The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Living

Social media, what is supposed to be a way to connect people is actually pushing most users into a place of loneliness. Danyal Ali has struggled with sadness and depression due to his solitary lifestyle. However, he feels that the trend of social media has only made his feelings more pronounced.

The potential consequences of a U.S. exodus from NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) looms over the Canadian manufacturing industry as talks continue between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. But those worries have often overshadowed other key Canadian industries. In Alberta, beef producers also have a lot at stake with North American market access potentially on the line.

Chef Michele Pizzulo grew up in the town of Vallata, in the province of Avellino, Italy — a place where everything either comes out of your own garden or from a local shop. This is where Pizzulo discovered his love for cooking.

Calgary public art pieces leave some local artists feeling confused and upset. Some, like visual artist Dick Averns from the University of Calgary, say the current story being told through public art isn’t representing the diversity of the city. Others, like artist Skye Louis, say the city is too scared to support artists who take risks with pieces that spark contentious debate.