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Tips for a 'day-cation' from the big city

Tips for a 'day-cation' from the big city

The two latest tourism buzz words referring to taking a day trip are "day-cation" and "day-tripping". New words to become familiar with! With current fuel prices, it only makes sense to plan outings close to home.

Preschool teacher readies for the last goodbye

For almost 35 years, Eloise Killam – better known as Mrs. Killam – has greeted three and four-year-old preschool students each and school every day. This time next year, though, Mrs. Killam will say goodbye to her students for the final time.

Govt. makes home repair loans available

The Alberta Government has launched an initiative to help seniors stay in their homes later on in life. As of July 1st Albertans over the age of 65 can apply for a home equity loan through the Seniors' Home Adaptation and Repair Act.
Couple keeps First Nations traditions alive

Couple keeps First Nations traditions alive

At one time in the not-too distant Canadian past, a ceremony celebrated by a First Nations couple in Maskwacis would have landed them in jail.
Strawberries truly are the queen of fruits

Strawberries truly are the queen of fruits

Sweet, delicious, and juicy, heart-shaped strawberries are so delightfully tasty. I love how strawberries can be the star of a dish or a very visually vibrant sidekick.
Former Hercules pilots swap tales of aerial daring-do

Former Hercules pilots swap tales of aerial daring-do

by Grant Cree From the bitter cold of the Canadian north to the searing heat of the Sudan, the men who flew Hercules aircraft for the former Pacific Western Airlines have seen it all.
Harley's mean freedom for aging baby boomers

Harley's mean freedom for aging baby boomers

Hair blown back, a cool wind in your face. “Hotel California” playing on your iPod.

On the town

ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS Heritage Park Tea on the Verandah Event – Saturdays and Sundays during July: Held on the verandah of Heritage Park's newest exhibit – Famous 5 Center of Canadian Women; August 1: Heritage Day at Heritage Park.

Phone line offers help for dementia caregivers, family

Users are calling it a lifeline, a place to turn to when they're in the dark with their struggle to care for a loved one with dementia.

Think about where you'll live post-retirement

Tony and Mary-Anne Blonski were in their early ‘60s, living on an acreage near Fort Saskatchewan, when their retirement planner asked how long they planned to live in the house they owned. Tony said: “We'll stay here at least 20 years.