Monthly Archives: April 2006

Scrapbooking Tips

Scrapbooking Tips by Alison Gay Scrapbooking is becoming very popular. This craft has been around for centuries although it has really flourished in recent years. We now have lots of paper, ribbons, stickers and more great items that are easily used in making beautiful albums, cards, calendars, tags and other keepsakes. They make excellent gifts… Continue Reading

My Retirement Adjustment

My Retirement Adjustment By Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe Becoming a nurse became my goal at age five, when I suffered a life-threatening illness. A career in nursing was what I wanted and I knew it was something I had to do. In 1969, I walked away from the Grace Hospital School of Nursing with “RN” after my… Continue Reading

Beyond Bad Luck

Beyond Bad Luck by J.A. McDougall **Photos courtesy Environment Saskatchewan Greenwater Provincial Park Visitor Centre Peacefulness born of predictability is what my husband Dick longs for; for me, daydreaming in the car is best. Summers, we tow a trailer to Saskatchewan gulping pleasures from the drive. Huge spaces of land sail by each with its own… Continue Reading

Setting Health Goals

Setting Health Goals by Dr. Jason Plotsky It is vital for us to set health goals. In today’s stressed times it is more and more important to take time out of our busy schedules for ourselves. In our health talks that we do in our office (check our website for details) we often talk about… Continue Reading

Palliative Care Education Provided to Community Caregivers

Palliative Care Education Provided to Community Caregivers The Extra Mural Program (EMP) of the Miramichi Regional Health Authority (MRHA) recently held a one-day education session for health care professionals who provide palliative care in the community. A total of 75 health care professionals from the medical community, hospital, nursing home, Extra-Mural program, and community home… Continue Reading

Ask a Dietician — Foods that Prevent Illness

Ask a Dietician — Foods that Prevent Illness Question:  Are there some foods that can prevent illnesses? Foods that offer additional health benefits other than basic nutrition are known as functional foods. These foods contain a naturally present biologically active component that is believed to decrease the risk of developing a chronic disease. Some of… Continue Reading

RRSP Just First Step in Financial Planning

RRSP Just First Step in Financial Planning By Steve MacIsaac So you found the money to put in your registered retirement savings plan by the March 1 deadline and you’re feeling pretty good about it. But financial advisers say contributing the cash is only part of the fight and now it’s time to put the money… Continue Reading

Are You Ready to Evolve?

Are You Ready to Evolve? by Pegine Echevarria Are you ready to rumble? Are you ready to evolve? Are you ready to say this is it? Are you ready? I remember racing with friends when we were small. On your mark, get set, GO! Sometimes we just weren’t ready. Back then we would stomp our… Continue Reading

A View from the Ridge — Our Curious Ways

A View from the Ridge — Our Curious Ways By Ridgely Goldsborough The young woman strolled beside the older man along the edge of the coastal dunes. She had grown up with this man, her mother’s long-time beau, in some ways more her father than her biological dad. She loved the way he respected her… Continue Reading

What Was I Thinking?

What Was I Thinking? By Nayanna Chakrbarty Virtual friendship is the new trend of socializing in this modern fast-paced lifestyle. With a click of a button you log on to the worldwide network and meet millions of people spread over different continents. Common interests and hobbies draw you to each other and soon you wait… Continue Reading