People

People

Stories about people and groups in our community.

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Motorists travelling south of town on Highway 2 have a new land marker in their peripheral vision: a full size airplane elevated 20 feet off the ground. The plane not only provides an interesting addition to the landscape in front of Syd and Nettie Spiker’s property in Sturgeon County; it serves as a fully functioning weathervane. But there is more to the plane than merely marking the entrance to the Spiker home or marking the direction the wind is blowing. The plane is a tribute to the builder, Mike Schiller, a friend Syd Spiker knew for more than 50 years, a man who passed away from cancer last year...

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville Public Elementary School Parents Fundraising Association members have been actively raising monies for a new playground that will serve both the school’s growing number of students but also the community as a whole. The school has expanded from its initial 280 students in their first year to 420 students this school year, a number that surpasses the capabilities of the existing school playground, one MPESPFA President Leah Elzinga says was intended to accommodate 100 children. As the school is estimated to have 480 to 500 students in the 2014-2015 school year, parents are eager to get a larger playground project underway...

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Morinville Community High School held their Blue and White Sports Awards ceremony June 9, an annual recognition of the school’s top athletic achievers. The event, held in the Morinville Community Cultural Centre auditorium, saw roughly 70 awards being presented to students who have participated in a variety of sport offerings during the year. ...

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Christine Greeno gets ready to put her cinnamon buns in the oven Thursday night in the cultural centre kitchen. The Community Gardens had 21 people registered for the Cooking Cinnamon Buns Class. John Schneider, owner of Gold Forest Grains showed a simple recipe using 100 per cent organic soft white wheat flour...

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by Lucie Roy Legal - The Legal Titans 4-H Club completed their first year and held their first Achievement Day and Banquet recently. 4-H is an after-school program unique to the Legal School...

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville – A mixture of new and old faces are once again at the helm of the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce. The business advocacy group held its Annual General Meeting at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre June 4 and elected its Executive and six Directors at Large by acclamation. The 10-member board is two members less than the board elected to the task in 2013...

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by Lucie Roy The staff and cadets of 3061 1 Royal Canadian Engineers Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps-Morinville held their 15th Annual Ceremonial Review Tuesday night in the curling rink. The Reviewing Officer was Major James Boddy, who was posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in 2013 and is currently serving as the Officer Commanding 13 Armoured Squadron. The parade included the Cadet Parade Commander Cadet Warrant Officer Fiessell and Cadet Parade 2IC Cadet Sgt. Brink...

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by Lucie Roy A Change of Command Ceremony for the 3061 1 CER RCACC (Combat Engineer Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps) took place May 27 at the Morinville Curling Club with incoming Commanding Officer Captain Doug Marietta taking over for outgoing Commanding Officer Captain Ed Bishop….

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by Morinville News Staff Another week of varied activities in Morinville. Here is a snapshot of what our camera lenses uncovered this past week. ...

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by Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Sirens screamed through the streets behind Morinville Community High School (MCHS) Wednesday morning as police, paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of two teenagers, sent another to hospital, and saw a fourth charged with impaired driving. The upside to Wednesday’s student tragedy was the fact the deceased took off the theatrical makeup and walked away, the injured student climbed out of the ambulance and returned to class, and the impaired student’s charge was purely for show...