- Published on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 18:06
- Written by APRIL IP
Cole Derkson gets his wish after heart attack
Getting to go to Walt Disney World would sound like a pretty sweet deal to many kids. Going on that same trip with all expenses paid? Yes please.
For 13-year-old Cole Derkson, the Children's Wish Foundation – a non-profit organization that specializes in granting wishes – is turning the latter into reality.
- Published on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 11:43
- Written by DONELLA SWAN
How a strong bond kept us together after our dad passed on
On a warm sunny day when harvest was fully underway, my father held me snug in his arms. Holding me in the protection of his grasp, he showed me the inside of the Agricore grain elevator in Standard, Alta. Dust littered the floor and pigeons flew overhead. Sun streamed in from windows that seemed high up on the wall. I was only two years old.
- Published on Friday, 09 March 2012 10:58
- Written by Christine Ramos
Accepting a child despite more than one prejudice
Pregnant women hope their babies will be healthy.
Hence, blood is drawn, urine samples given, ultrasounds taken and invasive pap smears endured to ensure the health of one's child.
Prenatal testing provides expectant mothers with information about the fetal development inside them. But what if the results come back showing something has gone awry?
- Published on Friday, 02 March 2012 12:51
- Written by Sarah Harrower
A realistic look at planning a wedding in Calgary
Let's face it ladies, planning a wedding is an once-in-a-lifetime event – not to mention that most of us have been planning it down to the last detail since we were 12.
What may be hard to realize for many couples is the cost associated with pulling off their perfect day.