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Church offers Blue Christmas service for those struggling through holidays

CALGARY — On one of the longest nights of the year, the…

Gardening: Ways to get birds to flock to your feeders

The varieties of bird feeders available are endless. While purchased feeders might…

  • Dec 18, 2019

Family: We need a little music with our Christmas.

I had a little visit from a couple of elves the other…

  • Dec 16, 2019

Health: Why am I still working at 95?

I’m often asked, “Why don’t you stop working?” It’s a good question…

  • Dec 16, 2019

Gardening: A gift of time and muscle

Christmas is quickly approaching which means part of the population is sitting…

  • Dec 11, 2019

Photo: Moose on the loose in Red Deer

Have you seen moose running around lately? A moose was spotted in…

Health: Popcorn disease is a new way to injure the lungs

“What’s your secret for good health and longevity?” I have been asked…

  • Dec 10, 2019

Family: December brings with it joy, sadness, love and lots of memories

A long time ago when I was young like summer when it…

  • Dec 10, 2019

How to put a stop to bullying

In the years since he left school, Tad Milmine has become interested…

Gardening: Poinsettias get you in the Christmas spirit

Poinsettias are perennials native to Mexico and Central America where they reach…

  • Dec 4, 2019

Health: No such thing as the perfect Omega-3

It’s been aptly said, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets…

  • Dec 2, 2019

Family: Walking in the sunshine good for the soul

I opened the door to my deck and sniffed the air appreciatively.…

  • Dec 2, 2019

Gardening: Albertans have a passion for African violets

African violets are native to Tanzania and have been in cultivation in…

  • Nov 27, 2019

Family: It seems to be that time of year again

Christmas seems to be filling in the dark and dull cracks and…

  • Nov 25, 2019

Health: Stomach cancer often called the ‘Orphan Malignancy’

Napoleon Bonaparte, John Wayne, and Peter O’Toole all succumbed to stomach cancer.…

  • Nov 25, 2019

Gardening: Choose indoor lights to suit your needs

Consider starting bedding–out-plants or growing vegetables but do not have a greenhouse?…

  • Nov 20, 2019

Family: What is progress, anyway?

Three of the seven children in my family were born with the…

  • Nov 18, 2019

Health: Tests that prevent severe disability or death

It’s been said that if the U.S. Constitution were rewritten afresh, it…

  • Nov 18, 2019

Speaker of the legislature pays visit to central Alberta students

Sylvan Lake elementary school students had a visit from the Speaker of…

Gardening: Jasmine: an ideal tropical plant

Jasmine is a vine that grows outside in warmer climates and inside…