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Photo by ROBERT MAXWELL                                This spinning wheel is made of hard felt and is the fastest way to sharpen woodworking hand tools.

Q and A: Sharpening tools and fixing failed paint job

Q: What spacing should I choose for the recessed light fixtures I’m…

Photo by ROBERT MAXWELL                                This spinning wheel is made of hard felt and is the fastest way to sharpen woodworking hand tools.
Position a “plant throne” in the midst of your indoor jungle and enjoy. Hilton Carter @ CICO Books 2020.

Born to love wild

Are you feeling wild today? Want to take a peak into homes…

Position a “plant throne” in the midst of your indoor jungle and enjoy. Hilton Carter @ CICO Books 2020.
Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)
James Young of Naramata grooms Loki, Dog of Miracles, a bearded collie, during a show in Summerland in 2019. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

James Young of Naramata grooms Loki, Dog of Miracles, a bearded collie, during a show in Summerland in 2019. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

QUIZ: How much do you know about famous fathers?

In recognition of Father’s Day, take this quiz and put your knowledge to the test

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky laughs during a media event before a tribute to Gordie Howe in Saskatoon on February 6, 2015. Do you know the name of Gretzky’s father? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)
Myrna Pearman: Baby owl’s antics attract appreciative audience

Myrna Pearman: Baby owl’s antics attract appreciative audience

In late May, some folks strolling along a public trail near the…

  • Jun 19, 2020
Myrna Pearman: Baby owl’s antics attract appreciative audience
There’s no shortage of reading material on the shelves. How much do you know about books, magazines and other printed materials? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer reading?

Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz about books, publications and reading

There’s no shortage of reading material on the shelves. How much do you know about books, magazines and other printed materials? (Black Press file photo)
June is a popular month for weddings. How much do you know about famous marriages and wedding traditions? (Stock photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of weddings

How much do you know about wedding traditions and famous marriages?

June is a popular month for weddings. How much do you know about famous marriages and wedding traditions? (Stock photo)
Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

Runners compete in the 2018 Giant’s Head Grind, an uphill race held each year in Summerland. (Photo courtesy of Kim Lawton)
The UVic Vikes draw a big crowd at CARSA for the preseason Canada West game in this 2017 photo. While the size of public gatherings is still restricted, COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed slightly and some people are longing for the time when they are able to congregate once again. (APShutter.com/UVicVikes)

QUIZ: Crowds and solitude

As COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed, here’s a quiz about crowded places and isolation

The UVic Vikes draw a big crowd at CARSA for the preseason Canada West game in this 2017 photo. While the size of public gatherings is still restricted, COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed slightly and some people are longing for the time when they are able to congregate once again. (APShutter.com/UVicVikes)
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QUIZ: Exploring gardens

How much do you know about gardening and famous gardens?

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QUIZ: In honour of mothers

On Mother’s Day, see how much you know about the day and about some famous mothers

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The Morton Historical Multi Culture Centre in Clive is coordinating an effort to produce scrub bags for central Albertan healthcare workers. (Photo submitted by Laurie Hermary)

Clive group sewing scrub bags for central Albertan healthcare workers

Morton Historical Multi Culture Centre in Clive is coordinating the effort

The Morton Historical Multi Culture Centre in Clive is coordinating an effort to produce scrub bags for central Albertan healthcare workers. (Photo submitted by Laurie Hermary)
Lacombe FCSS Happy Grams will be delivered to residents in the community who are forced to isolate due to COVID-19. (Image Courtesy: Lacombe FCSS)

Lacombe FCSS ‘Happy Grams’ bring joy to those feeling isolated

Residents are encouraged to drop off words of encouragement to the MCMPL book-drop

Lacombe FCSS Happy Grams will be delivered to residents in the community who are forced to isolate due to COVID-19. (Image Courtesy: Lacombe FCSS)
The Beatles had a profound influence on the music of the 1960s and beyond. The band’s last studio album, Let It Be, was released May 8, 1970. (Stock photo)

QUIZ: A tribute to The Beatles

How much do you know about the iconic band from the 1960s?

The Beatles had a profound influence on the music of the 1960s and beyond. The band’s last studio album, Let It Be, was released May 8, 1970. (Stock photo)
Red Deer resident Leona Teed coloured these hearts and put it in her front window along with a Nova Scotia flag. Central Albertans got creative recently to show gratitude to those still working amid the pandemic, thanks to the Red Deer Advocate’s Window Hearts Campaign. Contributed photo

Central Albertans get creative with Window Hearts Campaign

Central Albertans got creative recently to show gratitude to those still working…

Red Deer resident Leona Teed coloured these hearts and put it in her front window along with a Nova Scotia flag. Central Albertans got creative recently to show gratitude to those still working amid the pandemic, thanks to the Red Deer Advocate’s Window Hearts Campaign. Contributed photo
During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals have been working long and hard to treat patients. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A salute to health care workers

How much do you know about doctors, nurses and medicine? Put your knowledge to the test.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals have been working long and hard to treat patients. (Black Press file photo)
Blackfalds business supports truckers working through COVID-19 with free burgers

Blackfalds business supports truckers working through COVID-19 with free burgers

Eagle Builders showed appreciation for truckers at Junction 42

Blackfalds business supports truckers working through COVID-19 with free burgers
Family: Let’s be grateful in these times of COVID-19

Family: Let’s be grateful in these times of COVID-19

The season of spring with its perennial promise of hope is upon…

  • Apr 22, 2020
Family: Let’s be grateful in these times of COVID-19
Photo Courtesy of John Ulan

Dinosaur cast named in honour of Dr. Hinshaw

“Dr. Deeno Hinshaw” as voted by the students for the naming rights of the 30-foot-long plesiosaur

Photo Courtesy of John Ulan