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Decades after his death, Terry Fox still inspires

Decades after his death, Terry Fox still inspires

During the summer of 1980, a one-legged 21-year-old Canadian named Terry Fox decided to run a marathon across Canada to find a cure for cancer. He wanted to raise $1 from each of Canada's 24 million people.

Scammers picked the wrong victim

Scammers pick the wrong number when they call Joyce Pearson. The 78-year-old Edmonton widow has not only avoided becoming a victim several times, she calls the fraudsters out then reports them to police.

Assisted dying law needs more scope: group

Watching his grandmother die of cancer forced Brad Peter into action. It was 2009 and Peter, who was 21 years old at the time, had a tough time seeing his grandma go through so much pain. He felt there were better ways for Canadians to die.
Chinatown elders fear new development

Chinatown elders fear new development

Seniors who want to keep their lifestyle and quality of life in Calgary's Chinatown are part of a growing community effort to fight major changes to their 106-year-old historic district near downtown.

Kerby Centre expo prepares for big crowds

Alberta's largest seniors' expo will likely attract more than 1,000 visitors during the course of a single day.

Twenty questions about the ninth month

While January is the official start of the new year, for many of us September is the real month of new beginnings. Summer is over, sort of, and it's time to get down to work.
All hail romaine, the king of lettuces

All hail romaine, the king of lettuces

Crispy romaine lettuce is the cool royal in the lettuce family; it makes an everyday salad into an extremely healthy one. Lettuce is often not seen as being a food worth eating but it is full of nutrition.
Still Standing gets big laughs from small towns

Still Standing gets big laughs from small towns

Coleman, Ab. has had its moment in the television sun. So, too, have Souris, Man., Oil Springs, Ont., Fort Coulonge, Que., and Fogo Island, Nfld.
Finding work can be a struggle for a mature worker

Finding work can be a struggle for a mature worker

Deborah Robinson was laid off from her job as a music director five years ago, and today the 60-year-old scrapes together a living using her skills in art and music.
City's 'Swimming Smiths' recall Olympic experience

City's 'Swimming Smiths' recall Olympic experience

Edmonton natives Susan Smith Halak and her brother Graham Smith both competed at Olympic games. Both were disappointed with their performances, but what Susan remembers most from the games is the tragedy.