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5 ways to stay connected with seniors

5 ways to stay connected with seniors

Connectedness is as important as physical health, especially for seniors in care facilities. Here are a few ideas to help stay in touch with your loved one.
Rain barrels, mid-season planting and front yard veggies: 3 Questions for gardening expert Jim Hole

Rain barrels, mid-season planting and front yard veggies: 3 Questions for gardening expert Jim Hole

Mid-summer is a time to ponder more plants in your garden, and the wet weather makes rain barrels an apt topic. Time to check in with Alberta gardening guru Jim Hole for a few thoughts.
Summer camps changed during COVID-19, but still a go

Summer camps changed during COVID-19, but still a go

Lynden Gamester enjoys an in-person summer camp session at Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts. Mask use for certain activities and small class sizes make this year's camps possible.
Trio of Ohio sisters give birth on same day at same hospital

Trio of Ohio sisters give birth on same day at same hospital

Morinville muralist paints fence art

Morinville muralist paints fence art

Robert Murray turns the drab into the unforgettable
Column: Where the wild things go

Column: Where the wild things go

Columnist Helen Row Toews finds critters in the big city, and surprisingly not in her rural digs.
Calgary senior stitches up a rewarding life

Calgary senior stitches up a rewarding life

Calgary senior found business success and then rewards helping communities--all through a sewing machine.
Commentary: My experience with pro-golfer TA3

Commentary: My experience with pro-golfer TA3

A reader recounts his golf-course encounter with pro Tommy Armour III.
Inuit performer aims to become first Indigenous woman on Maxim cover

Inuit performer aims to become first Indigenous woman on Maxim cover

The ambitious Canmore-raised actress aspires to be a positive role model to Indigenous youth.
Alberta air force base to use goats, sheep to chew down unwanted vegetation

Alberta air force base to use goats, sheep to chew down unwanted vegetation