The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Blood has been something hanging over the gay community for decades — since the emergence of HIV and AIDS in Canada in the early 1980s. This long and troubling history has had major impacts on the gay community, which have left a legacy to this day.

When Thaer Abuelhaija was a child, he would travel to visit his grandmother in Jordan. One of his strongest memories from those visits was watching her meet with her friends to smoke shisha.

As Alberta continues to ease lockdown restriction, more and more companies have shifted their production to accommodate the growing need for protective face-wear, with a couple of local companies making masks right here in Calgary. 

Shouts of "I can't breathe," “Black lives matters'' and "Hands up, don't shoot" echoed through downtown Calgary yesterday as people rallied to protest racism and police brutality following the recent killing of yet another black American, George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn. last month.