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Holger Petersen: A happy man with the blues

Holger Petersen: A happy man with the blues

When asked about retirement, legendary musician Buddy Guy said blues players don’t retire, they drop. That’s for a lot of reasons. They are working musicians, paying the bills from gig to gig in a career where nobody has a company pension.

How we can make lasting, transformative change

In her message to the world’s health leaders, D r. Polyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati , University of Athens, expressed the urgent need for a new concept in agriculture.
The fourth annual year-end news quiz

The fourth annual year-end news quiz

And so ends another year, the last of the 2010s. The new year of 2020 is upon us ... still sounds like a date from a science fiction movie, doesn't it? In honour of the year past, we present our fourth-annual 'How Well Do You Remember' quiz.
The many benefits of singing in a choir

The many benefits of singing in a choir

By CAROLYN HALL Breaking News: Choral music, not hockey, is Canada’s national pastime. Surprised? There are 50% more adult choral singers in Canada than adult hockey players. According to Choral Canada (2017-18), 3.
His life has been for the birds, and he couldn't be happier

His life has been for the birds, and he couldn't be happier

Gus Yaki has travelled the world. As the owner/operator of a tour company, Nature Travel Services, Yaki has visited each of the planet’s seven continents, often keeping his eyes on his most beloved creatures, birds.
Cosy up with coffee and a conversation

Cosy up with coffee and a conversation

There’s nothing better than having conversations that feel meaningful and stimulate your thinking in some way.
SCONA gives housebound seniors a place to go

SCONA gives housebound seniors a place to go

The well-tended shrubbery and inviting deck that adorn the little grey house on 84 th Avenue in Strathcona already exude welcome. For seniors who drop in, often on a daily basis, the home-like interior completes the allure.
There’s more to Santa than just a red suit

There’s more to Santa than just a red suit

Santa Claus is busy. Pretty soon, the big guy will take his sleigh around the world and deliver gifts and joy to millions of children.
Christmas a time of added pressure for caregivers

Christmas a time of added pressure for caregivers

Every year, Santa loads his sleigh, harnesses up his reindeer, and buckles in for a long trip. There’s a lesson here for caregivers who should also buckle in ahead of the upcoming holiday season.
Bone health precautions vital as you age

Bone health precautions vital as you age

Recently my chiropractor threw me a bombshell. Because I have low body weight there’s increased risk of osteoporosis. Why? Because more body mass means more muscles putting stress on bones which in turn improves bone density.