Global Village Backpackers Banff

Our hostel opened June 1, 2001 right in downtown Banff. Formerly the Woodland Village Inn, we are a unique hostel as all our rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities. We have a hot tub, sauna, internet access, kitchen facilities, pool table, tour desk, TV room, bike rentals, laundry facilities, lounge and a large outdoor courtyard patio…. Read more »

The KAIROS REGIONAL GATHERING 2002. Pleasantview Bible Camp, Lloydminster, Alberta (Canada). Contributed By The Community Networks Group

October 4-6, 2002 We invite you to join us at a regional KAIROS meeting in the fall of 2002. We are bringing people together who share common values and vision for strengthening regional ecumenical justice networks. The meetings will include opportunities for networking with others from a different church or faith community, people who share… Read more »

Free Health Benefits for Children in Low-income Families

The Alberta Child Health Benefit (ACHB) provides children in low-income families with free: · Dental care · Prescription drugs · Eyewear · Emergency ambulance services · Essential diabetic supplies More families are now eligible for coverage through the ACHB because of increased income eligibility levels, which took effect July 1, 2002. These income levels are… Read more »

Beyond the Headlines

Hola! We hope your summer has been a most rewarding & energizing one. As you recall, every month we bring you a bulletin under the rubric of ‘Beyond the Headlines’ to highlight the incredible inspiring work of many Alberta-based NGO’s. We invite you to consider supporting in whatever way you are able to do the… Read more »

The Infinite and the Eternal:

If we turn our thoughts to Ultimate Reality, then we find ourselves considering that which generates and maintains the universe. From a theological perspective we make an immediate connection between this Reality and the divine. As we established in “Alpha-Naught” last week, the divine fits a logical contradiction which we denoted as A & ~A…. Read more »


Ramming the ghetto blaster under my arm, and slapping the carved elephant onto Larry’s lap, we scooted out the door. Handi-bus was here. I was nervous I admit:it’s a new chapter in my life and I’m not even sure what book I’m reading!! Joan told me months ago that she was trying to sell her… Read more »

Fed Watch!

Got a Virus? Go to Jail. The Federal Government is looking at making some changes in what it calls the Lawful Access Laws (SEE: A lot of these involve the new means of communicating through the Internet and what kinds of powers that police should have regarding search and seizure of this type of… Read more »

From My Perspective

As discussed in last week’s article, addictions are complex and can involve a variety of substances or activities. An addiction is not a sign of personal weakness or lack of moral character – anyone can become addicted. How does a person become addicted and how can you determine if you have a problem? The process… Read more »