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Outdoors, masks on, six feet apart. Personnel and even the aircraft involved in last Wednesday’s flypast, commemorating the 97th birthday of the Royal Canadian Air Force, observed all the safety protocols. Twenty-one jets zoomed over ice-covered Cold Lake, passing over the marina and Cold Lake South before returning to the base. (The pilots all had […]

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The Alberta government is providing $750,000 over two years to the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council (AEAAC) to develop community responses against elder abuse. With these funds, the council will provide one-time funding to the province’s 31 eligible coordinated community responses (CCRs). AEAAC  started as a group of service providers who see elder abuse as […]

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André Picard is a health reporter and columnist for the Globe and Mail, and author of six bestselling books including his latest, Neglected No More. Mr. Picard spoke with Respect editor Jeff Gaye about the book, which chronicles the history of elder care in Canada, and offers us choices for the future. “It`s a bit […]

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The City of Cold Lake has reached agreements with the federal government that will allow the city to continue operating the Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club on CFB Cold Lake. On March 9, city council unanimously passed a motion to enter into several five-year agreements with the federal government to continue operating the golf […]

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Alberta’s Covid-19 vaccination plan moves into Phase 2 on March 10. Albertans aged 50 to 64 who do not have a severe chronic illness can receive the Covishield/AstraZeneca vaccine early, or wait until Phase 2D begins in May to receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine Appointment bookings will be announced in stages, while supply lasts. […]

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The Alberta government will increase its funding for continuing care programs by $200 million under the new provincial budget. That will bring the government’s funding to $3.5 billion, a six per cent increase. The spending breaks down as $1.6 billion for designated supportive living settings; $1.2 billion for long-term care settings; and $736 million for […]

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“Canadians are telling us that they’ll do anything necessary to avoid having to move into a [long-term care] home,” said Dr. Samir Sinha. Sinha, Director of Geriatrics of the Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto, was commenting on a survey released last week by the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) and […]

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Is cross-country skiing a suitable activity for seniors? Fred Bamber would day yes. Fred will be 84 in April. He started skiing in the 1960s while working for Parks Canada at Banff National Park. But it wasn’t a recreational pastime. In the winter, Parks staff ran regular patrols in the back country, and the best […]

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The Cold Lake John Howard Society has opened its doors. The organization’s location at 4801 51 Street has been operating a warming centre during the daytime, and as of Monday is also offering emergency overnight shelter for men who need safe place to stay overnight. According to board program leader Greg Vardy, the society approached […]

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Everything comes down to where you drill your hole. Some participants described the fishing as “slow” at the Cold Lake Ice Fishing Tournament February 12 – 14, but there was enough action to keep them out on the ice. In the end, Jason Laudin won for the biggest fish at 35 inches. Keira Kowalchuk won […]

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