People

People

Stories about people and groups in our community.

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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 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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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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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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Cohen Eluik, Jaxon Strand and the rest of their Grade 1 class at École Notre Dame Elementary School received a visit from one of the West...

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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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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...

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Morinville - Five speakers will take to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre this weekend for the Father’s House CARE conference 2014, a two day event that includes the faith community’s third Youth Rally. The latter event takes place Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m...

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Morinville - It’s a Monday night and the program room of the Morinville Community Library is filled with the sounds of sewing machine motors whirring and women laughing. The mixture of mechanical and mirthful sounds is the result of a group of eight local women, all members of the Loose Threads Quilting Club, who have been enjoying the social and creative aspects of quilting for the past four years...

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Kaileen Chisholm is this year’s recipient in the Youth category. Jessica Baily and Terra Bell nominated her for her dedication to making a difference in the world. In their nomination, Baily and Bell said Chisholm is “trying to finish her studies through correspondence a year early so she can devote her time to helping others.