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Judge John Reilly's quest for Aboriginal fairness in Canada

The longest serving provincial court judge in the province whose first bestselling book sparked both controversy and praise across the country, is about to launch his second offering in a trilogy detailing his battle with the justice system and his quest for Aboriginal fairness in Canada.

Seniors Celebrate Multicultural Day at Aboriginal Senior Centre

On Friday, September 26, 2014 seniors from several locations in Edmonton were boarded onto a bus courtesy of the Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation (CMEF), and brought to the Edmonton Aboriginal Senior Centre (EASC) located at 10107 134 avenue to celebrate Seniors Aboriginal Multiculturalism Day.

Bears repeating: Teddy bears are good medicine

Amidst all the electronic gadgets under the Christmas tree these days, there is one non-gadget that has stood the test of time. The littlest of wishers know teddy bears are fun, give comfort – and can keep a secret. Alberta senior Jeanne OConner has discovered there are benefits for children over the age of fifty as well. And sometimes the benefits accrue in other ways than finding a furry friend in the stocking.

Cranberries

This tart little berry is a powerful food packed with surprising health benefits. More than being good for the urinary tract. Cranberries are good for the heart and eyes, help protect you from cancers, and help prevent kidney stones. Here is what they can do for your body.

Grandin School - celebrating 100 years in the Oliver community

There's a school in the Oliver community that is celebrating quite a milestone this year. École/Escuela Grandin is marking its centennial and they are inviting all former students, staff and Oliver community members to participate in the celebration.
A chat with Alberta's new seniors minister

A chat with Alberta's new seniors minister

When Jeff Johnson was named minister in charge of the new Alberta Seniors department a few days after Premier Jim Prentice came to power in September, he was told to meet with seniors and to tackle issues such as elder abuse and safety at seniors' ho

History and homemade meals lure NESA seniors to Lac La Biche

For history loving foodies, there was no better reason for a road trip. Even though we had to get up pretty early to be on the bus by 8 am for the 3 hour trip (some of us without our morning coffee), it was worth it.
Listening to the early morning chorus

Listening to the early morning chorus

You are out camping or just heading to work early and already you can hear them-those birds nearby in the trees and bushes are not just awake but are singing their hearts out! Trills, high-pitched crescendos, and lively melodies are everywhere.

Where to look when looking for a home

Looking to move? But where? I was recently in that position: looking. Everything in a lower price range was too basic, with absolutely nothing except a stove, fridge, and some closets.
Farm brings back memories for visitors

Farm brings back memories for visitors

It's a Sunday afternoon nearing the harvest season. I get out on the highway heading north. My destination is Prairie Gardens, a working farm, just outside the community of Bon Accord.