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Restoring historic rail car a long journey

A pair of master carpenters are restoring a 111-year-old colonist rail car which will then become one of Canada's national treasures.
Film gets the thumbs up from Dunkirk vet

Film gets the thumbs up from Dunkirk vet

It was one of the worst military defeats in British history. And Calgarian Ken Sturdy remembers it well.

Test your knowledge of September events

A certain Mr. A. Hitler send his armies into a neighbouring country, kicking off yet another world war, on Sept. 1, 1939.

'Seniorpreneurship' wave of the future: report

The dream of Freedom 55 or Freedom 65 used to conjure up images of reaching a certain age and hitting the ‘stop' button. That's a dream that has evolved over time. And Calgary Economic Development (CED) has a report to prove it.
Group works towards dementia friendly communities

Group works towards dementia friendly communities

A new initiative in Calgary and Okotoks is looking to make things a little friendlier for individuals with dementia.
From Gretzky to Princess Di, 20 Questions about August

From Gretzky to Princess Di, 20 Questions about August

Here are questions based on events that occurred during the dog days of August. On Aug. 9, 1988, the Edmonton Oilers traded Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the biggest transactions in the history of sport.
This is not your grandpa's Legion anymore

This is not your grandpa's Legion anymore

The Kensington Royal Canadian Legion is going commercial. Many of Canada's Legions were built for veterans of the two great wars, providing them with a place to mainly fraternize and socialize. But the times are a-changin' for Branch 264.

All-inclusive community planned for south

An innovative new community whose motto is "More Living, Less Leaving" is soon set to become available to Calgary homebuyers. Home builder and development company Jayman Built has opened a 3,273 sq.ft.

How to prevent elder abuse

The key to reducing elder abuse is education, says Pat Power, a community development social worker with the Seniors Protection Partnership in Edmonton who runs a group called Relationships With Your Adult Children.
Elder abuse: 'Never, ever did I think I would be a victim'

Elder abuse: 'Never, ever did I think I would be a victim'

Ann, 71, moved in with her son two years ago to help him pay the rent after he lost his roommate, and then his job. She fled 16 months later with the clothes on her back and $100 in her pocket, a victim of his financial and emotional abuse.
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