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Progressive Views Column: Alberta NDP Leader Resigns

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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Column: Pick the best tracker for you

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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Column: Joe Morinville

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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Progressive Views: PC and Wildrose MLAs vote against anti-bullying motion

by Tristan Turner

Liberal MLA Kent Hehr introduced Motion 503 to the floor of the Legislative Assembly Apr. 7. The non-binding motion would have supported students wanting to start a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) in their school, a group that creates a safe space for students that are both in and outside of the LGBTQ community to discuss how to make their school more inclusive, and how to help each other with issues they may be experiencing. These groups have been proven to reduce feelings of isolation and instances of both bullying and teen suicide… […]

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Column: Celebrating Alberta’s amazing volunteers

They are the seniors selling raffle tickets in support of the local museum society or drop-in centre. They are a group of students spending their vacation helping to build a school in a village half way around the globe. They are the local businessmen and women who bring their skills and passion to the board of the local food bank or community league. They are Alberta’s incredible volunteers. […]

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Column: Joe Morinville

The Morinville Trade Show is on this weekend and I always like going to it. I know they call it Leap into Spring Expo now, but I still call it the Trade Show because I go there and trade my opinions with people I know. Here’s some other things I like about Trade Show…. […]

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Column: Morinville Housing Report

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

Our wonderful large town is showing signs of catching up to our neighboring larger communities. The market trends Edmonton was showing in December are now quite similar in Morinville…. […]

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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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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… […]