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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, …

Weight Watchers

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 …

Global Warming

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 …

New York Times

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 …

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 …

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 …

Consulting

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 …

Concussion

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 …

British Columbia

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 …

Canada

Pickleball courts painted at Jasper Park hall

Pickleball began in Edmonton at the Westmount Fitness club, with just one lady who was interested in the sport.<p>Since then it has “caught on like …

Canada

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 …

Alberta

Youth addiction treatment centre to add $2M fitness facility

Late doctor's estate, capital campaign and provincial government help fund complex at Portage Atlantic<p>Portage Atlantic, a residential treatment …

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 …

Bike Lanes

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 …

Smart Cities

Birthday gift fit for the Queen

Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor announced a special gift for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her birthday Thursday (April 21) with the establishment …

Canada

Further public engagement as Glenbow Ranch ASP develops

Residents and landowners near the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park can learn more about the Area Structure Plan (ASP) in development at an open house on …

Conservation

Canada Council announces new fund for 2017

Keen to get started on what it describes as an "unprecedented" reinvestment in the country's arts and culture sector, the Canada Council for the Arts …

Canada

Fitness and wellness symposium returns

A popular health and wellness conference is coming back to town.<p>The third annual Okotoks Fitness and Wellness Symposium takes place at the Okotoks …

Snacks

City unveils $450,000 zig-zagging steel art piece at Quarry Park recreation centre

It may be 13,600 kg. of zigzagging steel, but it’s expected to be a warm gathering spot for southeast Calgary residents for decades to come.<p>The city …

Laurentian University's new challenge course 1st of its kind in Canada

If you've been to Laurentian University lately, you may have spotted a 50 foot tower on campus. The structure which is part of a challenge course was …

Canada