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For the first time since the pandemic started, Calgary hosted its yearly pride event from August 27 until just after the September long weekend (aka "Labour Gay"). There was dancing, singing, introspective panels and tons of artwork to celebrate the Queer community safely.

Access to in-person events like these has been restricted for a long time, and while people have shown their support with Zoom events and social media posts, nothing compares to coming together in real life.

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The Big Brother Canada house is filled with some memorable characters this season and the youngest is serving some serious personality. 

Breydon White is 23, making him the youngest houseguest left in the game. In his bio video, he explains that he's "too spicy" for the people from his hometown, Calgary. 

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Going viral is something you can never really expect. In fact, a Calgary Uber driver has totally popped off on TikTok and he was totally shocked when he started to gain notoriety. 

The Calgary-based Uber driver, Binyam Asress, uses his massive platform to create some incredibly wholesome TikToks about driving for Uber and he’s slowly taking over the internet. 

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A teenager from Calgary is begging for change. Sadie Vipond is one of 15 young climate change activists in Canada who are suing the federal government for its alleged role in contributing to climate change. Vipond is the only one from Alberta and she has a clear message for those listening.

Sadie's dad, Joe Vipond, sent Narcity a copy of the lawsuit document. Among many points, the claim alleges that "children and youth are uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change."

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The spookiest season is upon us and that means its time to fill our brains with ghost stories. There are some haunted locations in Calgary and one of the most bone-chilling tales is that of the Devils Playground. Whether or not you believe in the supernatural or urban legends, this story will leave you questioning everything. 

Did you know that Calgary is filled with unexplained tales? 

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It's no longer taboo to meet someone on a dating app. Seriously, if you met on Tinder, you don't need to tell people you "met through friends" anymore. We see you. If you've ever been on the market and dating in Calgary, we're willing to bet that you've encountered a few prototypes of that dude. While everyone's unique and special like a snowflake (no offence intended, millennials), we're willing to bet that you've come across these characters.

We all know them, we've all bumped into them at the bar, and we've all seen them during our last swiping session.

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If you’ve ever ventured into the backcountry, you know that all poo-related privacy goes out the window the second you get on the trail. Treading into the woods with your toilet paper in hand or rejoicing at the sight of an outhouse is just something you get used to. After years of backcountry bathroom breaks, a local Canmore man decided to pay tribute to some of the most stunning "shitters" he's come across in the Rockies. From this, his book Poo With A View was born. 

In an interview with Narcity, Gavin Tobias Boutet, 42, told us why he decided to document the stunning "high alpine shitters of the Canadian Rockies," as he puts it. 

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Young people are not immune to COVID-19. That's the message one Calgarian wants to share with Canadians, after being diagnosed with the disease at 23 years old. After suffering from a fever, lung discomfort and difficulty breathing, she wants people to start understanding the potential severity of COVID-19 in Canada.

When 23-year-old Carmen Lee arrived in Spain back in January, she had no idea that her year abroad was going to feature a hospital stint, a dangerous disease, and several weeks of isolation.

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When you're scrolling through social media, as so many of us spend so much of our time doing, it can be hard to avoid negativity. Whether it's bad news, or even just an unkind comment on someone's photo, it can get pretty exhausting to find yourself constantly bombarded with that kind of bad energy.

We know that it's impossible to get rid of it. No matter what, there's still going to be haters out there, ruining social media for everyone else. What's not impossible though, is spreading a little bit of positivity to fight back against the negative - and that's exactly what the following article is.

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It's no secret that Centennial High School was (very arguably) the most lit school in all of Calgary. Of course, we had our moments and at times we possibly tried too hard: i.e. the "YOTES Swag" shirts that everyone obviously wanted to rock to gain some street cred on Sun Valley Boulevard.

The school was good and the people were better but it did definitely have a few issues that left us all wondering "what is this school?" and feeling like you're in an American high school tv show. Though we all complained about it, we all secretly loved going there.

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If you're going for a girl's night out in Calgary, there are few things to expect: For one, you'll immediately regret wearing heels approximately 8 seconds into standing in line. Two, you'll regret leaving your coat in the car while waiting in line and three, you will run into a few typical Calgarian men.

Depending on what you're into these men could be blessing or a curse. You've probably run into one at Cowboys, Hudson's, Commonwealth, Jimmy's or many other bars and nightclubs around the city. Most Calgarian girls are pretty familiar with these types of guys that you'll definitely meet at Calgary bars:

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