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Students staying active in school

According to a University of Calgary study, 30 minutes of physical activity a day does keep the doctor away. “Across Canada and across Alberta, childhood obesity rates are rising,” said Dr. Christine Kennedy, a pediatrician in emergency medicine at the U of C. In September 2005, the provincial...

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 11:05 AM

Inside the lives of young offenders

In an effort to spread awareness of corrections within the community, Alberta is observing its third annual Corrections Week.The event, which runs from Sept. 13 to 17, is an opportunity for the public to get a look inside the corrections process.Yesterday’s walking tour of the Calgary Young...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 11:24 AM

Fundraiser nears $1M mark

A promise to his late wife to raise money for the cause and build a legacy for his five-year-old daughter drove Lyall Marshall to create the Face Off Against Cancer fundraiser. Four years later, the fundraiser is approaching a total of $1 million for research and support for Albertans living with...

Friday, September 10, 2010, 10:50 AM

BRT route proposed for airport: Document

Calgary Transit has plans for two express buses to shuttle passengers to and from Calgary International Airport, according to a document on its website.According to Calgary Transit’s proposed airport service plan, the new Route 100 express will run from the airport terminals along Metis Trail and...

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 11:18 AM

New beds for Calgary, says health plan

Alberta Health Services has announced a five-year plan and 132 new beds for Calgarians this year. Spread between the Foothills, Peter Lougheed and Rockyview hospitals, and costing $15.7 million, the system will help to decrease the city’s reliance on over compliment (short-term) beds, said Gene...

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 10:38 AM

Festival shines light on city’s eclectic scene

Blues, jazz, rock and country — you’ll find it all at this weekend’s Sonica festival. Taking place at the Priddis Valley Gardens Saturday, fans will be able to set up a tent and enjoy 24 hours of musical revelry.“I want people to come here and have an experience,” said Kelly Tait, owner of Priddis...

Friday, September 3, 2010, 11:02 AM

Calgary’s got skills, to the tune of $1.4M

World Skills 2009 brought in $1.4 million for Alberta Heritage for World Skills scholarships. A legacy event held yesterday showcased the success of Calgary’s 2009 team and the attention the event brought to the trades industry in Alberta. “I’m pumped, it’s pretty exciting,” said Sean Donnan, a...

Thursday, September 2, 2010, 10:59 AM

Calgary ‘lucky’: Ex-CEO

Calgary Economic Development's (CED) Home Base report shows Calgary is still the place to be for western headquarters.Tim Hearn, former president and CEO of Imperial Oil, said things like reduced cost and better taxes environment were also significant considerations.The primary issue for his...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 10:49 AM

Fighters bringing mayhem to city

Promoter Frank Lee will take Edmonton’s fighting scene to the next level in Muay Thai Mayhem II on Saturday.“It’s definitely a world-class event featuring four professional fights and various amateur fights,” said Muay Thai Mayhem’s Dean Panas. “The punches and knockouts, everything everyone likes...

Friday, March 12, 2010, 10:38 AM

Grant MacEwan looking to spike volleyball competition

The Griffin’s Lair at Grant MacEwan University was filled with delegates yesterday from colleges across the country with one goal in mind: Supremacy at the National Men’s Volleyball Championships next week.“When you get to playoffs you definitely know the difference in the atmosphere, it’s a lot...

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 10:38 AM

Red Cross here to help

On her first night as official honorary chair for the Canadian Red Cross, Marie Stelmach spoke to a room full of volunteers and supporters at the Coast Plaza Hotel. Stelmach spoke of the great lengths the Red Cross community and volunteers go to in ensuring each resident of Edmonton is offered aid...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 10:35 AM

Campout for charity

Firefighters in Sherwood Park had their ladders out yesterday, but instead of putting out fires, the crew from Firehouse Number 1 was fighting a much bigger battle.“We are doing this to bring awareness to a charity of choice to firefighters in Canada, Muscular Dystrophy Canada,” said Lt. Michael...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 10:32 AM

Researchers seek volunteers with heart problems

Stanley McKee didn’t have a heart attack — he just couldn’t catch his breath. “Oftentimes you don’t know you may have a heart condition,” said McKee, 74, who is now living with diastolic heart failure. “I wouldn’t be here at all. I had a valve that failed — I would have never have known.” McKee’s...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 10:57 AM

‘I don’t know anybody who could afford it’

In order to live, Edmonton resident Kent Pankow needs a combination of chemotherapy daily and Avastin treatments bi-weekly. Living with brain cancer has been an extraordinarily difficult ordeal for him and his wife, Deborah Hurford. What’s made matters even more trying is that while others in...

Monday, March 8, 2010, 10:58 AM

Yoga community comes together for Haiti relief

It was the busiest time of day at West Edmonton Mall, and as passersby craned their necks to see what was happening, volunteers, instructors and yoga enthusiasts garbed in bright colours trickled into the check-in yesterday for the Yoga for Haiti yogathon. “It’s a community-building idea that is...

Monday, March 8, 2010, 10:55 AM

Edmontonian set for Red Bull Crashed Ice

For the fifth time, Red Bull will create mayhem in the streets for its Crashed Ice competition in Quebec City. And Edmonton’s Gabriel Andre said he’ll hurl himself down a Nascar-like sheet of snow and ice mainly for fun and the sport. In the event, over 100 competitors from around the world strap...

Friday, March 5, 2010, 10:50 AM

Young chefs show off their talents at awards luncheon

A sea of white coats filled the halls of the Shaw Conference Centre at noon yesterday for the third annual High School Chefs Award Luncheon. Students from St. Albert, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Camrose, Fort Saskatchewan and Vegreville showed their talents by preparing the luncheon’s sample three-...

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 10:54 AM

Attack on elderly shop owner probed

As worry settles into the hearts of residents in the downtown core, police are trying to enlist the public’s help to establish a timeline surrounding a vicious attack on an elderly Edmonton pawn-shop owner.The 75-year-old man suffered substantial injuries to his head and upper body Monday afternoon...

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 10:53 AM

Sledge hockey: The good old game with a twist

Racing to the blue-line at the Michael Cameron Arena with their legs strapped into a sled was how 22 students from St. Gabriel School spent yesterday morning.In a bid to continue the Olympic spirit by cheering on all our Canadian athletes, their teachers decided to host a sledge-hockey game.“It’s...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 11:15 AM

U of A researchers employ enzyme’s help to reduce fat

University of Alberta professor Richard Lehner unveiled a possible key to reducing fat in obese Albertans yesterday. Lehner and his colleagues in the U of A’s faculty of medicine and dentistry found that low amounts of the enzyme triacylglycerol hydrolase (TGH) results in less fat in blood. TGH...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 11:12 AM