Rule change makes it easier for women undergoing fertility treatment to access sperm from known donors

Stacey Dary always knew she wanted to be a mother. When she turned 39, and still hadn’t met a partner, she figured it was time to secure that dream in a practical way by freezing her eggs. An acquaintance who…

Celebrate all love: Valentine’s cards break from tradition

Valentine’s Day cards can sometimes be pretty ‘straight’ forward but this year, a new collection of cards is venturing away from tradition to fill what some say is a gap in the market. London Drugs has launched “Cards For All,”…

SCARS animal rescue hosts first major pet adoption drive of 2020 in Edmonton

More than 100 animals were looking for their forever homes on Sunday, where 31 pets ended up being adopted. Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) hosted its first big adoption drive of the year at Movement Lab in Edmonton. “We…

Why ‘eating for two’ during pregnancy is a myth

Last summer Erica Matechuk and her husband got a lovely surprise: they were expecting their third child. “It’s something that we talked about for years because I also have a six and an eight year old at home. When it…

Fit Tips with Chris Tse: 10 exercises in 5 minutes for a quick workout

February 5 2020 8:36am No time to exercise? Here’s the solution! Fitness expert and personal trainer Chris Tse shares 10 exercises, done 10 times in a row with 10-second breaks, for a complete workout in around five minut ‘ });…

Tiny homes provide hope for homeless military veterans in Calgary

Dirk Lemcke spent 8 1/2 years in a combat regiment with the United States military before he became a truck driver and a painter. He never expected to be homeless. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and a number of chronic…

How journal writing can help your child’s mental health

“Amanda and me went to the park.” That is the entirety of my very first journal entry. Riveting, isn’t it? As simple as my first entry was, in the years to come journal writing would offer a strong foundation to…