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Organization focused on educating caregivers about child sexual abuse

Frey thumbChances are that every Canadian child, by the time they're in kindergarten, knows not to take candy from a stranger or get into a car with someone they don't know.

According to a cross-country study commissioned by the Canadian government in 1984 known as the Badgley Report, however, 95 per cent of children who are sexually abused know their abuser. The report also suggests that one in three girls and one in six boys will experience an unwanted sexual act.

John Petropoulos Memorial Fund strives to increase safety for emergency service workers in the workplace

Kane thumbOn Oct. 17, Calgarians gathered in Denny's at Deerfoot Meadows to enjoy freshly brewed coffee and 99-cent grand slam breakfasts to support Celebrity Benefit Day.

All proceeds from the breakfast were going towards the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF), which is dedicated to reducing and eliminating workplace injuries and fatalities to emergency services personnel.

Events across Calgary offer welcome approach to living local

Bell thumbGreat food mixed with an eclectic atmosphere Oct. 15, when the second annual Food For Thought conference brought restaurant owners, costumed stilt-walkers, food activists and farmers together with curious consumers under one roof.

Committee approves pilot project for organic waste recycling

Taylor thumb copyGreen bins may soon be joining the black and blue ones on Calgary curbs and alleyways.

In a committee meeting on Wednesday, eight council members voted unanimously to go ahead with a pilot project that would expand the city's curbside recycling program to include food and yard waste pick-up.