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Morinville mechanic to test his skills at provincial competition

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A local mechanic, Morinville resident and NAIT student is getting ready to compete in the provincial leg of the annual Skills Canada competition. Albert Paquette, who is currently apprenticing to be an auto service technician at Technical Automotives in Morinville’s industrial park, will compete in his field at Skills Alberta May 14 and 15 in Edmonton… […]

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Candlelight vigil honours Morinville woman’s passing

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Morinville – Five years to the day after a Morinville woman was slain by her common law husband, a candle light vigil will be held in her memory and to raise awareness of domestic violence and the work the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) is doing to help women in need. The event will take place Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. at Morinville Christian School and all are welcome to attend. Martel’s mother, Lynne Rosychuk, said the event is an opportunity to remember her daughter a half decade after her passing… […]

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Arts & Culture

Local comedian making name for himself one laugh at a time

Reading Time: 4 minutesby 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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Arts & Culture

From real estate to reality TV – local realtors to appear on HGTV

Reading Time: 3 minutesby Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Set your PVRs. A well-known real estate couple will be appearing on your TV screen later this month. Don Summers and Doris Jolicoeur of Professional Reality will be on HGTV’s Caribbean Life Apr. 27 at 8 p.m.

The couple recently did three full days of filming in St. Lucia to create the 30-minute program. … […]

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Local News

Morinville gathers to recognize its volunteers

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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

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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

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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

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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

Reading Time: 2 minutesMorinville 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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The week in photos

Reading Time: 3 minutesSinging, 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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MCTV program achieves 19th anniversary

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe 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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The week in photos

Reading Time: 4 minutesCohen 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… […]