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Arts & Culture

Local comedian making name for himself one laugh at a time

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Sitting at a table, coffee in hand, 18-year-old Wyatt Zieger looks like any other recent high school graduate. But as soon as he opens his mouth, one quickly realizes there is something a little theatrical about the man. The way he talks, the way he moves his hands, the slight smirk on his face and an underlying edginess are sure signs this guy has held a mic and done some comedy. […]

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Local News

Morinville gathers to recognize its volunteers

Lucie Roy photos

Morinville – Hundreds of local volunteers gathered for food, entertainment and recognition Friday night. The annual Volunteer Appreciation Night took place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre once again. This year’s theme was I Just Called To Say Thank You. […]

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Morinville

Morinville man a flood hero

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville resident David LeBel was the recipient of a citation from the province last week for his efforts assisting last summer with flood relief in High River. The 25-year-old welder and front man for the band Edgore said he was surprised to receive the package in the mail, but grateful for the recognition. “It was really unexpected,” LeBel said. “I opened it up and there was this award. At first I didn’t know how to react… […]

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Morinville

Raising funds for local sports proves to be snow much fun

by Stephen Dafoe

Cardiff – Though many slo-pitch players would probably wish the snow would just go away so they can put cleats to grass and shale, it did not stop softball players from hitting the snowy fields at Cardiff Hall recently for the annual Sno-Pitch fundraiser for Youth Basketball. Sixteen teams took to eight makeshift diamonds for the yearly tournament, an afternoon of sports followed by an evening of food and music. Parents of local youth basketball players volunteer to make the event a success…. […]

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Arts & Culture

Hjelsvold living the blue collar dream

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – There is a spring in Darcy Hjelsvold’s step as he walks in for his interview. Fresh from work and decked out in coveralls, the 35-year-old mechanic is the picture of a blue collar worker, an ap- propriate look for a man whose first CD is titled Blue Collar Dream. The co-founder and front man for the local band Ain’t No Rodeo launched the CD to country radio stations across the county Mar. 24 and has already gotten some airplay with the EP’s first single, Knew You When… […]

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Morinville

Van Brabant signed to Calgary Flames

Morinville native Bryce Van Brabant has been signed to the Calgary Flames as a free agent in a two-year contract. The third Morinvillian to be signed to the NHL, 22-year-old Van Brabant has played with the Quinnipiac University Bobcats for the past three seasons… […]

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Arts & Culture

The week in photos

Singing, dancing, karate, comedy and even a unicyclist provided nearly two hours of entertainment at the 20th Annual Georges H. Primeau talent show Mar. 27… […]

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Arts & Culture

MCTV program achieves 19th anniversary

The MCTV program is a live news broadcast that airs from October to June at lunch on televisions throughout Morinville Community High School (MCHS), and can also be found online. The program is entirely staffed by students from grades nine through twelve who work to learn the skills required in television production. Groups of students work to write, produce, edit, and conduct interviews about events occurring at the school, and in the community at large… […]

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People

Morinville family planning trip to assist daughter with rare medical condition

Morinville – In her mother’s arms, her parents and siblings gathered around her on the living room sofa for a family photo, 18-month old Blakelee Mayr looks like any other child at first glance. But she is not. Blakelee was born with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS), a genetic disorder that affects one in 10,000 to 50,000 newborns, depending on the information source, and causes “a range of physical, cognitive and medical challenges” according to CdLS World, the International Federation of CdLS Support Organizations. […]

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People

Scout leaders find experience rewarding

Sturgeon County – Every Wednesday night from September to May, boys and girls of all ages meet at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre and in the basement of the Morinville United Church to participate in a movement that has been around for more than a century… […]