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Local News

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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Arts & Culture

Pirates opens to full house [PHOTOS]

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Union Jack and Jolly roger got equal billing Tuesday night, but both were upstaged by a cast of roughly 30 MCHS students who brought Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta Pirates of Penzance to the stage for the first of four nights of performances… […]

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Around the town – midweek edition

MCHS student Colette Bachand, Morinville Community Services Youth Worker A.D. Richardson, and MCHS student Travis Loseth were three of a large number of students who took a vow of silence in support of youth around the globe who have no voice… […]

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Arts & Culture

Library to host handmade craft show this weekend

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – This weekend’s Light up the Night Christmas Festival will have an old fashioned flavour to it. But carols in the park are just part of that feeling. The Morinville Public Library will be taking over the Morinville Community High School gymnasium to host their annual Christmas Craft Sale, this year exclusive to vendors who sell handmade products… […]

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Lion’s tourney fills MCHS

By Morinvillenews.com Staff

Morinville – Volleyball players from Morinville Community High School hit the court Thursday afternoon for the opening games of the 17th Annual Lion’s Western Canadian Challenge Invitational High School Volleyball Tournament… […]

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High school ready to play some volleyball

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Volleyball players from Morinville Community High School are getting set to hit the court this week for the annual Lion’s Western Canadian Challenge Invitational High School Volleyball Tournament… […]

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Schools and youth

School and RCMP looking to nip froshing in the bud

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There was a time when students toed the line for fear of getting the paddle from the school principal. Since taking the reins at Morinville Community High School, new principal Todd Eistetter has found any paddling fears students may have stem not from administration but from senior students.

Although not a problem being seen in any great numbers, Eistetter said froshing (the practice of senior students initiating junior students) has undergone a bit of resurgence recently.. […]

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Morinville Sports

Wolves head to track provincials this weekend

By Terry Maslyk

Morinville – It has been a few years since the Wolves dominated the track scene in North Central action, but the 2011 MCHS track team has brought the zone banner back to MCHS to hang proudly in the rafters. It truly was a team effort with excellent individual performances and a strong showing in the team relays that capped off a close win over our rivals from RF Staples-Westlock and Barrhead… […]

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Morinville News

Bike ride honours memory of fallen resident

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It has been many years since Roger Champagne was gunned down in Las Vegas by a man looking to feed his drug habit, but the Morinville man, well known for his kindness in the community, has never been forgotten by friends, family or the hundreds of MCHS students who were born some years after the man’s passing. Such is the legacy of Roger Champagne whose memory is honoured each year by MCHS students who take to the mountains for a bike ride that bears his name… […]

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MCHS Class of 2011 graduate Friday [video]

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Thursday was a hectic day at Morinville Community High School as this year’s graduating class prepare to leave high school behind and enter post secondary or other opportunities. After opening the time capsule they buried in Grade 1, the students rehearsed for tomorrow’s grad and lined up for their grad photo and hat toss. […]

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Schools and youth

MCHS grads reopen the door on early years

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It was a trek back in time for a number of Morinville Community High School graduates Thursday. Students travelled from MCHS to Notre Dame Elementary School where they started their schooling in Morinville. But the trip wasn’t to walk through the halls of their former public school, but to dig up a time capsule they had placed in front of it back in 2000… […]

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Around the schools

Political leaders speak to MCHS students
Students at Morinville Community High School received a visit from two Alberta political leaders Wednesday morning. Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith and Alberta Party Acting Leader Sue Huff visited the school to discuss their respective parties, their parties’ platforms and why youth should become involved in the political process. […]

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Morinville Sports

MCHS Wolves get a new logo

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The banner was unfurled on a new era for Morinville Community High School and their Wolves brand Monday morning. After more than a decade-and-a-half of existence, the Wolves brand got a facelift. But the redesign was by the same person that created the original design back in 1994 when the high school opened its doors in Morinville. Graphic designer Raoul Mendoza, a former MCHS student who created the original… […]

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Schools and youth

MCHS Coffee House aids Japan [Photos]

Photos By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Morinville community High School held its annual Coffee House talent show Thursday night with a wide variety of acts taking to the stage. This year’s show, held on St. Patrick’s Day, started off with some bagpipes and highland dancing before moving on to musical numbers, dance numbers, and some dramatic and comedic performances. […]