Category: Living

Sex, Lies and P.I.’s – A Calgary Private Investigators advice column

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sex, Lies and P.I.’s – A Calgary Private Investigators advice column

Veteran Calgary private investigators offer advice in Beacon News column By Ali Wirsche and Marnie Milot “Are you those two ladies?” We have been asked that hundreds of times during our years owning our private investigation business and even in the last few years, as retired Private Eyes.  We must have made an impression. It […]

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Comic book nice guy, Archie Andrews killed off in July edition

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Comic book nice guy, Archie Andrews killed off in July edition

Archie Andrews dies while saving a friend in “Life with Archie” comic Not even Archie Andrews is immortal in the world of comics. Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July instalment of “Life with Archie,” a comic book series that […]

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Kids should be vaccinated against measles says Alberta health minister

| April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment
Kids should be vaccinated against measles says Alberta health minister

In Wabasca health region, measles vaccination rates were as low as 42 per cent in 2012 Alberta’s health minister says parents should have their children vaccinated against measles to protect them and other youngsters from the contagious illness. Fred Horne says it’s important for the government to raise awareness, but it is also an issue […]

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Alberta hip and knee replacement wait times down

| March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta hip and knee replacement wait times down

Hip and knee replacement program exceeds AHS goals Thanks to a new Alberta Health Services program, Albertans are waiting less time for hip and knee replacement, and going home sooner after their procedures. Kelly Anhelher is among the thousands of Albertans who have benefited from the Hip and Knee Replacement Program. He says his quality of life […]

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‘Clara’s Big Ride’ kicks off as Clara Hughes begins cross country ride

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
‘Clara’s Big Ride’ kicks off as Clara Hughes begins cross country ride

Olympian Clara Hughes biking across Canada to promote mental health awareness When the darkness threatened to envelop Clara Hughes, the six-time Olympian sought solace on her bike. Hughes climbed on her bike again Friday for what she called the most important ride of her life. The retired athlete, who is known almost as much as […]

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New online dating site offers seven secrets for dating success

| March 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
New online dating site offers seven secrets for dating success

Online dating site uses secret invites to group events to get people together Five per cent of all those married or in committed relationships met their significant other online, but most encounters are uncomfortable or a waste of time, says a new online dating site that is looking to change that through secret invites to […]

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BBB warns of Netflix phishing scam

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
BBB warns of Netflix phishing scam

Netflix phishing scam gives criminals access to computers, information The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to avoid responding to a Netflix pop-up ad looking for personal information as it is most likely a scam. The BBB says tehcnology is making it easier for scammers to hide behind real, credible business names and logos to […]

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Calgary soccer prodigy Joey Cowlishaw turning heads across world

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Calgary soccer prodigy Joey Cowlishaw turning heads across world

Joey Cowlishaw of Calgary finishing trial with Chelsea FC Young Calgary soccer phenom Joey Cowlishaw perfectly sums up the definition of a prodigy; a person, especially a young one, endowed with exceptional qualities or abilities. There’s no one question the 13-year-old Calgary Foothills Soccer Club midfielder is a soccer prodigy as the teen is currently […]

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Daylight Saving Time arrives Sunday

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Daylight Saving Time arrives Sunday

Losing an hour because of daylight saving time can be tough on families with young kids Canadians already sleep deprived will lose an hour of shuteye this weekend as most parts of the country switch from standard time to daylight saving time. Before going to bed Saturday night, turn your clocks and watches ahead one […]

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Middle class squeeze falls on younger generations

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Middle class squeeze falls on younger generations

Getting to middle class is tougher for Gens X and Y By Paul Kerhsaw   The middle class squeeze. Opposition political parties bandy about this phrase to score points against incumbent governments, while governing parties go out of their way to suggest their critics exaggerate. The truth is, no political party is giving us the […]

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