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One sign of spring is the emergence of garden centres in the big national chain stores. But off the beaten track and away from the shopping centres, independent locally-owned greenhouses have been preparing thousands and thousands of flowering plants and vegetable plants for the new season. Most greenhouses are open now. Kim Meinzinger of Moe’s […]

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Brigadier-General Paul Doyle, former commander of 4 Wing Cold Lake, represented the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday. Doyle commanded 4 Wing and CFB Cold Lake from 2016 to 2019. He is currently the commander and defence adviser at the Canadian High Commission’s Defence Liaison Staff […]

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May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. People are asked to wear red to mark the occasion and to raise awareness, and there are “red dress” events across the country to remember Indigenous women and girls who are missing and who have fallen victim to violence. […]

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Caroline Parke has covered a long distance in a short time. After surviving a traumatic home invasion in 2019, Parke took to strumming her guitar to find some peace and tranquility in the harmony of the chords. Strumming led to songwriting and recording, and through her album “The Road” she is nominated for five International […]

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I tawt I saw a puddy tat I did I taw a puddy tat! (Livingston/May/Foster) Although Elaine and I are “dog people” (but enjoy Garfield cartoons), we wondered what impact cats have on bird populations. We wanted to investigate whether cats are responsible for the decline in bird populations in North America. Peter Marra, Head […]

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It’s in times like these that libraries prove their worth. Which isn’t to say that your local library isn’t a valuable community resource all the time. But over the course of the past year, libraries in the Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) have seen a massive increase in demand for their online services, with no […]

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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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