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Communication support improves quality of life

Effective communication isn’t easy for everyone and, for those who struggle with it, it can have a negative impact on their quality of life. Private…

Effective communication isn’t easy for everyone and, for those who struggle with it, it can have a negative impact on their quality of life. Private speech language pathologist, Carla Hanak focuses her expertise mainly on children between birth and 17…

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  • Fort McMurray flooding spotlights volunteer efforts 

    Fort McMurray flooding spotlights volunteer efforts 

    Flood water hadn’t completed its assault on downtown Fort McMurray late last month before an unofficial army of volunteers mobilized to support displaced residents and businesses.

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  • 3D Printers across Alberta building equipment for essential workers

    3D Printers across Alberta building equipment for essential workers

    When a need appears, Albertan communities will rise to the challenge, identifying solutions to problems we never knew we would have.

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  • Program connects Southern Albertans with addiction and mental health support   

    Program connects Southern Albertans with addiction and mental health support   

    A simple phone call is connecting some Southern Albertans with a central point of contact for anyone requiring addiction and mental health assistance.

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  • Rural communities tackle mental health by coming together  

    Rural communities tackle mental health by coming together  

    For the 38 per cent of Albertans who live in rural and remote areas accessing important mental health supports can be a challenge.

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  • Rural Alberta teachers check in on student well-being amidst global pandemic 

    Rural Alberta teachers check in on student well-being amidst global pandemic 

    Educators across rural Alberta are finding industrious ways to continue academic work, ease uncertainty, and let their students know they are not alone as they transition to online education during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Drayton Valley displays hearts and appreciation during tough times  

    Drayton Valley displays hearts and appreciation during tough times  

    During times of uncertainty, Drayton Valley residents wear their hearts on their sleeves, their front lawns, windows, and anywhere else they can...

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  • Czar quilters shift focus to help rural health-care workers 

    Czar quilters shift focus to help rural health-care workers 

    A group from East Central Alberta is showing their support for rural health-care workers, stitch by stitch, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Creative events bring out the good in rural community 

    Creative events bring out the good in rural community 

    Good deeds and rural communities go hand in hand. It’s ironic that we have recently been promoting shutting off our devices, so...

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  • Rural life provides unique skills to cope with pandemic

    Rural life provides unique skills to cope with pandemic

    Rural Albertans are no strangers to hardship. Farmers continually deal with the challenges of weather. For those in oil, gas, and mining...

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  • Supporting the Low German Mennonite (LGM) population in Southern Alberta

    Supporting the Low German Mennonite (LGM) population in Southern Alberta

    “Cooking is all about connection” – Michael Pollan In order to learn more about the Low German Mennonite (LGM) population, also known...

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  • Drayton Valley students and community grow with tuition plan  

    Drayton Valley students and community grow with tuition plan  

    For many students, savings and loans are used to fund a post-secondary education. In Drayton Valley, the town is helping to ease...

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  • Investing in pathways to health-care careers

    Investing in pathways to health-care careers

    When it comes to health care, the pathway to a career looks different for everyone. For high school students in the Chinook’s Edge School...

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