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Update: Antique dealer pays it forward, donating from windfall to music scholarship

Update: Antique dealer pays it forward, donating from windfall to music scholarship

Donating to a music scholarship in Bette-Joan Rac's name, collector Alex Archbold honours Edmonton piano teacher's legacy while fulfilling his own dreams
Cochrane and Area Humane Society offering socialization classes for COVID-19 puppies

Cochrane and Area Humane Society offering socialization classes for COVID-19 puppies

“We are concerned, we are worried about the outcome of what is going to happen to these puppies when they’re older if they’re not socialized properly."
St. Paul veterinarian Dr. Craig Hellquist receives Outstanding Mentor Award

St. Paul veterinarian Dr. Craig Hellquist receives Outstanding Mentor Award

A St. Paul veterinarian has been recognized for his dedication to mentoring students.
Cochrane philanthropist planning three events to raise $200,000 for local non-profits

Cochrane philanthropist planning three events to raise $200,000 for local non-profits

“The community must have an appetite, as I do, for events this summer,” Kroffat said. “The reality is the vaccines are going to build up momentum in distribution if we’re just patient I believe … I think by the end of March into April we’re going to find we’re in a better, different place— Optimism is the fuel to drive us to the finish line.”
Cochrane Ecological Institute teams up with trio of vets to rebuild an owl's broken wing

Cochrane Ecological Institute teams up with trio of vets to rebuild an owl's broken wing

“They did amazing stuff,” Smeeton said. “They did really astonishing veterinary work. They made him essentially an extra bone to fix where his bones were all shattered.”
COMMENTARY: The family that slays together, stays together

COMMENTARY: The family that slays together, stays together

A different way to bond?
Free meal program benefits giver and receiver

Free meal program benefits giver and receiver

Edmonton restaurant has served up free meals daily to whoever asks, since the start of the pandemic.
The influence of colour

The influence of colour

Described as an anecdote to an unsettled year, Pantone colours of the year for 2021 include a rock-solid gray and optimistic yellow
Abandoned pups find their forever homes

Abandoned pups find their forever homes

Abandoned pups have a new lease on life after being adopted
Proud Local YYC aims to help local businesses thrive

Proud Local YYC aims to help local businesses thrive

A Calgary entrepreneur is aiming to help grow support for the shop local movement.