Archive for January 17th, 2011

“Thank the Good Lord for Our Lives”

January 17, 2011
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“Thank the Good Lord for Our Lives”

Gregg McCoy is thankful his wife and family are alive and “that we are here to talk about it,” he said, referring to his family escaping from their burning family home here in Fort Saskatchewan. At the time of the house fire, Gregg was in Fort McMurray getting a sound sleep after a long...
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The Issue: January 17, 2011

January 17, 2011
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The Issue: January 17, 2011

It is a fear that most of us never want to think about. It is a fear that we all know happens, but hope it never happens to us. This past week, my friends Gregg and Joanne and their family lived through the reality of that fear… a house fire. Joanne and her sons...
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Politically Crackin – January 17, 2011

January 17, 2011
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Politically Crackin – January 17, 2011

Last week, our feature article discussed how Coun. Frank Garritsen was facing a censure motion brought forward by one of his colleagues. To provide our readers with context, I quoted comments from an eminent municipal politics expert rather than giving my own views. Nonetheless, whether Garritsen’s letter was inappropriate or was instead his democratic...
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Heart and Soul: Good Neighbors

January 17, 2011
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Heart and Soul: Good Neighbors

This week, some friends of ours experienced a tragedy; awakened in the early hours of the morning to sounds that seemed as though there were gun shots ringing out in the lower floors of their home. Waking from a dead sleep, you could imagine the confusion and shock… the heart pounding as a mother...
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Biscuits and Gravy: Standing On Guard

January 17, 2011
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Biscuits and Gravy: Standing On Guard

The past two weeks have certainly delivered a torrent of different kinds of weather.  From sunshine and near-to-possibly-being-something-resembling-halfway-decently-warm (or as I like to term it, a Carolina winter day) to blistering cold winds and torrential snowfall, we’ve seen it all.  So given that we have to deal with the brutality of an Alberta winter,...
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Poor Posture: Why and How

January 17, 2011
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Poor Posture: Why and How

By Dr. Phillips Ly of Zimmerman Chiropractic Offices In my last entry, I touched on why having a balanced posture is important and some of the implications of having poor posture. Having poor posture has been correlated to conditions such as neck pain, back pain, headaches, decreased range of motion, decreased energy levels, balance...
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Dala Performance Saturday

January 17, 2011
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Winners of Canadian Folk Music Award for ‘Vocal Group of the Year’, DALA (the duo of Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine) will be on stage at the Shell Theatre this Saturday in what will undoubtedly be an impressive performance. Their opening act features the local talent of Billie-Jo Smith and Kaitlym-Marie Robertson. They will...
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Eggcetera: January 17, 2010

January 17, 2011
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Eggcetera: January 17, 2010

PETS OF THE WEEK Morgan affectionately holds a little boy kitten (left), while Sarah affectionately holds a female cat (right). For more information on the these two pets of the week and their availability for adoption, visit Kingdom Pets at 10310 – 100 Ave., Fort Saskatchewan. To nominate a pet of the week, or to...
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