Holiday giving

Volunteers with the Giving Tree program set up the tree on Nov. 18. Come in, grab a tag and help a senior have a merry Christmas. Pictured from left to right: Janet Swindon, Beverly Smith, Connie Cartwright, Marilyn Waters and Sheila Klein. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Giving Tree back in Sylvan Lake

The Giving Tree is an annual tradition that many Sylvan Lakers look…


The Angels Anonymous Tree is set up at the Sylvan Lake Dairy Queen. (Photo submitted)

Making the most of this holiday season

Christmas can be an expensive time of year. Whether you live in…


People pass a large Christmas tree as they go shopping on Christmas Eve at a mall in Ottawa, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. A Retail Council of Canada survey says Canadians are planning to spend more this holiday season as they prepare to return to stores a year after the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many to shop online. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canadians to spend big on holidays, return to shopping malls, multiple surveys find

Accenture: Canadians will spend an average of $635 in 2021, an increase of more than 23 per cent