The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Community considers old Alexandra School a historic site despite province's refusal to grant recognition

thumb IP Alexandra WebLining Inglewood's main street is a blending of old stone and red-brick buildings, rich with grainy textures and colours ranging from hazy banana-yellow to faded fire-engine red.

Woven among dusty low-rises are an old-fashioned candy store, Italian pizzeria and antique shops boasting silver Islamic chairs and wooden Chinese drawers. The community stretching along 9th Avenue S.E. is the oldest neighbourhood in Calgary.

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.