The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


As eager golfers return to the greens following easing restrictions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, courses like Country Hills Golf club are pleased for the positive response, even as they deal with ongoing challenges associated with distancing measures.

As the province prepares to allow businesses to reopen in the wake of COVID-19 closures, business owners included in phase one of the province’s relaunch strategy, along with Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi, are questioning whether the timeline for reopening is realistic. 

Almost half of Albertans feel that there is too much immigration, a major increase over the national average. But advocates say the Alberta government has not done enough to curve that discrimination.

Jennifer Stewart has lived with a developmental disability her whole life. She started walking later than most people and learned at a slower place. Eventually, Stewart was able to find an office job at an oil and gas company doing duties such as filing records and stocking kitchens. For 21 years, going to work raised Stewart’s self-esteem and gave her the chance to earn her own money. Her situation changed, however, when she was let go last February. Still unemployed, Stewart says searching for work in today’s job market is frustrating, especially when most places aren’t looking for people with disabilities.