Hello Calgary Journal subscribers!
It’s been a hot minute since you’ve heard from us, hasn’t it? Our editors and reporters are busy working on getting fresh stories to you as we settle into the semester, so you have a lot of wonderful new content to look forward to.
For now, let’s cover the bases of what you might have missed during our newsletter’s brief hiatus:
- Despite growing popularity, women’s hockey still lacks pro options A deeper look at the challenges and lack of opportunities professional female hockey players continue to face compared to the men’s game.
- Tension in the neighbourhood: Dangerous conflicts with wildlife are on the rise in Alberta An addition to the Tension in the Neighbourhood series, reporters Zachary Weil and Eric Tanner dig into wildlife’s rocky relationship with humans, shedding light on the rising potential for human-wildlife conflict.
- New podcast traces the life Everett Klippert, who was jailed just for being gay Anjolie Therrien covers a vital – and often forgotten – piece of Canadian queer history by sharing the details of an Alberta-made podcast about Everett Klippert.
- New pilot program is battling period poverty in Calgary Read about Calgary’s Free.Period, a pilot project helping people struggling to afford pads and tampons by offering free products in certain buildings in the city.
This just scratches the surface, so be sure to check out calgaryjournal.ca for all stories and event coverage.
First and foremost, me! My name is Kae Burnett and I’m the newsletter editor for the next couple of months. I’m in my final year of the Journalism & Digital Media program at MRU and hope I can bring you the boldest and best Calgary has to offer.
In the upcoming newsletters you can look forward to a Senior Reporter Spotlight (find our first one below), and a Calgary News Round-Up featuring current stories from various news organizations.
Alright, I’ll leave you to it!
Until next time,
—Kae Burnett, newsletter editor
Senior Reporter Spotlight!
Emily Marsten is in her final year of the Journalism & Digital Media program and has left quite a mark with stories ranging from local bridal designers to struggles women face with postpartum depression. Find all of Emily’s stories with the Journal here!
Despite growing popularity, women’s hockey still lacks pro options
By Brooklyn Palin
Women’s hockey continues to grow in popularity and participation, yet professional opportunities still lag far behind those offered in the men’s game.
‘I felt an urgency and a responsibility to document what was happening’
By Abby Parker
New documentary follows the opioid crisis and one community’s journey to harm reduction.
Coin collector talks about uncovering the secrets of ancient currency
By Jana Abbara
Robert Weir, an associate professor of Greek and Roman studies at the University of Windsor, researches coins found in archaeological excavations.
Calgary news round-up
A lot happens in and around our city, and all the time. So, here are a few articles from other news sources to help keep you in the loop.
- CBC: Kenney calls for calm at Alberta border blockade after some protesters breach police barriers
- Calgary Herald: Calgary truck convoy organizer promises no disruption to hospitals Saturday
- CBC: Strike or lockout possible at Mount Royal University as contract negotiations stall
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