Breaking barriers for women and their bikes

TORCH Motorcycles is a company set to create a community of female moto-enthusiasts, whose bikes reflect their build

Patti Derbyshire never imagined herself building motorcycles for women, but the lack of bikes marketed or built for women’s bodies inspired a venture into creating a company that would be the first to handle these issues.

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The invisible illness

Lyme disease is underestimated and often misdiagnosed, posing a serious threat to Canadians

It’s a puzzling disease with mysterious symptoms, and cases of the debilitating condition continue to rise. But it often goes misdiagnosed, leaving many suffering with no idea where to turn for help.

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From motorcycles to Mr. Claus

Former gang member hangs up leather jacket in favour of Santa’s red suit

Produced by Allison Badger, Jill Battison, Victoria Pizarro, Laren Pritchard

The sound of jingle bells and children's laughter fills the air in Kensington on the weekend of Nov. 27. It marks the start of the holiday season and the familiar chortle of Santa Claus in his red suit is a welcome sight among children and adults alike.

But have you ever wondered about the man behind the suit? Meet Doug Craig, an instructor at SAIT, ordained minister and costumed Santa. But Craig has had quite the journey to get to where he is today.

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Alberta association, Dreamcatcher, uses animal-assisted therapy

Psychologists treat clients with a little help from their furry friends

By pairing clients with animals, registered psychologist Eileen Bona and the staff at Dreamcatcher Nature-Assisted Therapy Ltd., have helped dozens of people overcome developmental and social hurdles.

Most of the therapy animals at Dreamcatcher have had some kind of trauma or were donated from local residents.

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YouTube: the greatest talent show on earth

Created in 2005, YouTube has become the way to share videos around the world, and some Alberta creators have been cashing in on its success

Ten years ago, the landscape of the Internet was a vastly different place. File sharing sites like Napster and Kazaa were on their way out, and something new was on its way in. On Feb., 14 2005, three former employees of PayPal changed the Internet forever. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim created a new way to share videos, YouTube.

This social media breakthrough started with a video of Karim at the zoo, looking at elephants. This simple video paved the way for the six billion videos viewed monthly on the site, according to

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Passion Play: The sports broadcasting journey

In a competitive industry, the Calgary Journal explores the careers of three different individuals pursuing their dream

Professional athletes dedicate their lives in an effort to make it to the big leagues. The perseverance, sacrifice and passion put forward by these athletes goes a long way in getting to the top of their craft.

The same can be said for sports broadcasters.

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