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By Masha Scheele

Hinton dancers go international

After a successful and organized year, Hinton School of Dance (HSD) showed off their best routines during two weekends of performances in May. Around 100 students took to the stage and 38 of them form the exam division who after precise training will take the international exam on June 13 and 14.

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Neighbourlink rises from the ashes

Neighbourlink is celebrating its grand opening of a new storage facility June 7 after working to raise funds and rebuild what they had before a fire took down their old facility.

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PARTY offers up intense lessons

“911, what’s your emergency?” students from Harry Collinge High School heard as an old clip of a 911 call that had occurred in Yellowhead County.

Throughout the almost half-hour clip, students heard the voice of a young woman, crying, yelling, and trying to make sense of the vehicle roll over from which she just crawled.

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Push for change of mobile home tenancy act

Hinton council is pushing for a review of the Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act in order to improve the quality of life and safety of mobile home tenants in Alberta.

A resolution was submitted to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) calling for a review in order to put pressure on the Government of Alberta to address issues with the act.

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CEAC streamlines work with council and public

After reflection and re-evaluation of the Community Engagement and Advisory Committee (CEAC) a new Terms of Reference and work plan for 2019 was formed, including limiting the number of public members from nine to seven.

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Mountain View preps for a musical adventure

Wild animals have been roaming around École Mountain View School preparing for their big stage debut in June.

Music and drama teacher Jessica Smeall has been working with students from grade four to seven since December on the junior play, ‘Madagascar – A Musical Adventure.’

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A closer look at Queen Myrt of Maxwell Lake

Her name is Myrt, she loves long strolls in the woods, her favourite food is venison, she weighs in at 105 lbs, and is thought to be around four years old.

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Hinton hosting regionals as Envirothon grows

Teams from Hinton and Edson were the only competitors in the Envirothon during the past two years, but they’re about to get a lot more competition with three more teams joining in 2019.

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Council pushes to form Beaver Boardwalk committee

Terms of reference on a Beaver Boardwalk committee will come back to council no later than June 18, in order for select council members to work with boardwalk users, Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP), and administration and bring more information back to council to make better informed decisions.

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Room to improve for mental health supports

The first Rural Mental Health (RMH) input session in Hinton took place on April 29, in which community stakeholders determined that Hinton is not a mentally healthy community and there are things that need to be addressed.

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