The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Yogi works hard to connect with herself, passing that gift onto others

Produced by SARAH COMBER

Breathing is an inherent part of our lives, a small bodily function that gives us life and something that the majority of us do without even noticing.

For yogi Alice Hong, focusing on the breath has become an integral part of her lifestyle and career. Pranayama — breath practice in Sanskrit — is one of the levels to a yoga practice; a yoga practice that Hong has had in her life for ten years.

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Amazon ranking shows no love for Cowtown

Produced by MAX SHILLETO

Calgary ranked a disappointing 13th in a list of the most romantic Canadian cities.

The rankings, which were published by popular online shopping site,, listed Calgary as the lowest Albertan city on the list – behind Lethbridge (4th), Edmonton (9th) and Red Deer (11th). The list was based off of online sales data from the website which tallied romantic themed products such as romance and relationship novels, romantic comedy movies and CDs of artists such as Michael Bublé and Dean Martin.

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Long track up-and-comer becomes a national hero


Olympic speed skater Gilmore Junio is being praised for the race he did not skate earlier today. Despite spending years preparing, Junio forfeited his position to allow teammate Denny Morrison to compete in the 1,000-metre event.

Though Junio placed 10th in the 500-metre event on Monday, his Olympic debut had promised him one more shot at the podium. However, he said via press release that he thought it was in the best interest of the team if Morrison raced his next event.

Despite leaving Sochi without a medal, making it to the Sochi Olympic Games was a victory all the same after Junio overcame a devastating injury four years ago.

He broke his back in two places while competing in a short track speed skating event. For more on Junio's comeback from a broken back, watch Calgary Journal reporter Haley Anderson's story, recorded shortly before he left for Sochi.

Shortly after the injury, Junio decided to transition into long track speed skating because it was said to be a safer way to train.

"As far as mentors go I really look up to Denny Morrison," said Junio earlier this month. "Since day one I've been trying to chase (him). (He's) changed the way I look at skating."

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How two parents coped with a young child who wouldn't eat


Ron and Michelle Pisoni live just outside of Medicine Hat, Alta., with their two daughters. Their youngest, Kalista, refused to eat for the first three years of her life.

Now a healthy 15-year-old competitive gymnast, Kalista has long outgrown this concerning behaviour. But the memory of their struggle remains vivid for her parents, who fought to seek medical treatments and keep their daughter healthy.