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Legislature Speaker Nathan Cooper shows details of the provincial mace to Sylvan Lake students. Normally, the mace does not leave the legislature in Edmonton. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Speaker of the legislature pays visit to central Alberta students

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

Legislature Speaker Nathan Cooper shows details of the provincial mace to Sylvan Lake students. Normally, the mace does not leave the legislature in Edmonton. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Gardening: Jasmine: an ideal tropical plant

Gardening: Jasmine: an ideal tropical plant

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

Gardening: Jasmine: an ideal tropical plant
Family: Life is what happens …

Family: Life is what happens …

As we crunch through November it seems the question on everybody’s lips,…

  • Nov 11, 2019
Family: Life is what happens …

Family: Life is what happens …

As we crunch through November it seems the question on everybody’s lips,…

  • Nov 11, 2019
Health: Appendicitis: To operate or not to operate

Health: Appendicitis: To operate or not to operate

This year about 700,000 appendectomies will be performed in North America. And…

Health: Appendicitis: To operate or not to operate
Gardening: Amaryllis bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow

Gardening: Amaryllis bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow

Amaryllis bulbs are sold in stores and garden centers mid-October until they…

  • Nov 6, 2019
Gardening: Amaryllis bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow
The pros and cons of guilt

The pros and cons of guilt

My girls tell me that my mothering skills are stellar. Well actually…

  • Nov 5, 2019
The pros and cons of guilt
Are your facet joints causing you pain?

Are your facet joints causing you pain?

“They preach patience who never felt pain,” it’s been aptly said. Chronic…

  • Nov 5, 2019
Are your facet joints causing you pain?
Snow geese heading south for warmer weather

Snow geese heading south for warmer weather

Fall is a wonderful time to witness one of nature’s many spectacles…

  • Nov 2, 2019
Snow geese heading south for warmer weather
College president: Efficiency and sustainability will be benchmarks of RDC’s financial future

College president: Efficiency and sustainability will be benchmarks of RDC’s financial future

While the 2019 Alberta budget does create some challenges for institutions from…

  • Nov 1, 2019
College president: Efficiency and sustainability will be benchmarks of RDC’s financial future
Gardening: Take stock following a bad storm

Gardening: Take stock following a bad storm

Strong wind, steady or in gusts can damage trees by breaking limbs,…

  • Oct 30, 2019
Gardening: Take stock following a bad storm
Mielke: For everything there is a season

Mielke: For everything there is a season

They were married on a red hot day in July with both…

  • Oct 28, 2019
Mielke: For everything there is a season
I’m hopeful Red Deer hospital expansion will soon be funded

I’m hopeful Red Deer hospital expansion will soon be funded

The long-awaited provincial budget was tabled this week, and while it will…

  • Oct 25, 2019
I’m hopeful Red Deer hospital expansion will soon be funded
Gardening: Prune apple trees when they’re dormant

Gardening: Prune apple trees when they’re dormant

When apple trees are pruned yearly, it becomes a quick and routine…

  • Oct 23, 2019
Gardening: Prune apple trees when they’re dormant
Mike Downie says Secret Path Live was ‘powerful’ and he’d ‘love to do it again’

Mike Downie says Secret Path Live was ‘powerful’ and he’d ‘love to do it again’

TORONTO — A brother of the late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie…

Mike Downie says Secret Path Live was ‘powerful’ and he’d ‘love to do it again’
Health: What should I mix with my rum?

Health: What should I mix with my rum?

Have I been leading readers astray? For years this column has stressed…

  • Oct 21, 2019
Health: What should I mix with my rum?
Family: Reflections on Thanksgiving and other holidays

Family: Reflections on Thanksgiving and other holidays

With Thanksgiving over and done with its time to get on with…

  • Oct 21, 2019
Family: Reflections on Thanksgiving and other holidays
Gardening: Keep your trees free from snow

Gardening: Keep your trees free from snow

Plants react differently to late snowfalls in the spring and early ones…

  • Oct 16, 2019
Gardening: Keep your trees free from snow
Family: A life lost forever

Family: A life lost forever

I remember him well as a little boy. His soft blonde hair…

  • Oct 14, 2019
Family: A life lost forever
Health: Is your baby isolated in a Lysol prison?

Health: Is your baby isolated in a Lysol prison?

Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of India’s independence movement, popularized the expression, “Cleanliness…

  • Oct 14, 2019
Health: Is your baby isolated in a Lysol prison?