Category: Lifestyle

  • Alberta Musician Exposes Roots of Racism Through Song

    Alberta Musician Exposes Roots of Racism Through Song

    As an artist and an academic, Arsh Khaira explores the power of music to overcome divisions. By GEOFF McMASTER Music has a major role to play in the fight against systemic racism, according to newly minted music PhD Arsh Khaira. The local musician and University of Alberta instructor, who graduated on June 12, wrote his thesis […]

  • Rowan House: Exciting Children’s Program Update

    Rowan House: Exciting Children’s Program Update

    Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada to address adaptations needed to our program in the face of Covid-19, Rowan House is pleased to announce the addition of Play Therapy to our Children’s Program. With the increase in domestic violence incidents over the course of the pandemic, and the resulting increased exposure of children […]

  • Recovery Communities to be Built in Alberta

    Recovery Communities to be Built in Alberta

    Government is building five recovery communities for the holistic treatment of mental health and addiction. This will add 400 treatment beds to the province – a 30 per cent increase in capacity. As part of Alberta’s Economic Recovery Plan, $25 million will support the construction of life-changing recovery communities. More than 65 countries around the […]

  • How to See Comet NEOWISE

    How to See Comet NEOWISE

    By Eddie Irizarry, EarthSky Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is far to the north on the sky’s dome, visible now (with optical aid) to observers in the northern U.S. and Canada in the early evening skies. Charts and more info here. We still have to wait for another very bright comet, what astronomers call a great comet. But […]

  • Youth Recognized with Queen’s Jubilee Awards

    Youth Recognized with Queen’s Jubilee Awards

    Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell honoured young humanitarians, community leaders, volunteers and artists at the Queen’s Jubilee awards ceremony. Ten students were recognized as recipients of the 2019 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship medals and Queen’s Golden Jubilee Arts medal at a virtual ceremony at Government House. The citizenship medal recognizes students for their outstanding citizenship, leadership, community […]

  • Helping Families in Crisis Avoid Disconnection

    Helping Families in Crisis Avoid Disconnection

    United Way of Calgary and Area Direct Energy and United Way are excited to announce that the Direct Energy Emergency Fund will continue to support vulnerable Alberta families in 2020. The impact of COVID-19, compounded by the challenges faced by Alberta’s energy sector, has put significant financial stress on families across the province. United Way’s […]

  • Great Canadian Giving Challenge a Tremendous Success

    Great Canadian Giving Challenge a Tremendous Success

    Rowan House Society We may not have been awarded the $20,000 grand prize through this year’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge (it was the Sistering organization out of Toronto) however, we are absolutely considering ourselves winners!! In your efforts to help us gain ballots for the contest, you raised $17,395 over the month of June alone! […]

  • How Seniors Can Stay Safe During the ‘New Normal’ of Life With COVID-19

    How Seniors Can Stay Safe During the ‘New Normal’ of Life With COVID-19

    We are nowhere near the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, but life is slowly going back to normal, well, a new normal at least. As we gradually go back into our day-to-day lives, it is important to incorporate a healthy daily routine for seniors, along with extra safety precautions. The New Normal Most stay-at-home orders […]

  • Improving Financial Literacy for Students

    Improving Financial Literacy for Students

    More students in Grades 3-12 will have access to programs this fall that help improve financial literacy and prepare them for work and life. Alberta Education is enhancing financial literacy in classrooms through grant partnerships with Enriched Academy and Junior Achievement chapters in Alberta. These organizations have established programming that is aligned with provincial curriculum […]

  • Build Your Own Engagement Ring

    Build Your Own Engagement Ring

    Build your own engagement ring jewelry can be delight, particularly when you construct your own engagement ring, according to your choice of design you can build your own stud earrings or design your own moissanite pendants. Once you have determined which kind of setting you want to construct your own engagement ring, you can sort them by price and metal.

  • Expanding the Organ and Tissue Registry

    Expanding the Organ and Tissue Registry

    Residents of the Northwest Territories can now join the Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry, increasing the number of potential donors and helping save lives. Due to low population density and medical availability in the Northwest Territories, residents who die there cannot donate their organs and tissues. Patients requiring critical care are often transported to […]

  • Strengthening Alberta’s Pandemic Response

    Strengthening Alberta’s Pandemic Response

    The government is seeking proposals to review the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The third-party review will enhance Alberta’s capacity to respond to a potential second wave of COVID-19 and any future pandemics. A strong, coordinated response can help save lives, prevent wide-scale spread of disease and help jobs and the economy bounce back […]

  • Canada’s Major Housing Markets’ Speed of Recovery to Vary

    Canada’s Major Housing Markets’ Speed of Recovery to Vary

    Significant employment and income declines, coupled with uncertainty over the future trajectory of the virus and employment and income conditions, will lower demand for housing in 2020. The Housing Market Outlook — Special Edition (HMO) released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) forecasts housing starts, sales and prices for Canada’s major housing markets are likely […]

  • 20 Million Free Masks Available Province-wide

    20 Million Free Masks Available Province-wide

    Albertans have another chance to pick up free non-medical face masks at the counter or drive-thru of their local A&W, McDonald’s Canada or Tim Hortons restaurant. Masks are now available at more than 700 partner restaurant locations, including those without drive-thru service, adding more than 100 new locations and expanding the availability of masks to […]

  • Most Small Businesses in Health Sector Worried About Their Financial Wellbeing

    Most Small Businesses in Health Sector Worried About Their Financial Wellbeing

    Concern about accessing PPE more than double compared to other sectors Toronto, July 2, 2020 – Private-sector health professionals, (e.g. dentists, optometrists, naturopaths) are anxious, uncertain, and deeply concerned about the future of their firms, according to new research from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).  “Small businesses in the health services sector are struggling […]