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Sex work is often viewed as a profession that both men and women have been forced into — a difficult choice when no other option is available. But this is not true for all sex workers. Kay, whose name has been changed for privacy purposes, is one such worker who feels that her work is meaningful and fulfilling.

Smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta covers the city on Friday, May 31. At 7:37 a.m. the air quality statement issued by Environment Canada for Calgary was ranked at 10+ which is a very high risk level and most dangerous for people with heart and lung conditions. Symptons include: coughing, throat irritation, shortness of breath and asthma.

news smoke skylineCalgary skyline as of 7:17am view from Scotsman hill Photo: Floyd Black Horsenews smoke skylineExtremely low visibility as forest fire smoke engulfs two office buildings on the corner of 8th Ave and 5th St. SW in downtown Calgary. Photo: Floyd Black Horse

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.