Arts & Culture

Champion invests $37,000 for a number of community initiatives

Champion Petfoods celebrated the opening of the company’s new research facility Friday with a significant investment in community innovation and success. The monies were distributed to five local groups, each seeking to improve the quality of life in Morinville through education, health, arts and culture, cooperation, collaboration, and innovation. […]

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Morinville News

Psychologist establishes practice in Morinville

by Ashley Janes

Morinville — Beginning on Nov. 11, registered psychologist Thomas Holmes will open the doors to Psychsupport Services, the first psychology practice in Morinville. Having worked as a teacher, school counsellor, inclusive education coordinator, and system psychologist for a local school board, he is now looking forward to this new chapter in his career…. […]

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Schools and youth

Goofy hats top off serious subject

By Stephen Dafoe

Namao – Students, teachers and staff paraded the halls of Namao School Wednesday in a wide variety of exotic and comical hats. But while the head gear may have put a smile on Namao’s faces, the message behind their donning was dead serious – mental illness affects some 15 per cent of Canadian children.

The Sturgeon School Division school was one of 40 across the province participating in the Hats On! For Mental Health initiative, an event sponsored since 2009 by the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) and Global Television… […]

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Local News

Teachers unite to raise funds for mental health

By Stephen Dafoe

Namao – With the books put away and the students gone for the weekend, local teachers gathered in the Sturgeon Composite High School gymnasium Friday night for a little bit of dodge ball and a great deal of fun.