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Making music gives people two-right feet »

  Mary Lambert’s magnetism captivates this audience as she performs a song with expressions and action at Making Music at Vegreville Centennial Library on August 13.  (Rosanne Fortier/Photo)    …

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111th Country Fair the summer peak for many »

            Rosanne Fortier   Local children commented throughout the year how they loved the fair while seniors announced that the fair was the peak of…

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Bandshell the spot for music lovers »

Olivia Rose is a 15 year-old girl from Elk Point who won the crowd over with her lovely stage pretense and enthusiastic voice. Olivia was born with a cleft palate…

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Junior artists take a hold of creativity with a splash »

   An explosion of self-expressive artwork greeted people at the Art in the Park event held at Vegreville’s Lions Spray Park and Playground on July 24. Parent Link Centre and…

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Canada

STARS Promoting Motorcycle Injury Prevention before Labour Day Weekend »

STARS air ambulance is asking motorists, and particularly motorcyclists, to take caution this Labour Day long weekend after responding…

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Harper Participants in Operation Nanook 14 in Canada’s Far North »

On the final day of this year’s Northern Tour, Prime Minister Stephen Harper today participated in Operation NANOOK, an…

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Cereals Canada Welcome the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association »

Cereals Canada is pleased to welcome the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) as a new member.…

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Ninth Annual Tour of Canada’s North »

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that he will travel to Canada’s North for the ninth consecutive year, from August…

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Canadian Support to the People of Iraq »

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement announcing further assistance to the people of Iraq:…

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Security Assistance to Ukraine »

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement announcing non-kinetic (non-lethal) security assistance to Ukraine:…

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Sports

Grant Baker To Attend MRU »

The Lloydminster Bobcats are pleased to announce that graduating Defencemen and former Team Captain Grant Baker has committed to attend Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta.…

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Brandon Halls Commits to Concordia University »

The Calgary Mustangs are pleased to announce that 20 year old defenceman Brandon Halls has committed to Concordia University College of Alberta for 2014-15. The Thunder compete in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) and…

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Margeson Commits to University of Saskatchewan »

The Canmore Eagles are proud to announce that 20-year-old forward Jeremy Margeson has committed to play for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies for the 2014-15 season. The U of S Huskies are a member of the Canada West …

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Agriculture
Agriculture

When to Swath Canola »

When it comes time to decide whether canola is ready to swath, it’s key that growers crack pods open and look for seed colour change…

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Alberta
Alberta News

Wheat Commission Encourages Participation

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is encouraging growers to participate in the Canadian Grain Commission’s (CGC) Harvest Sample Program and in-turn help promote two wheat classes with significant untapped market potential.…

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An Unseen Threat – Old, Unused Wells

Some rural Albertans may be living with a health hazard on their property and they don’t even know it. Surface contamination poses one of the biggest threats to the purity of groundwater supplies …

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Health
Health

Why Your Kid Shouldn’t Be Guzzling ‘Energy’ Drinks

Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, …

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Food
Food

For Many Canadians, Access to Food Still a Challenge

Canadians spend a great deal on food - more than $100 billion per year. However, we spend much less than we used to, relatively speaking.…

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Safeway Brand Baked Bean Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Mustard

Bonduelle Americas is recalling Safeway brand bean products from the marketplace because they contain mustard …

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Parenting
Parenting

The Financial Conversation You Need to Have with Your Kids Before They Leave for College

If you’re worried about your new college student’s ability to manage money on his or her own, you’re not alone. Here, I spotlight seven specific things you and your student need to consider before freshman…

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Sizzlin summer

Sizzlin’ Summer heats up with dance moves

    Rosanne Fortier   Moving is a native trait for children. The Sizzlin’ Summer program utilized this when they hosted, “Move It or Lose It” on July 22 at Vegreville Centennial Library. From this program,…

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Business
Business

Print Newspapers are Still the Pinnacle in Audience Engagement

  Sometimes the old habits are hardest to break. Just because the world has gone digital, doesn’t mean readers have followed the trend, or even prefer to read digital media.   New data available from a study concerning…

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Editorial
Editorial

Pope Francis is Wrong About Capitalism

Any time of year is a good time to discuss poverty but the subject has obvious…

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Columns

Why Your Kid Shouldn’t Be Guzzling ‘Energy’ Drinks

Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, …

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Real Estate
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Century 21 wins triple awards

            Vegreville’s Century 21 office was the winner of three awards for the 2013 season for their work in servicing the real estate needs of the community. Owner Gary Kuchik received…

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