There’s a new face with the Town of Stony Plain, one that you may recognize for a couple of reasons. Stephanie Barsby Boisvert, former CBC News Edmonton Meteorologist, and long-time resident of Stony Plain, is now the Town’s Corporate Communications Officer.
Stephanie is excited to be taking on this new role in her home town. She will be responsible for engaging with the citizens of Stony Plain. The organization is committed to keeping the lines of communication open between residents, town staff and council. Stephanie will be using her skills as a public broadcaster to relay vital information to you and vice versa.
“I’m ecstatic to be a part of the team that makes this Town such a wonderful place to raise a family. This position really is the perfect fit for me, I’ll be working in my own community, promoting events I’ve been going to since I was a child, and creating new ones my children can now attend, among many other duties. I’m honoured to be taking on such a fundamental role in continuing with Stony Plain’s growth and success stories.”
As mentioned Stephanie was the Chief Meteorologist with CBC Edmonton. She held this position for over six years. She could be heard on Edmonton AM, Radio Active and seen on CBC News Edmonton TV. Before that she spent five years with Global Television in Winnipeg, MB also forecasting the weather. She also spent a couple years in Sudbury, ON along with Medicine Hat, AB as a journalist, often found covering city council meetings.
Stephanie has a Radio and Television Arts-TV diploma with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology along with her meteorology certificate with Mississippi State University.
She has deep roots in the Town. She moved here at the age of 10-years-old attending John Paul II School and Stony Plain Memorial Composite High School. Her parents and siblings along with their families are also in the area. Stephanie and her husband Benjamin are raising their three children in Stony Plain.