Monthly Archives for April, 2019



Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Son’s illness inspires Calgary family to help find a cure

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CALGARY – Alex Starratt is a bubbly, chatty seven-year-old who loves Star Wars and sports.

“His favourite team is the Calgary Flames,” his father Mark said before Alex jumped in, adding, “… and the Roughnecks!”

The second grader enjoys playing sports too, focusing on activities he can do even though illness has made many aspects of life very difficult.

“Alex was diagnosed just before his Continue reading the story "Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Son’s illness inspires Calgary family to help find a cure"

Child poised for surgery in U.S., despite being denied OHIP funding

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TORONTO — A three year old boy from Guelph, now has a surgery date set in the U.S., thanks to an outpouring of community support.

Bentley Mitchell has cerebral palsy and currently needs a walker to get around. SDR surgery, offered in St. Louis Children’s Hospital, could help him walk independently.

Bentley was the guest of honour at Granite Homes annual golf tournament in Guelph, Continue reading the story "Child poised for surgery in U.S., despite being denied OHIP funding"

B.C. leaders get on board rail-safety lobby

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VANCOUVER – In the days after a train laden with crude oil exploded and burned in a small Quebec town, killing 47 people, the city of New Westminster, B.C., took inventory of the safeguards for its four railways.

“We realized there really wasn’t anything in place,” said Coun. Chuck Puchmayr. “A disaster of that nature would be even more devastating than Continue reading the story "B.C. leaders get on board rail-safety lobby"

Why isn’t climate change a bigger part of this election?

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The economy, jobs, and immigration have loomed large in the federal election campaign. But where’s the environment?

While each party has presented policies seeking to address climate change, they haven’t faced much scrutiny, said Jennifer Winter at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.

“I think the environment is really a secondary, even a tertiary issue in this election compared to the Continue reading the story "Why isn’t climate change a bigger part of this election?"

Bringing divorce into the 21st century

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SASKATOON – An Oakland, Calif. family law firm will soon be bringing divorce to the digital world. The site, 苏州纹眉separate.us, walks subscribers through a step-by-step guide on how to get divorced and is literally the “Turbotax” version for calling it quits.

“That would be more relevant to cookie cutter divorces which don’t exist,” said Tracy Kendel-Amendt with Fairway Divorce Solutions in Saskatoon.

“The Continue reading the story "Bringing divorce into the 21st century"