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I'm running one thing short this week on my list, but I hope you enjoy these thoughts and comments...

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I know it was 10 days ago that Diamond Jim Prentice announced his new cabinet and you already read all there is to read about all of that going on with the PCs, but you ain’t read my thoughts yet...

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The hot summer is gone and it seems Morinville’s hot housing market might also be gone….

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by Gladys Kublik, co-owner Neighbors Vitamin Shop In our August column, we quoted several health experts’ opinions on the long term damage inflicted on the digestive tract by the exposure to gluten in Celiacs. This damage, to a lesser degree, can be found also in people who are sensitive to wheat and gluten containing foods. ...

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Doesn’t seem to be a whole lot happening locally for me to gripe about lately. In fact, it looks like my job has been taken over by the Morinville Rant and Rave page on the Facebook. It’s where I get my information on whether it is too busy at the Timmies or not. Anyway, there is other stuff going on in the world that makes me wonder about what the world is coming to...

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Heard last week at Timmies all the local politicians were taking a swing at one another out in Cardiff, but it turned out they was just swinging...

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Our housing market showed a dramatic drop in average July prices, but the average days on the market seemed to keep steady. Last month, Morinville saw 19 single family homes and three condominiums sell at average prices of $344,094 and $214,633, respectively….

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Just a little over three years ago, this publication introduced me to the Morinville community as a neophyte runner who had gotten into the sport as a way to battle the bulge, fend off anti-depression medication and experience life as a fitter, healthier person….

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I had the pleasure of being one of the judges for the Morinville’s Best Garden competition. I spent the morning with other judges and media touring 17 different gardens and exploring the personality displayed in the gardens through the use of plants and design elements….

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Last week, the federal First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA) was made law following heavy influence from lobby group The Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The new legislation requires bands to post detailed financial information to the federal Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada’s website, including a clearly marked section displaying remuneration for Chief and Band Council members..