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  • Government of Canada Announces Changes to the Food and Drug Regulations to Permit the Irradiation of Ground Beef

    Government of Canada Announces Changes to the Food and Drug Regulations to Permit the Irradiation of Ground Beef

    New Regulations will give industry another tool to enhance food safety February 22, 2017 – Ottawa – Health Canada The Government of Canada recognizes that a safe food supply is a major contributing factor to the health of Canadians. As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to promoting healthy and safe food for Canadians, […]

  • High River Yard Waste Drop-off Station to Close by the End of February

    High River Yard Waste Drop-off Station to Close by the End of February

    HIGH RIVER, AB: The Wallaceville drop-off station for grass, leaves, branches and other yard waste will close by Tuesday, February 28. Crews will begin dismantling the bins for removal during the week of Feb. 21 – 24 and drop-offs will not be accepted during this time. Wallaceville was purchased by the Government of Alberta as […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions Pillow Edition

    Solutions & Substitutions Pillow Edition

    By Reena Nerbas Dear Reena, I have 40-year-old feather pillows my mom made. Can they still be used? Phyllis Dear Phyllis, Consider opening the seams and inspecting the feathers to make sure that they have not disintegrated. If the feathers are not black, the pillow should be fine after a good cleaning. Wash the pillows […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Good News About “Bad Foods”

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Good News About “Bad Foods”

      Some foods get a bad rap for no good reason. Take chocolate, beef, and cheese, for example – we call them naughty nibbles and blame them for our high cholesterol, heart problems, and widening waistlines. But are they really so bad for us? Toronto-based dietitian Zannat Reza gives the lowdown on 5 so-called bad […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Save on Produce

    Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Save on Produce

    By Reena Nerbas Scorched Carpet Dear Reena, My ironing board broke and so I started ironing my clothes on the carpet. It wasn’t ideal but things were going well until I noticed that I scorched the top of my carpet. Help! Is my carpet ruined? I tried to wash it, but that did not help. […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Beverages with Buzz – the Bottom Line

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Beverages with Buzz – the Bottom Line

    Top-tier athletes, weekend warriors, and clubgoers love their sports and energy drinks – but are they really getting a boost? Seattle-based dietitian Lola O’Rourke says so-called “functional” drinks that promise increased endurance and mental clarity in a bottle are often full of hype – and may even harm, not help, you. Here, O’Rourke provides the […]

  • Landscaping Grant Available from Millarville Horticultural Club

    Landscaping Grant Available from Millarville Horticultural Club

    Millarville Horticultural Club has a landscaping grant available to non profit organizations in the MD of Foothills, west of the 5 meridian and north of highway 540. The maximum grant available is $750. This could be used for hard landscaping, permanent plant materials and/or installation costs. If you are interested in applying for this program […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Homemade Croutons

    Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Homemade Croutons

    By Reena Nerbas Dull Stainless Steel Pots Dear Reena, I can’t seem to bring that shine back to my stainless steel pots. Even though I scrub them, the bottom has a cover on it that only seems clean when wet not dry. Bonnie Hi Bonnie, Here are a few tricks to brighten a stainless steel […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Your Best Home Workout Moves

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Your Best Home Workout Moves

    Home workouts have come a long way from the days of pumping iron in a dank basement corner, or keeping up with the cast of the “20-Minute Workout.” The market is full of fitness equipment, clothing, and DVDs to help you achieve a fitter, slimmer body – in the comfort of your own home. Consider […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Yummy Teriyaki Sauce

    Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Yummy Teriyaki Sauce

    By Reena Nerbas Toilet Bowl Stains Hi Reena, I have a brown stain in my toilet bowl and I’ve tried all kinds of different solutions and even a pumice stone; I drained the toilet as best as I could and poured bleach in it. I actually bought a new toilet but I still have a […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Swimsuit Mildew Smell

    Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Swimsuit Mildew Smell

    By Reena Nerbas Mildew Smell on Swimsuit Dear Reena, I read your column on a regular basis and love your solutions. Now I need some help, I packed a wet bathing suit coming home from a Hawaiian vacation a couple of winters ago, and even though I unpacked it and washed it right away, it has […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Home Gym on a Shoestring

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Home Gym on a Shoestring

    You don’t need to break the bank to break a sweat. You also don’t need a gym membership to burn fat, slim down and get fit. If you are on a budget, follow these simple steps for an effective workout at home. Cardiovascular activity Cardio exercises help you lose weight, decrease stress, strengthen your heart […]

  • Okotoks Green Cart Collection

    Okotoks Green Cart Collection

    All single-family homes in Okotoks have green carts for organics curbside collection. All food, pet and yard waste are accepted in the green cart for weekly collection (bi-weekly November to April). A friendly reminder that your green (organics) carts will now be picked up bi-weekly from November through to the end of April! Please note that your blue (recycling) and black (garbage) […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions By Reena: Removing Iron-On Clothing Labels

    Solutions & Substitutions By Reena: Removing Iron-On Clothing Labels

    By Reena Nerbas Used Razor Dear Reena, I shave my legs three times a week with a pull type razor. How long should I use it before tossing it into the garbage? Jessica Dear Jessica, If you ask ten different people, you will receive ten different answers. Some people recommend that disposable razors are fine […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Laundry Detergent

    Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Laundry Detergent

    By Reena Nerbas Sparkling Stainless Steel Dear Reena, How can I brighten stainless steel cutlery to bring back the sparkle? Thanks, Sharon Dear Sharon, In commercial settings; it is very common to toss cutlery into a sink of plain old white vinegar, let soak and polish with a cloth. Or cut a potato in half […]