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by Michel Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. It slims your hips, flattens your belly, boosts your spirits and, according to a recent study that had us cheering loudly, packs a longevity bonus as powerful as drugs for people living with heart disease, diabetes or the aftermath of a stroke. We’re talking about the amazing benefits of physical activity...

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The federal government has stopped foreign workers coming to Canada to work in the food service sector while it conducts a review. I believe that this decision, particularly if the review stretches into months, will have a negative impact on our communities and our province...

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Morinville's housing market is, as I have mentioned before, showing the same trends that the whole of the Greater Edmonton Area showed a few months ago. Average prices are up year over year, days on the market are decreasing, and we are showing the record listed to sold ratios...

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Thanks to everyone what wished me a happy birthday on the Facebook last Thursday. I noticed nobody run my picture in The Morinville News to recognize my 68th trip around the sun, but nobody did last year either. But they did run a funny cartoon by Bruce Humen of me getting helped up after playing a guitar solo. So anyway here’s my thoughts on birthdays and such...

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by Gladys Kublik, co-owner Neighbors Vitamin Shop We often compare our body to a vehicle on the journey of life. We like to think of it as a sleek sports car, but in reality it’s more like a bus. The science of genetics has discovered that we carry the DNA of a multitude of organisms besides our own. We are the vehicle for bacteria on our skin, microscopic mites in our eyelashes called Demodex, fungus between our toes and approximately a one-kilogram mass of organisms within our gut. We are the hosts of a world apart, a microbiome, and for the most part this is a good thing….

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by Tristan Turner While struggling to hold back to hold back tears, Brian Mason announced at a press conference Apr. 29 that he would be stepping down as leader of the Alberta NDP effective October 19. The bus driver turned politician has served as both an MLA and Edmonton City Councillor for more than 25 years, winning nine consecutive elections. In his near 10-year tenure as leader of Alberta’s New Democrats, Brian Mason has seen - and won - many battles on behalf of his constituents and all Albertans. Not the least of which was a fight he brought to PC Premier...

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Not much going on around town to bellyache about this week, so I thought I read some national news...

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by Michael Roizen M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. It used to be, if you wore your heart on your sleeve it meant you were sentimental and easily bruised. Not anymore. Now colorful bracelets, watches, clip-ons and other gizmos track your steps and heart rate, not to mention your workouts, calories consumed and burned, sleep habits, intensity of effort, degree of muscle fatigue, even your distance in an open water swim. Welcome to the world of “fit tech.” Get hip to it...

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They cut my column for a couple weeks because of all the letters to the editor the paper has been getting lately and because the other column writers aren’t able to keep it short. But I’m back in for sure so here goes with what I think….

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by Valerie Loseth Very soon we will be witness to the arrival of those pesky dandelion flowers. In the grass, along the road growing in...