Local suspense series Faultline joins the film world

The pilot for Faultline, a dark thriller web-series, held its Calgary premier on Feb. 4, 2018 at Kensington’s Plaza Theatre.   The six-part series follows three sisters, who reconnect with each other, to piece together a crime that took place 15 years ago, ending in their mother’s arrest and suicide. …

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Love me Tinder, match me online

Let’s be real here – dating in 2018 is tough, and honestly, pretty awful most of the time.   Chances are if you didn’t meet your significant other in the pre-Tinder era, you’ve had to roll the dice and meet someone in a non-conventional way.   Gone are the days …

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A tale of tarnished gold

What’s Gold Bloody Gold about? The book is about my father’s gold discovery in Mali, in West Africa in 1981. He flew to Mali at the behest of a financier based in London. The result of his work was a geological report that delineated vast gold reserves in the western …

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Recipe: Homemade dog biscuits, Make your own dog treats just in time for “The Year of the Dog”

Coming up this Friday, Feb. 16, we get to celebrate the Chinese New Year! I wish you good luck, prosperous health, fortunate times and all the Chinese food your heart desires. 2018 is The Year of the Dog and what better way to honour this than to bake up some …

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Startups in Calgary bring innovation to the masses

    With tech startups on the rise in Calgary, businesses such as MowSnowPros and Parkchamp are experiencing great success.   Parkchamp was founded by Maggie Young and Alex Chalamova. It’s a free application that allows people to reserve and pay for parking spots all through their smartphones.   Parkchamp …

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Recipe: Red velvet cake. Have your heart beet cake, and eat it too

  Valentine’s Day is approaching, in case you had forgotten. Pink, red, hearts, roses and chocolate will be everywhere and whether you are a fan of the holiday or not (I for one, unabashedly love it,) the following recipe is worth considering. Make it for your valentine, for your friend …

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The Flames show how hot they can burn

The Calgary Flames were one of the NHL’s hottest teams at the start of January, and have given fans reason to be cautiously optimistic. Going into the game against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Flames had points in nine straight games and had started 2018 by …

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Seventh annual Hot Chocolate Fest hits Calgary

Participants from across the city will compete throughout February for the title of Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate in the seventh annual YYC Hot Chocolate Fest. Shelley Fink, the owner of TotaliTea, said she’s been participating for the last four years largely because of the support the festival gives to a …

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Comic Life is the good life

A panel of seven comic artists was featured by the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) Alta. South division on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at the Fort Calgary Theatre. Jillian Fleck, Tyler Jenkins, Nick Johnson, Troy Nixey, Ben Rankel, Riley Rossmo and Dave Whamond, all giants in the comic book industry, …

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Unsafe for student guilty of sexual interference to return to University of Calgary campus… never mind his potential victims

The Connor Neurauter controversy is a disgrace to the University of Calgary (U of C), and displays the work still required to confront sexual interference and institutional complicity in it. Nearauter, 21, recently recieved a prison sentance for sexual interference with a 13-year-old girl in 2015. He was sentenced in …

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Wage hike lowers quality of life

As a long-time conservative province, Alberta citizens made a call for change in 2015 by electing the New Democratic Party (NDP) into office. The most notable change they have put into place is perhaps the minimum wage hike. While attempting to lessen the wealth gap is important, Alberta has seemed …

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Community LEGO competition brings families closer together

LEGO enthusiasts of all ages showed off their complex creations on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the 12th annual Silver Springs LEGO Competition. “I try to make it [the Silver Springs competition] a big deal because it is the community in which we live, and I always want my children to …

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Empire of the one

The life of Tetsuro Shigematsu has been nothing short of extraordinary. His experience as a writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, a columnist for The Huffington Post, a playwright, a filmmaker, and a one-man show actor, have all uniquely distinguished Shigematsu’s career among Canadian broadcasters. Shigematsu has written and …

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Spiking back into the season

  The Trojan’s mens and womens volleyball teams marched into the new year with home and home sweeps of the Medicine Hat Rattlers. The women, who have a 6-8 win-loss record, now stand fifth in the Alberta College Athletic Conferences (ACAC) South Division, and trail the fourth and final playoff …

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SAIT Study Abroad makes international study affordable

SAIT study abroad programs give returning students the opportunity to travel abroad in the summer to countries such as Australia and Singapore at an affordable price. “These programs can be life-changing,” said Laura Lavigne, project coordinator for educational relationships and Study Abroad at SAIT. Lavigne said that students having to …

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Safe injection site next step in fighting opioid crisis

For those who live and work in downtown Calgary, seeing a homeless person is not an unlikely occurrence. Every so often, you’ll see someone who visibly has a drug addiction. In an effort to curb the amount of overdoses and public disposal of drug paraphernalia, a new permanent supervised consumption …

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Student space starts construction this year

SAIT students will soon see their own space when SAITSA breaks ground on a new headquarters in the spring. “It’s going to be all student focused space,” said Shona White, SAITSA marketing and communications assistant manager. The building is to be completed by the summer of 2020. Students have contributed …

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From SAIT IT to custom mini figure press 3D-Printer Grym Forge provides affordable custom goods for tabletop gaming

For tabletop war and role-play gamers alike, quality 3D-printed terrain and custom miniatures are about to get exponentially cheaper and more convenient to get a hold of. The credit for this goes to Grym Forge, an emerging online retailer run by James Eby, a member of SAIT’s academic IT department …

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Not exactly America’s trump card

By now, just about everyone has at least something to say about the tirade that is President Donald Trump. Trump loves to tweet. Since his election on Nov. 8, 2016, he has posted nearly 2,900 tweets, an average of about seven tweets per day. Views on Trump’s online activity vary …

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Calgary in the race for 2026 Olympic bid

Although it may seem that getting a new hockey arena in Calgary for the Flames to play in is an ongoing battle, that hasn’t stopped the Heart of the New West from flirting with bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. With existing infrastructure from the Calgary 1988 winter games …

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