The friendship and partnership between men and dogs are legendary, spanning across an impressive 26,000 years of history.

While a recent Gender Bender event at Mount Royal University showcased a celebration of gender identity and expression, some attendees expressed concern about what might happen to them under a United Conservative Party (UCP) government.

Mel Vee — a burlesque performer at the event — is tired of political talk and no action, and is deeply worried about what a UCP win would look like.

Calgary was buzzing about the concept of legalizing cannabis in 2018, but untested policies and government run organizations, such as the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) posed a concern for the industry.

Some retailers are voicing concerns about AGLC’s regulations restricting the sale and profitability of small businesses in this new market.