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Columns

Healthy Routes Column: Clearing the Tract

by Gladys Kublik, Co-owner Neighbors Vitamin Shop

Imagine your lower bowel to be much like a conveyor belt in a mining situation. As long as the material moving along the belt is a good mixture of coarse rough rock, water, finer clays and sand, the lugs or teeth of the conveyor remain clean and transport the maximum amount of material quickly. Remove the water and the material doesn’t flow, but tends to clump together… […]

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Columns

Conservative Views Column: The Semantics of Democracy

by Calli Stromner

While wannabe politicians were in the middle of the tri-annual popularity contest known as the municipal election last October, a slight, soft-spoken Morinville resident was pounding the pavement for a cause. His cause was not to be elected to public office, but rather to compel the Town to significantly alter the way photo enforcement is conducted… […]

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Arts & Culture

Hjelsvold living the blue collar dream

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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Arts & Culture

Caviar Players set to take to the stage with one-act plays

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Pastries, plays and philanthropy will mix Apr. 11 when the Caviar Players take to the Morinville Community Cultural Centre’s stage. Billed as a Dessert Theatre, the evening of one-act plays will offer a pair of productions: Cut by Lyle Victor Albert and Bad Auditions by Bad Actors by Ian McWethy. Five dollars from each $25 ticket purchase will be donated to any non-profit group a patron chooses to support with the purchase of their ticket… […]

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Morinville

Photo Radar Open House draws 80

by Calli Stromner

Morinville – Roughly 80 people attended a public Open House on March 26 to learn more about how photo enforcement is conducted within the Town of Morinville. Council members, town administrators, RCMP officers, and the third-party contractor, Independent Traffic Services (ITS), were all on hand to offer information… […]

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Morinville

Van Brabant signed to Calgary Flames

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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Arts & Culture

The week in photos

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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Morinville

Morinville Kings play for the gold Sunday

by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After a tough defeat at the hands of a Triple-A club Friday night, the Morinville Senior AA Kings came back with a solid 8-4 victory over the Two Hills Longhorns Saturday afternoon to earn a spot in the Senior A pool gold-medal game Sunday afternoon, the finale to Hockey Alberta’s Senior AA/A Provincial Championships. That contest takes place at 1 p.m. at the Ray McDonald Sports Centre and will put the Kings on the opposite side of the ice to the Devon Barons, a fellow NCHL club that finished in first spot during the regular season and went on to take the league championship for the second consecutive year… […]