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Column: Joe Morinville

Whenever I’m late with my column (and you all know that never happens) they let me look at what’s gonna be in it so I can get some new ideas to comment on. That happened this week because we went away to visit the grandkids down south. So here’s my thoughts on this week’s news in Morinville and area… […]

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Column: Joe Morinville

It’s hard to believe July is over and that means summer is almost over too. Got to say it has not been quite as bad a summer here in town as it’s been in other summers. That does not work so well for me because it gives me less to complain about at the White Rose, Timmies and other places I go from time to time… […]

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Column: Joe Morinville

Legal’s got their big Fête au Village on this weekend and it’s an event I’ve always liked to go to. Of course it is an event I used to go to in my younger days and stay for two or three days. Now I just go for the parade, show and shine and the demolition derby. Here’s a few of my thoughts on the Fête au Village, the Frontier Daze and some of the other festivals what goes on around here… […]

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Progressive views: Interact Club returns from successful Mexico trip

by Tristan Turner – From June 28 to July 5, a group of seven MCHS students travelled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in the hopes of assisting local organizations that worked with low-income families, or built community engagement. These students travelled as the Morinville Interact Club, the separate youth-wing of the Morinville Rotary Club, and started planning for the trip in hopes of pursuing the goals of Rotary International: service, social justice and international citizenship. As President of the Morinville Interact Club, I hope to share some of the highlights from our trip and thank those who made our adventures possible… […]

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Column: Joe Morinville

I see the government has a survey on the internets what you can vote on a new licence plate for Alberta to use. I don’t know why we need a new plate but I bet with everything going on and their chances in the next election they do not want Wildrose Country on the plates anymore. Not sure what plate gets picked, but I bet more Albertans will vote for stupid licence plates than vote for the next premier. Anyway here’s my ideas. … […]

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Morinville Housing Report

by Doris Jolicoeur, CD, ABR, CCSP
Associate Broker/Realtor, Professional Realty Group Mortgage Associate, Verico Brokers for Life

Morinville’s always been known to be a few months behind our surrounding larger communities, but the gains in the housing market we experienced last month might show the gap tightening… […]

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Column: Joe Morinville

I noticed a photo what got posted online of a bunch of geese and it was referred to as a gaggle. I had to look it up on the Google but I learnt that almost every kind of animal has a different name when there’s a bunch of them. Made me think of how them words might be used to describe other groups of folk… […]

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Dr. Oz Column: Vaccine Myths and Truths

by Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Measles is making a comeback, with a 20-year high in reported infections, due mostly to folks who are opting out of the vaccination, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Across the nation, an epidemic of whooping cough in California, outbreaks of chickenpox in Indiana and measles in Ohio have made national headlines…. […]