Author: Gateway Gazette Contributor

  • Healthy Together: Stay ‘n’ Play

    Healthy Together: Stay ‘n’ Play

    Whatever your age, play can make your day. For your children, play is essential. Especially in this time of physical distancing and staying at home. Children need lots of playtime. “From ages one to four, children need at least three hours of activity over the course of the day,” says Laura Crawford, a program facilitator […]

  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    By Dan Kobe What Happens When Your New Dog Stays Home Alone? One of the good news stories during the COVID-19 crisis has been the overwhelming number of people offering to foster or adopt pets. It seems many had wanted to include an animal in their family and decided that since they were home most […]

  • Parks Canada: Plan Ahead for a Busy Long Weekend in Waterton Lakes National Park

    Parks Canada: Plan Ahead for a Busy Long Weekend in Waterton Lakes National Park

    Waterton Lakes National Park anticipates welcoming many local visitors this long weekend. To have the best possible trip, visitors should arrive early or later in the day, consider planning a mid-week trip, and be flexible – if your selected destination is full, visit an alternate area. Plan ahead before you travel to Waterton. A full […]

  • Affordable and Accessible Child Care for More Families

    Affordable and Accessible Child Care for More Families

    As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, the Alberta government is reinvesting federal child care dollars to support families who need it most. Under a renegotiated bilateral agreement with the federal government, the Alberta government will receive $45 million to assist in the delivery of affordable and accessible child care. “High-quality early learning experiences are essential […]

  • NASA Invites Public to Share Excitement of Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch

    NASA Invites Public to Share Excitement of Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch

    Perseverance Launch to Mars: This illustration shows the moment after liftoff of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft begins the first part of its journey to Mars atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech.  There are lots of ways to participate in the historic event, which is […]

  • NHL: Teams Find Safety Top Priority Upon Arrival in Hub Cities

    NHL: Teams Find Safety Top Priority Upon Arrival in Hub Cities

    Health protocols emphasized as players settle in at Toronto, Edmonton by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist TORONTO — The first team entered the Secure Zone at 10:49 a.m. ET on Sunday, when a guard opened a gate in the black fence surrounding the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Not one but two buses carried the Montreal […]

  • Creating Jobs in Alberta’s Technology Sector

    Creating Jobs in Alberta’s Technology Sector

    To build on its Recovery Plan, Alberta’s government is moving ahead with strategic programs to create jobs and attract investment to Alberta’s tech sector. Effective Jan. 1, 2021, Alberta’s government is introducing the Innovation Employment Grant (IEG). This program will promote economic growth and job creation by supporting small and medium-sized businesses that invest in research […]

  • Cochrane RCMP and Alberta Sheriff locate dangerous driver off Highway 1

    Cochrane RCMP and Alberta Sheriff locate dangerous driver off Highway 1

    Cochrane, Alta. – the Cochrane RCMP received multiple complaints of a dangerous driver on Highway 1 east bound coming from Canmore. A black Toyota 4 Runner was believed to be involved in a number of hit and run collisions and was being driven in and out of ditches and the median and then drove backwards […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 27 – Aug 3, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 27 – Aug 3, 2020

    Don’t miss out on your horoscopes when the Gateway Gazette shuts down. You can subscribe to weekly and monthly horoscopes direct from Planet Waves: https://planetwaves.net/horoscopes/ By Eric Francis ARIES — The Sun has moved into the most creative and expressive area of your chart — Leo, your 5th solar house. Here is the thing: creative […]

  • Update 105: COVID-19 Pandemic in Alberta (July 27 at 5 p.m.)

    Update 105: COVID-19 Pandemic in Alberta (July 27 at 5 p.m.)

    Latest updates 91 additional cases were identified on July 26, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,430. 103 cases were reported on July 25. 110 cases were reported on July 24. Cases in all zones across the province reflect changes over the last 72 hours: Calgary zone: 730 active cases and 5,533 recovered […]

  • Getting a Fair Deal for Alberta’s Researchers

    Getting a Fair Deal for Alberta’s Researchers

    Government is working with universities and industry representatives to increase federal research funding to Alberta post-secondary institutions. A new research working group will examine funding disparities and engage the federal government to get Alberta’s post-secondary institutions their fair share of research dollars. This group will also complement the Alberta 2030: Transforming Post-Secondary Education project by exploring ways […]

  • How to Avoid Injury After a Pandemic

    How to Avoid Injury After a Pandemic

    COVID-19 could lead to an increase in musculoskeletal injuries as people resume their normal level of fitness activity By Nancy Whelan & Nick Mohtadi, McCaig Institute for Bone & Joint Health Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi, MD, is worried about what COVID-19 could do to our bones and joints. Mohtadi, an orthopedic surgeon, member of the McCaig Institute […]

  • River Safety: Sheep River

    River Safety: Sheep River

    While Sheep River levels are normal for this time of year, the water is exceptionally cold and the current is very fast, increasing the danger to the public. Learn more by watching this river safety video:

  • Investing in Addiction Recovery in Southern Alberta

    Investing in Addiction Recovery in Southern Alberta

    A $10-million capital investment will support construction of two recovery communities in southern Alberta. The construction of two recovery communities will add 125 new long-term residential addiction treatment beds in Lethbridge County and the Blood Tribe First Nation. These are part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, which includes $25 million to support construction of life-changing recovery […]

  • The Importance of Teledentistry in the Time of COVID-19

    The Importance of Teledentistry in the Time of COVID-19

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has given us what is essentially a “new normal.” Until a vaccine or cure is found, we are likely going to keep on wearing face masks and observe social distancing protocols whenever we go out. The question is, how are we supposed to do any of that when we need to […]