The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


This year, dozens of young women gathered at the This Girl Can Expo in Calgary on Sept. 14 to become young entrepreneurs, selling everything from homemade headbands to robots. But, out of all the young talent, expo co-founder Robyn Miskic will never forget one girl due to the negative responses she’s had pursuing her art.

Following the UCP government’s appointment of party friends and insiders to the boards of Alberta’s post-secondary institutions, there was a brief period of public outcry and controversy. There are ways to make this selection process more democratic, such as publicly electing these boards, but there doesn’t seem to be much interest from the public in having a more robust conversation about potential changes.


The room was divided during Tuesday’s public hearing as city councillors listened to opposing sides of a possible decision to add fluoride into Calgary’s drinking water once again.

On Thursday, the UCP released its first budget since taking office in the spring. The 208 page fiscal plan includes cuts across the board. Post secondary education is taking a big hit and fees are supposed to rise in a number of different areas. Mental health spending is being increased but public sector funding will be slowly decreased.

Here are five items for young people in Calgary to keep an eye on.