Rainy day funding

Campaign seeks to improve financial literacy A new campaign is raising awareness about the importance of having a rainy day fund in support of Alberta’s financial literacy month. Unexpected Expenses, based in Calgary and Edmonton, gives participants a chance to win $500 during November for sharing their stories about unplanned …

Yann Martel after finishing his live Q and A and book signing at Wordfest, which was held at the Calgary Public Library on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Martel is the author of Life of Pi and The High Mountains of Portugal. Photo by Amanda Richter/The Weal

Yann Martel vists Calgary

Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi, recently visited Calgary and discussed his newest novel, The High Mountains of Portugal, and why he likes putting animals in his stories.Associate Professor Harry Vandervlist, from the University of Calgary, interviewed Martel on stage at the Calgary Public Library’s John Dutton Theatre. Associate …

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Meet the candidates

With the SAITSA elections getting into high gear, 19 student candidates spoke at a panel on March 8, 2016, at the SAITSA run Odyssey Coffeehouse. The room was packed with over 50 audience members watching as the candidates answered questions from moderator Jennifer Dotchin, CRO for SAITSA’s Political Committee. Vice …

SAIT automotive service technician students compete in the finals for the Battle of the Techs engine building competition during World of Wheels at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park in Calgary on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. The teams raced to assemble about 192 parts into a working 305 Chevy small block engine. The winning team set a compassion record with a time of eight minutes and 28 seconds. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)

Calgary’s World of Wheels Battle of the Tech Video

News clip by Weal photo editor Andy Maxwell Mawji.   Calgary’s World of Wheels Battle of the Tech from Andy Mawji on Vimeo.

Police SAIT

Gallery: Police search campus

Calgary Police were on campus on Feb. 10 around noon to conduct a search for an individual who made threats to a SAIT employee and was said to be armed. Officers conducted a search of Heritage Hall, but shortly left after they determined the man was no longer on campus. …


From dumpster to dinner plate

Urban foragers feed off of Canadian’s food waste The amount of food that Canadians waste is alarming.  These high-rates of waste have lead to a new trend: dumpster diving. It sounds disgusting. But then again, so do the facts on food waste in Canada. According to the Value Chain Management …


Local Collective Brings Safe, Inclusive Environment with DIY Festival

With Calgary’s first ever S.L.O.B. Island, its curators hope to make the festival as accessible as possible. Short for Super Loved Organized Best, the event, held on August 22-23 at the National Music Centre, is run by Tiny Beast Collective, a local arts and music collective that seeks to emphasize …

Mitch McCaw celebrates the 3-1 goal during the Foothills F.C. vs Lane United at Hellard Field in Calgary on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The final score was 3-2 for the Foothills. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Foothills finish strong

Even though the Foothills F.C. didn’t make the playoffs in their first season at the professional level, the Calgary team walked off the field proud. In the last game of the season the team, who struggled all season to hold a lead, came out with a 3-2 win by surviving …

Jean-Pierre Rodrigues-Lemos defends the goal during the Foothills F.C. vs. Seattle Sounders U23 at Hellard Field in Calgary on Sunday, June 28, 2015. The final score was 4-0 for Seattle. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Focusing on the future for Foothills F.C.

Despite a real kick in the pants on Sunday, the Foothills F.C. have nothing to be ashamed of in their first season in the Premier Development League (PDL). The 4-0 loss came at the hands of the Seattle Sounders U-23 team, who sit above them comfortably now in the third …

Miguel Romero is hauled down during the Foothills F.C. vs. Washington Crossfire at Hellard Field in Calgary on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Different team, same result for Foothills F.C.

With head coach, Tommy Wheeldon Jr., behind the bench after serving his one game suspension the Foothills F.C. produced yet another draw. The result came in the form of a 2-2 match against the Washington Crossfire, who sits behind the Foothills F.C. in the table at Hellard Field on Sunday, …

Young players show their support before the Foothills F.C. soccer clubÕs first game at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alta on Sunday, May 17, 2015. This was Calgary's first regular reason Premier Development League (PDL) game. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Foothills FC wins its first official game 2-1

After years of hard work getting Calgary Foothills F.C. to a professional level, the club hosted its inaugural Premier Development League (PDL) game on Sunday, May 17, against the Puget Sound Gunners F.C. Everything came together at Hellard Field, from fans to the weather and even the score; the first …

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Online Exclusive: Calgary Foothills WFC wins inaugural game v. Edmonton Green and Gold

Fans turned out for the Calgary Foothills WFC’s inaugural game against the Edmonton Green and Gold on Friday, May 8. They tested their mettle and won out 2-1 despite a strong defense put on by the women from Edmonton, with WFC’s Erica Hindmarsh scoring early in the game, evading the goalkeeper …

All the award winners of the Trojan annual awards gala on March 27. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Trojans award gala

The Trojans season wrapped up on a high note, as the athletes gathered for a final time to salute the season’s accomplishments. Women’s basketball player, Jasmine Bergen-Henengouwen gave the toast to the athletes at the annual awards gala on March 27. “We play for the same name. “We are a …