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Shania Twain has company in Huntsville

For the last 15 years, music icon Shania Twain has been the face of the town of Huntsville, Ontario. But on Tuesday, the five-time Grammy Award winner has company. That is because according to CBC Sports, 19 year-old Dara Howell of Huntsville, Ontario won the gold medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in women's slopestyle sking.

Images of Shania Twain
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Dara Howell
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Howell who has been quite possibly the most consistent slopestyle skier in the world over the last two seasons, delivered a score of 94.2 points after successfully executing a brilliant bow and arrow.

With Howell's gold medal (and Kim Lamarre of Quebec City's bronze medal in slopestyle skiing), Canada now has nine medals, which is good enough for second place in the medal standings behind Norway's 11 medals.

Even though Shania Twain was born in Windsor, Ontario it is the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario where Twain was discovered while she was performing at the resort. Another celebrity from Huntsville is former Edmonton Oiler captain Ethan Moreau.

Here is a slideshow of Twain, who until today, was the most popular person in Huntsvlle.

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