one of the books. The three choices were Grapes of Wrath, any book in the Harry Potter series or Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Grapes of Wrath was originally banned in California for obscenity; however, there is evidence the censorship was led by wealthy landowners who did not want their treatment of their workers to become highlighted from the realistic accounts in the novel. The Harry Potter books have been challenged due to depictions of magic in the book. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl has been challenged and banned because it was deemed too depressing to be taught. – Lucie Roy Photo

Talking to seniors
Dennis Magnusson, Sturgeon Foundation Executive Director Seniors Supportive Housing, and Westlock County Councillor Maureen Kubinec answer questions from the residents of Heritage Place Lodge Wednesday afternoon. Kubinec spoke of the expansion of the Pembina Lodge in Westlock, life-lease arrangements and a short introduction of herself. Kubinec, who was recently chosen as the Progressive Conservative nominee for the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock got some political questions from seniors on rental caps. A couple residents were motivated to look for answers in relation to an Edmonton Journal story of a senior whose rent was increased from $3,500 to $5,000 per month. – Lucie Roy Photo

Jennifer McCoy - Morinville Public Elementary School
Sandra Wood - Morinville Public Elementary School
Thomas Holmes - Namao School

Teachers recognized
Sturgeon School Division recognized its own Wednesday afternoon at their Morinville division offices. local teacvhers were presented with their Excellence in Teaching nomination certificates by Sturgeon School Division Superintendent, Dr. Michéle Dick. – Submitted Photos

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