Author: Jeff Gaye

The people at Hearts for Healthcare are still counting up the proceeds from Saturday’s fundraising gala, but based on the early numbers they know they had a good night. Everyone had a good night. The Reid Fieldhouse at Cold Lake Energy Centre looked terrific, everyone was dressed in their best, and the food and entertainment […]

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Lace up your walking shoes, the St. Paul Jayman Built MS Walk is back May 29. After two years of virtual MS Walk fundraisers, St. Paul will welcome Lakeland supporters for a return to the in-person five-kilometre walk. St. Paul’s Brenda Rosychuk, Western Canada lead for the MS Walk, says she couldn’t be happier. “You […]

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I have stayed at a few of Canada’s prestigious old railway hotels: the Hotel Vancouver, the MacDonald, The Bessborough, the Hotel Saskatchewan, the Manoir Richelieu. The splendour is of another time, and reflects the romance of rail travel’s golden age. But passenger rail wasn’t all about silver tea services and club-car dining. Before the explosion […]

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St. Paul-based singer will appear at Treaty Six Contemporary Arts Festival Fawn Wood won the Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year title at the Juno Awards in Toronto on Sunday. Wood, who lives in St. Paul, grew up immersed in the cultural and musical traditions of her parents. Her father, Earl Wood, is […]

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Last year for Red Dress Day, Susie O’Connor prepared large prints of old pictures of local Indigenous women who have been murdered or are missing. The moment when the images came out of her printer was profoundly moving for her. It inspired her to create a powerful series of artistic portraits which she calls her […]

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There will be a full day of activities in Cold Lake on Thursday to commemorate Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or who are missing. May 5 is officially recognized as Red Dress Day in Canada in honour of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. Local organizer Gabrielle Whiskeyjack says some of […]

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Jeddah is a most curious city.  With about 5 million inhabitants it is Saudi Arabia’s second city, and a major seaport. It is the gateway to the holy city of Mecca, and a thriving economic hub. It has a different feeling to the other Saudi cities that I visited, and perhaps its motto “Jeddah is […]

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After postponements and cancellations over the past two years, the Alberta 55 Plus movement is back on track. The 2022 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games were in Edmonton April 7 – 10, with approximately 1,100 participants taking part. Competitions were held in more than a dozen sports and activities, at various age groupings. Alberta 55 […]

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Age Friendly Cold Lake (AFCL) is looking for volunteers now! They are expanding on their Friendly Visiting program by way of a Memorandum of Understanding with Nav-CARE and as a Community Ambassador to the Alzheimer’s Society.   So, what is Nav-CARE? Nav-CARE is a national support program that puts trained volunteers with people and their […]

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Identifying ducks is always engaging and can be challenging, as there can be many similarities between species like the mallard and northern shoveler.  Although one may look at the size and bill shape as well as head and body colours, sometimes another clue is helpful.   When in flight, it can be a surprise to […]

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