The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Somali Youth League Society's language classes bridge communication gap in families

thumb Sato Somali WebImagine not being able to communicate with your family members because you can't speak the same language.

This is the reality for the 15 or so families who attended the opening night of Somali language classes at Pineridge School in northeast Calgary on Jan. 28.

Plenty of trees part of design to revitalize areas impacted by line construction

LRT 4 ThumbWith construction of the west LRT set to be completed in the spring of 2013, the City of Calgary unveiled plans for the landscaping that will occur in the southwest communities through which the new line will run.

"I've Been Bullied" photo campaign draws viral awareness

thumb Cat Oshanek WebImagine going to school everyday and being called "fat" or a "beluga whale." Or being told to keep your head down during lunch, only speaking on command. Being bullied through high school by peers was never easy for Catherine Oshanek, 29, but she never let the abuse shape the woman she has become today.

'Hawak Kamay' event to raise money for disaster relief 

thumb Typhoon WebIn the middle of the night on Dec. 17, heavy rain and flash flooding awoke the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan in the Philippines. Typhoon Sendong showed no mercy, killing nearly a thousand. Others still remain missing. ABS-CBN, a major television network in the Philippines, said it left nothing but destruction in a scale never before seen on Mindanao, the island on which the typhoon hit.