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  • Is your house making you sick?

    With the arrival of spring, people often find themselves with a slight cough or sneezing more than usual. To avoid the allergens outside we often lock ourselves behind closed doors and windows. However, our homes are just as capable of causing a flare up ...
  • Prepare for powerful experience at Calgary Body Worlds exhibit

    A show with preserved human bodies will be at the Telus World of Science for four months Linda Carreiro has asked her students for the past 15 years to observe human corpses. She teaches anatomical drawing for the arts at the University of Calgary. What...
  • Painting with a whole other ball of wax

    Local artist teaches workshop on how to tap into an ancient art form Leaning over the workbench, watching the red wax swirl across the board, I saw the surface change. The red spun into the yellow I had meant to keep separate, and as the sweet smell of b...
  • One man’s junk is a young photographer’s treasure

    Calgary teen places ad on Kijiji.com, finds himself with free darkroom equipment With the photography industry evolving, one Calgary teen is combining his passions, culminating in an enjoyable and entertaining hobby — albeit one somewhat outside the no...
  • Calgary Arts Academy immersed in creativity

    Charter school educates children through a different method With an influx of students, the Calgary Arts Academy plans to take a different approach towards teaching the curriculum. First opened in 2003, this charter school set up camp at two locations. ...
  • Refereeing gives soccer-loving youth a kick-start

    Unlike many young soccer players, Sam Sahota has two different perspectives of the game. He sees it from behind the whistle and on the field. “I really like refereeing. It’s fun, I get to make some money and I like calling the penalties,” says 13-y...
  • Growing up Olympian

    A Calgary athlete’s journey from kid’s stunts to international fame Ever since Calgarian Warren Shouldice could walk, he’s been putting himself into some pretty dangerous situations. With the shenanigans Shouldice used to pull, it was no surprise t...
  • Calgary’s hidden fashion scene

    Annual event showcases off-beat local designers A recent Calgary fashion show is pushing the limits of creativity. “I wanted to make something highbrow out of something common,” Kyle Nylund said of his inspiration, as model Kenzie Housego posed in h...
  • Local DJs want to make Calgary dance again

    Over two months ago, Calgary’s largest venue for electronic dance music was unceremoniously closed after facing a variety of licensing problems. The Warehouse, which was Calgary’s most reliable dance venue for 26 years, had its liquor license revoked...
  • For the love of the game

    Hard work and preparation key to popular sports broadcaster’s success Commitment. Sacrifice. Teamwork.These attributes are commonly associated with what it takes for a professional athlete to be successful. The same goes for sports personality Rob Ker...
  • Youth get fit and have fun

    Local program provides Calgary children with challenging and safe exercise option Inside the gym studio an instructor is guiding a class through a series of squats and sit-ups – a common sight in most gyms. But, unlike most gyms, these participants are...
  • ‘Too loud, too long — too bad’

    Studies show that hearing loss should be a concern for everyone Hearing loss. One in 10 Canadians has signs of it, more than 50 per cent of Canadians over 65 suffer from it and the Canadian Hearing Society says that it is the third most prevalent chronic...
  • Kids’ yoga offers flexibility and focus

    Keeping healthy and active made easy through guided poses Going beyond the usual music and dance classes, children’s exercise programs are expanding into a more focus-based learning, building on the personal elements of social behaviours, self-confiden...
  • NDP report says program for temporary foreign workers should end

    Seventy-four per cent of inspected companies in Alberta were found to be taking advantage of temporary foreign workers, according to documents retrieved by the provincial NDP from the ministry of Employment and Immigration. Most of these infractions were...
  • Creating healthy homes

    Homes are, in a sense, our sanctuary. We live, laugh and grow in these places. Like they say, home is where the heart is. But what if these spaces are actually detrimental to our health and the global environment? Healthy Homes Calgary is a local servic...
  • Disabled man plans Everest climb in 2012

    Calgarian who lost his arms 15 years ago aims to summit world’s tallest mountain Sudarshan Gautam has lived without arms for the past 15 years. Gautam said he will summit Mount Everest in March 2012, in spite of his disability. Gautam has lived in Cal...
  • Scouts Canada not just for boys

    Co-ed club offers outdoor adventures for active kids On a Saturday morning in February, 11-year-old Heather McKenzie wakes up while it’s still dark. By 6 a.m., she is on the road with her dad, her twin brother Duncan, and her older brother Connor. At ...
  • Enraptured with reptiles

    Alberta woman makes a living raising snakes Spending hours thawing frozen mice and caring for thousands of snakes is all part of a regular day for business owner Annette Thompson. The 40-year-old single mother has been handling snakes for over 20 years....
  • Is the Internet addictive?

    Experts say it’s still important to take time for the real world In a connected era, it can be hard to find a healthy balance between online and offline life. Calgary web developer John King, 34, said that it’s still something he needs to work on fo...
  • Cutting the cheese for veganism

    How I spent one week without meat and dairy It all started when I heard about a book called The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone on the Oprah Winfrey show. Even though I only caught a few moments of the segment, I was intrigued. The book advocates vegani...
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