Calgary Journal

Hello Calgary Journal Subscribers!

Welcome to the very first spring (third winter) edition of our lovely newsletter. With it comes new editors, myself, and Charlotte Holmes. We’re looking forward to being here and can’t wait to show you what we have in store for the summer.

This month we have lots of compelling stories and collections of photography like:

And more, including They were loved, an on-going collaboration between Macleans Magazine and Canadian journalism schools to tell the stories of the people we’ve lost due to the pandemic.

If you haven’t had the chance to check us out on our socials, check us out here, and our new weekly news dump over on Tiktok. Scroll down to hear about our monthly challenge and enjoy.

— Taylor Charlebois, digital editor

Recent Stories:

Rural Albertans urge government to provide a 24-hour helpline for farmers

“It’s absolutely heavy, absolutely horrifying,” she says. “He was a strong man until he could […]

How Lola Adeniran’s passions led her to build her own photography business

Despite being denied from a photography major at SAIT, Lola Adeniran still pursued her passion […]

Struggling like me to stay fit during the pandemic? Check out these local virtual classes

Interested in finding some new at home fitness classes? Why not support local and checkout […]

In Case you Missed It…

Data shows Alberta youth under 5 receiving government care are at greater risk of dying

Since 2017, nearly 100 children have died in Alberta government care, according to a recent […]

Clubroot continues to cause catastrophic crop loss in Canada

Clubroot is a soil-borne disease that stops the plants from absorbing water and nutrients properly. […]

Retired judge John Reilly advocates for restorative justice

Retired judge John Reilly advocates for restorative justice

May Monthly Challenge:

This month we want to hear your feedback and opinions on some of the stories we’re sharing. Did you have a story you absolutely loved, or find a story you want a follow up on? Was there something that stood out to you that you wish the author could hear? Take a moment and leave a comment on the story, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Now’s your opportunity to share your opinions and voice on the matter.

If you’re at a loss for what to say, consider if any quotes stood out to you, if you found the story had suitable sources or if you wished there was another angle not covered in the story. We want to hear from you! If you want to directly get in touch with the reporter of a story, their contact information is in the byline, and don’t be shy – they’d be happy you took the time to engage with them and their stories.

By participating in this monthly challenge, you are helping to bring attention to stories that deserve attention, and are acknowledging the hard work our journalists have put in this month, so thank you in advance.

Community Events

Before you leave, if you’re looking to stay active in Calgary, here are two events you can participate in this month:

  1. Tune in for TD JazzYYC Virtual International Jazz Days Festival (it’s free!)
  2. Listen in (via live-stream) to the Sonic Boom eConcert Series

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for future updates.

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