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Health Minister consults with local moms on food labelling

by Stephen Dafoe and Lucie Roy

Morinville – Better food labelling was the topic of two round table discussions held with Federal Minister of Health Rona Ambrose this week. After a consultation in Gibbons Wednesday, Minister Ambrose sat down with 10 local moms at Morinville Christian School Thursday afternoon to talk about the Harper Government’s desire to improve the information available to Canadian shoppers and to hear what local women had to say on the matter… […]

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Ambrose makes defibrillator program announcement in Legal

by Morinville News Staff

Legal – Federal Minister of Health Rona Ambrose, representatives from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and an advocate of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) gathered at the Legal Curling Club Wednesday afternoon to announce the life-saving units would be installed in recreational arenas across the country. In her second stop of the day in the region, Minister Ambrose announced that more than 2,000 AEDs, an electronic device used to restart a person’s heart… […]

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Government of Canada funds St. Jean Baptiste Church project

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – It was a big day for Father Ignacy Warius and members of St. Jean Baptiste Parish Tuesday afternoon. After several months of sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear about a grant to save the historic steeple, Westlock-St. Paul Member of Parliament Brian Storseth arrived at the church with the good news the federal government had approved their grant request. The church will receive $250,000 through a Western Diversification Grant, a federal program that is available to a maximum of $250,000. Storseth confirmed the grant on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification… […]