Category: Lifestyle

  • A Bark and a Wag

    A Bark and a Wag

    Seizure response dog gives boy confidence and freedom Story by Greg Harris; Photos by Paul Rotzinger and Danette Martin See the video story here Ten-year-old Justin Martin was playing hockey in his Lethbridge backyard last January when he had an epileptic seizure and went down hard. At his side, a specially trained guide dog named […]

  • Researchers may Provide Relief for Migraine Sufferers

    Researchers may Provide Relief for Migraine Sufferers

    Therapy could eliminate medication overuse headaches Story and photo by Greg Harris Tracey Peters first started getting migraine headaches when she was 15 years old. She’s found little relief over the years and, on more than one occasion, has wound up in hospital emergency departments with intense pain. “I’ve tried just about everything,” the Strathmore […]

  • Power to Choose Aboriginal Youth Summer Science Camp

    Power to Choose Aboriginal Youth Summer Science Camp

    The Alberta Women’s Science Network (AWSN) Society is dedicated to the promotion of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) among youth and under-represented professionals from Alberta. Earlier this August, AWSN ran its 3rd Annual Power to Choose Aboriginal Youth Summer Science camp, bringing together Aboriginal youth and Aboriginal mentors to awaken the love […]

  • Oilers’ first championship team reunites for Stollery

    Oilers’ first championship team reunites for Stollery

    Champs gather in October to raise money Members of the Edmonton Oilers’ first championship team are reuniting this fall to score some funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Kevin Lowe, Grant Fuhr, Paul Coffey and other members of the 1984 Stanley Cup championship squad are reuniting Oct. 10 at Rexall Place […]

  • Guy Weadick Days Part 2 This Weeked – F C A Rodeo 2014

    Guy Weadick Days Part 2 This Weeked – F C A Rodeo 2014

    Schedule: Friday, August 22nd, 2014: Gates open at 4:00PM, Rodeo starts at 6:00PM Saturday, August 23rd, 2014*: Gates open at  3:00PM, Rodeo starts at 5:00PM Sunday, August 24th, 2014: Gates open at 12:00noon, Rodeo starts at 2:00PM *Slack goes Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at 10:00AM Ticket Prices: Thurs: Adults $20, Under 16 free Fri/Sat/Sun: Adults […]

  • Oilfields Food Bank: Serving the Foothills

    Oilfields Food Bank: Serving the Foothills

    Oilfields Food Bank, (aka) Turner Valley & District Food Bank Association, serves Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Longview, Millarville and Priddis as well as the surrounding MD of Foothills. We are a member of the Alberta Food Bank Association. We’re located in the United Church in the Valley, 125 Royal Ave., Turner Valley (across from the […]

  • It’s Friday – So Why Not Work From Home? It’s Good for the Environment!

    It’s Friday – So Why Not Work From Home? It’s Good for the Environment!

    By Ian Andrew, Greener Ideal The good news is that today is Friday. The bad news is, you probably still have to go to work at your office. But given recent technological advances and adoption of telecommuting tools, an increasing number of employers are giving their staff the ability to work from home, as it’s […]

  • Fire Ban for MD of Foothills Lifted

    Fire Ban for MD of Foothills Lifted

    August 20, 2014 – As of 12:00 p.m. today in the M.D. of Foothills No. 31, by order of Council, has lifted the fire ban imposed on July 31, 2014. All open fires will now be allowed by obtaining a burning permit issued by a Fire Guardian. Fire guardians may request to inspect your burn […]

  • Anyone Can Climb This Mountain!

    Anyone Can Climb This Mountain!

    In 2012/2013, Kevin Papke a local businessman, took his passion for climbing to new heights as he raised over $160,000 in support of Bethany’s seniors and in honour of his father Cec Papke, who was diagnosed with dementia. Kevin along with his family watched as the debilitating condition increasingly affected his father. He wanted to […]

  • High River Fall Program Registration Made Easy

    High River Fall Program Registration Made Easy

    Residents can now register for fall recreational activities online at www.highriver.ca, by phone 403-652-4042, or in-person at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex (228 12 Avenue S.E.) The new community program guide includes sports, recreation, general fitness or wellness classes as well as arts, crafts and special programs for youth and children. “We are really happy […]

  • Ramp Up Quinn’s New Wheels

    Ramp Up Quinn’s New Wheels

    [break][break][break][break][break][break][break][break][break] A member of our community needs your help. Quinn Page-Smith is a hardworking not-for-profit fundraiser and organizer, community volunteer and dedicated mother to four young boys. Becoming paraplegic at the age of 15 fortified her courageous spirit; and she continues to meet every challenge in life with optimism and light-heartedness, compassion and hard-fought wisdom. […]

  • Blizzard Day was a Delicious Success in the Foothills

    Blizzard Day was a Delicious Success in the Foothills

    The Foothills Dairy Queen stores had an amazing turnout for Miracle Treat Day. Okotoks brought in over $7,000 while High River saw over $11,000 in Blizzard sales, making a grand total of over $18,000 for the Children’s Hospital. This year DQ® celebrated Miracle Treat Day with even more magic. On Thursday August 14th, 2014, $1 […]

  • CBC: Alberta Actor in Emmy-Winning Apple Ad Calls It ‘A Wonderful Experience’

    CBC: Alberta Actor in Emmy-Winning Apple Ad Calls It ‘A Wonderful Experience’

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  • Diamond Valley Kids Rewarded for Playing Safe

    Diamond Valley Kids Rewarded for Playing Safe

    Throughout the month of August any kid under 18 who is caught wearing a helmet while riding in the community will receive a special reward. Turner Valley RCMP and Black Diamond Peace Officers are handing out special vouchers that can be redeemed for a treat at Grillo’s Pizzeria in Black Diamond. Children on bikes, scooters […]

  • Solutions and Substitutions by Reena: Re-purposing Rubber Gloves

    Solutions and Substitutions by Reena: Re-purposing Rubber Gloves

    By Reena Nerbas Dry Leather Furniture Dear Reena, I am wondering if you would mind clarifying something in your books. The leather in my parent’s sofa is starting to dry out. As such, they want to treat it with a moisturizer. One of your books suggests using olive oil to moisturize leather, and another one of your […]