Love/Hate YEG #1 – Saving Edmonton’s historic architecture

Love/Hate YEG #1 – Saving Edmonton’s historic architecture By Dave S. Clark This is the first installment of a writing project called Love/Hate YEG. As anyone who has lived in Edmonton knows, it’s hard to express your feelings about the city. There are so many things to love, but also so many things that dishearten me. This is my attempt …

Tips to keep your wireless devices safe

Tips to keep your wireless devices safe With the wide range of wireless devices that can all access the Internet and potentially store sensitive or personal information, keeping those devices secure is increasingly important. One of the easiest things to do to stay safe, is using a strong password, according to Public Safety Canada (PSC) spokesperson Zarah Malik. “Today it’s …

Properly back up and store valued data

  Properly back up and store valued data Over the past number of years, many of our important documents and irreplaceable files have become digital and are stored on the hard drives of our computers. This includes family and vacation photos, financial documents, resumes, contact lists, work documents, to just name a few. With the value of many of these …

Learn risks of sharing data on social media

  Learn risks of sharing data on social media Social networking sites have become very popular for keeping in touch with friends and family as well as keeping on top of news and other important information. They are also a popular spot to share photos and a wide range of personal information about yourself, which could be valuable to criminals. …

Park restaurants are full of choice

Park restaurants are full of choice Those looking to dine out in Sherwood Park now have an incredible number of options and it seems like new restaurants are opening every day. With so much choice, it can be overwhelming to pick where to go for a company lunch, where to meet your friends for drinks and appetizers after work, the …

Ashoka Bistro Bar restaurant review

If you walked into Ashoka Bistro Bar blindfolded, the aroma from exotic spices and the tandoor oven would be an easy giveaway that you were in an Indian restaurant and about to have a meal you wouldn’t forget. But if you walked in only relying on your sense of sight, you’d think you’d be in for a completely different experience. …

Local author records fallen heroes

After working on and providing much of the background for a book completed last year on Strathcona County’s war dead, Bonnie Ferguson is back at it, now working on a similar book Beaver County. Like the Strathcona County book, entitled Remembering Our Fallen: Strathcona County, the Beaver County version will list all of the Canadian soldiers who hailed from the …

Museum to display war items

As is the tradition, the Strathcona County Musuem and Archives will be open on the afternoon of Remembrance Day to show its annual exhibit to commemorate Canada’s veterans. However, this year’s exhibit will be different, highlighting the centennial anniversary of both the start of the First World War and the founding of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). The exhibit, …

Millennium Place remembers

The annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Millennium Place will pay special tribute this year to two important centennials – the start of the First World War and the founding of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). The First World War started on August 4, 1914, with Canadians seeing their first action in April 1915 in Ypres, Belgium. Lt.-Col. John McCrae …

Women at highest risk of violence

Victims of family violence in Canada are predominately women, even when the violence isn’t between spouses, according to Family Violence In Canada, a statistical study done by Statistics Canada, based on 2011 numbers. Women made up 69 per cent of victims of the nearly 95,000 incidents of family violence that occurred that year. When it comes to spousal violence, the …