5 Oct
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Reflections on a Growing Season

It was another atypical gardening season with a lot of planting being driven by what was on hand. To ensure I had seeds, they were ordered online in the fall. The spring plant browsing at the garden centre didn’t happen....

30 Sep
Current Events

Truth and Reconciliation, questions and answers

The following article deals with frank discussion of the experiences of residential schools and their survivors and may be distressing. The residential schools crisis line is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result...

29 Sep
Money

Kicking off the school year with RESPs

With the new school year kicking off and kids headed to classrooms, now is a great time to start thinking about how prepared you are for their future education. While it may seem far away, planning for your child or...

13 Sep
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Danger of addiction in older adults

Substance abuse is an often neglected topic when it comes to older adults. When we think of something like alcoholism, we might imagine a young individual participating in binge drinking in post-secondary institutions or while managing a high-stress job. But substance dependency...

3 Sep
Featured

Gold panning for fun — not profit!

I tilt my gold pan and backpan gently, and just where it should be, in the groove of my gold pan, fine, powdery gold has collected along with a bit of black sand. Once again I have found gold.My husband...

2 Sep
Current Events

Heading into Fall

Writing this article in mid-August for the September edition makes me wish I was either an Epidemiologist or a Fortune Teller.  During August we cautiously began to open programing and services in Veiner and Kerby Centres. Meals on Wheels operated...

27 Aug
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Can cannabis help with arthritis?

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Alberta will develop a cannabis use decision tool for the estimated 20 per cent of Canadians who live with arthritis, thanks to a $300,000 award from Alberta Innovates. People with arthritis are...

25 Aug
Featured

A plant you can touch!

Soft and fuzzy, white and green, lamp-ear-shaped leaves are the identifying features of Stachys byzantine, a plant commonly called lamb’s-ears. Having never caressed a lamb’s ear, I cannot vouch for a similar feel between the plant and the animal, but...

13 Aug
Featured | Money

Understanding active investing

Investing is a wealth-building tool that can be as involved or as hassle-free as you want. Active investing is a hands-on approach in which either you or a financial advisor acting on your behalf invests with the objective to outperform...