Hello Calgary Journal Subscribers!

Welcome back to a new semester! As a new school year gets rolling, we have been hard at work preparing a fresh batch of new stories for you.

But first, introductions!

We are Julie Patton and Marco Palomino, two passionate journalism students at Mount Royal University. This semester, we will bring you the Calgary Journal newsletter every week, providing you with updates on what’s going on at the Journal and around the world!

So, what’s new?

Last Thursday, Calgary Journal editors attended Heartland’s 250th episode premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival. They worked the red carpet and watched the first episode of the 17th season.


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Hot This Week!

A new poll reports 48 per cent of Canadians say they won’t be taking any specific action to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (CityNews)

Tragic bear attack claims lives of couple in Banff National Park. (CBC News)

Taylor Swift boosts Travis Kelce’s celebrity status, NFL is happy. (The Guardian)

Thousands laced up in Calgary and across the country Sunday for the annual Run for the Cure. (CTV)

On Sunday, six provinces upped their minimum wage once again, but not Alberta, which hasn’t changed for the past five years. (GlobalNews)

Get busy!

Check out these events happening in the city, as recommended by our arts editor!

Pumpkins after Dark: Featuring more than 10,000 hand-carved pumpkins, this experience invites audiences to walk through their visually immersive Halloween event. Open now, this event runs until Oct. 31 and tickets can be purchased here

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Presented by Vertigo Theatre, this adaption transports audiences to the foggy London streets where betrayal, love and murder lurk. This play runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29 and tickets are available for purchase here

Daniel Caesar at the Scotiabank Saddledome: R&B artist Daniel Caesar released his new album NEVER ENOUGH which has topped the charts. On his tour, Caesar is making a stop in Calgary on Oct. 3., for one night only! Tickets will be available until the day of the concert and can be purchased here, among other ticketing services.

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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.

Marco is a fourth-year Journalism & Digital Media student and one of the Newsletter editors for the Calgary Journal. Marco successfully completed an internship as a reporter at Airdrie City View newspaper.