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Morinville News

Primeau kicks off spring break with a talent show

Georges H. Primeau student Jean Luc Coupal works his magic on the drums during the school's 16th annual talent show. A total of 73 student performers took to the stage to show their entertainment abilities Thursday afternoon… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: So here we are – now what?

“I’m sorry; Johnny cannot come out to play with you because your mom took away his school.”

Although not exactly the verbiage used, it is not far off what we are hearing and feeling in the streets of Morinville post town hall meeting with Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk Mar. 15… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A tale of two school systems

We look forward to a day 30 years down the road when The Morinville Catholic High School Rams are taking on the rival Morinville High School Raiders on the football field. Morinville has a population of 25,000 residents, a new recreation complex… […]

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Schools and youth

Mardi Gras coffee house takes over cultural centre

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – MCHS students and staff took to the stage at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Thursday night for a Mardi Gras-themed coffee house. The high school puts on a coffee house talent evening each year, raising funds for a different cause. This year’s event sought to raise funds for the MCHS Mission Trip to New Orleans… […]

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Local News

Morinville education bill to be tabled Wednesday

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Legislation is to be tabled Wednesday that seeks to resolve the issue of non-faith-based education in Morinville. Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk announced he will table The St. Albert and Sturgeon Valley School Districts establishments act in the Legislature Feb. 21 around 3 p.m. A media conference on the proposed legislation is scheduled for 3:30 p.m… […]

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Local News

Morinville principals changing schools

By Lucie Roy

Morinville– Assemblies were held at Notre Dame and Georges P. Vanier Elementary Wednesday afternoon to give an opportunity for the staff and students to say goodbye. But the songs, cheers, words, tears and hugs weren’t because the students were leaving for an extended weekend off school… […]

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Local News

Human rights complaint re Morinville school issue rejected

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The same week Morinville Public Elementary School students entered their new modular classrooms on École Georges P. Vanier grounds, two parents learned their human rights complaint against Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division No. 29 (GSACRD) and the Ministry of Education had been rejected by the Alberta Human Rights Commission (AHRC)… […]

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Local News

MPES new location open to students

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Teachers, staff, parents and friends were present Monday morning for the first day of school for Morinville Public Elementary School (MPES) students in their new modular classrooms located on the École Georges P. Vanier School grounds. Entranceway walls were adorned with handmade posters welcoming the students to their new school… […]

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Schools and youth

Fun fitness conquers Mission Impossible

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Students at École Georges P. Vanier and Notre Dame Elementary School are having fun challenging themselves at a Mission Impossible physical education game which consists of an obstacle course and teamwork with the applicable Mission Impossible theme song playing in the background… […]

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Local News

MCHS students to set off to New Orleans on a mission

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Twenty-one Morinville Community High School students will be heading to New Orleans this March to learn a bit about the history and culture of the region and to offer a lot of help to those affected by Hurricane Katrina which devastated the area in 2005… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Reader responds to Morinville parent’s letter

Regarding: Morinville parent writes letter to premier Redford (Morinville’s Monday Morning News, Dec. 12, 2011)

Ms. Buga expresses considerable dissatisfaction with the present arrangement for schooling provided by Sturgeon School Division which “does not come close to being an acceptable solution”. Really? […]

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Schools and youth

A century of Christmas

Photos by Lucie Roy

Morinville – Notre Dame students entertained family and guests with two Christmas concerts Thursday. The 2011 Notre Dame Christmas Concert theme was Honouring 100 Years of Christmas in Morinville. Student groups dressed in clothing from different eras to celebrate the theme… […]