Category: Christmas

  • Christmas Church Services in the Foothills

    Christmas Church Services in the Foothills

    Black Diamond Gospel Chapel (Facebook page) Christmas Eve: 6:30pm to 8:30pm Meota Parish – Anglican (Facebook page) Christmas Eve St George, Turner Valley: 4pm St James, Priddis: 6:30pmChrist Church, Millarville: 9pm Christmas DaySt George, Turner Valley: 10AM Millarville Community Church (Facebook Page) Candlelight Christmas Eve service 4:30pm and 6:30pm United Church in the Valley (Facebook […]

  • A Simple and Delcious Christmas Dinner the Whole Family Will Love

    A Simple and Delcious Christmas Dinner the Whole Family Will Love

    Time has gotten away from me this holiday season and cooking an elaborate holiday meal is not in the cards this year.  I usually spend weeks creating a menu, shopping and prepping the food before the big day arrives.  This year, I decided to give myself a break and just keep things simple.  While there […]

  • Holiday Decorating Tips that Lower Your Energy Bills

    Holiday Decorating Tips that Lower Your Energy Bills

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and there are ways to celebrate it while saving some money. Use these expert tips from Hydro One to decorate your home safely and with energy efficiency in mind: 1. Before decorating your tree, test your lights and check all decorations and cords for signs of wear […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Savour the Flavours of the Season – Without Overdoing it!

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Savour the Flavours of the Season – Without Overdoing it!

    The rush of the winter holidays can make it challenging to stick to good nutritional habits. Many things can divert us from our best intentions. All sorts of social events, tempting treats, last-minute shopping excursions, travelling out of town… these holiday extras may interfere with our regular eating habits and derail a healthy diet. This […]

  • Christmas in the Trenches

    Christmas in the Trenches

    Written and performed by John McCutcheon

  • Host An Interactive Pot Luck For The Holidays

    Host An Interactive Pot Luck For The Holidays

    When Sous Chefs Crash Christmas Tired of the same holiday party themes? If you are like me, you’ve done them all: the crazy Christmas sweater party; the winter white party (lots of cauliflower and mashed potatoes). Of course, there was the “everyone brings an ornament” for the tree party, and the ever-popular pirates Christmas party. […]

  • Join the Christmas Light Tour in Okotoks

    Join the Christmas Light Tour in Okotoks

    Enjoy the second annual Christmas Light Tour. Fill up your thermos with hot chocolate and set off to tour the beautiful lights around the community. The interactive map is available on the Town’s website Christmas Light Tour Map

  • Winter Holiday Fire Safety

    Winter Holiday Fire Safety

    The holiday season is the most festive time of year. As enjoyable as it is, however, it comes with an increased risk of fires. The most common causes of holiday fires are linked to faulty lights and dry Christmas trees. Be safe during the holiday and protect yourself and your loved ones. Keep your Christmas […]

  • Holiday Hazards for Pets

    Holiday Hazards for Pets

    Household Holiday Hazardous Items Whenever the routine of your household is disrupted there is potential for unexpected things to happen. During the holidays, many households become hectic with visitors coming and going. If your home feels hectic to you, it will feel different for your pet as well. Pet behaviours may change including chewing something […]

  • 5 Ways to Make Sure your Holiday Season is Eco-friendly!

    5 Ways to Make Sure your Holiday Season is Eco-friendly!

    The holidays bring joy to many, but can also take their toll on the environment. Here are some great ways to keep the season bright and green at the same time. 1) Choose “memories” over “objects” The holidays are a great time to reconnect with friends and family after a busy year. Remember that meaningful […]

  • 5 Tips for Nutritious and Delicious Festivities

    5 Tips for Nutritious and Delicious Festivities

    Prepping your holiday menu can be just as stressful as picking out the perfect gift for that special someone. You know that you’re going to serve a classic turkey, festive ham or tender roast, but what is going to accompany it? And let’s not forget the appetizers – hungry guests waiting for dinner always want […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Alcohol – Be Holiday Smart!

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Alcohol – Be Holiday Smart!

    Cutting back on drinking is a common New Year’s resolution. Holiday parties are full of socializing, yummy treats, and often a bit more alcohol than many of us are used to. With all the social events and toasting to the New Year, some of us can lose track of how much alcohol we’ve consumed. Head […]

  • 5 Ways to De-stress Before the Holidays

    5 Ways to De-stress Before the Holidays

    Ever feel like you need a holiday from the holidays? The last few weeks of the year can be hectic, so it’s a smart, sane move to take steps early on to prevent stress and sail through the season.   Prep your home now. Guests are more interested in your good company than your impeccable housekeeping. […]

  • How to Spot a Scam Artist this Festive Season

    How to Spot a Scam Artist this Festive Season

    The holidays often bring new ways to part with your money – but they should not include losing out to fraud. As scammers are more active at this time of year, it’s important to be vigilant. For example, we often think of someone’s house, cars or toys like expensive jewelry, boats or recreational vehicles as […]

  • Nativity Exhibit: I Believe in Christ

    Nativity Exhibit: I Believe in Christ

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in High River hosted another beautiful exhibit of creches once again this year. The members of the congregation also brought in their favourite pictures of Jesus to line the walls. The lights and Christmas music that was playing softly made for a very peaceful setting. “Blessed […]