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Troy Durrell

Troy Durrell

Troy is the Sports and Entertainment Reporter for the Cochrane Eagle. Sports have been his passion since he was a young boy growing up in Cochrane, where he had to opportunity to play hockey, football and soccer. He is new to the arts scene, but has found learning about the arts community to be an awesome experience. I graduated from SAIT Polytechnic in June of 2017, from the Radio, Television and Broadcast News (RTBN) program before being hired at the Eagle.

Recent Work by Troy

Duo putting together Cochrane Delivery Boxes to support local businesses

Duo putting together Cochrane Delivery Boxes to support local businesses

"We wanted to make a box that would Cochranites would universally appreciate," Cochrane Delivery Boxes co-creator Erica Thomson said. "For our next boxes though we plan on contacting new businesses so we can support as many different local companies as possible while still keeping our boxes well rounded with high quality products." 
Lexi Strate taking part in virtual talent show

Lexi Strate taking part in virtual talent show

"I don’t know if I’ve ever been that nervous before for a performance. But when I looked up and saw that Serge was dancing and jamming with me I was able to enjoy the moment and have fun with it. He decided to put me through to the next round." 
Duo of Cochranites selected in WHL Draft

Duo of Cochranites selected in WHL Draft

Hunter Sawka and Ethan Neutens were selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft.
Local teacher hosting classes over social media

Local teacher hosting classes over social media

"Since I started my online platforms just two week ago I have had almost daily Facetime and Zoom Meetings with my students and online community where we do daily check-ins on what everyone has been doing to keep busy, mini sharing sessions in the form of show-and-tells, we shared some dance moves, sang songs, read stories and most importantly helped the children and families feel a sense of community and routine in their lives."
'CochraneStrong' Instagram page looking to bring the community together

'CochraneStrong' Instagram page looking to bring the community together

"I thought it would be neat to see a mural representing our community at a public place to remind us that even in the worst of times, we were able to stick together and have this beautiful community united."
The Waltzing Matildas brighten the day of Grand Avenue Village seniors

The Waltzing Matildas brighten the day of Grand Avenue Village seniors

"Playing brings a sense of life into both sides, the performers and the audience," Newsom said. "It's an uplifting thing."
WHL and NCAA season cut short due to COVID-19

WHL and NCAA season cut short due to COVID-19

"On that Thursday (March 19), we were told not to practice and that the league had been paused until further notice. We were quarantined until our departure five or so days later. Then on the 23rd, it was announced the season was officially cancelled. I'm not quite sure it's set in yet, it's all so crazy. Every day that passes I miss it more, and it sets in a little more too."
Provincial Government deferring timber dues for six months

Provincial Government deferring timber dues for six months

The Alberta Provincial Government will be providing immediate relief to foresty companies effected by COVID-19 by deferring timber dues for six months.
Cobras mourn the loss of Tim Petros

Cobras mourn the loss of Tim Petros

"He was always really positive and funny, just a really nice human being."
COVID-19 puts Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League Junior season in limbo

COVID-19 puts Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League Junior season in limbo

"We all love lacrosse and want to get back into it but making sure everybody is safe and following the guidelines is more important right now."