The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Psychologists treat clients with a little help from their furry friends

By pairing clients with animals, registered psychologist Eileen Bona and the staff at Dreamcatcher Nature-Assisted Therapy Ltd., have helped dozens of people overcome developmental and social hurdles.

Most of the therapy animals at Dreamcatcher have had some kind of trauma or were donated from local residents.

Created in 2005, YouTube has become the way to share videos around the world, and some Alberta creators have been cashing in on its success

Ten years ago, the landscape of the Internet was a vastly different place. File sharing sites like Napster and Kazaa were on their way out, and something new was on its way in. On Feb., 14 2005, three former employees of PayPal changed the Internet forever. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim created a new way to share videos, YouTube.

This social media breakthrough started with a video of Karim at the zoo, looking at elephants. This simple video paved the way for the six billion videos viewed monthly on the site, according to

In a competitive industry, the Calgary Journal explores the careers of three different individuals pursuing their dream

Professional athletes dedicate their lives in an effort to make it to the big leagues. The perseverance, sacrifice and passion put forward by these athletes goes a long way in getting to the top of their craft.

The same can be said for sports broadcasters.

Documentary talks to Graham Sherman, of Tool Shed Brewing Company, and home brewers about what's behind the evolution of the 'craft' in Alberta

We all have dreams that we hope come true one day.

For Graham Sherman, his dream was blocked by regulations that were in place by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC). But last Dec., the AGLC decided to help Sherman – and other small brewers – out, by clearing a path for him to take his passion for brewing beer to a whole new level.

"When I saw that they (the AGLC) had abolished the minimums, I called Jeff, we got in our car and drove up to St. Albert, Alta. to meet the AGLC, to hug them," Sherman said, reflecting on the moment when he realized brewing his beer in Alberta was close to a reality.