- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 20:48
- Written by JODI EGAN, APRIL LAMB & SHARDAY LYNNE
After decades of planning, Stoney Trail's completion still at crossroads
There are two things the residents of Calgary love to complain about: the weather, and transportation. The former can't be helped, but the latter is a topic that has been talked to death among citizens of this sprawling city.
- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 20:29
- Written by JESSICA RYAN
Residents preserve community stories in scrapbook
Early spring sunlight streams through the windows of the old Sunalta Community Association hall onto a table covered in photographs and scrap-booking materials. Teaspoons clink in china cups, and stories of the past fly thick and fast.
Edith Earl, Sharon Woodhouse, Kelly Schuler and Jerilyn Wolstenholme have gathered to work on Sunalta's community album: a record of stories from one of Calgary's oldest neighbourhoods.
Sunalta is a community of about 3,000 residents southwest of Calgary's downtown core. It is bordered by 14th St. to the east, 17th Ave. to the south, the neighbourhood of Scarboro to the west and the Bow River to the north.
- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 20:18
- Written by JASMINE HAN
Anxiety disorder not just for war veterans, says psychologist
While Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is commonly associated with war and combat situations, the disorder can surface for all kinds of people who have experienced all kinds of trauma, says Kim Busch, a psychologist at the Calgary Counselling Centre.
Characterized by symptoms ranging from feeling scared to having flashbacks of the trauma, PTSD is defined by the Canadian Mental Health Association as "an anxiety disorder characterized by reliving a psychologically traumatic situation, long after any physical danger involved has passed, through flashbacks and nightmares."
- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 20:07
- Written by LAUREN O'HARE & MEGAN BILTON
New off-leash park would increase convenience for owners, he says
Ward 9 Ald. Gian-Carlo Carra called a community meeting in Acadia in April to discuss the possibility of reinstating an off-leash dog park in the neighbourhood.
Carra cited the positive impacts that dog parks can have on communities, including social interaction and the promotion of healthy living.
The meeting will take place the evening of April 25 at the Acadia Recreation Complex, or ARC, located at 240 - 90th Ave. S.E. The meeting will address public concerns surrounding the possible location of the park and its proximity to playground space.
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