The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


On October 17, 2018, Canadians everywhere celebrated the legalization of marijuana, thanks to Bill C-45.

When Princess Lightning, 22, looks back to her youth, the Cree woman recalls lacking one main thing, especially when she was troubled — a safe space to embrace her culture with other Indigenous youth.

Just under two months into Alberta’s minimum wage hike, the impact is already being felt by local restaurants and bars. Sitting on the corner of Calgary’s 14th St. and 34th Ave. S.W. in is The Trop Bar & Grill – a neighborhood pub that is already facing changes with rising labor costs.

Students, faculty, friends and family gathered around twinkling table numbers and appetizer plates at the Humans of UCalgary’s Shooting for the Stars event on Nov. 21, with one intention — to experience human connection.