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Calgary's supervised consumption site has proven to be a contentious topic for many Calgarians — especially those living and working in the Beltline community where the site is located.

The site saved over 600 people from overdose, but there are some who think there are improvements to be made in Alberta's current harm reduction model. Experts claim that decriminalization of drug possession for personal use is in order to keep drug-using Calgarians alive.

Screams and cheers filled the Big Four building Tuesday night as the United Conservative Party swept the NDP from power after only one term.

As Albertans await election results, the Calgary Journal pulled together a wide swath of tweets from a busy day of voting in the province.

We begin with just plain funny.

Reporter Madeline Smith with Star Calgary used a gif to hint at the fiery nature of politics in Alberta’s 30th provincial election. And CTV reporter Chris Epp chimed in on the likely delays in getting the votes counted thanks to a massive voter turnout at advance pollsI

Ideological tweets filled up the Twitter sink as well, from the political left, right and in between.

Shane Wenzel, a self-described UCP member, explains just because he’s done with the NDP government does not make him an extremist.

An angry Edmonton physician used the platform to take aim at the NDP bureaucratic handling of resources for cancer care in the province.

Despite the anti-NDP sentiments, there was no shortage of love for NDP Leader Rachel Notley and her government.

The president of the Alberta Federation of Alberta, Gil McGowan, aligned unabashedly with the NDP, as did self-described left-winger Lucy Love.

Non-Albertans chimed in as well, with this tweet from an Ontarian who calls herself a bleeding heart Liberal upset with Doug Ford’s leadership.

Some tweets came from street-level, including concerns from Alberta Party candidate Gar Gar who questioned a woman who was taking down his election signs.

Election signs must be removed 72 hours after polls close.

As we approach the close of polling stations at 8 p.m., Journal reporters are heading into communities to find out how Calgarians feel about the Alberta election.

Our reporters will be at the Big Four building (UCP), the Red and White Club (NDP), Junction Food. Stage. Bar. (Alberta Party) and at Liberal Leader David Khan’s campaign headquarters on Centre Street.

Reporters will be tweeting all the action, so follow along and join in the conversation. Stephanie Hagenaars and Stephanie Babych are at the UCP headquarters, Bailey Gingras is reporting on the Alberta Party campaign, Christian Kindracuk is at Liberal headquarters and Noel Harper is with Calgary NDP supporters.

You can also follow the Calgary Journal on social media as we provide live updates throughout the night.
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You can follow all the results live from Elections Alberta.