How to reinvent working from home and bring more joy to the ‘office’

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed many people into working from home. Now, many businesses are telling employees that they may be stuck at the home office for longer than first expected. If you’re still feeling out of place in your new…

How to: Get gaming during the COVID-19 pandemic

The world of gaming is experiencing a surge in popularity, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep many people close to home. “Gaming” can mean anything from desktop games, consoles like the Nintendo Switch, or an app on your phone.…

Edmonton dance company gives outdoor performance to seniors

A group of Edmonton dancers is taking its performances off the stage and onto the sidewalk. After the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled dance competitions for the season, Dance Theme‘s Shari VanderWoude wanted to find a way for her dancers perform some…

80-year-old woman celebrated by hospital staff after recovering from COVID-19, pneumonia

An Edmonton senior received a fond farewell from hospital staff as she was discharged Thursday. Colette Sevigny, 80, overcame COVID-19, pneumonia and treatment for a fractured pelvis. Sevigny left the Royal Alexandra Hospital May 1 after spending five weeks there.…

Charitable events in Alberta go virtual during COVID-19 pandemic

Charitable organizations in Alberta are exploring at-home options for upcoming summer events. Junior Achievement Northern Alberta organizers are busy putting the finishing touches on their first virtual gala, in response to mass gathering restrictions from the province due to the…

Life Lessons: Grade 12 students start small business during COVID-19 pandemic

A pair of Strathcona County Grade 12 students are keeping busy in between online classes—by running their own business. Quintin Dunham and Jessica Wolfrey design, create and distribute tongue-in-cheek T-shirts and socks that feature phrases like “I was social distancing…

CODEVID-19 Hackathon unites developers to help solve pandemic problems

An Edmonton-based initiative is bringing coders across the world together. The CODEVID-19 Hackathon is based on the typical “hackathon”—where developers spend 24 hours working on one collective idea. “No sleep. We just want to see how much a website or…

Edmonton boy battling 2nd brain tumor becomes pilot for a day

A 12-year-old boy, who is battling his second brain tumor, got to fulfill his dreams of piloting a plane on Monday. Tyler Palmowski acted as first officer as a Flair Airlines 737 was taxied down the runway in Edmonton. “We…