Mary Valentich: a journey advocating for assisted death in Alberta

University of Calgary Professor Emerita Mary Valentich credits her comfort with death to her Croatian background. But she did not start working towards legalizing assisted death in Alberta until her friend was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Since her friend’s decision to end her life, Valentich has been advocating for changes in Alberta’s legislation and she now shares her friend’s story to bring awareness to assisted death.

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The modern day echo chamber: How social media contributes to a politically divided society

Judging by the tone of political conversation in Canada, it would seem we are a nation divided, torn between liberal and conservative ideals, between the strict austerity of right-wing economics and the spend-more-to-make-more logic of the newer, hipper left.

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Audio: Musicians raise money for the homeless by going homeless

While most Calgarians stayed in their homes during the city's early October cold spell, local musicians Brad Saunders and Joel Fraser opted to go homeless for 72 hours downtown.

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Calgarian seeks funding to build tiny house village near downtown core

Excitement is building around tiny homes as more and more people are finding the cost of living in Calgary too high.

Tiny houses — around 400 sq. ft. and smaller — are customizable, practical, often moveable and not to mention adorable. Not only are they cute, they are also versatile and can be made from all kinds of new and used materials.

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