Category: Lifestyle

  • Death of Dogs from Ukraine a Concern for All

    Death of Dogs from Ukraine a Concern for All

    The Alberta SPCA was saddened to learn dozens of puppies died while on route to Canada from Ukraine as part of a shipment of approximately 500 dogs last week, and we are pleased to hear an investigation is underway to determine what happened and to ensure a tragedy like this is not repeated. While is […]

  • Funding University of Alberta Restoration Projects

    Funding University of Alberta Restoration Projects

    Government is giving the University of Alberta an additional $16 million this year to help restore research and learning spaces. Funding is provided for two projects in Edmonton: $8 million to renew and replace mechanical and electrical systems in the Brain and Aging Research Building, and another $8 million to install a new piping system […]

  • AHS Weekly Wellness: Cancer and Fatigue

    AHS Weekly Wellness: Cancer and Fatigue

    Fatigue is a sense of tiredness that doesn’t seem to go away, even with rest or sleep. It often happens along with other symptoms, such as pain or poor sleep. You may feel fatigued during cancer treatments, right after treatments, or even for months after treatment. Even as your cancer treatments are working and you […]

  • Attracting Investment to Spur Job Creation

    Attracting Investment to Spur Job Creation

    Government has introduced Bill 33, the Alberta Investment Attraction Act, which would help drive high-impact investment to the province and create jobs. If passed, Bill 33 will create the Invest Alberta Corporation, an arm’s-length agency that will help promote Alberta as a prime investment location for businesses from across Canada and around the world, attracting high-value, […]

  • Calgary Co-op Encourages Calgarians to Shop Local This Summer

    Calgary Co-op Encourages Calgarians to Shop Local This Summer

    Together For Good: Throughout COVID-19, Calgary Co-op and local businesses have been working together to bring food to Alberta’s tables while building back the economy June 19, 2020 – Calgary – Calgary Co-operative Association Limited (“Calgary Co-op”) is encouraging Calgarians to shop local this summer, by seeking and purchasing Alberta-made products that will help make the […]

  • Wolf Willow

    Wolf Willow

    Do not be fooled by the common name “Wolf Willow”, this plant is in fact not part of the willow species! Instead it is part of the Eleagnanceae (Oleaster) family and is related to the buffaloberry. Wolf Willow (Elaeagnus communtata), also known as the Silverberry, is a shrub that is usually under two meters tall. The plant’s distinguishing […]

  • Foothills County Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer

    Foothills County Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer

    Foothills County is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ryan Payne to the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) effective July 1, 2020.  Mr. Payne will share responsibility with Foothills County’s Municipal Manager, Harry Riva Cambrin. Mr. Payne has served the County as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer since July 1, 2017. Having worked with Foothills […]

  • Consider Home Care For Your Elderly Loved One

    Consider Home Care For Your Elderly Loved One

    By Sarah Keller One of the most contentious decisions anyone ever has to make involves the care of an aging parent or grandparent. Considering how occupied we are with our own lives and families, we all tend to entertain thoughts of putting our elderly loved ones in a retirement or nursing home. However, appealing as […]

  • Alberta Adds New Sandhill Crane Season

    Alberta Adds New Sandhill Crane Season

    An exciting new hunting opportunity awaits Alberta’s game bird hunters for the fall 2020 season. A sandhill crane hunt launches on September 1 in more than 50 wildlife management units in southern and east-central Alberta. “It’s great to see widespread support for a sandhill crane season in Alberta, which will support the province’s wildlife management […]

  • World’s-largest Airport Solar Farm Arriving at EIA

    World’s-largest Airport Solar Farm Arriving at EIA

    Alpin Sun to build 627-acre facility on west-side of airport lands (Edmonton, AB) – Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is welcoming a new large-scale investment that will create the largest airport-based solar farm in the world. Airport City Solar will dramatically transform the west-side of EIA’s lands, create jobs and bring in a potential new power source […]

  • Modernizing Legislation to Improve Public Health Care

    Modernizing Legislation to Improve Public Health Care

    Updates to health legislation will strengthen the role of Albertans in our health system, help reduce surgical wait times and modernize the system so it can be more effective. Proposed amendments will improve governance and accountability, improve access to medically necessary surgeries, and engage more Albertans in making sure the health-care system and health professionals […]

  • Five Alberta Road Trips to Take this Summer

    Five Alberta Road Trips to Take this Summer

    SAIT Originally from Medicine Hat, Sydnee Bell is no stranger to Alberta’s beautiful landscapes and historical communities. The recent grad from the Travel and Tourism diploma program at SAIT is combining her local knowledge and passion for travel to curate a list of places to check out this summer. So fill up your tank, type in your […]

  • Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces

    Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces

    The proposed Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act will support economic recovery, restore balance in the workplace and get Albertans back to work. If passed, this legislation could save job creators an estimated $100 million per year by reducing red tape from daily operations – helping them keep their doors open – and provide jobs for hard-working […]

  • Another 20 Million Masks Ready for Distribution

    Another 20 Million Masks Ready for Distribution

    Free non-medical masks will soon be back at A&W, McDonald’s Canada, and Tim Hortons locations across Alberta. Distribution of masks through these restaurant partners will resume on July 13. More details will be included with the official launch announcement. In June, 20 million masks were distributed through restaurant partners, municipalities, long-term care facilities, First Nations […]

  • Waterton Lakes National Park Camping

    Waterton Lakes National Park Camping

    Waterton Lakes National Park is offering limited camping services. The camping experience at Waterton Lakes National Park will be different than previous years. Visitors will have access to the following services and facilities: Townsite Campground Loops B and H of the Townsite Campground are open for existing reservation holders Reservations for the remainder of the […]