Category: Lifestyle

  • Funding for Arts Facility Restoration

    Funding for Arts Facility Restoration

    The province is funding a $2.58-million project to replace building infrastructure systems in the theatre complex at the Banff Centre. The project includes replacing heating, ventilation and cooling systems in the Eric Harvey Theatre and support systems in the attached Margaret Greenham Theatre and Laszlo Funtek Teaching Wing. Performers, audience members, students and staff will […]

  • Temporary Bylaw Mandating Face Coverings in Public Indoor Spaces and Public Vehicles Passed by City Council

    Temporary Bylaw Mandating Face Coverings in Public Indoor Spaces and Public Vehicles Passed by City Council

    Calgary City Council voted to pass the temporary Face Coverings Bylaw (BYLAW NUMBER 26M2020) to require the wearing of face coverings in indoor public premises and public vehicles. The City of Calgary initiates these new regulations beginning August 1, 2020. The bylaw mandates that face coverings be worn on public transit and public vehicles (for […]

  • Safe Schools, Successful Students

    Safe Schools, Successful Students

    15 Recommendations for an Alternative Relaunch Plan for Alberta Schools This is an unprecedented situation and it requires unprecedented action. The alternative is to keep the schools closed indefinitely or reopen them in a manner that’s not safe, allow the virus to spread, and then shut down again. We do not believe the plan put […]

  • Pandemic Housing: Finding a Safe, Sanitary New Home During COVID-19

    Pandemic Housing: Finding a Safe, Sanitary New Home During COVID-19

    Take steps like the following in tandem with your realtor to ensure that you find a safe home to purchase.

  • Waterton Lakes National Park Wildlife Statement: Black Bear Habituation

    Waterton Lakes National Park Wildlife Statement: Black Bear Habituation

    Keeping wildlife wild is a shared responsibility – we all have a role to play. On July 10, 2020, Parks Canada closed trails and backcountry campgrounds in the Bauerman Valley, accessed from Red Rock Canyon Day Use Area, after receiving reports of a food-conditioned black bear that bit unattended backpacks and made contact with a […]

  • Foothills School Division 2020-21 School Relaunch: Responding to Alberta Government Announcement

    Foothills School Division 2020-21 School Relaunch: Responding to Alberta Government Announcement

    An announcement from the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Education today has indicated that Alberta School Divisions, including Foothills School Division, will be entering School Relaunch Scenario 1 when classes resume this fall. This means that our students, families, and staff can expect near-normal operations with many health measures in place.  Some of […]

  • Students Returning to School for 2020-21 School Year

    Students Returning to School for 2020-21 School Year

    Students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. Schools will be ready to welcome students under scenario 1, which is near-normal daily operations with health measures. Alberta’s government has developed a re-entry tool kit to prepare parents and students for what to expect in the new school year. […]

  • How Will the Pandemic Affect Your Retirement

    How Will the Pandemic Affect Your Retirement

    A few short months ago, a global pandemic was seen by many as a theoretical risk. Today it is causing disruptions in economies and stock markets around the world. While the potential for a global pandemic has always existed, the necessary lockdowns to protect public health and the resulting economic impact of COVID-19 is not […]

  • Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes – Light, Fluffy and Perfect

    Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes – Light, Fluffy and Perfect

    If your children are not willing to eat their breakfast or they don’t actually find it interesting – then the banana pancakes would be a remedy at this point. Try it!

  • Government Introduces Legislation to Support Canadian Workers, Businesses and Persons with Disabilities

    Government Introduces Legislation to Support Canadian Workers, Businesses and Persons with Disabilities

    July 20, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support Canadians and protect jobs during the global COVID-19 pandemic, and to position them for a strong and safe economic restart in the wake of the crisis. The […]

  • Ophthalmologists’ Call to Opt-out of AMA: Minister Shandro

    Ophthalmologists’ Call to Opt-out of AMA: Minister Shandro

    Minister of Health Tyler Shandro issued the following statement on the request from the Eye Physicians and Surgeons Association of Alberta to negotiate directly with government: “Today, the Eye Physicians and Surgeons Association of Alberta (EPSAA) issued a news release calling on the Government of Alberta to negotiate with a group of physicians other than […]

  • Peacekeeper Park in Calgary

    Peacekeeper Park in Calgary

    Peacekeeper Park in Calgary, Alberta, features a bronze statue and a Wall of Honour that commemorate Canadian peacekeeping missions and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives. Peacekeeper Park is located at 3031 Dallaire Ave SW. “Izzy” dolls The statue depicts a Canadian peacekeeper giving an “Izzy” doll to a child. The “Izzy” […]

  • What’s Next for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Alberta?

    What’s Next for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Alberta?

    Written by Julie Sengl COVID-19 suspended normalcy around the globe, taking lives, threatening livelihoods, shuffling priorities, stifling interactions and reining in everyday expectations. The food, tourism and hospitality sectors have taken a particularly hard hit. They’ve been clobbered really, by the pandemic and by the measures imposed to curb its spread. What a difference six […]

  • Falun Gong Persecution: Statement from Premier Kenney

    Falun Gong Persecution: Statement from Premier Kenney

    Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement on the Chinese Communist Party’s campaign against Falun Gong: “Today marks the 21st anniversary of the Communist Party of China’s violent repression of the spiritual cultivation practice of Falun Gong. “Before July 20, 1999, the Communist Party of China tolerated and even encouraged the practice of Falun Gong, […]

  • UFA Rural Communities Foundation Grant Available

    UFA Rural Communities Foundation Grant Available

    The UFA Rural Communities Foundation is pleased to present the 2020 Rural Communities Foundation Grant, which will award up to $100,000. Communities are encouraged to apply for a minimum of $10,000, up to a total of $100,000 for projects that support recreational, educational and cultural facilities and programs. Applications will be accepted from June 12 […]