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Rock climbing to receive its Olympic debut in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games

By Danielle Grant, March 9 2018 — Last month, Bolder Climbing Community in Calgary’s southwest hosted the Alberta Open Bouldering Championships. House music boomed through the facility and spotlights illuminated competitors as they scaled the walls with impressive athleticism. Due to popular interest, the event was even livestreamed. Competitive and recreational climbing have recently gained significant,…

Enjoy free holiday cheer with Christmas in Kensington

By Danielle Grant, December 11 2017 — The fourth annual Christmas in Kensington is taking place from Dec. 2–24. From 12–4 p.m. on Saturdays and 1–3 p.m. on Sundays, carollers will wander the community’s streets. There will also be free holiday movies at the Plaza Theatre on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m., free horse and wagon…

Post-secondary mental health funding should be a priority

Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced on Feb. 24 that the province will likely face a $10.5-billion deficit as a result of the declining oil industry and subsequent loss of royalties. With the 2016–17 budget announcement expected in early April, many promised programs will be sent to the chopping block. While the provincial government probably…

Provincial mental health funding in jeopardy

By Fabian Mayer, February 23 2016 — Uncertainty looms around the state of mental health funding for post-secondary institutions in Alberta. A $3-million grant for the province’s three biggest universities expires this August and it is currently unknown if the NDP government plans to renew this funding in their upcoming budget. Both the Students’ Union…

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