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The changing face of Canada, from eh to zed

By this time next year, Canada will be in the midst of a national orgy of self-congratulation and chest-thumping, tempered with a touch of good old Canadian modesty.
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.
Edmonton senior club trades ski poles for bike pedals

Edmonton senior club trades ski poles for bike pedals

From October to May, it's all downhill (in a good way) for members of Edmonton's Rocky Mountain Seniors Ski Club. But you won't find them sitting around from May to October waiting for snow to fall again.

Twenty questions about Canadian history

Welcome to 20 Questions, a new feature of Edmonton Senior. This month, in honour of Canada's 149th birthday and upcoming 150th celebration in 2017, here are 20 questions with an all-Canadian theme. Canada turned 149 this year.
Former Hercules pilots swap tales of aerial daring-do

Former Hercules pilots swap tales of aerial daring-do

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.

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.
Old pro Colin MacLean keeps 'em laughing

Old pro Colin MacLean keeps 'em laughing

As you might expect from someone who has covered entertainment for decades, former CBC TV personality Colin MacLean stole the show at the 20th annual Older, Bolder, Better event at the Westend Seniors Centre last month.

Hit the road for some 'day-cations' outside the city

By Denise Daubert 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 the current fuel prices, it makes sense planning outings close to home.
She still gets a kick out of football after 65 years

She still gets a kick out of football after 65 years

When Clarice and Svend Hansen tied the knot in 1955, they had a busy day planned: ceremony, reception, Edmonton Eskimo game.
Phone line offers help for dementia caregivers, family

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.