July 2017

June, 2017



Saviour’s Café & Bistro
Italy meets East Africa on Perron Street

Saviour’s Café & Bistro has been a long time in the making for owner Solomon Debesay. Arriving in Canada in 2004, Debesay… Read


Favourite Canadian Recipes
The Canuck Stops Here! Canadian favourites with a twist

Sentimental deliciousness. Nothing hits the spot like a treat you grew up with. And for many Canadians, those recipes read like love… Read

The Community Refugee Committee
Opening city doors

In September 2015, pictures of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s body were splashed across news outlets around the world. The Syrian toddler had drowned… Read


The comforts of home. We all have them. For me, it’s the smell of coffee perking in a sleepy kitchen and the sound of a crisp duvet crinkling beneath a cat without a snooze button. And when home is Canada, those comforts are some of the most privileged in the world. To give thanks, we’re wishing Canada a happy birthday in this our July issue. And what better way to start than with a photo essay at Elk Island National Park.

From there, we headed back to the city to learn about the Community Refugee Committee of St. Albert and the important initiatives it champions. Also on our list: a visit to Saviour’s Café & Bistro, where Italy meets East Africa on Perron Street. Speaking of food, who’s up for a saskatoon butter tart or a pan (or two) of puffed wheat squares? Those and other prairie favourites are exactly what you’ll find in this month’s recipe section.

Though food is an important part of Canada’s narrative, we didn’t just eat our way through this month’s issue. We’ve got Canadian facts and trivia, a guide to visiting Ottawa and a special T8N interview with Canadian bestselling author Corinne Jeffery.

Ready to get started? Then here’s to Canada and to learning from the past as we write the next 150 chapters in our history.