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How IDEO Designers Persuade Companies to Accept Change

HBR STAFF<p>Every design project extends beyond the brief. No matter how straightforward and discrete a project seems at first, it will unfold in the context of a complicated, networked, and messily human organization. That means that part of a designer’s job must be to design tools, conversations, …

Greenland ice sheet melting 7% faster than believed, says new GPS study

A new study based on GPS measurements of the Earth's crust suggests the Greenland ice sheet is melting about seven per cent faster than previously …

Study Finds Fitness Trackers Might Impede Weight Loss

<b>UPDATE (September 22, 2016 3:38 PM):</b> <i>Allure</i> spoke with Fitbit and got an official statement from the company below.<p>"The University of Pittsburgh study published in <i>JAMA</i> did not use Fitbit devices or the Fitbit app, so we cannot speak to their specific findings. As the leader in the wearables …

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

Experts are good about giving us exercise advice. The Department of health regularly updates physical activity guidelines telling us just how much …

Exercise

MQN gets arena project

A $13-million arena project next to Kal Tire Place has been awarded to Vernon-based MQN Architects, a firm part-owned by Coun. Brian Quiring.<p>Work is …

When it comes to cash, the wading is the hardest part for Edmonton's Hawrelak Park plan

A plan to build a splash park, wading pool and change rooms near the playground in Hawrelak Park is waist deep in financial trouble.<p>Construction is …

Do you know what to do if your child gets a concussion?

It used to be that concussions were something you had to worry about if you were a football player or an elite athlete. But in December, Global News …

Charting its course

The City of Kamloops is going back to the public for phase two of its Official Community Plan.<p>Community feedback is being sought on two potential …

P.E.I. municipalities meet to mull over money and mergers

The way the province funds P.E.I.'s 75 municipal governments is about to change — providing more "predictable, sustainable funding," with an …

Edmonton Examiner

What started as a way to involve senior residents in their community turned into an opportunity for everyone with a connection to Bonnie Doon to …

Sport focus of next community foundation report

The Community Foundation of Northwest Alberta wants to harness the power of sport to strengthen community connections in Grande Prairie.<p>This year …

Youth addiction treatment centre to add $2M fitness facility

Portage Atlantic, a residential treatment centre in New Brunswick for youth with serious substance abuse problems, is adding a $2.1-million fitness …

Snowshoeing

Town council addresses rumours of pool funding mismanagement

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Vauxhall Advance<p>There have been rumours going around about the use of pool funds that the Town of Vauxhall wishes to …

Edmonton hosts U.S. expert for walkability symposium

Edmonton hits second base in terms of its walkability but needs more work for a home run, according to American city planner Jeff Speck.<p>Speck …

100 wild islands protection campaign close to the finish line

The mission to protect more than 100 wild islands off the coast of Nova Scotia is nearing completion.<p>The Nova Scotia Nature Trust says they only need …

Nova Scotia

Get smart: cities embrace new ideas - St. Albert Gazette

You probably don’t know how smart your city already is.<p>“You’re smarter than you think,” Maya Pungur-Buick, St. Albert’s general manager of corporate …