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Learning to drive the hard way

I was serving in the Grenadier Guards in London, UK and learned I had been ‘volunteered’ to *drive a bren gun carrier.

Life's a puzzle sometimes

I consider myself an expert at completing any jigsaw puzzle, that is, until I ask my grand kids to help. I am amazed at their skill in picking just the right pieces without much trouble.
Driving after 75: Safety first, or ageism?

Driving after 75: Safety first, or ageism?

(First of a two-part series.) Alberta Transportation is quietly closing loopholes like "doctor shopping" that will make it harder for some older seniors to renew their driver's licence.
Retired salesman brings Ukrainian wine to Alberta

Retired salesman brings Ukrainian wine to Alberta

With a container-load of Ukrainian wine crossing the Atlantic on its way to Edmonton this month, St. Albert’s Carl Steinke is bubbling with excitement over getting those reds and whites into Alberta liquor stores and onto dining room tables.
Boomers now experiencing ageism first hand

Boomers now experiencing ageism first hand

Baby Boomers were young when Robert Neil Butler, an American physician and gerontologist, coined the term 'ageism' in 1969.

A few kinds words about democracy

Asked what qualities a politician required, Sir Winston Churchill replied, ‘The ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week and next month, and the next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
Calgary’s oldest sporting club is for the birds

Calgary’s oldest sporting club is for the birds

If someone were to ask you to name some of the oldest sporting establishments in Canada, you wouldn’t likely think of the Calgary Racing Pigeon Club. Yet this club, established in 1904, is indeed the oldest of its kind in the entire country.
Police issue warning about sophisticated gift card scam

Police issue warning about sophisticated gift card scam

Edmonton police have issued a warning about a new scam that has bilked Edmontonians out of hundreds of thousands of dollars already this year. The sophisticated scam involves banking, a computer virus, credit cards and gift cards.
LGBTQ seniors invited to call Aging with Pride

LGBTQ seniors invited to call Aging with Pride

By April Magee, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council In mid-1960s Edmonton, Larry Jewell entered a men’s bathroom and happened upon a secret message.
Revera opens retirement facility for the Boomer generation

Revera opens retirement facility for the Boomer generation

Walking through the front doors of McConachie Gardens, you might think you just stepped into the lobby of a swanky new hotel. There's a water sculpture. An information desk that looks like a hotel check-in. There's a bistro, and a bar.