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  • Millarville Horticultural Club: Seed Catalogues

    Millarville Horticultural Club: Seed Catalogues

    Every second Tuesday of the month (Sept to May) at 7:30pm a speaker is arranged to talk and share their knowledge with the club. We meet at the Millarville church house. Our next meeting is February 14 at 7:30pm. We will be ordering from seed catalogues. Bring your favorite to share with others.  Also please remember to like us […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: In the Laundry Room

    By Reena Nerbas Laundry Stain Remover Dear Reena, I need a laundry stain remover solution using vinegar, water and baking soda. Thanks, Lynne Dear Lynne, Here is a spot remover that you can use to pre-treat stains as well as several other machine washable, colorfast fabrics. Into a spray bottle combine: Two third cups ammonia […]

  • Christmas Tree Pick-up in the Diamond-Valley

    Christmas Tree Pick-up in the Diamond-Valley

    Black Diamond If you would like the Town to pick up your Christmas tree, it should be placed near where garbage is normally picked up. It won’t be taken by the garbage truck but will  be picked up by the Public Works department as they check around town, until January 25. Turner Valley Residents may leave […]

  • Town of Black Diamond Needs Your Help With the Snow

    Town of Black Diamond Needs Your Help With the Snow

    Snow Removal The Town’s Snow Removal Policy is available here. Residents can help by moving vehicles when signage goes up in your area.  Also, please clear your sidewalks by putting snow on your property  – not on the street. Snow Angels Needed!   To be a Snow Angel all you have to do is adopt […]

  • Winter Energy Saving Tips for your Home

    Winter Energy Saving Tips for your Home

    Although cooler weather can bring many beautiful days and lasting memories, it can also have the unfortunate side effect of bringing higher energy bills due to heating costs. High heating costs can lead to headaches and unwanted money-management problems that most people do not want to deal with at the end of the year. Luckily, […]

  • Millarville Horticultural Club: Seed Saving

    Millarville Horticultural Club: Seed Saving

    Every second Tuesday of the month (Sept to May) at 7:30pm a speaker is arranged to talk and share their knowledge with the club. We meet at the Millarville church house. Our next meeting is January 17 at 7:30pm. Please note this change in date due to weather. Janet Melrose will be talking about seed saving and local […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Apple Pie

    By Reena Nerbas Damage to Marble Countertop Dear Reena, My daughter left her straightener on our new bathroom counter in the basement. It is marble; it has discolored the counter – is there any way to remove the “stain”? Thanks for your time, Brenda Dear Brenda, Are you sure that you are dealing with real marble or […]

  • Canada’s Cocktail – A Canadian Holiday Tradition

    Canada’s Cocktail – A Canadian Holiday Tradition

    Ho Ho, Hail Caesar! Canada’s cocktail has become a holiday tradition for families from coast-to-coast. It makes hundreds of thousands of appearances on New Year’s Day, and many more throughout the entire holiday season. Whether you prefer your Caesar spicy, or with pickle brine, the options are endless! So how do you satisfy everyone this […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Avocado

    By Reena Nerbas Burnt Popcorn Smell in Microwave Dear Reena, I am hoping that you might have a solution for getting rid of burnt popcorn smell in a microwave. I have tried lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda, and even microwaving meat with a barbeque sauce on it, hoping to get rid of the smell. If I leave […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Tasty Turkey Tips

    By Reena Nerbas Restoring Old Tile Dear Reena, We live in a 1930’s heritage home and there is natural tile in front of the fireplace, unfortunately the tile has been scraped by the bottom of a chair. We have tried to fix it but with no luck at all. Would you have a suggestion for […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Decorating the Office for Christmas

    By Reena Nerbas Glue on Jeans Dear Reena, How can I remove sticker glue left on new jeans? Jean Hi Jean, The easiest solution is to scrub the residue with an old toothbrush and rubbing alcohol. Cleaning Tile and Grout Dear Reena, A friend has purchased a home with tile and grout everywhere and says […]

  • Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Homemade Air Fresheners

    By Reena Nerbas Pen Refills Dear Reena, I have pens that use refills; the last two worked for a while and then stopped working. The store clerk suggested warming them; they worked briefly and then stopped. Is there anything else that I can do? Refills aren’t cheap! Love your column, it is definitely a must […]

  • Millarville Horticultural Club: Reader Rock Garden

    Millarville Horticultural Club: Reader Rock Garden

    Every second Tuesday of the month (Sept to May) at 7:30pm a speaker is arranged to talk and share their knowledge with the club. We meet at the Millarville church house. Our next meeting is January 10 at 7:30pm. Diane Dalkin will be talking about the Reader Rock Gardens . A local place to visit with a long history […]

  • Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Alcohol – be Holiday Smart!

    Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Alcohol – be Holiday Smart!

    Cutting back on drinking is a common New Year’s resolution. Holiday parties are full of socializing, yummy treats, and often a bit more alcohol than many of us are used to. With all the social events and toasting to the New Year, some of us can lose track of how much alcohol we’ve consumed. Head […]

  • More Stability for Electricity Consumers

    More Stability for Electricity Consumers

    Proposed legislation would further reduce price volatility in the electricity system and support the province’s made-in-Alberta transition to a stable and reliable system that puts consumers first. “We inherited a volatile electricity system that did not look out for consumers. The previous government created the Balancing Pool to deal with Power Purchase Arrangements but did […]