Program helps local churches develop villages

DBrown thumbWhen Chris Enns created a farming development plan in Tanzania, Africa, he expected 20 to 30 farmers to emerge. Instead, he was faced with 200.

Enns left Calgary in 2009 to work for the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee as a program consultant, which has landed him in a partnership with different districts in Tanzania. His role is to offer technical support while creating development plans on how to help local churches reach out to their local community.

How a local non-profit organization is making a big difference with a little light bulb

Brown thumbFrom a little white house nestled amongst the skyscrapers of downtown Calgary, local non-profit organization Light Up The World is attempting to conquer a hefty goal: to bring light to the roughly 1.4 billion people across the world who have no access to electricity.

Energy Diet Challenge spreads message to Calgarians about responsible use of resources

Clark thumbWith the holiday season approaching, the urge to over-indulge is strong.

So in order to avoid excess, Ajay Khiroya, a Calgary banker, decided to put himself and his family on a strict diet.

Recent changes in UK visa application process creates added barriers for travellers

Egan thumbWith a folder full of government-issued identification and personal documents in one hand and a Tim Hortons double-double coffee in the other, Olive Brough, 20, made the three-hour drive to Edmonton, Alta. from Calgary to get the biometric scan required for her United Kingdom migrant work visa.