The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


It’s 6:30 in the morning, pitch black and the thermostat is flirting with the negatives, but many people still brave the cold to remember loved ones lost to suicide at the first annual Run for Life on Oct. 14, 2018.

Concerns about writers and artists appropriating a culture other than their own have recently made headlines in Canada.

With food and product-delivery services such as SkipTheDishes and Amazon cornering the market how society browses, orders and receives what they want (and when they want it), increased disruption of the traditional consumerist status-quo seems to be the new normal — a testament to the tech-heavy times of our burgeoning digital culture.

An exploding trend in “going vegan” is starting to gain attention locally, and as more documentaries and social media influencers highlight gruesome details of animal cruelty and slaughter, their audiences become quickly swayed.