Stay Healthy in the Heat!

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During this Summer, it is important to be aware that extreme heat, and heat related illnesses are especially dangerous for infants and young children. “Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat edema (swelling of the hands, feet and ankles), heat rash (prickly heat) and heat cramps (muscle cramps). They are mainly caused by over-exposure to heat or …

Be Aware of CERB Text Scams

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If you get a text message saying you received a deposit for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), it is a scam! Do not reply or click on the link; Delete the text message; Block the number; Warn others around you! Make sure you have the right link or number before you apply for CERB. There are the two ways …

Virtual Canada Day Activities 2020

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2020 has been a year full of changes and adaptations, this includes having to celebrate Canada Day differently. Although everyone might have to be apart physically, but we can still celebrate together as a city and country. The following are some events/activities planned by the City of Calgary. Before Canada Day, you can start making plans to: Dress in red …

Happy Birthday, Calgary Tower!

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The Calgary Tower is the iconic symbol of the City of Calgary. Today June 30, it is celebrating its 52nd birthday. To mark the occasion, the Calgary Tower will be showing a special light display tonight. The public helped decide what birthday colours the tower will take on via an online poll on twitter and the winners are pink and …

Resources for Seniors and Their Caregivers

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Older Canadians are at a higher risk of developing serious complications if they were to contract COVID-19. The following resources are from the Government of Canada to learn how you can prevent COVID-19 and find tips on taking care of your physical and mental health. Lower the chance of getting sick If you’re at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, it’s …

Alberta’s Economic Recovery Plan

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Today, Premier Jason Kenney announced the Alberta’s Economic Recovery Plan to help our province get over the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and restore economic growth. This recovery plan will address both the short-term and long-term challenges facing our province and its keywords include creating jobs, building, and diversifying. Here are some highlights: An investment of $10 billion in …

Calgary Transit to Launch My Fare App on July 1

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Calgary Transit will launch a mobile ticketing app called My Fare. You can download it for free from your app store on July 1. Fellow Calgarians, let’s thank Calgary Transit for this wonderful Canada Day gift! This is good news for those who take public transit (bus, C-Train, etc.). You will soon be able to buy transit tickets and passes …

Domestic Travel Restrictions as of June 26

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In this article, let’s take a look at the latest domestic travel restrictions for Alberta and its neighbors: Alberta Albertans are legally required to isolate for 14 days if they returned from travel outside Canada or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19; Albertans are legally required to isolate for 10 days if they have any COVID-19 symptoms not …

Free Activity in Calgary: Nice 2 Metre You

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The City of Calgary is hosting free activities for youth and family. But due to COVID-19, this year, all participants must pre-register for free programs, except for Community Nature Adventure Playground. This helps the facilitators limit the number of participants in order to practice proper physical distancing. If a case of COVID-19 is uncovered, your registration information will also help …

Waste & Recycling Pop Quiz

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The City of Calgary Parks and Recreation has created a series of at-home activities for K-12 kids called Citizens of Calgary learning activities. It is an activity plan for kids focusing on different Calgary Council Priorities: a prosperous city a city of inspiring neighbourhoods a city that moves a healthy and green city and a well-run city For example, one …