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Radon gas reduction systems use a fan and duct work to draw the gas up and out of the soil before it enters living spaces. Radon is exhaust out above the roof line. (Photo by Adobe Stock Photos)

Houseworks: Reducing the radon gas hazard

Last month I answered a reader’s question about high radon levels in…

  • Jan 9, 2021
Radon gas reduction systems use a fan and duct work to draw the gas up and out of the soil before it enters living spaces. Radon is exhaust out above the roof line. (Photo by Adobe Stock Photos)
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Hints from Heloise: Snake in the draft

Dear Heloise: A favourite way to keep my home warmer is to…

  • Jan 9, 2021
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Treena Mielke

Family: Life lessons learned in school will never leave us

Facebook is not a reliable source of news. I know that. Everyone…

  • Jan 5, 2021
Treena Mielke
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: It takes guts to have good health

Why is it that some people eat to their heart’s content and…

  • Jan 5, 2021
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: 2020 – the year that wasn’t

I was chatting on the phone with my friend Richard from Calgary…

  • Jan 2, 2021
Harley Hay
Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.

Wetaskiwin locals make Christmas dinner for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Full turkey dinner and sides donated to Wetaskiwin’s Integrated Response Hub this Christmas.

Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.
Linda Tomlinson

Gardening: Converting cabinet into a grow cabinet is popular

Grow cabinets, which are confined areas fitted with grow lights. They started…

  • Dec 31, 2020
Linda Tomlinson
Treena Mielke

Family: Reasons to believe in better future

Even as 2021 waits patiently on the doorstep, strong winds of change…

  • Dec 29, 2020
Treena Mielke
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: Lessons learned in disastrous 2020

How carefully have you been reading our column over the past year?…

  • Dec 29, 2020
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
These bold stripes provide a youthful and adventurous background for an upbeat living space. (Contributed photo)

House to Home: Recurring themes

Creating a home that nurtures, that looks and feels right, has many…

  • Dec 27, 2020
These bold stripes provide a youthful and adventurous background for an upbeat living space. (Contributed photo)
Coyotes have found cities to their liking given they can find plenty of denning sites as well as food in urban parks and neighbourhoods. (Contributed photo)

Myrna Pearman: Lone coyote in Sylvan Lake neighbourhood

During my early years, I remember coyotes being common wild neighbours in…

  • Dec 26, 2020
Coyotes have found cities to their liking given they can find plenty of denning sites as well as food in urban parks and neighbourhoods. (Contributed photo)
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: The ghost of Christmas

Boxing Day. I remember Boxing Day before it was all about boxes.…

  • Dec 26, 2020
Harley Hay
Opinion piece

Local opinion: Make sock heads with plants as hair this holiday

This holiday season taking time to do different activities that will interest…

Opinion piece
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: Stay with happy people

This year, the holidays aren’t what they should be. At least the…

  • Dec 22, 2020
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
Treena Mielke

Family: Regardless of COVID-19, Dec. 25 will come and go

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.…

  • Dec 22, 2020
Treena Mielke
3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.

Wetaskiwin boy tracks down his favourite garbage man to give him a Christmas gift

Community gets behind local Wetaskiwin mom and son in their quest to find Gary the garbage man.

3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
Photo by Andrea Swainson

Sounds of the Season: Together in Song

A virtual Christmas Concert by local performers presented by Sylvan Lake News

Photo by Andrea Swainson
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: A new tooth for Christmas

So I was sitting in the dentist’s chair last night wondering about…

  • Dec 19, 2020
Harley Hay
Here are some of our favourite picks from this year’s Creative Adventures feature. Find the supplement in Friday’s Advocate.
Here are some of our favourite picks from this year’s Creative Adventures feature. Find the supplement in Friday’s Advocate.
Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation

Santa visits Maskwacis with the help of Maskwacis RCMP

Maskwacis RCMP assisted Santa on his mission to hand out toys to the children of Maskwacis.

Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation