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The Electric Highway Festival is back this weekend and better than ever

Calgary is about to be electrified once again with music, art, and all-around good vibes at the annual Electric Highway festival.

After three years of cancellations due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event is finally ready to give guests an in-person experience. This year’s festival will run from March 23 to 25 at Dickens in downtown Calgary and will feature performances from bands like Sasquatch, Black Mastiff, and HypnoPilot.

Voices: Why medical professionals don’t always take women’s pain seriously

Waking up at 6:30 a.m. was not normal for my 18-year-old self, but my body clearly had other plans.

The pain coursing through my abdomen was like nothing I had ever experienced before, where nothing I did seemed to help. Sitting, standing, laying down; none of these positions eased the agony I was forcing myself to endure.

My worried family drove me straight to the emergency room, having come to the hesitant conclusion that I was suffering from appendicitis. Going into the ER, I was hopeful th

Fierce and female: How Taylor Hudson and Hemlock Tattoo are changing the industry

When Taylor Hudson became a tattoo artist, she was driven by her love of creating art for others. But, as she learned about the problems female customers faced when they came for tattoos, she and three other women decided to open their own studio, Hemlock Tattoo.

Coming out of high school, Hudson wasn’t sure what she wanted to do.

You can read more about Hemlock Tattoo and its owners here

“I was kind of hemming and hawing about it and that’s when my mom suggested it. It was something I felt l

How online counselling is changing mental health support

Canada was thrown into a life of social distancing and quarantine when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. The government mandated physical distancing, even for medical examinations and treatments.

Mental health providers were quick to move many therapy and counselling services online via audio or video sessions.

Since then, there has been an increase in online counselling offerings and their popularity.

Kevin Alderson, an active psychologist and professor emeritus of counselling psychol

Scientists say warming climate puts southern Alberta’s water supply at risk

When a heatwave ripped through Western Canada in the summer of 2021, and Alberta’s temperatures soared above 40C, Shawn Marshall was cool in comparison.

As the climatologist studied a glacier in the Rocky Mountains, wind caressed the top of the ice shelf and chilled the air around him. Here, he noticed the glacier was darker in comparison to others he had seen in Canada.

Marshall believes the wildfires that tore through western North America in 2021 did more than burn down trees. The ash and c