A unique ministry on the Ave is helping provide support to vulnerable Indigenous individuals with complex issues and who are experiencing particularly difficult situations. Continue reading Ministry provides a welcoming open door Staff foster a nurturing environment that promotes healing
A spy agency psychologically profiles a West German secretary and delivers her perfect man to embark on a romantic relationship with her to elicit confidential information.
Sounds fictional, right? But this actually happened during the Cold War and Trina Davies, a playwright who lived for years in Edmonton, found inspiration in history. Continue reading History provided playwright with inspiration The Romeo Initiative tells a tale of deceit and love
Just before Christmas, the province announced that it was expanding the $25/day child care program it launched last April.
An additional 78 early childhood centres will be added to the original 22, with 4,500 extra spaces to be created across Alberta, said the press release. This is great news for families, particularly those struggling with high child care fees, but it’s a drop in the bucket relative to the need for affordable, quality child care spaces, particularly in Edmonton. Continue reading Province expanding child care program Affordable child care boosts economy and fights poverty
I’m sure most of you are familiar with proverbs or sayings like: It takes a village to raise a child, quality time, or spare the rod and spoil the child.
Everywhere we look as caregivers, we receive advice (usually conflicting) about how, exactly, we should connect with our children and raise them. Continue reading Family forms the building blocks of our lives How we are raised influences us as adults and parents
Students from an International Baccalaureate (IB) school went to an inner-city agency to help other kids, but received an education and made new friends in return. Continue reading Students built a skyscraper of donated soup Young heros lend their peers a helping hand
On Jan. 20, four experienced ice carvers coached seven participants in a day-long ice carving workshop on the front patio of Alberta Avenue Community League.
The group worked collectively on a chair and individually on a series of smaller sculptures to show different aspects of the art. Continue reading Came for the ice and stayed for the chainsaw Veteran ice carvers coached participants during workshop
Tradition is important for our family and Valentine’s Day is one of our favourite celebrations. It wasn’t always that way, and it’s taken work to get there. Continue reading Sharing love and community on Valentine’s Day How a holiday became a beloved and treasured family tradition
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
De minimis non curat lex: The law does not concern itself with trifles.
This Latin expression has guided the proceedings of courts around the globe since antiquity. It means that the courts should not entertain trivial matters, and directs the court to allocate their resources to major matters of human consequence to maintain the public’s confidence in the administration of justice. Continue reading Enforcement agencies focus on trivialities Work on major issues for a better use of resources
One in five Canadians suffer from a mental illness, so chances are you know someone who does. If you do, you can offer support in a number of ways. Continue reading Supporting someone with mental illness Knowing how to support and when to suggest further help