Hello Calgary Journal subscribers!

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend, and if you’re from MRU, enjoying the reading break as well. The Journal’s been busy as our editors settle into their positions and students begin submitting stories.

This semester, our second year journalism students have been previewing a handful of events that are happening around the city. From a three-part play hosted by Ethnik Festivals to a documentary screening and a fall fashion show – the Journal has been previewing a ton of amazing events happening around the city.

So, keep your eyes open as previews are being posted nearly every day!

Pumpkins After Dark runs until Oct. 31 at WinSport. Photo by Julie Patton

In the newsroom, our social media editor has been revamping our TikTok and X accounts in light of our Instagram and Facebook accounts being locked due to Bill C-18. So, be sure to give our accounts a follow to stay up to date with everything that’s going on at the Journal!

Also, if you’re curious as to how Bill C-18 has affected the Calgary Journal and other news outlets, take a look at this article published by Gizmodo.

We want to hear from you

In honour of Thanksgiving, tell us about your craziest holiday story – be it a trip, family dinner (maybe drama), football, or pet shenanigans – we want to hear about it! We may even feature your crazy holiday in our next newsletter. If you can, also send us a photo that sums up the story! Tell us here.

Hot This Week!

Final agreements for a new Event Centre and corresponding area improvements have now been signed, paving the way for a new Calgary arena. (LiveWire)

Members of Calgary’s Jewish community had their hearts and heads in Israel, as images of the attacks in the southern part of the country by Hamas were shared across the media. (CTV)

A Secwepemc knowledge keeper says the Trans Mountain route change will ‘desecrate’ sacred site. (GlobalNews)

RCMP detachment set-up in Saskatchewan town due to presence of self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Canada’ who has threatened public executions. (CityNews)

Get busy

Check out these events happening around the city this week!

The Dark Lady: Lunchbox Theatre presents a new show, The Dark Lady, opening Oct. 12 in the Studio at Vertigo Theatre and running until Oct. 29.

ZZ Top: Catch this American rock band with hits like “Sharp Dressed Man,” “La Grange,” and “Gimme All Your Lovin’” at the Grey Eagle Event Centre on Oct. 11.

Stampeders: Don’t miss the Stampeders as they go head to head against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at McMahon Stadium, Oct. 13.

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival: Explore an incredible selection of wines, spirits, and beers from around the globe at the BMO Centre on Oct. 13 and 14.

ScreamFest: Don’t miss Calgary’s scariest event at GMC Stadium running every weekend until Oct. 31.

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The Calgary Journal works and learns in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, and the Iyarhe Nakoda. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

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Julie Patton is a fourth year journalism student at MRU and newsletter editor at the Calgary Journal. She is also the news editor at The Reflector.