Editorial & Opinion

Jiffy Lube looking for businesses to help with Sturgeon Victim Services fundraiser

We are trying to raise funds for Sturgeon Victim Services, They are in need of a vehicle to run their program, Jiffy Lube Morinville is covering the costs for detailing and maintenance.  Jordan and Craig will be going from business to business asking each for a donation of $100 to help cover the lease/purchase costs. […]

Local News

Electronic recycling event in Morinville will support SVS

You can bring your electronics for recycling to support Sturgeon Victim Services. All electronics will be accepted, including small household appliances, printers, scanners, DVD players, power tools, and computers. Although a secured disposal, those dropping off computers should ensure hard drives are wiped.  […]

Local News

Facility Dog welcomed by Council

Sturgeon Victim Services’s facility dog Hope will now be welcome in Town of Morinville premises following passage of an exemption to the Town’s Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw by Council at its February 11 regular meeting. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Sturgeon Victim Services Golf Tournament thanks

The community came together once again in support of the Sturgeon Victim Services 22nd annual Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s event was held at the Sandpiper Golf & Country Club on Monday 25 June, 2018, raising more than $11,000 for victims or crime and trauma living in Sturgeon County. […]

Local News

SVS releases their Pokemon No! contest

Sturgeon Victim Services is announcing a fun, fact-filled virtual treasure hunt called POKEMON? NO! as a way to increase public awareness of the program in the Sturgeon region. […]

Legal

Sturgeon Victim Services work continues, AGM shows

A decrease in the region’s crime rate accounted for a general decrease in the number of files handled by Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) in 2014. This according to a report filed by the association’s executive director at their Annual General Meeting Mar. 19. […]

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Local News

Sturgeon Victim Services reports to council

by Tristan Turner

Morinville – Amy Taylor, the newest board member for the Morinville-based Sturgeon Victim Services, gave a presentation to Morinville Council Mar. 11 on the operations her organization undertakes in the county, and the service they provide in Morinville. Victim Services provides assistance to victims of crime under the criminal code, as well as the victims of natural disasters or other trauma… […]

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Morinville News

Sturgeon Victim Services looking for advocates

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local group is looking for a helping hand to offer victims of crime or crisis a helping hand through times of trouble. Sturgeon Victim Services, a volunteer-run organization that operates year round and 24 hours a day in connection with the RCMP, are often called upon to immediately work with victims when an incident occurs or within a day or two, depending on the assessed need.
In addition to offering 24-hour crisis response support, SVS Program Coordinator Donna McPherson said the organization deals with post trauma support, bereavement support, court accompaniment, and providing basic information on general RCMP procedures and referrals to other agencies, including the food bank and other social agencies. It is not uncommon for advocates to stay in contact with victim for as long as two years, particularly when assisting victims through the court process. … […]

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Local News

Sturgeon Victim Services updates Council on program

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) paid a visit to Council May 28 to bring councillors up to date on the program, its mission and how the Town of Morinville’s grant funding is used. Morinville RCMP Sergeant Mark Mathias, who sits on the SVS board, joined Program Coordinator Donna McPherson in making the presentation…
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Morinville News

Sturgeon Victim Services reaches milestone

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Cake was cut, wheels were spun, and plenty of information was presented in the entrance of Town Hall Monday afternoon. Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) have been making the rounds of the municipalities they serve in recognition of providing those services for the past two decades.

Program Coordinator Donna McPherson said victim services have existed in the province for 30 years. The Sturgeon Victim Services unit has been around for two thirds of that time. “We’re one of the longer-running programs… […]

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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

Donation of quilts to help victims with healing

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Fourteen quilts passed hands Sunday afternoon from local quilters to Sturgeon Victim Services who will use the colourful craftwork to help the healing begin. Loose Threads Quilting Club member Shelley Faganello said the group wanted Victim Services to be the first recipient of the quilt donation to let victims of crime and tragedy know that local quilters and the community cares about them and that they are not alone… […]