29 Dec

For auld lang syne?

Should auld acquaintance be forgotAnd never brought to mind? What in gods name does that even mean? The tune and melody are familiar to most who celebrate the New Year, having heard the tune to Auld Lang Syne growing up for decades...

17 Dec

Pinball wizardry

My love of pinball all began with Sesame Street. While each episode featured a number and letter of the day, there would be a fun pinball animation for each episode featuring the numbers two to 12 — it wasn’t noted why...

15 Dec
Featured | Money

How financially fit are you?

The New Year has arrived and while health and fitness resolutions easily come to mind, have you considered how financially fit you are? Undue stress from your finances can have a negative impact on your health and wellbeing, but there...

2 Dec
Featured | Opinion

Let your heart be light

Christmas and the holidays are here. And with it the regular host of events, traditions and festivities.Is what I would be saying if there was anything regular about this year, whatsoever.But we will make do with all the small little...

30 Nov

Making tracks

“Winter’s long. Embrace it, don’t hate it.” Those are the wise words of 64-year-old Andy Dragt, founder of Slow and Steady Hikers in Calgary. Dragt escapes the city as often as he can, even in the winter. I interviewed him over...

26 Nov
Featured | Money

Keeping your investments safe

Investing can be part of a healthy financial future, enabling you to grow your money for retirement and financial goals like vacations or your child’s education costs. Making sure any investment opportunity fits in your financial plan or goals is...

23 Nov

Knitting; a most enjoyable pasttime

A neighbour and fellow knitter asked me to help her out by knitting some premie-baby caps and mittens. I accepted with enthusiasm because I have always loved to knit. Unfortunately, as I began the first cap, I found that my...

20 Nov
Current Events

Girl Guide cookies donated to local seniors

Some folks might not think having 100 boxes of Girl Guide cookies lying around would be a problem requiring a solution — unless that solution involves a tall glass of milk. But when local guide leader Laura Istead found herself with...

13 Nov
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Strength in vulnerability

It’s the end of September.  In a small village in Saskatchewan, the freezing rain and bone chilling wind strike my socially distanced family members as we gather at the graveyard to say goodbye to a very special uncle.  In it together, but...