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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

Goodbye Snakes and Ladders; hello chair dancing

TilePaintbrush in hand, David Coutts meticulously fills in the outline of an Easter egg in light blue. His friend Jackson, 76 years his junior, points out where the 81-year-old’s paintbrush went astray on the page. Jackson holds up his own precisely coloured drawing as an example. ...

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Saturday Apr 5, 2014

Is that a dinner plate on your wrist?

Story ImageNothing says superb “wrist presence” like a colossal chronograph strapped to your forearm.

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Wednesday Apr 2, 2014

The fascinating flower

Story ImageFor an explosion of colour that also promises to be a sensory delight for all, it’s going to be hard to beat the Orchid Society of Alberta’s annual show, which takes place this weekend at Hole’s Enjoy Centre.

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Wednesday Apr 2, 2014

Something for all lifestyles at annual expo

Story ImageThe St. Albert Lifestyle Expo & Sale returns to Servus Credit Union Place this weekend, April 4 to 6, helping residents welcome spring with returning favourites, new attractions and a sold-out roster of over 200 exhibitors.

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Mar 22

Take a break close to home

What do you do if you don’t want to venture too far from the house this spring break, but hanging around at home all week with the kids just isn’t an option?
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Feb 12

One’s not the loneliest number

In my university days, I backpacked across Europe, just as so many other students from countries around the world were doing. I met similar 20-something travellers in hostels, train stations and museums, and found a community among those who were taking a break from their real lives to experience...
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Jan 29

Early decisions key for kids

Your baby is getting bigger. And in the blink of an eye, it’ll be time to send that busy youngster onto the school bus or be dropped off with a snack and a hug. Whether we parents are ready to let go of our little baby is one thing, but once we pull ourselves together, there’s much to consider – a...
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Jan 22

Making positive change in the new year

How many of us break that New Year’s resolution before we turn the page on the calendar? According to data gathered by, 35 per cent of those who make resolutions give up on them by the end of January. And just 23 per cent of all who make a resolution see it through to completion –...
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Jan 22

Puppy training requires clear messages

The methods used with young puppies are different from those used with adults because pups are so clueless. Since pups are great readers of and responders to body language, such as pointing right with the arm when you want to turn right, you can use this technique to instil basics in other areas.
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