Year: 2009

Due South exhibit
Fish, an acrylic/mixed media piece by Lisa Munroe, is part of the show Due South in the Marjorie Wood Gallery at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Munroe’s works, and those of Justina Smith, are on display until Jan. 24 in the show sponsored by the Waskasoo Environmental Education Society and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Marriage is on the rocks
I have been married to “Tom” for five years. We had a shaky start, and now it is just horrible. Tom makes decisions for his own benefit, his job is out of town, he works night shifts, and when he gets home, he is a growling bear.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Resolutions you’ll enjoy keeping
2010! Where did the first decade of the millennium go? It flew by like feathers on an eagle. Whoosh. And now here it is, time for New Year’s resolutions all over again.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Suggested improvements for the Kindle
Many folks received Amazon’s Kindle from Kris Kringle this year (say that three times fast) and discovered a pretty cool way to read books.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Careful pointing that firearm
A decade started with the Y2K computer crash flash in the pan has ending with the H1N1 — swine flu — flash in the pandemic.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Enjoy the world of wild birds
Take time during the holidays and introduce your children to birds, the ones outside the window.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Any regrets? Deal with them
A month before cancer finally claimed his life, Craig Royce told his family there was something he wanted to do — pick his own coffin.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

World Juniors named team of the year
Canada’s junior hockey team, which kept the country’s run of gold alive in the face of long odds, has been named The Canadian Press team of the year for 2009.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Flames D gets Olympic snub
It was a bittersweet day for the Calgary Flames on Wednesday as three players found out they’ll play for their respective countries at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver while three others didn’t get to hear their names called.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Scotiabank increases stake in Chinese bank
The Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS) has increased its stake in a Chinese bank to 14.8 per cent, with plans to eventually hold one-fifth of the financial institution.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Take Stock – December 31
Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:REF.UN) has acquired a 50 per cent stake in a set of Edmonton retail properties for $39.2 million, the property company announced Wednesday. CREIT said it will assume a $5.7 million first mortgage,

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Grinch wrecked our Christmas display
It’s nice to drive around and look at all the hard work people have done decorating their homes for other people to enjoy this holiday season. We are one of these families.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

Surprise gift really made my day
As I was leaving a store in Bower Shopping Centre recently, two young boys came up to me, saying Merry Christmas, and handed me a wrapped package with a note attached.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009

City officials don’t have a clue
It seems our city council is forever planning something but seldom actually doing something positive.

Advocate Staff / December 31, 2009