Tag: Good News

  • Pat Stier, MLA, Delivers Cheques to Three Worthy Organizations

    Pat Stier, MLA, Delivers Cheques to Three Worthy Organizations

    Last week Pat Stier, MLA Livingstone-Macleod, had the honour of presenting three cheques to local organizations on behalf of the Provincial Government.  It has been a while since Pat had this pleasure as our previous government had a policy of not allowing our elected MLA to do this job unless he was a member of […]

  • Black Diamond Tim’s Grand Opening and Prize Winners

    Black Diamond Tim’s Grand Opening and Prize Winners

    Tim Hortons Grand Opening in Black Diamond a couple of weeks ago was standing room only for a large part of the day.  All the staff was kept busy filling orders and making fresh coffee. Proud owners, Jeff and Brad Woolcott were also seen helping to cut the cake and serve a few of the […]

  • Old Time Family Dance in Turner Valley

    Old Time Family Dance in Turner Valley

    Gather your family and friends for an old fashioned family dance at the Flare ‘N Derrick in Turner Valley on September 10th. The fun starts at 7 and goes until 10pm. It’s only $15 for adults and kids, 16 and under, are free. The United Church in the Valley is putting on this event to […]

  • AHS Weekly Wellness News: Back to School Health Checklist

    AHS Weekly Wellness News: Back to School Health Checklist

    It’s that time of year again. Store shelves are stacked with back-to-school supplies and racks of summer clothes are being replaced with sweaters and long pants. Getting your child ready for the new school year includes stocking up on notebooks, binders and pencils, but there’s more to making the most of the year ahead: taking […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Bryce Courtney

    From My Bookshelf: Bryce Courtney

    By Lynn Willoughby Whitethorn ~ Bryce Courtney Some time ago I was invited to lunch and each of us was asked to set our own place to remind us of our favourite author. I chose Courtney as I have been deeply moved by all of his novels, and knew I could defend my choice. Whitethorn was published […]

  • SAIT Alumnus Honoured for His Dedication to Good Service

    SAIT Alumnus Honoured for His Dedication to Good Service

    Winning a White Hat award is an honour for any Calgarian, but to India-born SAIT alumnus Nitin Parswani, the news was exhilarating. “It was a shocking moment,” says the Business Administration graduate. “I felt that I must’ve done something really good when I was nominated.”   Opportunity in the west Parswani came to Calgary in […]

  • Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Integrative Medicine and your Child

    Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Integrative Medicine and your Child

    In Canada, the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) continues to grow. And this is not unique to the adult population, as many parents choose to pursue CAM for their children as well. One of the more popular forms of CAM for children and adolescents is naturopathy. Naturopathy is an approach to health based […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Stephen P. Kieran

    From My Bookshelf: Stephen P. Kieran

    By Lynn Willoughby The Hummingbird ~ Stephen P. Kieran This is the story of a hospice nurse and her current patient – Professor Barclay Reed. While it sounds grim and depressing it really isn’t. Nurse Deborah Birch is the protagonist and periodically tells the Professor how her work makes her appreciate the moment – a […]

  • Royal Alberta Museum Reaches Major Construction Milestone

    Royal Alberta Museum Reaches Major Construction Milestone

    The new Royal Alberta Museum is one step closer to opening, as the governments of Canada and Alberta mark construction completion of the landmark facility. Work on the new museum in downtown Edmonton began in 2013 and employed several thousand construction workers. The cost of the new museum, which includes construction of the facility as […]

  • CAP Card Helps to Create Equitable Access to High River Programs and Services

    CAP Card Helps to Create Equitable Access to High River Programs and Services

    HIGH RIVER, AB: The Town of High River has launched a new Community Access Program (CAP) that will provide discounts on many town programs, activities and support services to residents that meet specified household income requirements. “Programs like CAP help to ensure that all residents can enjoy the recreation, programs and services that the town […]

  • Okotoks Annual Chili Fest and Cook-Off

    Okotoks Annual Chili Fest and Cook-Off

    Saturday, August 27, 2016 – 10:00am to 3:00pm Western-themed activities take over downtown Okotoks, including the central event – a chili cook off. Come down to taste the chili creations or register a team and compete! Spice up your weekend with chili sampling, children’s activities, live music, and an outdoor artisan street market! Compete in the Chili […]

  • New Non-Browning Apple Makes a Healthy School Snack

    New Non-Browning Apple Makes a Healthy School Snack

    Everyone knows the old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” A longtime healthy snack favourite for kids and adults alike, apples suffer from one major challenge — they turn brown when cut, bitten or bruised, leaving them unappealing and often uneaten. This makes apples one of the most wasted foods, with about […]

  • Frogs, Toads and Tiger Salamanders Oh My!

    Frogs, Toads and Tiger Salamanders Oh My!

    OK, well we don’t actually have toads on the park… but we do have two different types of frogs and tiger salamanders!  These cute little salamanders are voracious predators, feeding on insects, frogs and other smaller salamanders by moonlight. They live in two-foot deep burrows near ponds and are very common all across North America. Their habitat is getting […]

  • Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Get Complementary Medicine Working for you – Safely!

    Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Get Complementary Medicine Working for you – Safely!

    Seeking out a stream of complementary medicine? Do your homework and make sure you make a safe choice. When researching different types of complementary medicine, one of the most important things to do is to use your judgment carefully. Run everything you read and hear through a common-sense filter in your head. If something sounds […]

  • A Sparkling Opportunity

    A Sparkling Opportunity

    By Karen Simmons Canada is the world’s 3rd largest diamond producer and the Diamond Bourse, the hub for the diamond industry with headquarters in 30 major countries around the world, Canada’s office is in Toronto, Ontario and is the only all inclusive bourse in the world.  The BIG IDEA is to put Alberta on the map […]