Beltline Urban Murals Project

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The Beltline Urban Murals Project (BUMP) is a community driven initiative in  Calgary. It is known to be an expansive open-air art gallery since 2017. The project celebrates the diversity, talent and vibrant character of the city through works of art that are thought-provoking, whimsical, awe-inspiring, creative and powerful. Each year, BUMP aims to bring together a diverse portfolio of engaging …

Mandatory Mask Bylaw in Canmore Effective August 7

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As of this Friday, August 7 at noon, you are required to wear a mask or face covering that fully covers your nose, mouth and chin in indoor public spaces in Canmore (some exceptions apply), as required by Town of Canmore Bylaw 2020-20. These places include: Grocery stores Public transit and taxis Businesses Places of worship Public lobbies Wearing a …

Trans ID Alberta Guide Launched

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Do you want to change your name and/or gender mark on your ID documents? Now you have low barrier access to information about the ID change process in Alberta. Skipping Stone has recently launched TRANS ID ALBERTA (JULY 2020)! Download the PDF version today. This a comprehensive guide to name & gender marker amendments on identification in Alberta for trans …

Recalling Hand Sanitizers

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Certain hand sanitizers are made with ethanol or denaturants, which are not acceptable ingredients for use in hand sanitizers in Canada. Health Canada is advising Canadians that these affected sanitizers are being recalled from the market. What you should do? Stop using the affected hand sanitizers. Consult your healthcare professional if you have used any of these products and have …

Understand the Four English Language Skills

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We are starting a new article series called “English Learning Tips for Newcomers”. In today’s article, let’s first take a look at the basic language skills. What are the basic English skills? Listening Speaking Reading Writing How do we group these four skills? Based on the direction of communication: Input (receptive) skills: Listening & Reading Output (productive) skills: Speaking & …

Public Art in Calgary – Open Spaces: Windows to a View

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Open Spaces: Windows to a view is part of the Public Art Program from the City of Calgary. They are committed to acquiring great public art that impacts Calgary’s urban landscape and transforms the way Calgarians see, think, and experience the city around them. Open Spaces: Windows to a view is a program that offers local and regional artists an …

Alberta Open Farm Days Aug 15-16

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What is the Alberta Open Farm Days? Alberta Open Farm Days will be on August 15 and 16. Farmers and ranchers will invite you to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow your food. What activities and events are there? Farm tours, food sampling & sales, poultry & egg …

City of Calgary – Watering 101

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Did you know the City of Calgary has Homeowner Water Guides for new, developing, landscaping in 6 different languages? These guides will provide different watering tips for your landscape. Here are some tips for watering your landscape: Plants prefer rain water over water from the hose. You can set up a rain barrel to collect rain water to use on …

Enjoy the Summer with Wading Pools and Spray Parks

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How to stay cool in the hot summer weather? Visit one of the spray parks and wading pools managed by the City of Calgary! These wading pools and spray parks are un-guarded facilities open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m: Bowness Park – 8900 48 Ave. N.W. Prairie Winds Park – 223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E. Rotary Park – 617 1 …