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Local advocates hope the move will deter discrimination against trans people

thumb mercedesWEBNear the end of September, two MPs from different parties each introduced a private member's bill in the House of Commons that seeks to protect the rights of trans individuals in Canada.

Legislature building packed for swearing-in ceremony

thumb IMG 1062Alison Redford has officially been sworn in as the 14th premier of Alberta, and the first woman premier of the province.

Redford delivered a heartfelt speech to a packed Legislature building in Edmonton after being sworn in on Friday morning.

Local choir addresses oppression by being a 'voice for the voiceless'

Choir thumbWith the slogan "voices for the voiceless" as their rallying cry, a new Calgary choir known as Harmony Through Harmony is like no other.

The choir, which is also a non-profit organization, promotes social justice through song – raising both funds and awareness for certain causes – while at the same time developing the leadership skills of its members.

Calgary couple open up property for community to make its own

Wilt thumbThere's very little to suggest that anything special is going on behind the white door of 1119 10th Ave. S.E.

A plastic sheet flaps in place of a front window. A hand-drawn sign taped on the entrance indicates the street number. Such elements could easily contribute to the conclusion that the quarter acre property, which is located behind Crown Surplus, is just another abandoned and vandalized lot by the train tracks in Inglewood. But, as with many spaces in the revitalizing community, there's more going on than what appears at first glance.