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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.

Who will care for the 'army of seniors'?

The director of the Calgary chapter of a seniors' advocacy group has a stark warning for all Albertans. “An army of seniors is coming,” says Alanna Hargan, director and chair for the Calgary chapter of Seniors United Now (SUN).
Food centre finds a home in Forest Lawn

Food centre finds a home in Forest Lawn

Renee Mackillop doesn't just eat food like the rest of us. She lives and breathes it, and now she's applying that passion for food to a unique project in Calgary.
And then there were nun

And then there were nun

Just as she did 53 years ago, Sister Laura Prokop is once again packing up and preparing to serve God. This time, however she's not just closing a suitcase, or even a chapter of her own life.