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Best time to plant a tree? Probably now

Best time to plant a tree? Probably now

Planting a tree is one of the best things you can do to help the planet, and these days it's gotten easier. There's a better understanding now of what trees need, including when they should generally be planted (the fall).
100-year-old veteran receives Quilt of Valour

100-year-old veteran receives Quilt of Valour

Family, friends and fellow veterans gathered at an acreage in Rocky View County, just west of Airdrie to recognize the service of 100-year-old veteran Bill Ward. “[It was] wonderful,” Ward said. “A much bigger deal than expected.”
COVID-19's effects on grief and loss

COVID-19's effects on grief and loss

“There are several different types of losses, and we’re kind of witnessing it right now in the pandemic, where right now we have a loss of liberty. We can’t go about our lives like we used to. We have a loss of things that we enjoyed— Going to concerts, going to plays, gatherings, we can’t celebrate the way we did.”
Preparing your garden for winter

Preparing your garden for winter

Andrea Blonsky, long-time green thumb and chair of the Cochrane Community Garden Society, shares some tips on how to prepare your garden for the long winter months.
Demystifying sounds from bats and mice

Demystifying sounds from bats and mice

A U of A talk features two enigmatic night roving creatures
Sundre centenarian’s milestone recognized

Sundre centenarian’s milestone recognized

Wilhelm Moser was born Sept. 19, 1920 in Germany and has lived in Sundre since 1967
Local Conservative MPs want recovery plan for Canada

Local Conservative MPs want recovery plan for Canada

"It's one thing to say, 'We're going to spend money on certain programs,' but you also have to address how you're going to pay for it over the long term," Cooper said.
End of life planning a critical conversation

End of life planning a critical conversation

“We can definitely start to personalize things more— There’s lots of great ideas you just have to have these conversations.”
New guidelines for long-term care facilities welcome: CAO

New guidelines for long-term care facilities welcome: CAO

Updated standards effective Sept. 17
Bow River Seniors Lodge phase two construction underway

Bow River Seniors Lodge phase two construction underway

"This project not only increases capacity, but bridges the gap between what we can currently provide at the Bow River Seniors Lodge and what is available in long-term care at the Canmore and Banff hospitals."