By Susan Quinlan
Southern Alberta
This year, Alberta municipalities can expect to receive $896 million in Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding as part of the 2012 budget — funding projects each town identified as most in need of attention.

By Susan Quinlan
Although it’s likely most parents would prefer their teens avoid alcohol and other drugs, recent statistics reveal alcohol use among teens is on the rise, but with various agencies reaching out to youth, it’s hoped that group will make more informed choices.

By Susan Quinlan
Southern Alberta
According to Alberta Health Services (AHS), more than 200,000 children in Alberta and about a quarter of all Canadian children are overweight or obese.
The Mind Exercise Nutrition ... Do it (MEND) program is aimed at reducing childhood obesity by teaching families how to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. The first MEND class recently got underway for seven to 13-year-olds and their parents or caregivers at the Be Fit For Life Centre at Lethbridge College.

Submitted by Alberta Health Services
Pincher Creek/Claresholm
The Tomorrow Project visits Claresholm and Pincher Creek this month, giving local residents an opportunity to join the long-term research study into the causes of cancer.

Submitted by Alberta Health Services
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is advising all individuals who received tattoos at the unapproved residential “Sandra Wiltzen” tattoo operation (located at 501B Stafford Dr. N.) to be tested for viruses that can be spread through unsanitary tattoo procedures.

Wednesday, 01 February 2012 07:37

Between Friends volunteer program expands to Cardston

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Contributed by Alberta Health Services
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is expanding a pilot program to Cardston to promote empathy and acceptance in teens through volunteering with residents of long-term care.

By Katie May
Southern Alberta Newspapers
Southern Alberta
Katharine Hockney is desperate to attract a doctor, not only for herself, but for about 5,000 other southern Albertans.
As a doctor recruiter for the communities of Milk River, Coutts, Warner and the County of Warner, Hockney has been searching for family doctors for the past three years — ever since the town of Milk River has been without a permanent physician.

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