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A new program highlights impact of local businesses on Calgary's economy

Watt thumbTo Calgarians, Muttley Crue is not just a spelling error of the name of a 1980s hair band. It's actually quite the opposite, as it creates less pollution than the band's supersized hairspray containers and cartons of cigarettes.

Muttley Crue is a small business in the northwest community of Bridgeland, and is the only 100 per cent organic and sustainable dog-grooming facility in the city.

Community comes together for annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

thumb silvia-pikal-candlelightTwenty-eight names were read at Calgary's annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a community event that memorializes those who have been killed in the past year due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

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.