The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


The Canadian federal election was officially called Wednesday, and some Canadian student associations are already focusing on improving uncertain youth voter turnout.

There are 2 days, 1 hour, 17 min. left. JOIN or LEAVE, the message reads. Behind the text, two welding tanks and what looks like an operating table sit in a small brick room, and a red light illuminates the page. I've found one of the dark web’s most notorious sites; what claims to be a pay-to-watch torture, and ultimately murder, website known as a “red room.”


As the Oct. 21 federal election approaches, recent polls point to a close race between Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives and Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats are in third place and Elizabeth May’s Green Party, though in fourth, is predicted to win more votes than ever before.

Nilufer Hasanova was at work when her phone rang at 2:57 p.m. on July 8th. Looking at the caller ID, she saw it was a friend she hadn’t spoken to for over a year. Suspecting the call was a pocket dial, Hasanova ignored it and continued with her work.

Later that day, she received a Facebook message from the same friend, asking if they could continue their chat.

“I’d love to chat with you,” Hasanova writes. “But we haven’t been chatting, so I’m not sure what you’re talking about.”