Home and Garden: The Camrose Home and Garden Show goes this weekend at the Camrose Regional Exhibition. Supplied 

Spring into the new season

Spring is just around the corner and with it brings excitement of getting out into gardens, redecorating or planning home renovations. Need some inspiration? Make sure to check out the Camrose Home and Garden Show from Friday to Sunday at the Camrose Regional Exhibition. You’re sure to find helpful and creative ideas for your projects.

Cinnamon sugar snowflakes are easy to make with the kids and make a fun and tasty snack. Marilou Yampolsky/Camrose Canadian Contributor 

Warm up with winter snacks

We’ve done all the fun winter snow stuff. We’ve been tobogganing, skiing and made snow forts galore, but when its crazy cold and we are getting sick and tired of winter it's time to brighten up our anti-snow attitude with some fun in the kitchen winter snacks.

 Bell Let's Talk day inspired one local youth to share how the Camrose Open Door Association saved her life. Supplied. 

Open Door provides a lifeline to youths

At Camrose Open Door Association, we provide supports to a wide range of young people in need. During last week’s Bell Lets Talk Day, one client shared her moving story with us, not to dwell on the troubles she has had to face, but for the hope that exists for all our clients.

Camrose Women’s Shelter executive director Nora-Lee Rear discusses the Walk-a-Mile campaign last year. It is one of the fundraisers that helps them provide many services to the community. File photo/Camrose Canadian

Healing from domestic violence in our house

I could tell you that the women’s shelter has been in Camrose for over 30 years. Or, I could tell you the shelter is partially government funded and the shelter funds the rest through fundraising with events like Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, but this is likely fairly well-known knowledge because the shelter has been in the paper many times.

The key to sticking with healthy goals is often times all about the mental approach. Metro News Service

The mentality of change

As January comes to an end, New Year’s Resolutions start becoming more and more difficult to maintain. All the good intentions you had of creating new habits and change in your life isn’t going as well as you had planned. But why is it so difficult to keep these going?

There are many options to spice up your meal beyond salt and pepper, sometimes it takes a little experimenting to perfect your dish. Marilou Yampolsky/Camrose Canadian Contributor 

Step up your seasoning game

Anything you’re adding to supplement or bring out the natural flavours in your cooking is called seasoning. It can be as simple as salt and pepper, but even more fun are fresh herbs, spices, even citrus juice. Creative cooks are finding new ways to add flavour to make a dish stand out, or turn a meal into a signature dish. There is no right or wron

Battle River School Division mental health capacity building coordinator Andrea Dyck is helping to host a screening of the movie Screenagers which deals with the issues of the affect of screen time on youths and people in general. The movie will go Jan. 23 at the Ecole Charlie Killam School gym in Camrose at 6:30 p.m. Josh Aldrich/Camrose Canadian

ECKS working to solve screen time issues

When Reid Lansing started at Ecole Charlie Killam School last year as vice principal he noticed quite quickly the impact of technology on the students, and I was not all good.

There are many things you can do to keep your work out routines fresh and not so routine. Metro News Service

Keeping your work out routines fresh

As the season changes to winter, it becomes less and less enticing to go outside to be active. The days have gotten colder, and the shortened hours of daylight make it difficult to find the motivation to keep up with an exercise regime. Along with the mounting stress that comes with the preparation for the holiday season, putting in hours at the gy

Planning ahead can ensure Christmas dinner goes off without a hitch and help the host stay stress free. Supplied

Now is the time to plan Christmas dinner

It’s only the first week of December, but it’s not too soon to start thinking and planning for Christmas dinner. If it’s your first time, or your twentieth time preparing the big family feast, it still requires the same amount of planning and prep.

Try something different for your vacation this year like a trip on the iconic riverboat ‘American Queen’ down the Mississippi River. Supplied

Break out of your old vacation routines

We change the colour of the paint on our walls and the style of clothes we like. So why not our travel style? Many of us do the same type of holiday year after year, but as time goes on, sometimes it feels like something is missing.

Ecole Charlie Killam School is having a Late French Immersion information night on Nov. 29.

The case for French Immersion programming

Why would you want your child to learn a second language? Here in the heart of East Central Alberta, many of us grew up thinking there was little benefit (and a lot of hard work) to learning a second language.

A proper diet for your dog is as important as it is for you. Supplied

Food fit for a dog

This article is a big shift from the usual, we are not talking about people food, the focus this week is on dog food.

Chris Coombs is a finalist in the Innis & Gunn’s Imagine & Gunn contest to come up with a limited edition Canada-inspired beer. Online voting closes Nov. 24. Josh Aldrich/ Camrose Canadian

Red, white and brew

Chris Coombs has never brewed beer on his own, but he could soon become the inspiration for a beer to be in liquor stores across Canada.

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