The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Veganism is a popular lifestyle that has grown over the years, with more and more families raising their children on a vegan diet. As a result of this increase, many people wonder if, and how, you can raise healthy children on a vegan diet.

Calgary Journal reporters Holly Maller and Hillary Ollenberger produced this short documentary that delves into the topic of "Raising Little Vegans."

Maller and Ollenberger spoke with local experts and one Calgary mom to find out more about this new and evolving lifestyle choice.

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, according to Calgary’s Silver Linings Foundation. A fact that is not well known as these illnesses are often overlooked and shrouded in secrecy, says the foundation’s executive director Colleen Hauck.

A Mount Royal University student had been struggling with her mental health for some time, but it wasn’t until she had to get an abortion as a result of an unhealthy relationship that she decided to utilize campus counselling services.

The student, who will be referred to as Jordan to protect her identity, was referred to counselling services by her faculty advisor. However, she wound up waiting two weeks for her appointment, and is still faced with lengthy wait times even now that she’s become a regular. The toll it takes on her varies from week to week.

A new Calgary wine distributor, Paperman Wine, hosted its public launch on Wednesday, Mar. 27th at the St. Louis Hotel. Founder Joel Bombenon is entering a market where others have failed but says he’s confident that Calgarians’ love of European wine that’s rarely sold locally, will fuel the subscription business.