Community

Job search

Job search: 4 Ways to kill your chances with a hiring manager

The hiring process is fraught with human bias, which you have no…

  • Dec 24, 2021
Job search
Opinion piece

Mental health: Pay attention to your dreams

Dreams are one way for our subconscious mind to communicate with our…

  • Dec 23, 2021
Opinion piece
Treena Mielke

Family: Taking it easy this Christmas

In the last few days, it seems that winter is no longer…

  • Dec 21, 2021
Treena Mielke
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

Health: What could go so wrong at Holiday luncheon

The immortal Shakespeare wrote in the play Macbeth, “Each new morn new…

  • Dec 21, 2021
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: Christmas camel Botox crisis

One week, it’s rodents, the next it’s dromedaries. First it’s bushy tailed…

  • Dec 18, 2021
Harley Hay
The place where floor joists meet exterior basement walls at the ceilings is a tricky place to insulate. Rigid foam sealed in place with expanding polyurethane foam around the edges offers excellent thermal performance and freedom from condensation in cold weather. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

Houseworks: Poor man’s basement insulation

Q: What’s the best way to insulate my basement walls on a…

  • Dec 18, 2021
The place where floor joists meet exterior basement walls at the ceilings is a tricky place to insulate. Rigid foam sealed in place with expanding polyurethane foam around the edges offers excellent thermal performance and freedom from condensation in cold weather. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
Job search

Job search: As an employee will you be high maintenance?

There are two types of interviews I conduct: 1. Interviews where I’m…

  • Dec 17, 2021
Job search
Fresh floral arrangements should last a week if the stems are kept in water. Changing the water, cleaning the container and recutting the stems extends the life of the flowers. (File photo by BLACK PRESS news services)

Gardening: Caring for cut plants, trees and flowers

Cutting all live plants, including the tree, just before they are placed…

  • Dec 16, 2021
Fresh floral arrangements should last a week if the stems are kept in water. Changing the water, cleaning the container and recutting the stems extends the life of the flowers. (File photo by BLACK PRESS news services)
jjjj

Mental health: Our attitude towards aging

Remember when you thought 30 was old? If you still do, you’re…

  • Dec 16, 2021
jjjj
There can be no doubt that for countless millions of mothers and babies, the C section has saved their lives, say W. Gifford-Jones and Diana Gifford-Jones (Black Press file photo)

HEALTH: The changing nature of birth

We said goodbye to a beloved 17-year-old dog this week. She had…

  • Dec 14, 2021
There can be no doubt that for countless millions of mothers and babies, the C section has saved their lives, say W. Gifford-Jones and Diana Gifford-Jones (Black Press file photo)
Treena Mielke

Family: Keeping safe and believing this holiday season

‘Tis the season of wonder and joy and absolute amazement. That being…

  • Dec 14, 2021
Treena Mielke
A squirrel pictured with an ATV. (Photo by Debbie Vokey)

Harley Hay: Going a bit squirrelly

I was thinking about squirrels the other day. I didn’t really want…

  • Dec 11, 2021
A squirrel pictured with an ATV. (Photo by Debbie Vokey)
This photo shows hundreds of experimental poinsettias in colours of pink, red, white and even polka dot patterns. Pointsettias are not nearly as poisonous as a persistent myth says. Mild rashes from touching the plants or nausea from chewing or eating the leaves may occur but they aren’t deadly, for humans or their pets. (AP Photo/Matt Houston)

Gardening: Learn about plants poisonous to pets

Is this plant poisonous to cats or dogs, is a question often…

  • Dec 9, 2021
This photo shows hundreds of experimental poinsettias in colours of pink, red, white and even polka dot patterns. Pointsettias are not nearly as poisonous as a persistent myth says. Mild rashes from touching the plants or nausea from chewing or eating the leaves may occur but they aren’t deadly, for humans or their pets. (AP Photo/Matt Houston)
On the night of Dec. 13/14, one of the best displays will play out in the skies above. This is the annual Geminid meteor shower and is named because its radiant or origin appears to come from a specific point in the constellation Gemini. (Contributed photo by Gary Boyle)

Backyard astronomy: Geminid meteor shower

One of the most captivating celestial events is a meteor shower. Everyone…

  • Dec 8, 2021
On the night of Dec. 13/14, one of the best displays will play out in the skies above. This is the annual Geminid meteor shower and is named because its radiant or origin appears to come from a specific point in the constellation Gemini. (Contributed photo by Gary Boyle)
Opinion piece

Mental health: Subtle forms of discrimination in our culture

Recently one of my clients recounted that she had been asked on…

  • Dec 8, 2021
Opinion piece
Treena Mielke

Family: Time for that perfect Christmas tree

The talk, these days, seems to hover around the new COVID-19 variant…

  • Dec 7, 2021
Treena Mielke
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: Another Christmas snowflake wrap

Warm enough for ya? That’s the kind of refrain we’re sometimes used…

  • Dec 4, 2021
Harley Hay
Job search

Job search: Red flags to watch out for when choosing employer

We all create narratives based on what we think is important. We…

  • Dec 3, 2021
Job search
North Chain Lakes, located within Ponoka County, is a favourite fishing, bird watching and boating for residents and visitors alike. (Contributed photo)

Myrna Pearman: Central Albertans encouraged to explore their backyard

Last spring, the Red Deer River Naturalists (RDRN) — the oldest natural…

  • Nov 30, 2021
North Chain Lakes, located within Ponoka County, is a favourite fishing, bird watching and boating for residents and visitors alike. (Contributed photo)
Treena Mielke

Family: Christmas less than a month away

One month until Christmas. That’s what the lady said! One month! Unfortunately,…

  • Nov 30, 2021
Treena Mielke