Christmas is coming and Terry and Tim both have their lists to make. Tim, being eight, has a list, not unlike many boys his age. It’s the list of items he is hoping Santa will give him the OK on and drop down his chimney, Christmas Eve. Terry, being 32, a single mom and working two part-time jobs, has a different kind of list. It’s a list made up of all the things she has to pay for in December to ensure that she, Tim and Tim’s baby sister Jennifer have a roof over their head, clothes on their backs and food in their bellies.
It is not just in the United States that one can secure a strong leadership position with fewer votes than the runner-up. It has happened in Canada and not just once. It could happen again no later than next spring, when the federal Conservatives hold a leadership vote.
As Justice Malcolm Rowe - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first appointee to the Supreme Court - fielded a barrage of questions from MPs and senators on Tuesday, there was nothing to suggest he was not a flesh-and-blood person.
Coming home the other day, I had to brake for a young man riding along the road on his bicycle, weaving around oblivious to anything except the text message he appeared to be sending on his cell phone. I hit the brakes a second time as he weaved out in front of me once again on the next street, still trying to navigate the cell phone with one hand.
We recently received notice that we made the top 9 finalists for the Nature’s Path $15,000 Garden for Good contest. This means that we made it to the final round and we would like to give a big thank you to everyone that voted for us.
I started MorinvilleNews.com six years ago this upcoming Saturday when a local newspaper I was then freelancing for decided to suspend publication. Faced with the prospect of living in a community with only one regional news source and no paper with a true Morinville focus, I decided to offer one. Starting with the slogan “Get the news while it’s still news,” MorinvilleNews.com launched as a digital daily with a commitment to living up to the slogan I had chosen.
There were many highlights during Morinville's centennial year, but a personal highlight for many was when Madame Raymonde Riopel raised her hands triumphantly after being presented with the community's Legacy Award and said, "Viva le Morinville."