June 17, 2017

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Sign Of The Times
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This sign, lifted from the Grand Residents Facebook page sends a unique message to a lawn mower thief . . . Wait! They stole a lawn mower?

Fishin' Alberta With Paul Chaisson

Here is a good video of Brandon and his kids doing some pond fishin' ....



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There is a suspicion that cats and dogs are only putting an act on for the humans, proof of this has been a long time coming, However this remarkable video catches a cat barking like a dog, until he realizes he is being watched by a human.


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Playing Tonight At LB's Pub

June 16 30th Ann copy 2
Every Saturday Afternoon 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Saturday Sessions June 17th Presents

This week’s Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 676 presents guest -
Jenie Thai Nolan - Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Her studying of music began at age five; she took private piano lessons for fifteen years. Through her classical training she spent her early school years performing difficult repertoire at various workshops, camps, and yearly round festivals receiving national accolade. Graduating at seventeen, she continued her musical development, studying classical piano at Augustana University. In 2008, Jenie diversified her education attending Grant MacEwan Jazz and Contemporary Music Program as a performance major. Upon graduation, Jenie was offered a part-time teaching position at Grant MacEwan University and gained acceptance into Paul McCartney’s international music school based in Liverpool.
In 2011,
Jenie released her EP “Lady Flower”. With the titled track she received an “honourable mention” as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) under the performance category (a category of 13 finalists out of 16, 000 submissions from around the globe). With the EP, she has been heard on many festival stages including both the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (2011) and the Canmore Folk Festival (2012).
Both solo and with her trio,
Jenie has shared her songs across the country on festival stages, in blues bars, theatres, lounges, and living rooms. In spring of 2012, Jenie started the “Couch Concert Series”, a continuing project where she arrives on strangers steps to play a living room show in exchange for donations and a couch to sleep on.
In April 2013,
Jenie Thai released "Only The Moon" which is “a beautifully crafted nine-song album of original songs showcasing a voice that has warmth and beauty..." writes David Farrell, writer for Toronto's New Canadian Music. The organic and vibrant music has been unearthed through the stereos of CBC Radio 1, 2, and 3, CKUA, CJSR, and other various stations from coast to coast and internationally being aired in states such as Flordia and New York. With the album, Jenie was nominated for several Edmonton Music Awards (2013, 2014) for “Artist To Watch” and “Female Artist of the Year”.
Furthermore, in January 2014, Jenie Thai represented Northern Alberta as a semi-finalist in the 30th International Blues Challenge held in Memphis. Most recently, she was nominated for a 2016 Maple Blues Award for "Best New Artist of The Year".
Vocally, she has been compared to Eva Cassidy, but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, and Nina Simone. A performer, song-writer, singer, and instrumentalist:
Jenie Thai combines her love of the traditional piano blues, sixties r&b, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician on the national and international scene. So great to have Jenie back as our guest.
© 2013 Jenie Thai Music. Website graphic design by Alex Vissia. Powered by Bandzoogle Your Sweet Lullaby.
- Mark Ammar 780-217-9787.

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Ramblings Of A Tired Mind

Ramblings Of A Tired Mind

My neighbour knocked on my door at 2:30 a m. 

Can you believe that! 2:30 a.m? 

Luckily for him, I was still up playing my bagpipes.

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* India is world's most populous nation with 1.32 bn people, academic claims.

* What do you do with a dead whale? Nothing, in this case.
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Elderly Pit Bull Gets Contact Lenses, Now Can't Stop Staring In The Mirror

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Gremlin is a pit bull who wears contact lenses.

Here, in this video — which, we swear, is not going to be difficult to watch even for squeamish people — you can see how the lens goes in, and how happy the dog is with the process:

Gremlin has survived, and thrived, through a lot.

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June 16, 2017

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Be sure to check back often each day as the site can be updated as new events occur. All non-profit and community groups can advertise free here.


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Every Airport Runway Has 2 Numbers — Here’s Why

Every runway in the world is numbered...twice. These two numbers are closely linked to a shifting magnetic north, but are essential for airports to direct traffic through all the different runways.


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June 16 30th Ann copy 2
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Saturday Sessions June 17th Presents

This week’s Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 676 presents guest -
Jenie Thai Nolan - Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Her studying of music began at age five; she took private piano lessons for fifteen years. Through her classical training she spent her early school years performing difficult repertoire at various workshops, camps, and yearly round festivals receiving national accolade. Graduating at seventeen, she continued her musical development, studying classical piano at Augustana University. In 2008, Jenie diversified her education attending Grant MacEwan Jazz and Contemporary Music Program as a performance major. Upon graduation, Jenie was offered a part-time teaching position at Grant MacEwan University and gained acceptance into Paul McCartney’s international music school based in Liverpool.
In 2011,
Jenie released her EP “Lady Flower”. With the titled track she received an “honourable mention” as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) under the performance category (a category of 13 finalists out of 16, 000 submissions from around the globe). With the EP, she has been heard on many festival stages including both the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (2011) and the Canmore Folk Festival (2012).
Both solo and with her trio,
Jenie has shared her songs across the country on festival stages, in blues bars, theatres, lounges, and living rooms. In spring of 2012, Jenie started the “Couch Concert Series”, a continuing project where she arrives on strangers steps to play a living room show in exchange for donations and a couch to sleep on.
In April 2013,
Jenie Thai released "Only The Moon" which is “a beautifully crafted nine-song album of original songs showcasing a voice that has warmth and beauty..." writes David Farrell, writer for Toronto's New Canadian Music. The organic and vibrant music has been unearthed through the stereos of CBC Radio 1, 2, and 3, CKUA, CJSR, and other various stations from coast to coast and internationally being aired in states such as Flordia and New York. With the album, Jenie was nominated for several Edmonton Music Awards (2013, 2014) for “Artist To Watch” and “Female Artist of the Year”.
Furthermore, in January 2014, Jenie Thai represented Northern Alberta as a semi-finalist in the 30th International Blues Challenge held in Memphis. Most recently, she was nominated for a 2016 Maple Blues Award for "Best New Artist of The Year".
Vocally, she has been compared to Eva Cassidy, but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, and Nina Simone. A performer, song-writer, singer, and instrumentalist:
Jenie Thai combines her love of the traditional piano blues, sixties r&b, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician on the national and international scene. So great to have Jenie back as our guest.
© 2013 Jenie Thai Music. Website graphic design by Alex Vissia. Powered by Bandzoogle Your Sweet Lullaby.
- Mark Ammar 780-217-9787.

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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Man captures terrifying footage of massive spider carrying mouse up a fridge.

* German heavy metal fest builds beer pipeline to keep revellers pumped.
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American Trees Are Moving West, And No One Knows Why

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As the consequences of climate change strike across the United States, ecologists have a guiding principle about how they think plants will respond. Cold-adapted plants will survive if they move “up”—that is, as they move further north (away from the tropics) and higher in elevation (away from the warm ground).

A new survey of how tree populations have shifted over the past three decades finds that this effect is already in action. But there’s a twist: Even more than moving poleward, trees are moving west.

About three-quarters of tree species common to eastern American forests—including white oaks, sugar maples, and American hollies—have shifted their population center west since 1980. More than half of the species studied also moved northward during the same period.

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June 15, 2017

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Is there anything to match the beauty of a clear Alberta blue sky in the spring?

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On August 17 2016 I posted this video on my Facebook page and within one week I received almost 32 million views! ... Thanks for all the likes and shares!


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Saturday Sessions June 17th Presents

This week’s Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 676 presents guest -
Jenie Thai Nolan - Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Her studying of music began at age five; she took private piano lessons for fifteen years. Through her classical training she spent her early school years performing difficult repertoire at various workshops, camps, and yearly round festivals receiving national accolade. Graduating at seventeen, she continued her musical development, studying classical piano at Augustana University. In 2008, Jenie diversified her education attending Grant MacEwan Jazz and Contemporary Music Program as a performance major. Upon graduation, Jenie was offered a part-time teaching position at Grant MacEwan University and gained acceptance into Paul McCartney’s international music school based in Liverpool.
In 2011,
Jenie released her EP “Lady Flower”. With the titled track she received an “honourable mention” as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) under the performance category (a category of 13 finalists out of 16, 000 submissions from around the globe). With the EP, she has been heard on many festival stages including both the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (2011) and the Canmore Folk Festival (2012).
Both solo and with her trio,
Jenie has shared her songs across the country on festival stages, in blues bars, theatres, lounges, and living rooms. In spring of 2012, Jenie started the “Couch Concert Series”, a continuing project where she arrives on strangers steps to play a living room show in exchange for donations and a couch to sleep on.
In April 2013,
Jenie Thai released "Only The Moon" which is “a beautifully crafted nine-song album of original songs showcasing a voice that has warmth and beauty..." writes David Farrell, writer for Toronto's New Canadian Music. The organic and vibrant music has been unearthed through the stereos of CBC Radio 1, 2, and 3, CKUA, CJSR, and other various stations from coast to coast and internationally being aired in states such as Flordia and New York. With the album, Jenie was nominated for several Edmonton Music Awards (2013, 2014) for “Artist To Watch” and “Female Artist of the Year”.
Furthermore, in January 2014, Jenie Thai represented Northern Alberta as a semi-finalist in the 30th International Blues Challenge held in Memphis. Most recently, she was nominated for a 2016 Maple Blues Award for "Best New Artist of The Year".
Vocally, she has been compared to Eva Cassidy, but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, and Nina Simone. A performer, song-writer, singer, and instrumentalist:
Jenie Thai combines her love of the traditional piano blues, sixties r&b, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician on the national and international scene. So great to have Jenie back as our guest.
© 2013 Jenie Thai Music. Website graphic design by Alex Vissia. Powered by Bandzoogle Your Sweet Lullaby.
- Mark Ammar 780-217-9787.
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Ramblings Of A Tired Mind

Ramblings Of A Tired Mind

* I was at an A.T.M. yesterday.  

A little old lady asked if I could check her balance, so I pushed her over.


* Statistically, six out of seven dwarfs are not Happy.


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WEBBITS

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Bank: Traffic banned to improve safety at dangerous junction.

* Mystery over sudden appearance of scaffolding on couple’s home.
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How To Get The Most Of A Tasting Room Visit

How To Get The Most
Make sure you're prepared before you follow the signs to the tasting room.

I spend a lot of time in the tasting rooms of local wineries, and I also spend some time in brewery tasting rooms. Visiting these tasting rooms is a great way to spend a weekend afternoon or an evening, and the experience can be even better if you show up prepared.

These tips will help you get the most out of your tasting room experience, whether you're visiting just one or spending a day following a wine or beer trail.

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June 14, 2017

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A SAP Editorial

Bylaw Funding Petition Was
Outright Rejection Of Library


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Now that the city and council have done what surprised no one and invalidated the library borrowing bylaw petition, what happens next is not clear.

The city could resume negotiations with a developer, to pay through the nose for a new site on which to build. They could also proceed with development of plans to nail down the exact cost of a new library building. The self proclaimed literary elite want their expensive building, and call taxpayers names like ‘penny pinchers’ when they oppose their opulent plans.

Council could do nothing and wait for an election that asks the residents of this city what their wishes are in this matter. Such a plebiscite is non-binding on council, but extremely hard to ignore. The petition to stop the borrowing bylaw placed the elephant squarely in the room though and they should ignore it at their peril.

Many predict the city and council are afraid of a plebiscite, lest it show that they are out of touch with residents. Far enough to show they have been going down the wrong road for nearly this entire term.

People are sick and tired of the spending of the Fab Four and are rebelling. Some on council don’t seem to get that though. There is a deep mistrust of the Fab Four on this council by voters.

They need to let people have a chance, not only to vote on their preferences of future capital building projects, but also to be a able to elect council members they can count on to halt the spending.

That of course, will put the future political careers of at least two current members of council in jeopardy, namely Broadhed and Heron. Osborne and Crouse are not running so they are no longer a threat. Crouse may even be ousted as mayor if his court case for pecuniary interest goes against him July 26th in an Edmonton courtroom.

If that happens, it may add fuel to the growing resentment to the actions of the so-called Fab Four in their support of Crouse vote after vote that went 4 to 3 in favour of their agenda against the other three members of council.

New Leadership Is Needed
For St. Albert City Council


It’s gonna be a fun time at the polls this time around folks. And some members of council are in for a surprise if they choose to run for council or even a run at the mayor’s chair.

This city needs a fresh new approach to leadership and that dictates a new mayor. A candidate unfettered by the grime that has coated some members of current council. An outsider from council. A leader who knows how to create a team. A person who has the interests of the people of this city firmly first in their mind. And most importantly, a leader who shows respect and trust to all members of council. A leader voters can trust.

No current member of council stands out in that regard. Especially not councillor Heron with her latest tirade on Facebook. Her comments to the Gazette on that post, apparently upset her fellow councillors this past Monday. Heron seemed to think since the comments were made on her 'personal Facebook page', she was somehow entitled to make them there. The post clearly demonstrates a deep lack of leadership skills by exposing such frustrations in so public a forum.

For those of you who may have never seen that now infamous post, here it is in a screen shot captured from Facebook:

Heron Rant

What we don’t need is more of the same old, same old, but that is what you will get if either Broadhed or Heron attempt to run for council and are elected. One can only hope they are both savvy enough to know they are not needed, wanted, nor talented enough to lead any future council. At least we hold that hope.

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One thing is for sure. You cannot trust this council to do the right thing by its citizens without being forced, and that alone screams for change.

Current councillors had best keep in mind the municipal inspection currently underway with results expected in September, just as the campaign begins. The results might very well make or break some council incumbents. They could easily declare too early and perhaps doomed by the report's findings. Interesting times indeed.


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June 15:17 Persons of Interest:New copy 2 June 16:17 Blue Yonder copy 4

June 16 30th Ann copy 2

June 22:17 69 Ave copy 3 June 23:17 The Ramification copy 3
June 29:17 Carling Undercover copy 3 June 30:17 Rodney Jewell copy 4
Every Saturday Afternoon 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Saturday Sessions June 17th Presents

This week’s Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 676 presents guest -
Jenie Thai Nolan - Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Her studying of music began at age five; she took private piano lessons for fifteen years. Through her classical training she spent her early school years performing difficult repertoire at various workshops, camps, and yearly round festivals receiving national accolade. Graduating at seventeen, she continued her musical development, studying classical piano at Augustana University. In 2008, Jenie diversified her education attending Grant MacEwan Jazz and Contemporary Music Program as a performance major. Upon graduation, Jenie was offered a part-time teaching position at Grant MacEwan University and gained acceptance into Paul McCartney’s international music school based in Liverpool.
In 2011,
Jenie released her EP “Lady Flower”. With the titled track she received an “honourable mention” as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) under the performance category (a category of 13 finalists out of 16, 000 submissions from around the globe). With the EP, she has been heard on many festival stages including both the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (2011) and the Canmore Folk Festival (2012).
Both solo and with her trio,
Jenie has shared her songs across the country on festival stages, in blues bars, theatres, lounges, and living rooms. In spring of 2012, Jenie started the “Couch Concert Series”, a continuing project where she arrives on strangers steps to play a living room show in exchange for donations and a couch to sleep on.
In April 2013,
Jenie Thai released "Only The Moon" which is “a beautifully crafted nine-song album of original songs showcasing a voice that has warmth and beauty..." writes David Farrell, writer for Toronto's New Canadian Music. The organic and vibrant music has been unearthed through the stereos of CBC Radio 1, 2, and 3, CKUA, CJSR, and other various stations from coast to coast and internationally being aired in states such as Flordia and New York. With the album, Jenie was nominated for several Edmonton Music Awards (2013, 2014) for “Artist To Watch” and “Female Artist of the Year”.
Furthermore, in January 2014, Jenie Thai represented Northern Alberta as a semi-finalist in the 30th International Blues Challenge held in Memphis. Most recently, she was nominated for a 2016 Maple Blues Award for "Best New Artist of The Year".
Vocally, she has been compared to Eva Cassidy, but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, and Nina Simone. A performer, song-writer, singer, and instrumentalist:
Jenie Thai combines her love of the traditional piano blues, sixties r&b, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician on the national and international scene. So great to have Jenie back as our guest.
© 2013 Jenie Thai Music. Website graphic design by Alex Vissia. Powered by Bandzoogle Your Sweet Lullaby.
- Mark Ammar 780-217-9787.
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The scent of summer rain after a prolonged dry spell is a highly pleasing aroma. But how is such a lovely smell made?

The fresh aroma after a summer downpour is one of life's pleasing scents.

The earthy fragrance was named petrichor by Australian researchers in 1964. They described it as a combination of plant oils and the chemical compound geosmin which are released from the soil when it rains.

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June 13, 2017

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Fiscal Responsibility Vs Spendthrifts

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Editor:

With reference to the
letter in the Gazette penned by Ms. Spink, it's interesting she would say the city is going nowhere but down because according to her, the naysayers will discourage people of vision and progressiveness.

Here are a few examples of the spending that these people of progressiveness and vision have given us: an $8 million football field with a $3 million clubhouse, $2 million BMX track controlled by non-residents, $15 million grain elevator park that no one visits (yes $15 million and budgeted to spent $2 million per year for the next several years), $1 million on DARP, hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on sidewalk painting, hundreds of thousands spent on removing snow from boulevards, $5 million annual deficit to run empty buses, $5 million road to nowhere, a half million dollars spent on the LRT studies that is 30 years away from implementation, and one and a half million dollars for shrubs, plants and trees on St Albert Trail.

But the biggest waste of tax dollars the people of vision and progressiveness have given us is the $35 million wasted on the Reil reclamation project. Whatever was/is leaking into the water system never emanated from the former landfill, but the people of vision insisted it did.

As part of any great city, we have every major sports facility, including swimming pools, tennis courts, curling rink, baseball diamonds, football fields, soccer fields, rugby fields, (all second to none), an art gallery, live theatre. We have a first class library, recreation complex, scores of community clubhouses, parks, playgrounds, green spaces, world class trail systems.

Because of all this, St Albert is the highest taxed city in the region and one of the highest in the province.

Unfortunately, every city has residents that want everything right now, and want someone else to pay. When they don't get their way, they try to intimidate others.

They degenerate by trying to embarrass people that want to live within their means and be fiscally responsible. They call them names such as penny pinchers and nay sayers.

The resolve of these fiscally responsible residents was tested last month when the Mayor and his three constant supporters refused to extend the deadline for the petition to stop the borrowing bylaw for the library.

In less than 21 days more than 6700 residents said no to more of their frivolous spending. Over 90% of residents that were asked to sign the petition, did.

It's residents like these that make St Albert a great city to live in.


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This week’s Mark Ammar's Saturday Sessions show 676 presents guest -
Jenie Thai Nolan - Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Her studying of music began at age five; she took private piano lessons for fifteen years. Through her classical training she spent her early school years performing difficult repertoire at various workshops, camps, and yearly round festivals receiving national accolade. Graduating at seventeen, she continued her musical development, studying classical piano at Augustana University. In 2008, Jenie diversified her education attending Grant MacEwan Jazz and Contemporary Music Program as a performance major. Upon graduation, Jenie was offered a part-time teaching position at Grant MacEwan University and gained acceptance into Paul McCartney’s international music school based in Liverpool.
In 2011,
Jenie released her EP “Lady Flower”. With the titled track she received an “honourable mention” as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) under the performance category (a category of 13 finalists out of 16, 000 submissions from around the globe). With the EP, she has been heard on many festival stages including both the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (2011) and the Canmore Folk Festival (2012).
Both solo and with her trio,
Jenie has shared her songs across the country on festival stages, in blues bars, theatres, lounges, and living rooms. In spring of 2012, Jenie started the “Couch Concert Series”, a continuing project where she arrives on strangers steps to play a living room show in exchange for donations and a couch to sleep on.
In April 2013,
Jenie Thai released "Only The Moon" which is “a beautifully crafted nine-song album of original songs showcasing a voice that has warmth and beauty..." writes David Farrell, writer for Toronto's New Canadian Music. The organic and vibrant music has been unearthed through the stereos of CBC Radio 1, 2, and 3, CKUA, CJSR, and other various stations from coast to coast and internationally being aired in states such as Flordia and New York. With the album, Jenie was nominated for several Edmonton Music Awards (2013, 2014) for “Artist To Watch” and “Female Artist of the Year”.
Furthermore, in January 2014, Jenie Thai represented Northern Alberta as a semi-finalist in the 30th International Blues Challenge held in Memphis. Most recently, she was nominated for a 2016 Maple Blues Award for "Best New Artist of The Year".
Vocally, she has been compared to Eva Cassidy, but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, and Nina Simone. A performer, song-writer, singer, and instrumentalist:
Jenie Thai combines her love of the traditional piano blues, sixties r&b, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician on the national and international scene. So great to have Jenie back as our guest.
© 2013 Jenie Thai Music. Website graphic design by Alex Vissia. Powered by Bandzoogle Your Sweet Lullaby.
- Mark Ammar 780-217-9787.
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The Telephone Call

The Telephone Call
A married couple is asleep when the phone rings at 3:00 a.m.

The wife answers it, and after a few seconds she replies, "How should I know? We're 300 miles inland."

The husband asks, "Who was that, dear?"

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What the World Will Look Like 4°C Warmer

What the World Will Look Like
Polynesia is gone – sunk beneath the waves. Pakistan and South India have been abandoned. And Europe is slowly turning into a desert. This is the world, 4°C warmer than it is now.

But there is also good news: Western Antarctica is no longer icy and uninhabitable. Smart cities thrive in newly green and pleasant lands. And Northern Canada, Scandinavia and Siberia produce bountiful harvests to feed the hundreds of millions of climate refugees who now call those regions home.

This map, which shows some of the effects a 4°C rise in average temperature could have on the planet, is eight years old, but it seems to get more contemporary as it ages (and the planet warms).

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June 12, 2017

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Another Special Interest Group
Wants To Feed At The Tax Trough


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Today's city council meeting will see yet another special interest group attempting to get their snouts into taxpayers' wallets.

A story in Saturday’s Gazette headed
‘Council to debate gymnastics planning’ tells the tale.

It is the same old St. Albert refrain,
Dynamyx, a private business wants taxpayers to help finance a new facility for their members.

And that is what is wrong with the entire request. It is a private business that charges members to use a facility they lease. There is no way in hell that taxpayers should foot the bill to expand, for the few residents that use such a facility.

Instead council should send the request packing as it is in no way a benefit to the majority of residents. If people want to join and pay their way to do so, fine. If the current facility does not work due to size limits, Dynamyx should lease a bigger space. And they should do so by increasing user fees for their members and not by trying to feed at the tax trough.

Don New Caricature Small
Members of council should keep in mind that voters are already upset about library spending which has a much broader base of users that this tiny fraction of residents. It is entirely a special interest group and nothing more.

Any member of council seeking re-election might want to keep that in mind and vote to reject the request or face the consequences at the polls come October. Have any members of council learned anything from taxpayers recently about spending? We shall see.




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In 2011,
Jenie released her EP “Lady Flower”. With the titled track she received an “honourable mention” as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) under the performance category (a category of 13 finalists out of 16, 000 submissions from around the globe). With the EP, she has been heard on many festival stages including both the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (2011) and the Canmore Folk Festival (2012).
Both solo and with her trio,
Jenie has shared her songs across the country on festival stages, in blues bars, theatres, lounges, and living rooms. In spring of 2012, Jenie started the “Couch Concert Series”, a continuing project where she arrives on strangers steps to play a living room show in exchange for donations and a couch to sleep on.
In April 2013,
Jenie Thai released "Only The Moon" which is “a beautifully crafted nine-song album of original songs showcasing a voice that has warmth and beauty..." writes David Farrell, writer for Toronto's New Canadian Music. The organic and vibrant music has been unearthed through the stereos of CBC Radio 1, 2, and 3, CKUA, CJSR, and other various stations from coast to coast and internationally being aired in states such as Flordia and New York. With the album, Jenie was nominated for several Edmonton Music Awards (2013, 2014) for “Artist To Watch” and “Female Artist of the Year”.
Furthermore, in January 2014, Jenie Thai represented Northern Alberta as a semi-finalist in the 30th International Blues Challenge held in Memphis. Most recently, she was nominated for a 2016 Maple Blues Award for "Best New Artist of The Year".
Vocally, she has been compared to Eva Cassidy, but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, and Nina Simone. A performer, song-writer, singer, and instrumentalist:
Jenie Thai combines her love of the traditional piano blues, sixties r&b, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician on the national and international scene. So great to have Jenie back as our guest.
© 2013 Jenie Thai Music. Website graphic design by Alex Vissia. Powered by Bandzoogle Your Sweet Lullaby.
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“No!” yells the woman, slamming the door in his face.

A few minutes later, he knocks again. “Now what do you want?” the woman asks.

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This Diet Guru Lost 20 Pounds Eating Two Pounds of Bacon Per Day

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In October 2015, Dan Quibell lost almost 20 pounds by eating two pounds of bacon every day. He was cooking up so much of the stuff that he was downing shots of bacon grease because he didn’t know what else to do with it. Did Dan lose a bet? Did he hope to shuffle off this mortal coil in one last blaze of bacon glory? Believe it or not, he was trying to eat healthier. And his bacon diet somehow managed to lower his blood pressure and improve his cholesterol and liver health.

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By Don Hamaliuk

I’ve got this thing inside of me, that makes me feel so good
I’m not sure what it is, but I’ll explain it if I could
It comes to me each morning and then again at night
It’s in my system all the time, to scare away my fright

Now some may call it gumption and I wholeheartedly agree
That making that assumption, is certainly a part of me
It holds me all together, when I am in a crowd
It gives me my opinion, which sometimes makes me loud

My children know I have it and I’ve passed it on to them
They keep it all together, which makes them such a gem
Now if I were to assign some credit, where it may be due
I’d look in your direction, as a part of it comes from you

READER RESPONSE:

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Hi Don, Maybe for poetry corner … one of my fav Ogden Nash poems which I use in my ESL lessons … Rp in ON

A one "L" Lama, he's a priest
A two "L" Llama, he's a beast
But I would bet my silk pyjamas
There isnt' any three "L" Lllamas.



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I think I actually have something just like the picture on Whatzit. When I wore a wrist watch, the metal band was always coming off. I could never get it back on. A jeweller sold me a device like that. I have no idea what it was/is called, but it helped me to put the little spring-loaded bar through the band and back on the watch. Not sure if it has a name, but the picture looks just like what I bought from the jeweller. I might be way off on my guess, but I shall look for that little tool. I don't wear watches anymore so the band has not come off of the watch .......... thus, I have had no need for this little tool. We shall see. - Marc in NS



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Hillary Begs Trump For A Job

Hillary Begs Trump For A Job
Hillary phoned the president's office shortly after midnight. “I need to talk to the president, it’s important!” exclaimed Hillary.

After some cajoling, the president’s assistant agreed to wake him up.

“So, what is it that’s so important that it can’t wait until morning?” grumbled Trump. 


“A Supreme Court Justice just died, and I want to take his place,” begged Hillary. 

“Well, it’s OK with me, if it’s OK with the mortuary,” replied President Trump.

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Are Food Pesticides Harmful To Humans?

Are Food Pesticides Harmful
Farmers use pesticides to keep pests from ruining their fruits and vegetables. The goal is to harm only the targeted pest — including insects, rodents, weeds, bacteria, mold and fungus — but pesticides can also harm the environment and the people who are exposed to them.

In an ideal world, we wouldn't want any pesticides in our bodies, but they are part of our food chain. Here's a look at why how we measure them and what we know about the harm they can cause.

Under the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency makes sure that all pesticides used on food meet strict safety standards. The EPA sets limits for the amount of pesticides that can remain on food. The EPA determines those limits by taking into account a number of factors including each pesticide's level of toxicity, how much of it is applied and how often, as well as how much of the food a person is likely to eat.

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