Author: Gateway Gazette Contributor

  • Alberta Musician Exposes Roots of Racism Through Song

    Alberta Musician Exposes Roots of Racism Through Song

    As an artist and an academic, Arsh Khaira explores the power of music to overcome divisions. By GEOFF McMASTER Music has a major role to play in the fight against systemic racism, according to newly minted music PhD Arsh Khaira. The local musician and University of Alberta instructor, who graduated on June 12, wrote his thesis […]

  • Rowan House: Exciting Children’s Program Update

    Rowan House: Exciting Children’s Program Update

    Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada to address adaptations needed to our program in the face of Covid-19, Rowan House is pleased to announce the addition of Play Therapy to our Children’s Program. With the increase in domestic violence incidents over the course of the pandemic, and the resulting increased exposure of children […]

  • Recovery Communities to be Built in Alberta

    Recovery Communities to be Built in Alberta

    Government is building five recovery communities for the holistic treatment of mental health and addiction. This will add 400 treatment beds to the province – a 30 per cent increase in capacity. As part of Alberta’s Economic Recovery Plan, $25 million will support the construction of life-changing recovery communities. More than 65 countries around the […]

  • How to See Comet NEOWISE

    How to See Comet NEOWISE

    By Eddie Irizarry, EarthSky Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is far to the north on the sky’s dome, visible now (with optical aid) to observers in the northern U.S. and Canada in the early evening skies. Charts and more info here. We still have to wait for another very bright comet, what astronomers call a great comet. But […]

  • Jasper RCMP Investigate Ice Explorer Rollover in the Columbia Icefields – UPDATE

    Jasper RCMP Investigate Ice Explorer Rollover in the Columbia Icefields – UPDATE

    UPDATE Columbia Icefields, Alta. – At this time, members of the RCMP Jasper Detachment, the K Division Collision Reconstruction Analyst, Occupational Health and Safety as well as Transport Officers from Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement continue with the investigation. Efforts are being made to have the Ice Explorer removed from the scene for further examination. No […]

  • Youth Recognized with Queen’s Jubilee Awards

    Youth Recognized with Queen’s Jubilee Awards

    Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell honoured young humanitarians, community leaders, volunteers and artists at the Queen’s Jubilee awards ceremony. Ten students were recognized as recipients of the 2019 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship medals and Queen’s Golden Jubilee Arts medal at a virtual ceremony at Government House. The citizenship medal recognizes students for their outstanding citizenship, leadership, community […]

  • Update 102: COVID-19 Pandemic in Alberta (July 16 at 6 p.m.)

    Update 102: COVID-19 Pandemic in Alberta (July 16 at 6 p.m.)

    In total, 8,142 Albertans have now recovered from COVID-19. Hospitalization rates remain low with 69 people in hospital, eight of whom are in intensive care. Latest updates 120 additional cases have been identified in the last 24 hours and the total number of active cases is now 807. Cases have been identified in all zones […]

  • Helping Families in Crisis Avoid Disconnection

    Helping Families in Crisis Avoid Disconnection

    United Way of Calgary and Area Direct Energy and United Way are excited to announce that the Direct Energy Emergency Fund will continue to support vulnerable Alberta families in 2020. The impact of COVID-19, compounded by the challenges faced by Alberta’s energy sector, has put significant financial stress on families across the province. United Way’s […]

  • Great Canadian Giving Challenge a Tremendous Success

    Great Canadian Giving Challenge a Tremendous Success

    Rowan House Society We may not have been awarded the $20,000 grand prize through this year’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge (it was the Sistering organization out of Toronto) however, we are absolutely considering ourselves winners!! In your efforts to help us gain ballots for the contest, you raised $17,395 over the month of June alone! […]

  • How Seniors Can Stay Safe During the ‘New Normal’ of Life With COVID-19

    How Seniors Can Stay Safe During the ‘New Normal’ of Life With COVID-19

    We are nowhere near the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, but life is slowly going back to normal, well, a new normal at least. As we gradually go back into our day-to-day lives, it is important to incorporate a healthy daily routine for seniors, along with extra safety precautions. The New Normal Most stay-at-home orders […]

  • Improving Financial Literacy for Students

    Improving Financial Literacy for Students

    More students in Grades 3-12 will have access to programs this fall that help improve financial literacy and prepare them for work and life. Alberta Education is enhancing financial literacy in classrooms through grant partnerships with Enriched Academy and Junior Achievement chapters in Alberta. These organizations have established programming that is aligned with provincial curriculum […]

  • Build Your Own Engagement Ring

    Build Your Own Engagement Ring

    Build your own engagement ring jewelry can be delight, particularly when you construct your own engagement ring, according to your choice of design you can build your own stud earrings or design your own moissanite pendants. Once you have determined which kind of setting you want to construct your own engagement ring, you can sort them by price and metal.

  • Expanding the Organ and Tissue Registry

    Expanding the Organ and Tissue Registry

    Residents of the Northwest Territories can now join the Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry, increasing the number of potential donors and helping save lives. Due to low population density and medical availability in the Northwest Territories, residents who die there cannot donate their organs and tissues. Patients requiring critical care are often transported to […]

  • Strengthening Alberta’s Pandemic Response

    Strengthening Alberta’s Pandemic Response

    The government is seeking proposals to review the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The third-party review will enhance Alberta’s capacity to respond to a potential second wave of COVID-19 and any future pandemics. A strong, coordinated response can help save lives, prevent wide-scale spread of disease and help jobs and the economy bounce back […]

  • Canada’s Major Housing Markets’ Speed of Recovery to Vary

    Canada’s Major Housing Markets’ Speed of Recovery to Vary

    Significant employment and income declines, coupled with uncertainty over the future trajectory of the virus and employment and income conditions, will lower demand for housing in 2020. The Housing Market Outlook — Special Edition (HMO) released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) forecasts housing starts, sales and prices for Canada’s major housing markets are likely […]