Calgary widow grieving loss of twin sister marks bittersweet 82nd birthday

It was a bittersweet birthday for 82-year-old Dorothy Vaughan. Friends and family gathered outside her Calgary retirement home in McKenzie Towne to mark the occasion. “I have the most wonderful friends and daughters,” Dorothy said. Her daughter, Nina Vaughan, wanted…

Calgary widow struggling with husband’s death now facing refugee claim denial

Just over a year ago, Milagros Ramirez and her husband Carlos Mechan moved to Calgary as refugees from Peru, where they ran a clothing store. Ramirez said they were victims of extortion and death threats in her home country. “I…