Education

Shanelle Westerlund with Suicide Information and Education Services talks to grade two students at St. Patrick's Community School about empathy on Jan. 23.
Shanelle Westerlund with Suicide Information and Education Services talks to grade two students at St. Patrick's Community School about empathy on Jan. 23. rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

St. Pat's students learn about mental health

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
January 23, 2018 - 4:16pm

Suicide and mental health aren’t easy subjects to teach to youngsters.

In Red Deer, however, Suicide Information and Education Services (SIES) is turning those difficulties into proactive education for students in Kindergarten to grade 12.

Red Deerian Kevin Montgomery wants to take as many mini sticks to Kenya as possible.
Red Deerian Kevin Montgomery wants to take as many mini sticks to Kenya as possible. Submitted

Safari and mini sticks taking Red Deer man to Kenya

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
January 12, 2018 - 10:31pm Updated: January 13, 2018 - 9:37am

A Red Deer man is taking his love for hockey to Africa.
 
Kevin Montgomery, a 48-year-old oilfield worker turned custodian since the downturn hit, says it's always been a dream of his to go to Kenya because of its many safari opportunities.
 

Jason Zackowski / Zed Science

Local science teacher's cold weather experiments gain international attention

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
January 9, 2018 - 10:18pm

A science teacher at Lindsay Thurber has had some of his amazing photography picked up by National Geographic.

Jason Zackowski, who also runs the popular Zed Science Facebook page, decided to pick up on one of the latest cold weather trends recently, frozen bubbles.

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