The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


On April 5, 1994, Andy Amour remembers making a routine telephone call from Edmonton to his aunt in Rwanda. It was two days before the start of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi peoples.

With the recent NDP budget cutting $3 million from the Alberta Media Fund, Edmonton filmmaker Shaun Donnelly explains that Alberta is still thriving and will continue to thrive because of the resources and people within the Alberta industry. Donnelly's email was in response to Calgary Journal reporter, Thomas Bogda's story, Alberta NDP re-casts funding for film industry, cuts $3 million from media fund

Late one night at Calgary’s Peters’ Drive-In, Lubna Akl and her three young children found themselves in a terrifying situation. While most Calgarians have special memories connected with the iconic burger and shake restaurant, Akl’s heart raced as she teetered between indignation and horror as a stranger verbally assaulted her with a string of Islamophobic remarks.

As a 19-year-old woman, there were many things Isabel Pazmino looked forward to, like getting into university and living on her own for the first time. She had the whole world in front of her and felt there was nothing she couldn’t accomplish. Then came March 2, 2008, when a simple headache altered her life forever.