Local entrepreneurs ski to success

A recent arrival on the ski scene, 93 North Skis, has combined craftsmanship and engineering to produce Canmore manufactured and designed skis that are hand-made and expertly tested. Sam McEwan and Max Flowerday, previously engineers from Calgary, decided to up and quit their stable careers to pursue their passion for …

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Municipal and federal government sites provide guidelines for extreme cold

The winter season sees extreme cold hitting Calgary, but there are lots of resources to help Calgarians deal with the weather. “Winter storms have the potential to disrupt power to your home and community, and have the potential to affect your plans,” according to the City of Calgary website. “It’s …

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Keeping New Year’s resolutions is easier with planning

We’re approaching the treacherous one-month-after-New-Years mark, when resolve to keep resolutions wears thin, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In an article published by The New York Times, Jen A. Miller wrote that New Year’s resolutions should be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. “Your resolution should …

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There’s no miracles on 34th street

The holiday season is a time when people come together, friends host ugly-sweater parties and family steps back up the priority ladder. However, it can also be a time of extreme loneliness for some. Loneliness can be heightened for those who return home to family and feel like they were …

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Flu shots are available on campus

Flu season is here and although health practitioners urge people to get vaccinated, many people don’t see the point. Brian Bestard, a plumbing student at SAIT, said he hasn’t received a flu shot. He said he thinks there isn’t much of a reason to if you’re a generally healthy person. …

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Calgary Food Bank

The Calgary Food Bank continues to battle food insecurity amongst Calgarians. With this issue, people give up meals to pay for things like childcare, rent, medical needs, education, and more. However, with more than five programs, organizations, and events there are a handful of ways to make donations. The food …

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Zoolights returns to Calgary for 20th year

Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo is lighting up the night with 1.5 million Christmas lights, until Saturday, Jan. 6. The event includes seven weeks of family-friendly activities that promote wildlife conservation. There will be classic activities like ice skating as well as brand new ones special to this year. For …

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Self-esteem and success

When it comes to succeeding in school, self-esteem and self-confidence play a big role. Self-esteem refers to the value given to one’s self, while self-confidence is a learnable skill or ability. Counter-intuitively, one can have confidence without believing in the inherent value of oneself. Likewise one can believe they are …

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Dinner in the dark

Dark Table is a restaurant that opened its doors on Monday, Oct. 18 and serves high-class meals to diners in complete darkness, served by blind waiters. This concept seriously intrigued me, so I knew I wanted to write a story about it for The Weal. I did some research on …

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Faith can be an obstacle for students but it doesn’t have to be

Religion can be an obstacle to some post-secondary students, as religious obligations can conflict with studying and finding time to socialize with friends. Jehan Kadry, a SAIT graduate, identifies as a Muslim, and she struggles with trying to balance it all. She said when she was younger she was not …

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Paranormal convention comes to Calgary

Calgary ParaCon was held in the Globe Cinema on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 with two full days of seminars with supernatural investigators, psychics and mediums. Johanna Lane, a self-proclaimed open-minded sceptic, organized the event. “It’s interesting and these people are so passionate about it, so it’s really cool to …

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Calgary Expo creates a nerdy winter wonderland

Calgary Expo grew in popularity so much, it can support not one, but two events filled with nerdy goods and shopping opportunities. Aside from the main convention that takes place every spring, there is also an annual Calgary Expo Holiday Market, self advertised as a festive shopping extravaganza for nerdy …

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Every nickle and dime counts

Money management during school can be a challenge, making a plan to bring in a bit of extra cash is always a pleasant experience. While most students have part-time jobs and budget their income to get through college, some manage to find an out-of-the-ordinary way to bring in extra earnings. …

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Take a stand against sexual violence

During the past few weeks, the hashtag #MeToo has been circulating as a symbol of solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. Danielle Jacklin, a Calgarian who shared her story of experiencing sexual violence, said she empathises with others who have as well. “As someone who has said ‘me too,’ I …

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The undeniable popularity of pumpkin spice

With autumn comes the return of the popular pumpkin spice latte (PSL), a seasonal drink that is often mocked for those who show excitement. Over the years, the demand for pumpkin spice-anything seemed to start a lifestyle trend, with new creations introduced like flavoured breakfast options, various desserts, as well …

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Canada’s history of Halloween

Halloween is as ancient as the Old Gods that haunt the nightmares of mortals, but has a significant and interesting history in Canada. According to history.com, Halloween was originally celebrated in the form of a Celtic festival called “Samhain” that marked the end of summer and the harvest, and the …

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Ethics behind clothing is difficult to navigate

Clothing sales are high in Canada, but the affordability of our clothes often depends on exploiting vulnerable people and resources. Canadian clothing sales continue to increase, rising to $41.9 billion in 2015, according to Stats Canada. “How can it be ethical? That’s what I would like to know,” said Kelly …

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Helping hands in Belize

This past summer, two students and an instructor from SAIT’s School of Business embarked on a field trip to Belize, an independent country on the eastern coast of Central America. Their initiative was to partner with a UK based organization called Accounting for International Development (AFID) to establish relationships and …

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Spectres of Inglewood

October is here and it’s time to get spooky with Calgary Ghost Walks in Inglewood. Organized by Johanna Lane, her interest in telling ghost stories started with a tragedy. “My husband was killed in a motorcycle accident,” Lane said. “Always a bummer in conversation isn’t it?” After her husband died, …

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Balancing family and school

Transitioning into post-secondary can be a challenge for anyone, let alone, having to juggle parenting at the same time. Janaia Hutzal, a single mother of two, is in her second-year of the journalism program at SAIT. “Parenting, in general, is constantly choosing the lesser of evils and the greater of …

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