Category: Lifestyle

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Sprayed by a Skunk

    Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Sprayed by a Skunk

    By Reena Nerbas Skunk Spray Dear Reena, My son was sprayed by a skunk and I would like to know what to use to remove the skunk smell from his clothes. Is there any combination besides laundry detergent that would remove the smell? Bonnie Dear Bonnie, Here is the ‘Skunk Spray Recovery Solution’ from my […]

  • Update on the Ben Steiger Memorial Golf Tournament

    Update on the Ben Steiger Memorial Golf Tournament

    Okay here’s an update on the Golf Tournament….. We are SOLD OUT!!!! If you are talking to people and they are interested in playing in the golf tournament. We have started a waiting list for anyone that still would like to play. Because there is that chance that people will cancel or not pay. We […]

  • Greener Ideal: 3 Tips to Make the Kids More Eco-friendly

    Greener Ideal: 3 Tips to Make the Kids More Eco-friendly

    By Greener Ideal As an environmentally friendly parent it is, of course, important to be a good example of environmentally friendly activities yourself. Here are three tips that can help you to engage your kids in environmentally friendly behaviour with you! Tip 1: Vinegar Scrub Get everyone excited about cleaning up the house by explaining […]

  • Edible and Medicinal Weeds of Glenbow

    Edible and Medicinal Weeds of Glenbow

    Please Pre-Register for this program being presented on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. This is a guided walk so wear comfortable shoes. We see them everyday, as we drive by or walk right past their flowers, seedheads, and leaves. We curse them as we work tirelessly to pull them out of our […]

  • AHS Weekly Wellness Tip: Backyard Safety

    AHS Weekly Wellness Tip: Backyard Safety

    Manage the risks During the summer months, children spend countless hours playing in their backyards. There are many potential hazards in the backyard that can result in injuries. Protect your children by managing the risks. Survey the Yard Make sure all fence gates are self- closing and self-latching. Have a fence separate the play area […]

  • AMA: 6 Ways To Have Fun In Alberta This Summer

    Albertans sure know how to fill the summer months. Every year, there are so many great activities — from Edmonton’s Heritage Festival to Calgary’s BBQ on the Bow — that it can be difficult to decide exactly where you want to go. So let us give you a hand with that. Originally featured in Westworld […]

  • Okotoks Welcomes New Southside Community Programs Building

    The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening ceremony of the Southside Community Programs building on Friday, August 6th. Join in the festivities – drop-in to the ribbon cutting at 4PM, followed by an open house to tour the facility, meet the staff, and entertain the kids with crafts & activities! Plus there’s cake […]

  • Okotoks Family Resource Centre Offers Support and Assistance

    Your family doesn’t have to miss out on some of the best times in your kids’ lives due to lack of funds. Occasionally families experience difficulties and can benefit from additional services. Programs offered through the Centre are based on low income guidelines (click for table) and include: • fee assistance for recreation • emergency […]

  • FTS: Defining Integrity

    By Sensei Tom I love being a full time martial arts instructor because it pushes me to challenge barriers every day physically, mentally, and emotionally. One such example happened about 2 weeks ago when one of my senior students and I had a conversation about my integrity. During our discussion he shared that his definition […]

  • Graphic Novel Introduces Young Readers to Blackfoot Language

    By Andrea D. Smith Sweetgrass Contributor CALGARY – A comic book being published in Calgary will give young readers a chance to learn the Blackfoot language. The graphic novel, entitled “Ihtsipatatiyoop” (“Creator” in English), will be a series of illustrations and text boxes designed to appeal to youth. “The whole point is trying to develop […]

  • Harper Government Invests In Alberta Projects to Better Support Socially Isolated Senior Caregivers and Seniors Who Are Bullied

    Harper Government Invests In Alberta Projects to Better Support Socially Isolated Senior Caregivers and Seniors Who Are Bullied

    Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton seniors who are facing difficult issues will soon have more support, the Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance), announced Thursday on behalf of the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors). Two Alberta organizations are receiving a total of $42,890 through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The South […]

  • Province provides longer-term accommodation options for flood-affected Albertans still out of their homes

    A 62-unit apartment complex in High River purchased by the province will provide flood-affected Albertans still out of their homes with more permanent housing in the community. More than 100,000 people were evacuated from their homes during the June 2013 floods. One year later, the Government of Alberta continues to provide support to the last […]

  • Tips To Beat Extreme Summer Heat

    When the mercury rises, so do electricity bills in many homes. There are ways, however, to stay cool this summer and still save on energy costs. Dave Walton, the director of home ideas for Direct Energy, offers these suggestions to beat the heat and lower your energy bills: • Use ceiling fans to circulate cool […]

  • Kananaskis area weekend campground vacancy info online

    A Kananaskis Area – Weekend Campground Vacancy report is now available online. The report is a pdf which shows campsite availability for weekends at all campgrounds in Kananaskis. This report is intended to help you know where your best chance for a campsite is this weekend. Note that the information is not a live feed […]

  • Government of Canada increases support for Veterans through new community program

    Minister of Veterans Affairs announces new initiative with VETS Canada Toronto – On Canada Day, The Honourable Julian Fantino announced the Government of Canada is partnering with Veterans Emergency Transition Services (VETS) Canada to better deliver assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to Veterans in need. Through Veterans Affairs Canada’s At-Risk Veterans […]