Increased diversity in classrooms brings a huge importance in encouraging inclusivity.
A participant in a 2014 study on inclusivity in Alberta schools expressed the experience of a contemporary classroom: “I find it more and more difficult to support these students as the needs of students increase, class sizes increase, the complexity of students increases, and the complexity of social situations becomes more dire.” Continue reading Challenges and rewards of modern teaching Diversity in the classroom depends on a community of support
February in Edmonton means short days and biting cold, yet now’s the time to start growing seedlings for the upcoming garden season. Continue reading Starting your garden on a shoestring budget Growing your own food doesn’t have to break the bank
The seven men reminiscing on the Coliseum ice last month worked together for over 30 years at the former home of the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oil Kings. Memories and laughter flowed. Continue reading Saying goodbye after forty-four years Triumphs and legends were created on NHL’s best ice
While Edmonton’s Somali community voiced its rejection of violence in the aftermath of the Sept. 30 knife and vehicle attack, it was also the catalyst for a demonstration of togetherness and inclusion. Continue reading Edmontonians unite over September attack Communities celebrate unity at Edmonton City Hall
When it comes to housing, today’s seniors want choice.
“They don’t want one size fits all, because lifestyles are so varied,” said Maxine Mcleod, an occupational therapist. “Seniors want to have choices to reflect what they value.”
As a therapist, Mcleod has seen how some retirees plan ahead for a move that brings them closer to their children and grandchildren. Continue reading Seniors want to stay in their communities Diverse communities allow people to age in place
The bright red pump truck waiting in the bay of Norwood Fire Station No 5 responded to over 4,000 calls last year. The ladder truck went out a further 1,300 times.
Those kind of statistics make the fire station the third busiest in Edmonton. Continue reading Getting to know your local fire hall Norwood Station No 5 is the third busiest in the city
Consider the following statement from a millennial-aged employee in her mid 20s or early 30s. We’ll call her Jane.
“I spend my days in work meetings, whether I am working remotely or in the office. Then they expect me to spend my evenings doing the actual work. My manager doesn’t understand. Nothing we start ever seems to get finished and more just gets piled on.” Continue reading Finding common ground between generations Intergenerational communication is key for success
As winter approaches, we insulate windows and stow away garden implements. We take the car in for a tune up. But what can we do to prepare mentally for the short, cold days of winter?
“Self care is really, really important,” urged Franki Harrogate, a graduate student counselor and founder of Arclight Counselling Services. “Making sure you’re eating and sleeping right, anything to elevate your mood.” Continue reading Offset winter blues with positive strategies Seniors especially prone to seasonal depression
By Jan. 1, the City of Edmonton will have taken over management of the EXPO Centre and permanently closed the Coliseum.
In a merger that combines administration and marketing between the Shaw Conference Centre and EXPO Centre, the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), an entity wholly owned by the city, will begin managing the two venues on Jan. 1.
“Originally we wanted the two conference centres to cooperate and work together. It was in the city’s best interest to have them work together rather than be in competition,” said Coun. Tony Caterina. Continue reading Big changes ahead for Northlands Northlands to continue focusing on agriculture industry