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Friend's diagnosis sparked determination to contribute to non-profit organization

Ip thumbOn any given day, Roseline Carter stands within a jumble of activity at the non-profit organization AIDS Calgary Awareness Association.

Among the daily tasks of supporting, counseling and working with those who are HIV positive, Carter was also adamantly involved with the preparations of this year's World AIDS Day celebrations, which took place Dec. 1.

'Art incubator' will be the first of its kind in Calgary

Butz thumbThe community of South Calgary will soon be home to a new arts facility being developed by the Calgary Arts Development Authority and The Calgary Foundation.

The facility, which will be created in the long-time-closed King Edward School, will be the first of its kind in Calgary.

Endowment fund from Métis Nation of Alberta will help students achieve academic goals

thumb copy copyMétis student Jessica Swain faces a dilemma familiar to many post-secondary students: financial woes threaten to prevent her from reaching her academic goals.

Swain, who is enrolled in the bachelor of midwifery program at Mount Royal University, funds her own education and said she thinks it would be unfortunate if "financial barriers" prevented her from getting the training she needs for her future career.

Movement looks to resist law and order legislation that's set to combat crime and terrorism

Picketts thumbA protest held Nov. 24 outside Stephen Harper's constituency office stood as an indication that Occupy Calgary may be evolving from rallies and tents into a broader political movement.

The protest was sparked by the proposed Safe Streets and Communities Act, which has been put forth by the federal Conservative majority government.