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A Tight Knit Community

A Tight Knit Community

When Iris Allen volunteered to sew a blanket for a woman living with schizophrenia, she never expected to hear anything more about it.
Silver-Haired Stars of the Silver Screen

Silver-Haired Stars of the Silver Screen

When staff asked the residents of the Youville Home in St-Albert if they would like to be models for a fundraising calendar for the home, the answer was resounding.
The Cardinal Divide

The Cardinal Divide

As I write this monthly column, I am busy getting ready for my annual late July visit to Cadomin and the Cardinal Divide which is part of the Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park, east of Jasper and one of the few places in our province where one can

Letter to the Editor: Don't Bank On It

Ray Turchansky's article, "To Err Is Institutional" strikes a chord with me. When I went to Canada Trust to pay for a subscription to the Edmonton Journal with the invoice at hand, it was quite a surprise in a few days to get a call from A.M.A. asking what I wanted done with the money.

Editor's Note: The Next Generation of Excuses

As this paper goes to the printer, the acting director of Alberta Health's Protection for Persons in Care (PPIC) has confirmed that three elderly residents of the Kipnes Centre for Veterans, in Edmonton, have been victims of abuse.

Choose Your Future

The financial world usually focuses its research and marketing on warning people that they aren't saving enough for retirement, often suggesting more than a million dollars is needed and offering to invest your money for you.

The Pharmaceutical Forest

While standing in the Mill Creek Ravine parking lot, Robert Rogers points out several native plants nearby that can be used for food and medicine, including hazelnut, alfalfa, star-flowered Solomon seal and rosehips.
The Power of the People

The Power of the People

100 People Who Care is a giving group in Edmonton where you can join community-minded people to provide a local charity or non-profit with as much as $10,000 – an amount that can make a real difference.

Feeling Peachy

Who doesn't love a juicy, tasty peach? In ancient China, the first cultivators saw the fruit as a symbol of immortality and friendship. Nowadays, someone who is being a peach is both kind and sweet.

Walking with gods

Although many do "suffer" from mental illness and schizophrenia, I take exception to the term "suffering", "survivors" or "victims" as it can be fun to be delusional and hallucinate, something most mentally ill will not admit to, but true; I know fro