Category Archives for "Lifestyle"

Nov 23

Helping Girls Build Confidence and Become Leaders

By Gateway Gazette

A workshop series that is helping at-risk teen girls to make positive choices now has support from Status of Women. Young Women of Power (YWOP) offers an interactive, strength-based workshop series called YWOP PivotFWD that empowers girls to make healthier choices for their future. The six-week workshop for teen girls aged 12-18, which runs Monday […]

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Nov 23

School Nutrition Program Powers Learning

By Gateway Gazette

More than 5,000 students have more energy and are better able to focus in class, thanks to the province’s school nutrition program.   According to a report on the 2016-17 pilot school nutrition program, students in 33 schools across Alberta are receiving a daily nutritious meal or snack. “This program has been overwhelmingly positive in […]

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Nov 23

History of Crock Pot

By Gateway Gazette

I capitalize Crock Pot because Crock Pot is a brand of slow cookers. There are other types of slow cookers, but Crock Pot is probably the most popular in homes, so I think many people, including myself, use the words crock pot instead of slow cooker. History of Slow Cookers In 1936, Irving Naxon, an […]

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Nov 23

The 105th Grey Cup Mayor Bet to Benefit Food Bank

By Gateway Gazette

It’s a tradition for the mayors of the cities with a team in the Grey Cup to make a friendly wager. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi & Toronto Mayor John Tory have agreed to support the winning city’s food bank. The losing mayor will contribute $5 for every point scored by the winning team to a food bank in the winning mayor’s […]

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Nov 23

How to Save on Holiday Shopping

By Gateway Gazette

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday crowds and line-ups — these pro tips will help you save big all season long. Shop on Tuesday. Some research shows that online retailers usually offer the best deals on Tuesdays, so load up your shopping cart over the weekend and wait to check out and pay a couple of […]

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Nov 23

United Conservatives Remember Manmeet Bhullar

By Gateway Gazette

EDMONTON, AB (November 23, 2017): United Conservative Opposition Leader Jason Nixon has issued the following statement in recognition of the second anniversary of former Calgary-Greenway MLA Manmeet Bhullar’s death: “It has been two years since our friend and colleague from the legacy Progressive Conservative caucus was killed on the QEII as he helped a stranded motorist. […]

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Nov 23

OCYA Special Report: Speaking Out

By Gateway Gazette

Advocate releases Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and justice systems Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed a Special Report on the experiences of LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and youth justice systems and is publicly releasing the results and recommendations as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate […]

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Nov 22

Grants for Restorative Justice Programs Available

By Gateway Gazette

The Government of Alberta is supporting programs that allow offenders to repair the harm they have caused to victims and communities. Organizations seeking to practise and promote restorative justice initiatives are invited to apply for an Alberta Community Restorative Justice (ACRJ) grant. A total of $252,000 in funding, with a maximum of $50,000 per initiative, […]

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Nov 22

VETS Canada to Kick Off Second Annual Operation Holiday Helping Hands in Support of Canadians / Veterans in Need

By Gateway Gazette

Date: Sunday, December 3rd – Saturday, December 9th, 2017 Location: Across Canada ACROSS CANADA, DECEMBER 3-9, 2017: Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) will be rolling out their second annual Operation Holiday Helping Hands on December 3-9th; a coast to coast outreach initiative to support and aid our less fortunate Canadians, and to ensure those who served […]

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