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New group unites resources for seniors

Pete Desrochers stepped up to the mic and delivered a speech that got the crowd going. Here’s a snippet: “We should place the elderly in prisons,” said Desrochers, president of the Seniors Resource Council of Alberta (SRCA).
Our ‘second genome’ supports healthy ageing

Our ‘second genome’ supports healthy ageing

Our gastric organs harbor an ecosystem. Known as the gut microbiome, bacteria living there have evolved to work in unison with each other and with us.
Stampede volunteering runs in the family

Stampede volunteering runs in the family

Debbie Lee figures it’s coming close to 100 years.

20 Questions on our home and native land

Happy 152, Canada. We have our problems (who doesn't?), but we're still a country worth celebrating. This month, check out your knowledge of all things Canuck. You know doubt know that Mackenzie King was Canada's longest-serving prime minister.

Many are high on benefits of CBD oil

The test results don't match the hype, but CBD oil is certainly all the rage. Cannabidiol oil – a controversial herbal treatment that uses extracts from cannabis plants – is creating a stir among doctors and patients.
Hydroponic lettuce company cuts travel time

Hydroponic lettuce company cuts travel time

A Canmore company called Lettuce Lads hopes to make some green by offering shoppers locally grown hydroponic lettuce.

It’s never too late: five tips on getting fitter

Having an active childhood is a pretty good indicator you’ll be hitting the gym or cycling through the city in your adult years.
Little Free Libraries a meeting place for communities

Little Free Libraries a meeting place for communities

In an age where we’re often glued to our devices, and our children rarely look up from their screens, there is at least one world-wide project that’s fostering reading and neighbourliness.

A look back at the epic year 1969

It hardly seems possible that 1969 is now almost ancient history. The events of that tumultuous year are so vivid, that it's hard to believe that they occurred a half-century ago.
How Nordic walking can give you a leg up

How Nordic walking can give you a leg up

The next time you see someone on a city path striding ahead with their ski poles, arms swinging and body upright, don’t make the same mistake I d id.