Hello Calgary Journal Subscribers! Do you also feel like you blinked and suddenly February was over? Spring is around the corner (though with our weather, you never really know what to expect) and our journalists have some great content to share with you.
This week we have strong stories on pressing topics such as the opioid crisis and carbon emissions. We also have a handful of new photo galleries from our photojournalists, so be sure to check those out! I have a few of them linked in this newsletter.
- How safe supply could reduce opioid overdose deaths in Alberta This is a longer piece with great visuals that digs deep into preventing the high rates of opioid deaths in our province.
- Carbon utilization revolutionizes the way we build our cities Another fantastic deep-dive of a piece, this time exploring our relationship with carbon in the face of the climate crisis.
- How much does that expiration sticker matter? New study looks into hockey helmet degradation over time A strong informative piece that tackles the effectiveness of helmets and dangers of concussions and brain injuries. A wonderful the-more-you-know article!
This just scratches the surface, so be sure to check out calgaryjournal.ca for all stories and event coverage.
Until next time,
—Kae Burnett, newsletter editor
Senior Reporter Spotlight!
Cassidy McKay is in her final year of MRU’s Journalism and Digital Media program, and currently lead editor of the Calgary Journal. She specializes in sports journalism and social media marketing. Find all of Cassidy’s stories with the Journal here!
Recent photo galleries
By Cullen Chan
Chinook Blast and the Asian Heritage Foundation cooperated last Friday and Saturday to hold an Asian Night Market at city hall. The market showcased a variety of vendors and atrium stage performances.
By George Potter
The Calgary Hitmen withstood a highlight-reel goal from Regina Pats star Connor Bedard to beat the visitors last month at the Saddledome.
By Cullen Chan
These photos, taken on Jan. 26 show the lake at its winter best. The annual Ice Magic carving competition, which ran from Jan. 13-29, was in full swing and the rink was filled with skaters.
Calgary news round-up
Here are some stories from other news sources that I found interesting, hand-picked just for you, plus a bonus read from local independent news source The Sprawl.
- Calgarians join worldwide protests, calling on Russia to leave Ukraine
- Who you gonna call? University of Calgary geoscience professor adds movie consultant to his title
- City of Calgary implementing enhanced safety measures on transit system
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