Calgary Citizen Newsletter Thursday Oct. 5

Good morning, there!

How are you feeling? Now, how are you REALLY feeling? If you’re not sure or just want to check in with yourself, take this free online three-minute self-assessment. The anonymous quiz screens for depression and provides useful tools, and can be accessed until Sunday as part of the Calgary Counselling Centre’s 17th annual National Depression Screening Day initiative. While depression is the most common mental health issue—one in four people become depressed at some point in their lives—it’s treatable, and it helps to recognize and address it. That’s why this tool is a great simple way to ask yourself, how are you REALLY feeling? Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

- Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor

👀 In today's edition:

Today’s read time: Approx. 4 minutes


Are you more excited for Thanksgiving or Halloween?

Login or Subscribe to participate in polls.


⛅ Today: High 10C, Low -1C. See the 7-day forecast.

🚗 Driving today? Check the current traffic situation, and find the city’s traffic report and road closures.

Aditi Loveridge, pictured at left, is a certified pregnancy and infant loss coach, and founder and CEO of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre.

It’s estimated that one in four known pregnancies end in loss, a number that is under the microscope as October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

Aditi Loveridge founded the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre (PILSC) in Calgary almost five years ago. Ten years ago, Loveridge lost two pregnancies. Her third pregnancy led to her living child, who is now nine years old. She knew she wanted to change the way people were supported.

“It was the universe guiding me, and a lot of my own personal and professional experience that led me to this place,” Loveridge says.

Related Story

Need to know

💸 People were running around picking up wads of $20 dollar bills when at least $5,000 was floating in the air.

👮 Update to the ‘Michael Myers of Calgary’ story: The man wearing the costume is a registered sex offender convicted of sexual contact with minors

🚆 'It was chaos': A violent fight on board a CTrain forces passengers into Calgary LRT tunnel.

💔 The couple attacked by a grizzly bear in Banff National Park used a whole can of bear spray against the animal before being killed.

🔎 The vehicle belonging to a missing 25-year-old woman has been located as police continue the search.

🧂 Tasty, Low Salt Cooking Oct 10 - Learn how to cook delicious dips and sauces with less salt in this FREE virtual cooking demo with registered dietitians from the South Health Campus Wellness Kitchen. Recipes included!*

❤️ The Calgary Flames have announced the memorial service details for the city’s beloved Chris Snow.

🚓 Approximately 65 kilograms of cocaine bound for Calgary was seized at the BC border.

🪲 There’s an invasion of six-legged creeps as Calgarians battle boxelder bugs.

💰 ‘I live in instability’: Survey shows one in four Calgarians can’t meet basic financial needs.

💰 Bored kids? Calgary's Child Magazine is here to help! Calgary’s Child Magazine’s free weekly newsletter is packed with family-friendly activities, local events, excursions, and giveaways. Sign up here!

*Sponsored Listing


Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these amazing YYC plant shops

Plant got its roots from Kyle and Erika Chow, who want to inspire Calgarians to get their hands dirty and have fun doing it. // Plant Instagram

Hey YYC plant lovers! We found some amazing local plant shops for you to add to your already overflowing—or overgrowing—collection. Let’s pretend winter isn’t around the corner by visiting some of these great botanical boutiques:

The Sunday Shop: Located in the heart of downtown, this inclusive plant shop aims to be a safe space for all of its customers. Enjoy the wide variety of plants as well as home accessories and arts and crafts.

The Botanist: From houseplants and floral arrangements to gardening and accessories, The Botanist has it all as it teaches its customers about how plants enhance their lives and how we can all work together on sustainability.

Plant: Plant is dedicated to having a shop where both experienced plant enthusiasts and those who are starting from scratch can shop a wide variety of plants.

Marlow Floral Works: Are you more of a flowers person? Then browse a wide variety of floral arrangements and beautiful house plants either online or at one of two city locations. Not only does the shop sell plants, but it also offers office plant services.

Where to eat and drink

🍴 Last Best Brewing & Distilling is committed to making well-crafted beer and spirits along with a menu inspired by Alberta cuisine.

🍴 Strip Joint Chicken is for chicken strip lovers. This spot focuses on the chicken tender in all its glory, with a wide range of toppings and flavour combinations such as the Peanuts Be Jelly tenders.

🍴 Alforno Bakery & Cafe makes you feel right at home the moment you walk in with the aroma of coffee in the air. Enjoy a large variety of lattes and beverages.

Have a food or drink suggestion? Message us and we might share it!

Local specials

💸 Blanco Cantina: Is there anything better than half-price nachos and half-price bottles of wine? Check out this spot on Wednesdays to enjoy both!

💸 Bottlescrew Bills: As always, the last Thursday of every month is Drink Beer Day! Stop in at Bottlescrew Bill’s to get 40% off all packaged beers over $8.

💸 Central Taps: Every Tuesday you can get all crushables for $9, and $9 perogies. That’s just the start!

Have a promo suggestion? Message us and we might share it!

Things to do

🎟️ Pumpkin Festival: In addition to Drumheller’s Barney’s Outdoor Adventure Park’s regular family fun, on Oct. 7-8 you can enjoy the pumpkin festival.

🎟️ Magical Wishing Tree: Southcentre Mall’s enchanted tree installation is full of magical surprises. Get family photos while learning how to help Make-A-Wish dreams come true for children with critical illnesses.

🎟️ ScreamFest World Record: On Oct. 13, join in an attempt to break the world record for most people in one place dressed as horror villain Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th movies. They supply the costumes!

Have an event suggestion? Message us and we might share it!

That’s it! Thanks for reading. If you have a hot story tip you want to share, feel free to reply back anytime.


A reader shared this pic of the Crowchild Bridge on 54th. Ave. // Reg Smith

What did you think of today's newsletter?

Login or Subscribe to participate in polls.

We’ll see you back here on Tuesday, same time, same place!


Subscribe to Insider to read the rest.

Become a paying subscriber of Insider to get access to this post and other subscriber-only content.

Already a paying subscriber? Sign In

A subscription gets you:
Support local journalism
Local events, restaurants, discounts and perks
Weekend roundup newsletter
Exclusive content and member-only events

Join the conversation

or to participate.