How to Recycle Lotion Containers

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Today, let’s learn how to properly recycle or dispose of leftover lotion, lotion bottle and tube! Lotion tube Put all types of lotion tubes into your black cart as garbage. It’s okay if there’s leftover lotion or cream inside the tube. You can put the whole thing into your black …

Put Two and Two Together

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: “Put Two and Two Together”. When people say “put two and two together”, they are not trying to do math! So what does it mean? “Put two and two together” is to figure something out. To be more specific, it is to make a correct guess based …

Mental Health in the Workplace

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What is Mental Health? Mental Health is our ability to cope with the normal stresses of life. We all have mental health. But we all have varying levels of wellness.  Are mental health issues common among us? Yes, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of! 1 out of 5 Canadians experiences mental illness each year. Approximately 500,000 Canadians miss work …

Be More Resilient in the Current Situation

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What is resilience? Resilience is a strength that helps you bounce back after stressful situations. When you are resilient, you can recover more quickly from setbacks or difficult times. You can be resilient while still feeling sad and worried, but resilience helps you feel calmer and look for positive ways to manage stress. The following healthy habits can reduce stress …

Canada Connects — Free Program Offered by CCIS

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Are you new in Canada and wondering where to make new friends and get information about community resources? Canada Connects is for you! Canada Connects is a free program offered by Calgary Catholic Immigration Society CCIS. Participating newcomer individuals or families are matched with volunteers who are Canadian citizens or longtime community members and build friendship and meaningful relationships find …

Reduce, Recycle and Compost – Cooking Tips for Holidays

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Food waste is a big problem worldwide, especially in developed countries like Canada. We all have the responsibility to take action to address food loss and waste. Here are some tips to reduce food loss in your kitchen during holiday season and all year round. Reducing food waste Check your pantry regularly for nearing-expiry items Know what you already have …

City-Run Skating Rink at Olympic Plaza

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Did you know that you can skate for free at the Olympic Plaza? Yes, that’s right! There is an outdoor skating rink run by the City of Calgary. It has a refrigerated ice surface and is generally open from mid-November to mid-March and it is open now to public! Address: 228 8 Ave. S.E. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. – …

How to Correctly Recycle Electronic Items

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! It’s always nice to have the latest technology in your hand. How often do you change your smartphone? With the holiday season approaching fast, many people choose to buy new cellphones during the Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. What to do with old cellphone and other discarded electronics? You …

Secret Santa for Newcomer Children

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Christmas is around the corner and Santa is getting ready to visit us! Santa helpers are helping Santa prepare presents for kids. You can receive a present, if you are 6 to 13 years old have lived in Canada for less than 16 months currently resides in Calgary How to receive a present? All you need to do is sending …