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Brothers detail mental health struggles

Brothers detail mental health struggles

A pair of Calgary brothers have put their family's struggles with mental health, dementia, the health care system and dementia into words and illustrations.
MacEwan debuts glittering new theatre

MacEwan debuts glittering new theatre

Honouring 30 years of MacEwan University's legacy as a cornerstone in Edmonton's performing arts community, the brand-new Allard Hall downtown is preparing to open its doors for the inaugural theatre season.

Keep your loved one - and yourself - safe in the cold

We've felt the chill in the air and seen snow on the ground. Winter is nearly upon us.
Drive Happiness keeps seniors on the move

Drive Happiness keeps seniors on the move

Many people take the ability to travel to a friend's house, grocery shopping, and the mobility to do these things at will for granted. For many seniors, the loss of the ability to freely come and go is a sad reality.
Ben Scaman: Deadly doodlebug destroyer

Ben Scaman: Deadly doodlebug destroyer

Former Edmonton resident Ben Scaman, 97, lives comfortably in his Banff home. But during the Second World War, Ben was a Spitfire pilot who pioneered a technique for knocking the deadly V-1 flying bombs out of the sky.

Twenty challenging questions from November

Here's this month's brain teaser about people and events over the years that occurred in November. Goaltender Jacques Plante made hockey history on Nov. 1, 1959 by becoming the first NHL goalie to wear a mask while playing for the Montreal Canadiens.

Transportation, housing top senior issues

As the civic election approaches, transportation and housing are on the minds of seniors. One, a resident of Oliver, notes the changes in busing. “I'm unable to drive, I have visions issues,” says Patricia, who declined to give her last name.

Still behind the wheel — at age 99

Joanne Kotva turns 99 this month. Unlike most seniors her age, she continues to safely drive her car. She is among only about a dozen or so Albertans still driving at her age.

Organizatons thankful for your help

As Thanksgiving approaches, spending time with family and friends is paramount.

The long, strange journey of Baba

How did a poor Indian child named Dilbagh Singh Bhangoo, born at the end of World War II, find himself many decades later behind a radio console in Alberta, Canada? It all came down to fate – and a fender bender – says Dilbagh Singh Bhangoo, now bett