Guides and How-Tos

Ice Safety Tips for Mild Winter Weather

When people think about Canadian winters, they think blizzards, frigid below-zero temperatures, ice fishing, pond hockey, snowmobiles and igloos. Amongst all the fun that winter brings, many forget to take ice safety precautions which are necessary for Calgary as we experience regular chinooks and rising winter temperature. Many winter activities occur on or around frozen bodies of water and when the temperatures rise, it is important to keep safety at the forefront of your mind. Below are some important facts and tips to remember when partaking in winter activities that occur on or nearby frozen surfaces:

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Everything you need to know about backyard beekeeping in Airdrie

There has been a lot of buzz in Airdrie lately about the city becoming bee-friendly and thus more sustainable. In 2014, Airdrie’s Urban Agriculture Program started moving the city towards more health-conscious and sustainable community values. Most recently, urban beekeeping moved to the top of the program’s list as to how the community can incorporate this initiative and present it to the public.

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The 2019 Pantone Colour of the Year: Living Coral

Well, it’s the time you’ve all been waiting for: Pantone’s release of the 2019 Colour of the Year. If you’re unfamiliar with the event, Pantone is a company that provides a universal language when it comes to all shades and colours. We’ve all been part of a “that’s not red, that’s orange” debate; well, Pantone to the rescue. Each and every colour is assigned a unique Pantone ID so that millions of designers and creators around the world can discuss in exact colours. The colour language they have created is used across countless industries including apparel, beauty, design, textiles, you name it. The Pantone Matching System, created in 1963, allows people to match colours no matter where they are in the office, the city or the world.

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How to have a green Christmas and save on waste

The big day has almost arrived! Here’s to delicious food, great company and thoughtful gifts for our loved ones. Christmas is always a time to relax and spend time with family, however, it is also a very ‘wasteful’ time of year when it comes to garbage. Constantly entertaining large crowds, wrapping endless presents and cooking nonstop is part of the holiday season, but it can be done in a way to reduce waste, reuse what you have and recycle when you can. Check out these nifty ways to save money, and waste, this Christmas!

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Home Safety Tips for Christmas

The most joyous time of the year has almost arrived! It’s time to take the turkey out of the freezer, plug in the Christmas lights and cuddle into the couch with a hot cup of cocoa in front of the fire. With all the Christmas traditions you may have planned with your family, it’s often easy to forget the safety provisions you should take before welcoming guests into your home. The big day is often full of excitement and distractions which can cause accidents if you’re not careful. Consider the following precautions when it comes to Christmas decorating and entertaining:

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