Category: Christmas

  • Christmas Tree Recycling in the Foothills

    Christmas Tree Recycling in the Foothills

    Turner Valley Christmas Tree Pickup will begin on January 7 & 8 along with regular garbage collection. Place you fully undecorated Christmas tree behind your garbage bin and Town crews will take them to the waste transfer station for composting. High River Christmas Trees are accepted at the residential yard waste drop off centre which […]

  • New Year’s Eve Countdown Pet Safety Tips

    New Year’s Eve Countdown Pet Safety Tips

    By Emily Cook  The excitement of the New Year approaching may have us distracted from caring for our furry friends. As we get ready for the countdown New Year’s Eve, here are some pet safety tips to keep in mind from our blog, 4 ways to enjoy New Year’s Eve with your pet. How to enjoy New Year’s […]

  • Christmas Leftovers: How Long is it Safe to Keep Them?

    Christmas Leftovers: How Long is it Safe to Keep Them?

    There are usually plenty of food leftovers from Christmas dinner, often enough to last for days. But food spoils – some of it faster than others. If you don’t want to spend the festive break in bed with a bout of food poisoning, it’s best to follow this simple advice on what you can keep and for […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Active Living for the Holidays

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Active Living for the Holidays

    Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow? Whether you’re a fan of the white stuff or not, it’ll be hard for many of us to avoid the snow this winter. Rather than hibernating until spring, embrace the fun, festive, seasonal spirit and take part in some winter fitness. You could gather your family […]

  • Christmas Leftovers Pie

    Christmas Leftovers Pie

    By Billy Vasquez That’s the beauty of this recipe, there is no fixed ingredients list, so you use whatever is leftover from your abundant holiday meal (click here for some recipes.) After such a big cooking event, it’s nice to have all the ingredients in one place and in one simple serving — no fuss, no muss. It’s […]

  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Christmas

    Statement by the Prime Minister on Christmas

    December 24, 2019Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Christmas: “Merry Christmas, Canada! “Today, our family joins Christians across the country and around the world to celebrate the birth of Christ. “Whether you are sharing a meal with friends, keeping the kids entertained in the snow, or spending time […]

  • Christmas: Statement from Premier Kenney

    Christmas: Statement from Premier Kenney

    Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement celebrating Christmas Day: “Today, 2.2 billion Christians around the world are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. For them, and for all who will spend the day in fellowship with family and friends, Christmas is a 2,000-year-old tradition that binds people together across the span of history. “The […]

  • Christmas Music Classics and Holiday Scenery

    Christmas Music Classics and Holiday Scenery
  • A Timeless Classic ~ Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

    A Timeless Classic ~ Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

    We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: Dear Editor— I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in […]

  • Cats and Christmas Trees…..

    Cats and Christmas Trees…..
  • Ramp Up The Holiday Cheer With This Christmas Punch

    Ramp Up The Holiday Cheer With This Christmas Punch

    By Jorj My favorite movie of all time is Christmas Vacation – it stars a hapless Chevy Chase as Clark W. Griswold. He drains the Midwest’s entire power grid when he plugs in his holiday lights. When he toasts to his house full of guests, it’s from a moose cup filled with egg nog. Maybe I’m not […]

  • A Christmas Message from MP Barlow – The Christmas Wreath

    A Christmas Message from MP Barlow – The Christmas Wreath

    Christmas is a wonderful time of year spent with friends and family, loved ones and neighbours. We gather at one another’s homes, in community halls and in our downtowns to celebrate the holidays with family traditions passed down from generation to generation. These traditions, new or old, have a strong place in our hearts and become an essential […]

  • Foothills Country Hospice: Help Create Lasting Memories for Families in Our Care this Holiday Season

    Foothills Country Hospice: Help Create Lasting Memories for Families in Our Care this Holiday Season

    When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, making lasting memories is the most important gift you can receive. But for family caregivers, the opportunity to create those precious memories can be overshadowed with worry – worrying about your loved one’s comfort and pain management, worrying about completing daily household chores, worrying about ensuring […]

  • Celebrate the Holidays with Local Food

    Celebrate the Holidays with Local Food

    Christmas and the holiday are a great opportunity to feature the many amazing food products that are grown and raised here in Alberta. Alberta’s diverse agriculture and food sector offers an array of choices for families to enjoy. From stuffed turkeys and mashed potatoes to beer and pies, there is an Alberta-made product available to […]

  • Quick & Easy Last Minute Holiday Gifts (No Giftcards Here!)

    Quick & Easy Last Minute Holiday Gifts (No Giftcards Here!)

    Did you just have someone pop up on your gift list? Get invited to a Holiday Party and need a hostess gift? Forget one of the many people who help make your life easier? Or did you just get behind? Either way you need a gift and you need it fast. Here are some quick and easy ideas […]