UK troops hand over last base to Afghanistan ending 13-year-long combat operation

The United Kingdom has reportedly ended their combat operations in Afghanistan that began 13 years ago as they handed over the last UK base in Afghanistan to the Afghan Security forces. Continue reading UK troops hand over last base to Afghanistan ending 13-year-long combat operation

Romo shows guts, but McCoy leads Redskins over Cowboys in OT

By Eric Edholm

Tony Romo was heroic, but Colt McCoy was clutch.

McCoy, making his first start since Week 14 of the 2011 season, filled in for an injured Robert Griffin III and an ineffective Kirk Cousins to deliver a thrilling overtime victory for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys, 20-17, on Monday night.  Continue reading Romo shows guts, but McCoy leads Redskins over Cowboys in OT

Canadian Rockies Routes

There are lots of possible journeys, but only one possible response: Wow. No matter which trip you choose, we guarantee you’ll sit nose pressed to the window as our knowledgeable Rocky Mountaineer Hosts offer fascinating live storytelling. (Oh and rest assured, we clean the windows thoroughly after each and every trip).

The Kootenay Rockies is a pristine region of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, mineral hot springs, alpine meadows and snow-capped mountains. Continue reading Canadian Rockies Routes

Romancing the Rails

By Georgette Moger

These ten ultra-luxe train journeys, perfectly timed for the fall and winter seasons, revive the golden age of rail travel.

Compared to the standards of today’s inelegant travel—tedious tarmac delays, precision pours of liquid toiletries, barefoot shuffling into security stations—the old style of rail travel seems impossibly blissful. Continue reading Romancing the Rails

How parents can prepare for sniffles and restless nights

(NC) Fall is here and with the chilly weather comes the dreaded cold and flu season which can last many months. For parents this can mean sleepless nights, unhappy children and stress from not knowing what to do. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the sniffles and restless nights:

– Ensure you and your family are washing your hands regularly. Teach your children the importance of washing their hands, especially after sneezing and coughing, to help stop the spread of germs. Continue reading How parents can prepare for sniffles and restless nights

Apples let us savour the flavours of fall

(NC) Each season boasts unique flavours and ingredients. The fall harvest, in particular, is known for apples, and Canada is known for its multitude of varieties – from sweet to tart. Each type of apple offers a distinct taste and characteristic, especially when it comes to cooking. If you don’t have apples on hand, substitute an apple beverage in your cooking, such as Molson’s new Mad Jack apple lager, which is another easy way to bring this sweet, crisp flavour to life. Continue reading Apples let us savour the flavours of fall

Your Health Treatment Journey: Have Your Say

(NC) Alex is a 54-year old electrician. Five years ago his doctor told him he had high cholesterol. Despite initial efforts to get his health back on track through diet and exercise, Alex’s doctor eventually prescribed him a brand-name medicine that aimed to lower the bad cholesterol and raise the good cholesterol in his blood.

Like many other Canadians, Alex also takes a few other prescription medicines for some common chronic ailments including high blood pressure and migraines. Alex has taken the same brand name drugs that he’s become familiar with for years and they seem to work well for him. Continue reading Your Health Treatment Journey: Have Your Say