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UPDATED: Emergency crews put out fire at Shell Scotford

Crews worked all morning to contain an upgrader fire just outside of Fort Saskatchewan. Strathcona County Emergency Services along with Shell Canada Limited responded to the fire at Shell Scotford's upgrader when the site assembly alarm went off around 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Ap...

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EIPS among many school boards facing funding challenges

Elk Island Public School (EIPS) speaks out about lack of stable, predictable and adequate funding for education. In a press release issued on Sunday, April 7, EIPS stated that while economic prosperity, essential social supports and a solid foundation for growth and diversifi...

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Sherwood Heights replacement school top priority for EIPS

Elk Island Public School (EIPS) board has approved the division's three year capital plan for 2020-23. The capital plan gets reviewed and updated yearly and key capital projects for the division are prioritized. A replacement school for Sherwood Park Heights Junior High has b...

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EIPS announces new name of Wye replacement school

It is official: the Wye replacement school will be renamed as Heritage Hills Elementary. The Elk Island Public School (EIPS) board approved the name during a public board meeting on Thursday, March 14. The decision came after the division collected community input on the w...

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Students bring Tom Jones to life on stage

Students bring a coming-of-age tale to the stage this week. Ardrossan Junior Senior High School's theatre group, Adrossan Drama Company (ADC) will perform Tom Jones, which was written by Henry Fielding on March 13 - 16. The story follows Tom Jones, a young man who must ste...

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Students bring Disney’s Jungle Book to life on stage

Get ready for a musical adventure through the jungle. Grade 5 and 6 students at Strathcona Christian Academy (SCA) Elementary School will perform Disney's Jungle Book Kids, which is their own take on the original animated film. “Musical theatre is a beautiful and creati...

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EIPS students rally against bullying on Pink Shirt Day

School hallways were flooded with pink on Wednesday, February 26. Elk Island Public Schools saw staff and students support a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment by wearing pink to school. “Pink Shirt Day is an opportunity to get our students to th...

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Agricultural societies to save money through new program

The province has introduced a $10 million grant program to help agricultural societies reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Agricultural societies run more than 700 facilities throughout Alberta, which includes hockey rinks, curling rinks, community halls and facilities that host...

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Cold weather inspires students to create blankets for homeless

Extremely cold weather has inspired Davidson Creek Elementary students to transform shopping bags into blankets. With Environment Canada issuing extreme cold warnings, many students were kept inside during recess. Grade 6 students at David Creek Elementary used that time to s...

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Extreme cold warning returns

Winter isn't done with Alberta just yet, that nasty windchill of -40C is back. Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning for much of Alberta on Monday, February 18. This extreme cold will last throughout the morning and afternoon. This weather is expected to vary throug...

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