Category: Lifestyle

  • Saying Goodbye….and Thank You!

    Saying Goodbye….and Thank You!

    By Tracey Walshaw, Admin I have to say the Gazette has given me an amazing experience! But more than that I was welcomed into a family and made lifelong friends. When I first started Lynne told me no two days are the same and it would never be boring and boy, was she right! I […]

  • Visiting Banff: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

    Visiting Banff: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

    Updated  2 p.m. July 28, 2020 In an effort to contain the COVID-19 spread and protect the health, safety and well-being of residents and visitors to the Town of Banff, non-medical masks will be mandatory within enclosed public spaces as well as within the Town’s pedestrian zone of the 100 and 200 Blocks of Banff Avenue […]

  • Caught Up in the Cost of Cheap Plastic

    Caught Up in the Cost of Cheap Plastic

    CALGARY, AB, July 27, 2020 /CNW/ – After decades of litter pickup & recycling, a growing awareness of the global pollution crisis has concerned citizens & advocates calling for big businesses & retailers to do their part in ridding the world of single-use plastics. From redesigned packaging to eliminating plastic bags, environmental advocates are looking to end […]

  • High Country Lodge and Glen Mead Park Fencing

    High Country Lodge and Glen Mead Park Fencing

    Westwinds Communities will be installing a fence on the north side of High Country Lodge by mid-August.  The new fencing will secure the property for our seniors  in order to maintain COVID-19 pre-cautions. The new fence will extend from the gazebo, connect to the fence by Glen Mead Park I (Northwest side) and Glen Mead […]

  • New Opportunities for Alberta’s Livestock Sector

    New Opportunities for Alberta’s Livestock Sector

    Amendments to the Meat Inspection Regulation will cut red tape and provide Albertans with greater access to locally produced meat while maintaining food safety. CL to R: Rancher and veterinarian Margitta Dziwenka, Minister Dreeshen and MLA Armstrong-Homeniuk announce changes to Alberta’s Meat Inspection Regulation. These changes give operators more flexibility to meet legislated requirements and […]

  • Pro Tips for Happy Campers

    Pro Tips for Happy Campers

    Nothing says summer in Canada like cozying up by a campfire under a blanket of stars. We’ve rounded up tips from the SAIT community to help elevate your next outdoor adventure. Campfire orange muffin, anyone? Hit the road safely Whether you’re traveling in a car or something a little larger, it’s important you make sure […]

  • Health Canada on Non-medical Masks and Face Coverings

    Health Canada on Non-medical Masks and Face Coverings

    How to protect others The best thing you can do to prevent spreading COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. If none is available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. To protect others, you should also: stay at home if you are ill […]

  • Improving Access to Hepatitis C Health Services

    Improving Access to Hepatitis C Health Services

    A $1.8-million grant over three years from the Alberta government will ensure the continued operation of a hepatitis C support program. “In recognition of World Hepatitis Day, the Alberta government is pleased to provide a multi-year grant to the hepatitis C support program. Albertans with hepatitis C need immediate access to services specific to their […]

  • Korean War Veterans Day: Premier Kenney

    Korean War Veterans Day: Premier Kenney

    Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement to mark Korean War Veterans Day (July 27): “Sixty-seven years ago today, the combat phase of the Korean War came to an end with the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. “The armistice marked the formal ceasefire after three years of civil war in the divided Korean peninsula. […]

  • Foothills County: Recreation Vehicle Use Update

    Foothills County: Recreation Vehicle Use Update

    Foothills Council has extended the recreational vehicle use provisions to August 26, 2020. Foothills County recognizes the challenges some families and front-line workers face when trying to  self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to assist our residents who need to self-isolate, the county has relaxed some of the rules regarding occupancy of recreational […]

  • Eight Things You Need to Know About the Worldwide Hunt for a COVID-19 Vaccine

    Eight Things You Need to Know About the Worldwide Hunt for a COVID-19 Vaccine

    University of Alberta experts share their knowledge, hopes and fears about the chances of finding a way to inoculate the world against the deadly pandemic virus. A COVID-19 vaccine isn’t available yet, but more than 100 research teams around the world are working on it. Still, some experts say the complex science and rigorous testing […]

  • Billion-dollar Investment to Help Municipalities Create Jobs and Cope with COVID-19

    Billion-dollar Investment to Help Municipalities Create Jobs and Cope with COVID-19

    Municipalities will receive $1.1 billion to build core infrastructure that will get Albertans working, support municipal and public transit operating costs and create thousands of good-paying jobs now. Alberta’s government is providing municipalities with $500 million in additional funding to build shovel-ready infrastructure projects starting in 2020, creating thousands of jobs as part of Alberta’s […]

  • Town of Okotoks: Second Reading Passed on Mandatory Masks

    Town of Okotoks: Second Reading Passed on Mandatory Masks

    July 28, 2020 Council will determine whether mandatory masks will be required in all municipal indoor public spaces and transit vehicles, at their August 17 meeting. Town Council passed second reading of the temporary bylaw during a special meeting on Monday.If passed, the bylaw would mandate the Town of Okotoks to require all members of […]

  • Celebrating Leaders in Family Violence Prevention

    Celebrating Leaders in Family Violence Prevention

    Community leaders from across Alberta have been recognized with Inspiration Awards for their work providing support and building safer communities for those experiencing abuse. The Inspiration Awards celebrate those raising awareness of family violence, sexual violence and abuse, and advancing healthy relationships. Minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney presented a total of 17 […]

  • Healthy Together: Stay ‘n’ Play

    Healthy Together: Stay ‘n’ Play

    Whatever your age, play can make your day. For your children, play is essential. Especially in this time of physical distancing and staying at home. Children need lots of playtime. “From ages one to four, children need at least three hours of activity over the course of the day,” says Laura Crawford, a program facilitator […]