COVID-19 Home Test Kit

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Where should we place used COVID-19 home test kit? Put the home testing devices into your black cart as garbage, including any small plastic components. Recycle cardboard and paper packaging in your blue cart or at a community recycling depot Learn about different carts here: Black Cart, Blue Cart & …

How to Join Calgary Police Service

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The Calgary Police Service (CPS) has seven core values: Respect: Consider another’s values, beliefs, thoughts and ideas. Honesty: Be truthful in our words and actions. Compassion: Show care and concern for the wellbeing of others. Courage: Face adversity and stand up for what is right. Fairness: Give just and impartial treatment to others. Accountability: Be fiercely responsible to the public …

Traveling with Canada’s COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination

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Canada’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination shows your vaccination history in a standard, easy to read, format that includes your province’s or territory’s logo, the Canada wordmark and a QR code. The proof of vaccination can be used for travel within Canada and around the world. Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and …

Halloween During COVID-19

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Time flies! We are welcoming our second Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by taking some simple precautions. Help spread scary vibes and not COVID-19 this Halloween by taking some simple precautions: Outdoors Halloween parties with no more than 20 people (vaccinated or unvaccinated) with 2 metres between households. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 …

Double Take

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Double Take. What does “Double Take” mean? a delayed surprised reaction at seeing something or someone a surprised second look at a something whose significance wasn’t completed grasped at first How to use “Double Take”? Use it in this phrase Do a double take Examples: I did …

Best Before vs. Expiry Dates

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How foods are regulated in Canada might be quite different from your home country. Today, let’s understand the difference between the Best Before date and. the Expiry or Expiration date. Best Before, Best By, or BF dates are about the food quality (freshness, texture, flavour and nutritional value). appear on packaged foods that will keep fresh for 90 days or …

Unofficial Results for the 2021 General Election

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Did you vote on October 18? Unofficial election results for the 2021 General Election held on October 18, 2021, in Calgary are available on calgaryelectionresults.ca. The Top 3 Mayor Candidates Total Votes JYOTI GONDEK 172,314 JEROMY FARKAS 114,482 EFF DAVISON 49,622 Election results will become official on Friday, Oct. 22 at noon. Voter turnout will be reported in the coming days. Check …

Flu Shot Season Starts

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Alberta’s influenza immunization season has started. Children under 5 and those they live with can get immunized at an AHS public health clinic by calling Health Link at 811. All other Albertans can get their flu shot from a participating pharmacy or doctor’s office. Please book your appointment today at ahs.ca/vaccine. If appointments are not available online in your area, …

Persons Day in Canada

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October 18 is Persons Day in Canada! On October 18, 1929 the historic decision was handed down by Canada’s highest court of appeal to include women in the legal definition of “persons”. This gave some women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and paved the way for women’s increased participation in public and political life. Alberta’s …