The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


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.

Alberta is the most wasteful province in Canada. But, even though rummaging through a back-alley dumpster can be seen as dirty or a last resort, some Calgarians are trying to solve that waste problem by finding something of value among those scraps.