National Column: Plenty of unanswered questions about NDP

Reading Time: 3 minutesFrom a national child-care program to balanced budgets, the abolition of the Senate and the repeal of
the Clarity Act, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has been making some hefty promises on the way to a leading position in voting intentions.

But five weeks into the campaign, he has yet to demonstrate how a New Democrat government would walk its election talk on any of the above. […]


National Column: Another Orange Wave for Alberta?

Reading Time: 3 minutesCan a revolution repeat itself twice in five months? Or is lightning in a bottle, by its very nature, captured but once?

That is the political question in Alberta in this federal election, but the fact that any questions are being asked in Alberta during a federal campaign is news in itself.


Healthy Routes Column: Chronic inflammation and how to cool it

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe pursuits of summer have great rewards: Vitamin D absorbed in abundance, exercise in the fresh air, the produce of the garden, and the satisfaction of seeing a lot of jobs done. The downside is a frequently occurring complaint after all these activities. From the pain of a sunburn or a sting from an insect to the sore aching muscles and joints after physical exercise inflammation is the immediate result of many of these activities. […]


Column: Joe Morinville

Reading Time: 3 minutesWell, the publisher of this rag up and went to Ontario last week to see his grand baby, and he come begging me to write something for the editorial page on account of his being away. So I blew the dust off of my computer and sat down to write what’s been going through my mind lately. […]


Guest Column: Morinville’s Animal Control Bylaw – Part 2

Reading Time: 2 minutesthe Town has defined a requirement to amend Bylaw 26/2010 (the Morinville Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw). Apparently what we have on the books re cat control leaves something to be desired. Mind you, our senior enforcement officer (CPO Sgt. William Norton) readily admits that the current program is not working and that enforcement staff do not actively patrol for or apprehend stray cats. […]


Column: Healthy Routes

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhenever we have the opportunity to attend a training function, we jump at the chance. It is always a great learning experience, and we usually come back with additional reference material. One of these books is very timely in this season as we all want to look good […]