Category: Organizations

  • Homeless Hub: Upstream Prevention

    Homeless Hub: Upstream Prevention

    By Melanie Redman A Way Home I recently heard a young person with lived experience of homelessness offering recommendations to A Way Home Americaand senior policy makers. He said that funding more services and supports for youth experiencing homelessness is great, but it’s not good enough. He talked about the damage to his life caused by […]

  • A Moose on the Loose!

    A Moose on the Loose!

    Who would have thought you could get a chance to glimpse moose out here at Glenbow?! Moose, Alces alces, are the largest memebrs of the deer family and are well known for their huge antlers which are found on the male members of the species.  Moose may typically be thought of as gentle giants, but they […]

  • Contract Awarded for New Waterton Lakes National Park Visitor Centre

    Contract Awarded for New Waterton Lakes National Park Visitor Centre

    Parks Canada is announcing that, following a competitive process, a contract has been awarded to FWBA Architects for the design of the new Waterton Lakes National Park Visitor Centre located at Block 39 within the townsite. FWBA Architects, a Lethbridge architecture firm, will be the primary consultant for the architectural design of this project. The […]

  • Calgary Police Rodeo: Fantastic Family Fun for a Worthwhile Cause

    Calgary Police Rodeo: Fantastic Family Fun for a Worthwhile Cause

    This year the rodeo will be held at the Cochrane Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, August 13th with the rodeo starting at 1pm. Kids carnival activities will start at 8am. Check out the CPS band Frontline performing at the grounds on Friday night starting at 8pm. By Matt Beauchamp, Content Contributor The rodeo season, and the […]

  • Canada’s Army Reserve to Conduct Summer Training Exercises Across the Country

    Canada’s Army Reserve to Conduct Summer Training Exercises Across the Country

    Ottawa – Throughout the month of August, approximately 4,600 reservists from the Canadian Army’s four divisions will be training in several areas throughout Canada. The training, often located in challenging locations, is to be focused on enhancing military skills such as reacting to direct and indirect fire, operating command posts, tactical movement, and warfighting in day […]

  • Longview Library News: The Power of the Library Card

    Longview Library News: The Power of the Library Card

    By Sylvia Binkley The power of your library card is most impressive. We encourage you to explore all aspects of it. When you become a library member, you will come under the umbrella of the Marigold Library System. It consists of individual libraries organized in a network  which collectively serves the needs of residents in […]

  • The Role of Sharing Data in Ending Homelessness

    The Role of Sharing Data in Ending Homelessness

    By Nick Falvo On May 4, 2016, approximately 40 people attended the First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative, sponsored in Calgary by the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Those attending included government officials, researchers and students. Here are 10 things to know about the event. The Data Sharing […]

  • Second Annual Ride to Horizon Raises $10,500

    Second Annual Ride to Horizon Raises $10,500

    High River, AB- On July 29-30 MP John Barlow and his team rode 200km from Crowsnest Pass to the Bar U Ranch and finally to Camp Horizon raising $10,500 for Camp Horizon’s $10 million rejuvenation initiative to replace aging infrastructure and dormitories at the camp. Started in 1965 by the Kinsmen Club of Calgary, Easter […]

  • Rowan House Says Thank You

    Rowan House Says Thank You

    Sharing Our Gratitude Rowan House Society is blessed to have such amazing community support. We cannot thank you enough for standing behind the work that we do. The need for domestic violence services remains high and we’ve been fortunate the last few years to be able to grow and expand our services to meet those […]

  • Canadian Angus Foundation Announces Junior Stockman Award Winner

    Canadian Angus Foundation Announces Junior Stockman Award Winner

    Rocky View County, AB – From the time Maguire Blair could walk he has been involved in the feeding, preparation and marketing of his family’s Angus and Simmental cattle. That involvement has earned him the 2016 Junior Angus Stockman Award. In addition to involvement with Blair’s West Land & Cattle, his family’s operation near Drake, […]

  • Fort McMurray Gets Record-Breaking Donations for Relief Campaign

    Fort McMurray Gets Record-Breaking Donations for Relief Campaign

    The Government of Alberta is contributing $30.3 million to match money donated by Albertans to the Canadian Red Cross relief campaign for residents of Fort McMurray. Donations will support the health and wellness of residents and the recovery of the local economy through targeted programs. “Our government has been standing with the people of Fort […]

  • Salvation Army: Community Garden Slashes Food Bills and More

    Salvation Army: Community Garden Slashes Food Bills and More

    At The Salvation Army’s community garden in Swift Current, Sask., planting seeds and investing a little bit of time is improving the quality of life for low-income families and individuals. “There are many benefits to the community garden,” says Sandra Brong, The Salvation Army’s community and family services coordinator. “Participants eat healthier, save money on […]

  • CPAWS Sounds Alarm over Parks Canada’s Shift Away from Nature Conservation in our National Parks

    CPAWS Sounds Alarm over Parks Canada’s Shift Away from Nature Conservation in our National Parks

    OTTAWA – In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Parks Canada to re-focus on its legal obligation to protect nature as the first priority for managing our national parks, and to immediately stop development in Banff and Jasper National Parks. […]

  • Horseback Riding: featuring Griffin Valley Ranch

    Horseback Riding: featuring Griffin Valley Ranch

    By Monica Henderson Horseback riding ranges from a relaxing hobby, to a source of livelihood, to high-stakes competition in our province. In light of the warm summer months, there is no time like August to feature horseback riding as a way to experience nature in Southern Alberta. “[On horseback], we leave no impact other than […]

  • Help Break the Cycle of Violence

    Help Break the Cycle of Violence

    There’s still time to have your donation matched by Birdies for Kids program presented by AltaLink Did you know: Rowan House Society is more than just an emergency shelter for women and children fleeing family violence. We believe that prevention is the key to ultimately breaking the cycle of abuse and empowering our youth and […]