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Extra! Extra! Get your Sprawl newspaper

Here’s what you’ll find inside.

Print is dead? Nope. Not in Calgary.

After publishing for a year and a half as a digital journalism startup, The Sprawl has made its first foray into newsprint. And now we'd like to put the paper into your hands.

This limited-run newspaper is the culmination of our pop up newsroom at the Central Library, where we asked Calgarians: what do you want for your city over the next 25 years?

Calgarians posted their answers in droves. Meanwhile, we brought together a diverse group of local journalists to dig into some of the possibilities. This project was a true community effort.

Here's what you'll find inside the paper:

  • Mirjam Guesgen and Sarah Lawrynuik on climate change
  • Grace Heavy Runner on reconciliation
  • Christina Frangou on building a welcoming city
  • Peter Hemminger on Calgary's cowboy déjà vu
  • Hadeel Abdel-Nabi on the new arts underground
  • Onai Petra Abote on the changing face and place of worship
  • Doug Horner on why heritage buildings matter
  • Willem Klumpenhouwer on regional rail
  • Jeremy Klaszus on income segregation


  • Comics page by Sam Hester
  • Calgary-themed crossword by Len Dueck
  • Poster designed by Chris Pecora
  • Illustrations by Kyle Simmers, Nicole Wolf and Tom Bagley

This is truly a newspaper like no other: there are no ads. That's because The Sprawl is directly crowdfunded by members—Calgarians like you—instead of being stuck trying to sell to advertisers.

We're member-driven, not ad-driven.

All of our members get a copy of the newspaper. We'd love to have you on board and send you one, too! If you like what you see, sign up as a Sprawler.

Most members kick in just $5 to $10 a month—more or less the price of a coffee or lunch.

Take a look at what people are saying:

When you become a Sprawler, you're not just supporting local journalism. You're joining a community of people who care deeply about Calgary and its future.

Thanks for considering it.

Jeremy Klaszus is editor-in-chief of The Sprawl.

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We connect Calgarians with their city through in-depth, curiosity-driven journalism—but we need your help! We rely on our readers and listeners to fund our work by pitching in a few dollars a month. Join us by becoming a Sprawl member today!