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Mental health: Gossiping, backbiting and forming factions is unhealthy

We all know of dysfunctional organizations, which can be as troublesome as…

  • May 14, 2021
Before heading out make a list, preferably with the names of plants. If this isn’t possible, make a list of how many plants are needed for sun or for shade. (Photo by Susan Quinn)

Plant buying guide: Make a list, don’t impulse buy

Bedding out plants are readily available at this time of year. The…

  • May 13, 2021
Treena Mielke

Treena Mielke: Family recovering from COVID-19

I went for a walk this morning, indulging my senses in the…

  • May 11, 2021
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: Fixing toilet with right kit

Last week you may remember that I shared some helpful tips around…

  • May 8, 2021
Harley Hay
Treena Mielke

COVID becomes all too real when someone you love is ‘positive’

The third wave of the pandemic is hitting us hard. It is…

  • May 7, 2021
Treena Mielke
Linda Tomlinson

Dividing perennials: Look to plant’s root structure

Perennials are herbaceous plants that die back to the ground each fall…

  • May 6, 2021
Linda Tomlinson
harley hay

Harley Hay: DIY plumbing made easy

I hate to be a know-it-all but I occasionally like to pass…

  • May 1, 2021
harley hay
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Job search: 10 ways to make your LinkedIn profile stand out in 2021

In 2021 successful job hunting requires having a LinkedIn profile that’s current…

  • Apr 30, 2021
jobs - T - 3-6-2020
Linda Tomlinson

Gardening: Understanding different varieties of fertilizer

Stores that sell fertilizers typically have a long row dedicated to the…

  • Apr 29, 2021
Linda Tomlinson
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: Gender makes a difference when it comes to heart disease

While the current pandemic holds a firm grip on everyone’s attention, another…

Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
Treena Mielke

Simple life: Working hard and playing hard

The other day, while the sun spread its rays, warm and inviting…

  • Apr 27, 2021
Treena Mielke
hay's daze

Hay’s Daze: It’s not high school gym class anymore

I can remember when the only gym around was the gymnasium at…

  • Apr 24, 2021
hay's daze
Ice shifted to the shoreline at Sylvan Lake on April 21. (Photo contributed by Andrea Swainson)

Icy shores of Sylvan Lake

A local photographer has captured how the ice has shifted to the…

Ice shifted to the shoreline at Sylvan Lake on April 21. (Photo contributed by Andrea Swainson)
Linda Tomlinson

Gardening: Leave the lawn until the soil is dry

Spring is arriving, Alberta style with warm days, cold days and snow.…

  • Apr 22, 2021
Linda Tomlinson
Treena Mielke

Family: Happiness can be found in many ways

I’ve heard it said that necessity is the mother of invention. I…

  • Apr 20, 2021
Treena Mielke
Muskrats can occupy any wetland that is shallow enough to permit the growth of their aquatic food.

Pearman: Muskrats numbers rebounding in central Alberta

I have spent many pleasant hours muskrat watching. Time spent in the…

  • Apr 17, 2021
Muskrats can occupy any wetland that is shallow enough to permit the growth of their aquatic food.
A local photographer captured the contrails of two planes that crossed in the sky over north Red Deer on Wednesday. (Photo contributed by Eric Fischer)

Photo: Planes criss-cross over Red Deer

A local photographer captured the contrails of two planes that crossed in…

A local photographer captured the contrails of two planes that crossed in the sky over north Red Deer on Wednesday. (Photo contributed by Eric Fischer)
For the most part, hardy fruit trees and vines will thrive in Alberta if given a good location. To achieve a better crop, ensure the correct pollinators are planted and prune regularly. (Priyanka Ketkar photos)

Gardening: Hardy fruit trees can thrive in Alberta

Thanks to many determined individuals, professional and hobbyists, fruit on the prairies…

  • Apr 15, 2021
For the most part, hardy fruit trees and vines will thrive in Alberta if given a good location. To achieve a better crop, ensure the correct pollinators are planted and prune regularly. (Priyanka Ketkar photos)
Children at the Port Angeles Boys & Girls Club practice social distancing throughout the day to minimize the spreading of germs and potentially the coronavirus. Photo courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula

Opinion: Teach young people these five principles

At all ages, young people may be the subject of mean behaviours…

  • Apr 13, 2021
Children at the Port Angeles Boys & Girls Club practice social distancing throughout the day to minimize the spreading of germs and potentially the coronavirus. Photo courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula
Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)

5-year-old Sylvan Lake girl selling bath bombs in support of younger brother

Madelyn Boyko is selling bath bombs for CdLS research in honour of her younger brother

Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)