The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Living

The Cilic brothers, Ivan and Marko, hail from Bosnia-Herzegovina, where their father was a beekeeper. However, after moving to Canada, they pursued other interests until they joined with a local brewmaster to open Burwood, one of Calgary’s newest distilleries.

When you walk into Hanna’s Design & Alterations, almost every inch of the small store is lined with various garments. At the centre of it all is the owner Hanna Prochownik, travelling back and forth between the sewing machine in the back and the steady flow of customers in the front.

The Alberta government passed the Local Food Sector Act to encourage consumer confidence and raise the profile of producers, resulting in farmers markets becoming the big focus for supporting local growers and companies. Visiting the Crossroads Market and the Calgary Farmers Market, these are the stories behind a few of the vendors.

Between work and educational stress, the constant buzzing and whirring of the smartphones and social media apps in our pockets, existential threats bolstered by a haughty political climate and worries of the future, the normal day-to-day for an average Canadian is fraught with mental strain.