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Cold feet and warm hearts ready to walk for the homeless

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It’s a chilly Saturday afternoon at the Morinville Fish and Game Association’s pond when six local residents take to the trail for a photo opportunity. The Weather Network says it’s -6 that afternoon but the wind whipping across the frozen ice begs to differ. It’s saying it’s at least -12 and with each breeze proclaims that it’s just too cold to be standing around for too long. While the participants grumble about the chill cutting through them like an icy knife, they each know that a warm car and a warm house are not far away, both material objects they have unfettered access to… […]

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Student touched by plight of homeless starts fundraising campaign

By Stephen Dafoe

Riviere Qui Barre – A trip to a Christian summer camp this past summer set a Camilla School student on a mission to help the homeless. Nine-year-old Brooke Bonin has been raising money for Edmonton’s Hope Mission since school began in September and has already amassed more than $3,000, monies that will be handed over to the mission Dec. 23… […]

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Homeless to get ID card

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Edmonton – Alberta’s homeless will now be able to obtain government-issued identification cards, allowing them access to services and programs. The initiative, unveiled by the province Thursday, addresses two of the biggest barriers homeless people face when trying to obtain personal identification … […]