Category: Lifestyle

  • Employment Pension Plans Act (2012) takes effect September 1

    Employment Pension Plans Act (2012) takes effect September 1

    The Employment Pension Plans Act provides more flexibility to private sector pension plans, improves their long-term stability and encourages the establishment of new plans. The 2012 Act and regulation make it easier for private sector employers to offer or continue to offer pension plans. Toward this end, the Act and regulation establish funding rules for […]

  • AHS Weekly Wellness News ~ Pets Can Make you Healthier

    AHS Weekly Wellness News ~ Pets Can Make you Healthier

    One of the top therapists at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary is an Australian Labradoodle. Tullulah can do in five minutes what takes her owner, Alberta Health Services social worker Martina Quinn, as much as three hours to do. “She disarms people and gets them completely relaxed,” says Quinn, whose clients include adults […]

  • New Supports for Albertans Affected by Eating Disorders

    New Supports for Albertans Affected by Eating Disorders

    A new support network will establish community-based programming for individuals recovering from an eating disorder and provide support to their families. The Alberta government has committed more than $165,000 over three years to the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA). “Albertans who are coping with eating disorders often rely on their loved ones for […]

  • Temporary Flood Services Coming to an End

    Temporary Flood Services Coming to an End

    Saddlebrook Bus Service The bus service between the Saddlebrook Temporary Neighbourhood and High River will be ending with the closure of Saddlebrook. The service, provided by the Government of Alberta, was established to facilitate the travel of Saddlebrook residents to and from High River for school, work, appointments and community activities. Saddlebrook is expected to […]

  • Want to Know the Safest Way to Eat Seafood? With Traceability

    Want to Know the Safest Way to Eat Seafood? With Traceability

    By Contributing Authors The dreaded mislabeled fish. We are constantly being inundated with articles, wallet guides and the occasional refrigerator magnet telling us which fish are safe to eat and which fish are not. We follow the guidelines, only to learn that there’s a good chance our seafood may not be what it says on […]

  • Fortis Alberta: Preparing for an Outage

    Fortis Alberta: Preparing for an Outage

    Power outages are always possible. There are three possible causes: Being an Albertan means that we also have to be prepared for sudden weather changes such as windstorms, heavy snowfall and blizzards. When these happen, FortisAlberta quickly mobilizes its work force to deal with outages and we bring in additional workers as needed until all […]

  • New Addiction Treatment Centre Challenges the Status-Quo for Recovery

    New Addiction Treatment Centre Challenges the Status-Quo for Recovery

    Central Alberta —The Whole Life Institute announces the opening of an innovative, forward thinking addictions treatment facility, which combines cutting-edge neuroscience with proven nutritional and holistic therapies. The Whole Life Institute is the first of its kind in Canada, situated in beautiful and peaceful Central Alberta, close to the Rocky Mountains and only an hour […]

  • Offenders Repair 100 More Bicycles for Calgary Children in Need

    Offenders Repair 100 More Bicycles for Calgary Children in Need

    Alberta Corrections continues to partner with the Kiwanis Club of Calgary Chinook to provide repaired bicycles for children in need in the Calgary area. In addition to the 100 bicycles from the Calgary Correctional Centre, the Kiwanis Club of Calgary Chinook donated its 5,000th bicycle to a child in need on July 24. Since the […]

  • Cars and Quilts to Fill Up Olde Towne Okotoks This Sunday

    Cars and Quilts to Fill Up Olde Towne Okotoks This Sunday

    It’s the 6th annual Olde Towne Okotoks Show & Shine and Quilt Stroll this weekend. This year the theme is 60`s Rock N Roll. The fun starts Saturday night with the annual Poker Run. The participants will start off in their rides at The George Traditional House at 6pm. Following the Poker Run, the drivers […]

  • Average Canadian Family Spends More on Taxes than Necessities of Life

    Average Canadian Family Spends More on Taxes than Necessities of Life

    VANCOUVER—The average Canadian family spends more on taxes than on food, shelter and clothing combined, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “If you asked people to name their household’s biggest expense, many would likely say housing, but in reality the average Canadian family spends […]

  • UAlberta Occupational Therapy Students Develop “Sensory Room” to Help People With Disabilities

    UAlberta Occupational Therapy Students Develop “Sensory Room” to Help People With Disabilities

    Easter Seals Camp Horizon benefits from UAlberta student clinical placements By Laurie Wang Bragg Creek, AB – We all have that place we like to go to recharge. For the campers at Easter Seals Camp Horizon, this place is a room with squishy toy bears that light up, bubbles to blow, noise makers and a […]

  • Zurich is Paved With Gold for Glorious Jo

    Zurich is Paved With Gold for Glorious Jo

    Jo Pavey produced the performance of her life to win gold in a thrilling 10,000m final on the opening night of the European Athletics Championships in Zurich. At the age of 40, and just weeks after taking 5000m bronze at the Commonwealth Games and less than a year after giving birth to her second child, […]

  • Parenting Tip: Wondering How To Help A Child Not Even Living At Home?

    Parenting Tip: Wondering How To Help A Child Not Even Living At Home?

    Not Living at Home: Although your child may not be living at home he/she is still thinking about it. Every young person (especially troubled ones) considers what they would do in a worst case scenario, who they would turn to, who would help. That means they are secretly thinking about you A LOT! The conditions […]

  • Farmers – It’s What We Stand For

    Farmers – It’s What We Stand For

    By: Sarah Wray, FarmOn Since we launched #FARMVOICES in February, the movement has gained traction around the world, hitting 23 different countries to date. We have come to understand that farmers across the planet, regardless of country, race or creed, aren’t so different from one another. All seem to share similar joys when it comes […]

  • 2014 Season ends as Dawgs fall 7-5 to Mavericks, lose series 3-1

    2014 Season ends as Dawgs fall 7-5 to Mavericks, lose series 3-1

    The Cinderella season of the Okotoks Dawgs (4-5) came to an end at the hand of the 2014 Western Divison Champion Medicine Hat Mavericks (6-2) in a 7-5 loss. The Dawgs led for most of the game and it looked like they would force a deciding game five on the road, just like in the […]