Seniors-only workout class in Sherwood Park gives mental and physical boost

Uwe Johannsen suffered a broken hip a year-and-a-half ago, but his frequent visits to a seniors-only workout group in Sherwood Park have helped accelerate his recovery. “When I first came to [The Little Sweat Shop], I came in with a…

‘Special needs’ Alberta rescue dog ‘Best Boy Brodie’ becomes international sensation

When Amanda Richter and her boyfriend Brad Ames first met rescue dog Brodie, the German Shepherd Border Collie won their hearts instantly. “He just looked so cute and my heart went out to him,” Richter said. “He just really pulled…

2020 Corus Radiothon aiming to raise $1.5M for Stollery Children’s Hospital

After raising over $24 million in 20 years, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation is setting a goal of $1.5 million for this year’s Corus Radiothon. “There are countless families that come and they are so grateful to the support that…

Man stops in Edmonton for leg of skating marathon for Alzheimer’s

A Toronto man is in Edmonton for his annual skating marathon to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. “Every single penny when I skate here until 7:26 tonight goes directly to this community here,” Stephen McNeil, the man behind the “1926…

‘Don’t trash it till you try it’: Cycling through Edmonton’s cold snap

Edmonton is just wrapping up from a major cold snap that led to numerous issues around the city. Emergency teams in the city saw hundreds of 211 calls for vulnerable people, the SPCA recorded a record number of animal in…

Counter-speaking group trying to make social media a better place

Hundreds of Canadian digital warriors are on a mission to make social media — particularly comment threads on Facebook — a nicer and more inclusive space. I Am Here Canada is the Canadian branch of a wider movement that started…

Cold Alberta weather prompts many to fly to warmer climates

Frigidly cold weather has plagued Alberta for several days now, and the sub-zero temperatures are prompting many to take tropical getaways. Elementary student Oscar Carmichael couldn’t stop smiling as he hit the departures level at YYC Calgary International Airport on…