Common Uncountable Nouns

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In the first article of our new series “English Learning Tips for Newcomers“. English learners tend to overuse plural forms on uncountable nouns. Uncountable nouns are nouns that cannot be counted, e.g. water, weather, air, etc. Most uncountable nouns are liquid, abstract concept, mass nouns, states of being, or feelings. Here are 10 uncountable nouns which English learners tend to …

Coming Soon: Drop-in COVID-19 Immunization Clinics in NE Calgary

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Still haven’t received your first and second shot? You no longer need to make appointments for first and second dose COVID-19 immunization! Alberta Health Services (AHS) is offering no-appointment, first and second dose COVID-19 immunization clinics with Moderna and Pfizer vaccine for people aged 12+ in north east Calgary in August. People born in 2009 or earlier who have not …

COVID-19 Immunization at Telus Convention Centre to Close July 30

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) has recently announced that the Calgary Telus Convention Centre rapid-flow COVID-19 immunization clinic will be closing on Friday, July 30, at 7 p.m. AHS staff who are currently supporting the Calgary Telus Convention Centre will be transferring to other AHS immunization sites. Serving as the largest immunization clinic in the city, more than 400,000 immunizations have …

What’s New at Library: Changes to CPL’s Health & Safety Measures and Available Services

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On June 14, the Calgary Public Library opened all but two locations. Then on June 28, the last two libraries opened doors to public. As of today, all locations are open at regular service hours. Starting August 3, some new changes will happen to the Library’s safety measures. Masks are no longer required inside Library locations, as Calgary repealed the …

Critical Worker Benefit Deadline Extended

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Earlier in June, the Alberta government announced that Albertans in social services and the private sector who provided critical services to Albertans would receive a one-time Critical Worker Benefit. Good news! The deadline for this benefit has been extended to August 31. Eligible private sector employers now have more time to apply on behalf of workers as they focus on …

Historic Calgary Week July 23 – August 1

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Historic Calgary Week is from July 23 to August 1, 2021. During this week, the Calgary Public Library and Chinook Country Historical Society present three free events for those interested in learning more about the history of our city. Click on the ones you are interested in and register today: Historic Calgary Week: Behind the Scenes with the Mapmakers – …

Use Fire Pits Responsibly

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The use of the following items must meet Calgary’s Community Standards Bylaw for your safety and enjoyment, as well as your neighbours: Backyard fire pits Outdoor fireplaces Wood burning ovens Chimeneas There had recently been a fire ban advisory issued on July 16 due to poor air quality in Calgary, which was then lifted on July 21. Always check if a Fire Ban is …

Summer Neighbourhood Nature Challenge Contest

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The City of Calgary is organizing a Summer Neighbourhood Nature Challenge contest. Join the contest to explore nature and get the chance to win a Parks prize pack! How to join this summer nature challenge? Follow the Calgary Parks Facebook page . Each week one challenge will be posted. Follow the instructions in the post for a chance to win. The contest …

Throw … under the Bus

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Throw (someone) under the Bus.  What does “throw (someone) under the bus” mean?  to betray someone you know to save oneself  to criticize or blame someone in order to gain an advantage  to do something harmful to someone else for self-benefits  How to use it?  The “someone” …

IRCC to Send More Invitations for Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

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In October 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada to submit an interest to sponsor form online.  On July 20, 2021, IRCC announced that they will use the same random selection process and send our more invitations to those who have already submitted an …