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Embracing tradition

Embracing tradition

Culture can be easy to miss when you are surrounded by people living the same way as you, but I was reminded of how unique a Canadian wedding may seem by wedding guests arriving from abroad... I say embrace the traditional, put your own spin on it, and remember culture is how we do things around here too.
COVID-19 still lingers in our communities

COVID-19 still lingers in our communities

I managed to escape contracting the COVID-19 pandemic for over two years… but my turn finally came last month.
Feeling like not enough

Feeling like not enough

The dishes are piling up. The dead plant that I underwatered, then overwatered still sits on the shelf like a ghostly place holder. All the things I haven’t done stare at me. Reminding me of how not enough I am.  
Pope in Alberta

Pope in Alberta

Graduates are strong and resilient after years of COVID

Graduates are strong and resilient after years of COVID

The class of 2022 has missed out on a lot of experiences due to the COVID-19 pandemic while trying to adjust to the new normal, but they're stronger for it today.
Cue the scary music

Cue the scary music

Having ‘the stranger talk’ with kids

Having ‘the stranger talk’ with kids

It is every parent’s worst nightmare – a child not arriving home from school and is now nowhere to be found.
All those things

All those things

Customers feel the pinch

Customers feel the pinch

As many in the community and across the country deal with surging food and gas prices while making ends meet, one company has been able to keep their product the same price regardless of inflation. For over 30 years, Arizona Beverages super sized cans have remain at $1.29 CAD.
The topic of brain drain

The topic of brain drain

While the phenomenon of brain drain and brain gain are not necessarily good or bad, it is something that affects the smallest towns and the poorest nations, from right here in the Lakeland to the Philippines, Guatemala and Uganda.