DeRozan doesn’t let depression dunk on him

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Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan, addressed his depression in a tweet in February saying “This depression get the best of me.”

Normally reserved, DeRozan is shocked to see the amount of support he’s been getting since then.

DeRozan hoped up more to the NBA about his struggles and his words spoke to them.

“I understand it’s hard to step up and do a thing like that.” – DeMar DeRozan

“I understand it’s hard to step up and do a thing like that. If I had to be the sacrificial lamb to open up that gate and make everybody else feel comfortable and share their story and help the next person, that’s what it’s all about.” Said DeRozan after other NBA players started coming forward.

Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love came forward about his anxiety, saying he never expected someone like DeRozan (who inspires him) would deal with similar struggles.

Now DeRozan and Love are more than happy to look out for each other when times get tough.

Vanessa Arrate


Two Alberta women deny dancing dirty in Cambodia


Two Alberta women landed back in Canada after being jailed in Cambodia for what was called “pornographic dancing.” The two women deny all charges against them.

After a picture of an outdoor pool was uploaded by 19 Eden Kazoleas on to Facebook, she and 29 year old Jessica Drolet were both arrested among eight other people.

“It was terrifying, honestly”

Kazoleas said what made the experience so scary was neither of the women spoke the native language. 90 people were detained and it’s unclear why only 10 people were taken into custody. Their lawyer Frances Tibollo, said Kazoleas and Drolet didn’t appear to be in the photo.

The women aren’t happy about how they were portrayed in the media. Now the two are just glad to be back on Canadian soil. Drolet advises that if you’re going to be traveling, be aware of culture and do your research.

Vanessa Arrate

Nenshi considers Calgary Olympic bid from Pyeongchang

calgary skylineCalgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi is in South Korea this week, while he and delegates from the City of Calgary weigh the pros and cons of a potential 2026 Winter Games in the city.

Calgary is the last remaining North American contender to host in 2026, as the U.S. Olympic Committee has announced that both Denver and Salt Lake City have decided not to bid.

As a guest on the CBC Olympic broadcast, Nenshi recognized that Calgary possesses all the tools to host a fantastic Winter Games, but questioned whether or not it’s a good decision for the city right now:

“We have to answer two questions: Can we do it? Absolutely, we can do it, and we can do a great job of it. But the more important question right now is should we do it. Is it right for Canada, is it right for Alberta, is it right for Calgary to do it now?”

Calgary hosted the Olympics in 1988, and much of the infrastructure built for those Winter Games remains in decent shape. However the estimated price to host is still estimated at almost $5 billion.

Nenshi expects that they will have a decision on a Calgary bid by this summer. Cities in Sweden, Japan, and Switzerland are also in the running for 2026.


— Danica Ferris