How I spent one week without meat and dairy
It all started when I heard about a book called The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone on the Oprah Winfrey show. Even though I only caught a few moments of the segment, I was intrigued.
The book advocates vegani...
Herbal detoxes can work wonders for mind and body
“This is either going to go really well, or I’m going to regret doing this,” I remember thinking to myself. I’d heard horror stories about how my friends had reacted but I’d also heard of majo...
A short winter means that some may be going through a lot more tissues this season
Spring sucks. Or, more accurately, spring blows. At least, that’s what I do all spring. From the time the snow melts until the trees finish blooming, I’m constantly bl...
Why every Calgarian should care about mountain pine beetles
Bart McAnally has the most beautiful office in the world: the Rocky Mountains. The forest health technician is outside most days, making sure that the forests are healthy.
As he crunches throug...
Only 359 mature bears remaining in Alberta, report says
On March 16, nearly 100 people gathered in the upstairs theatre at Canmore Collegiate High School. Eyes were fixed on the large projection screen at the front.
A seven-year-old female grizzly bear ...
Increased physical and emotional injury an issue for YWCA clients
The abuse started on her honeymoon. The day after getting married, she was told not to talk to her parents. She did not have a house key. All she had was tea, toast and wedding cake.
Overseas hospital provides alternative for local woman
Thirty-seven-year-old Wendy Sturek is on the phone from Ireland. The Calgarian has just undergone controversial surgery for the multiple sclerosis she has suffered from for years.
“I am fabulous...
15,000 slings recalled in Canada
Health Canada has released a warning that advises parents and caregivers to exercise caution when using baby carriers, following the lead of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The commission identified 14 suffo...
Disease presents those in their 50s with unique challenges
Gord and Brenda Strandlund walk tentatively towards the podium. They have done this before but there is a reluctance in their pace that suggests they still do not find this easy.
Alberta organization wrestling wind power into a more reliable resource
Albertans have a saying about the weather: “If you don’t like it, just wait five minutes.”
Being caught off guard by a fickle climate is nothing new for Calgarians, but it doe...
Why domestic violence against men makes the image of the henpecked husband not so funny after all
Their supper is burning in the frying pan, but the husband and wife are too busy shouting to notice. One of them grabs the frying pan and moves towards thei...
Restaurants and fast food businesses are spending more money for tomatoes in their kitchen due to a hard freeze in Florida in early January. The freeze damaged a significant amount of tomato crops and is causing a severe shortage for the food industry.
Body Of Knowledge Series presents Dr. James Gordon at Mount Royal University
People can make positive changes to their lives as well as heal themselves of depression, says Dr. James Gordon, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist. He will speak on April 1 at Mou...
Tearful testimony on third day of fatality inquiry
A school bus driver with a history of mental instability said on Monday that she couldn’t recall if she had dozed off prior to the fatal crash that took the life of nine-year-old Kathelynn Occena.
In the game of lacrosse, nothing can beat hot goaltending.
And that is something the Minnesota Swarm had plenty of against the Calgary Roughnecks on Friday night in a National Lacrosse League battle.
The Western Canada Redmen win provincial senior boys basketball title
Chemistry – to most it's just test tubes and chemicals.
To the Western Canada High School's senior boys basketball team, it's what made them provincial champions.
Karaoke one way to get out of your shell
Singing karaoke seven nights a week could be just what the doctor ordered. People in the karaoke world say that karaoke is fun and can be therapeutic.
Opposing defeceman suspended after head shot
In one of their major wins of the year, the Calgary Roughnecks lost a major possession — Tracey Kelusky.
During their rematch of last year’s National Lacrosse League Championship Cup finals last Friday ni...
SAIT move on to Championship final against UNBC on home turf
It was only fitting that a semi-final game pitting the seventh-ranked host team SAIT Trojans against the sixth-ranked Champlain College Cavaliers from Quebec would come down to the last shot.
Matt Dujay has dreamed about one day representing his university in a rugby uniform, and since the induction of degrees at Mount Royal University, his dream has felt more likely.
“We may not become anything while I’m in school here, but I’ll be hap...