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Eric Akis: How to get crispier roast chicken that's a cut above

Eric Akis: How to get crispier roast chicken that's a cut above

A reader named Murray sent me a note saying he was having a hard time getting dark, crispy skin on his roast chicken. Some of the things he was doing to achieve that goal were helpful, such as patting the chicken dry before cooking it.
Let's Talk Trash: Art therapy, part of the solution

Let's Talk Trash: Art therapy, part of the solution

On those days when you feel overwhelmed about all the ways we are stressing our planet’s resources, take a day off from the news. Instead of getting inundated with disheartening statistics, and stories of impending doom, get creative.
HumboldtStrong Community Foundation to distribute $3.3 million

HumboldtStrong Community Foundation to distribute $3.3 million

HUMBOLDT — The HumboldtStrong Community Foundation has donated more than $3.3 million of the $4.2 million it has collected to date.
Tornado hunter Greg Johnson talks photography in NB as he prepares for storm season

Tornado hunter Greg Johnson talks photography in NB as he prepares for storm season

You may not realize it with all the snow on the ground, but storm chasing season is fast approaching for the “Tornado Hunter” Greg Johnson.
Viewpoint: Equal representation still a long way off

Viewpoint: Equal representation still a long way off

March 8 is the day each year when we recognize the many roles women play in our society and take note of how much work still needs to be done to create a more equitable world.
Goaltender earns Moscow invite

Goaltender earns Moscow invite

Angeo Basson member of North American team headed to Russian tourney
Banff Springs snail habitat destroyed by swimmer

Banff Springs snail habitat destroyed by swimmer

Parks Canada searching for suspect who took a dip at Cave and Basin
Lucerne: Chocolate, scenery and history all in one place

Lucerne: Chocolate, scenery and history all in one place

White swans, a low-flying vintage aircraft, and a 700-year-old bridge battle for my attention as I gaze out across the still waters of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland. In the end, the bridge wins.
CANINE CONNECTION: Tired of snits and fits? Get Fido to sit

CANINE CONNECTION: Tired of snits and fits? Get Fido to sit

Socializing your puppy is fundamental to ensuring a happy, confident and well-adjusted dog for life.
These aren’t your parents’ drugs

These aren’t your parents’ drugs

Drug use among youth is nothing new, but what is new are the types of drugs that are becoming more and more prevalent.