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Town wins Health Education Award

The Town of Morinville is the recipient of the Providing Health Education Award.

Melonie Dziwenka, FCSS/Community Program Coordinator said she received an email Aug. 25 from Patrick MacQuarrie, Program Officer – Communities Choose Well, Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA). […]

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GIRLS program returns to help young women understand themselves

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville –Girls between the ages of 11 and 18 will have the opportunity to learn about themselves in a fun way starting next week. The Girls in Real Life Situations (GIRLS) program starts Apr. 9 and will run Tuesday evenings for the next seven weeks.

Rebecca Holland, who provides community resources for the Sturgeon School Division… […]

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Families being asked to connect by disconnecting

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Residents are being asked to use this Family Day to disconnect from technology and connect with themselves, their families and their communities. Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) departments throughout the province are promoting the Family Day Unplugged challenge, and Morinville is offering a number of prizes to those… […]

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Morinville has a new face at FCSS desk

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There is a new face in the Town’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Department. Karin Debenham took on the role of FCSS Coordinator Dec. 3, filling a position that had been vacant for a few months. Debenham comes to Morinville with 15 years experience, having previously worked in the field in Spruce Grove… […]

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Morinville’s new youth worker ready to make his mark

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Youth programming in the community will continue its efforts to engage Morinville’s teens and tweens. Nicholas Valcourt stepped into the position left vacant Aug. 8 by A.D. Richardson, who has left community services work to pursue her goals to become a professional artist… […]

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Council approves FCSS Grant funding

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Three local initiatives will receive $6,170 in Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Grant funding after Morinville Town Council approved recommendations from the FCSS Advisory Board during Council’s Jan. 10 meeting… […]

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Town of Legal releases its town manager

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – The Town of Legal will be restructuring its administration after the dismissal of Town Manager Cory Brown over the weekend.

Mayor Albert St. Jean said an emergency council meeting was called Saturday to deal with some internal issues.
“What came out of that is that council has resolved that we terminate Cory’s position as CAO,” St. Jean said Monday afternoon, adding… […]

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Legal moves closer to recreation subsidy

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Families who find their budgets a little short to cover recreational activities for their children may soon have some assistance from the Town of Legal. The idea of a recreational subsidy was put forward by the Town’s Community Services Board (CSB) and this week came before both Legal Town Council and the CSB for further tweaking. The proposal will return to council may 16 for final approval… […]

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Grocery store helps town with program funding

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A Town program that helps low income families gain access to Community Services programs got a healthy injection of funding, thanks to the owners, staff and customers of the local No Frills grocery store.

Owners Chris and Tracey Mansbridge presented Morinville’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Coordinator, Amy Dribnenky, with a cheque for $1,586 Aug. 6 … […]