Raspberry White Chocolate Scones By Larissa Costella, Baking & Pastry Arts Student

(Makes 12) This recipe has been adapted from the original in an effort to simplify it for home baking. 2 cups plus 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt Scant 1/4 cup sugar 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into cubes 1 cup buttermilk (if you …

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Test-stress and what to do about it

Summer break is so close you can see it, peeking over the mountain of exam-anxiety. Students often deal with stress in unhelpful ways such as by procrastinating and worrying. “I think it’s important to put exams in perspective,” said Teri Lynn Olson, a counsellor at SAIT’s Student Development and Counselling …

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Student-friendly pets, in a fishbowl

Requiring much less time, attention and effort than, say, a dog or a cat, keeping a fish is a low-maintenance option for a pet while in post-secondary education. Though students in residence are not permitted to keep pets of any sort in their dorms, there are some who believe that …

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Finding mindfulness one step at a time

Balancing school, work, friends and family can feel like a juggling act, and many students turn to alternative methods to cope with their mental health concerns. Sally Powis-Campbell, psychologist and founder of Wholistic Health YYC Psychology Services, said that practicing mindfulness helped her to manage her high anxiety and panic …

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Passing down family recipes

Nothing reminds me more of my family than the tried and true recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Today I am sharing one of those special recipes, from my family to yours. But, how do I choose which delicious sentiment to share? Lucky for me there’s …

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Winter driving safety can save lives

Driving in winter conditions can be very dangerous, and there are many learning resources available to better our safety knowledge. The Canada Safety Council website has a comprehensive list of tips and behaviours that will benefit your winter driving safety. One of the first tips available is to ensure your …

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SAIT students navigate the news, seeking hard facts

The internet has dramatically changed how we take in news, and students are the latest generation trying to navigate these changes. According to Stats Canada, Canadians’ use of newspapers, magazines, TV and radio to learn the news has been steadily declining since 2003 while use of the internet has skyrocketed. …

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U of C Fashion show highlights sustainability

The UCalgary Fashion Network hosted a crew of formidable leaders in the field of sustainable fashion on Friday, Jan. 26 at their Let’s Talk Fashion event. The event was open to the public, allowing attendees to rub shoulders with Erin Bird, with FairTrade Calgary; Blake Ward, owner of Seed, a …

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Recipe: Homemade dog biscuits, Make your own dog treats just in time for “The Year of the Dog”

Coming up this Friday, Feb. 16, we get to celebrate the Chinese New Year! I wish you good luck, prosperous health, fortunate times and all the Chinese food your heart desires. 2018 is The Year of the Dog and what better way to honour this than to bake up some …

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Recipe: Red velvet cake. Have your heart beet cake, and eat it too

  Valentine’s Day is approaching, in case you had forgotten. Pink, red, hearts, roses and chocolate will be everywhere and whether you are a fan of the holiday or not (I for one, unabashedly love it,) the following recipe is worth considering. Make it for your valentine, for your friend …

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Fight the freeze with some frugal fun

February is upon us and with it, there’s only one more month of braving bone-chilling temperatures and needles of snow blowing in the sub-zero wind. To help pass the time until March brings gradually warmer weather to segue us into spring, here is a list of inexpensive events to take …

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Seventh annual Hot Chocolate Fest hits Calgary

Participants from across the city will compete throughout February for the title of Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate in the seventh annual YYC Hot Chocolate Fest. Shelley Fink, the owner of TotaliTea, said she’s been participating for the last four years largely because of the support the festival gives to a …

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Community LEGO competition brings families closer together

LEGO enthusiasts of all ages showed off their complex creations on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the 12th annual Silver Springs LEGO Competition. “I try to make it [the Silver Springs competition] a big deal because it is the community in which we live, and I always want my children to …

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The Canmore Winter Carnival is coming back

The Canmore Winter Carnival is happening next month and will be full of fun winter-themed adventures for children and adults alike. “It’s designed to give some respite from the winter blues,” said event coordinator Nancy Ruiz. “Be prepared to have a lot going on.” During the first two weekends of …

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“Raw” water may be worsening an already growing supply problem

hile parts of the country can’t get access to clean drinking water, wealthy hippies are paying up to $37 for 2.5 gallons of “raw” untreated water. Their reasoning for paying such a premium is that the existing water supply has added chemicals and is lacking in naturally occurring minerals that …

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Family-friendly naked swim cancelled by City of Calgary

  algary Nude Recreation’s plans for an evening of riding waterslides and braving wave pools in their birthday suits were cancelled by the city. “Come play in a water park! What better way is there to escape the cold,” the event page says on meetup.com The event was planned to …

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Local entrepreneurs ski to success

A recent arrival on the ski scene, 93 North Skis, has combined craftsmanship and engineering to produce Canmore manufactured and designed skis that are hand-made and expertly tested. Sam McEwan and Max Flowerday, previously engineers from Calgary, decided to up and quit their stable careers to pursue their passion for …

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Municipal and federal government sites provide guidelines for extreme cold

The winter season sees extreme cold hitting Calgary, but there are lots of resources to help Calgarians deal with the weather. “Winter storms have the potential to disrupt power to your home and community, and have the potential to affect your plans,” according to the City of Calgary website. “It’s …

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Keeping New Year’s resolutions is easier with planning

We’re approaching the treacherous one-month-after-New-Years mark, when resolve to keep resolutions wears thin, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In an article published by The New York Times, Jen A. Miller wrote that New Year’s resolutions should be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. “Your resolution should …

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There’s no miracles on 34th street

The holiday season is a time when people come together, friends host ugly-sweater parties and family steps back up the priority ladder. However, it can also be a time of extreme loneliness for some. Loneliness can be heightened for those who return home to family and feel like they were …

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