Around the town in photos

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Reading friends
Carol Kaup (right) and a friend check out the latest Morinville News print edition for a photo of themselves at last weekend’s floor curling tournament. – Calli Stromner Photo

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Wall of green
École Notre Dame Green Team students Kaydence Allain and Emily Chiasson showed off their plants in the woolly pockets Wednesday. The decorative garden planters help create a colorful living green wall in the school’s entrance way. – Lucie Roy Photo

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Safety call
On Wednesday morning Councillor Rob Ladouceur was presented with the Walking to School Safety Initiative surveys MPES Grade 1W teacher Monique Webb and her students received to date. Students Aidyn Thomson, Mckayla Smith and Rowan Melnyk helped present the surveys to Ladouceur. More than 290 surveys were sent out by the class with more than 150 responses received to date. The next step is to meet with members of Council to plan the next stage of making walking to school safer in Morinville. – Lucie Roy Photo

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Crime Watch
Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch (SRCW) president Roger Nykipilo spoke to members on alarm clarifications from the RCMP at the General Meeting held Jan. 14 at the Provincial Building. Nykipilo said the RCMP respond to verified alarm calls, which are defined as a confirmation that a criminal offence has or is taking place. Confirmation may be a witness, security guard, company employee, real time video monitoring, or a key holder. Nykipilo said RCMP would ensure public safety by responding to all panic and verified alarm calls.

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The evening’s agenda included new clothing items with SRCW crests and sponsorship for the DARE program. The SRCW January Communications Report had 753 active members on the database, with 477 phone-out communications and 342 email-out communications. For 2013 they processed 135 email messages.

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