The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


On Nov. 28 the CORE Shopping Centre transformed into a winter wonderland, where princesses, dancers and even Santa himself gathered to bring holiday cheer for the 4th annual Find Christmas Downtown.

For a small business, being one of the first in a new market is challenging — especially when trying to upend the current value-chain. For Margaret Taylor, the owner of nudemarket, a zero-waste business and refillery, going against the status quo means added hurdles, such as finding similarly minded manufacturers, a lack of public policy support and lower market demand.
My parent’s 1996 dark green Ford Explorer had sat in two different driveways, been treated by three mechanics and traveled many kilometres to various campgrounds by the time I got the keys at 16.

Guitars have been around for centuries and have grown to become one of the most popular instruments in the world. While larger name guitar brands manufacture their instruments in factories, building guitars by hand is an art form that requires skill, craftsmanship and patience.