Free CRA Webinars in March

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As the 2021 tax season is in full swing, join the Canada Revenue Agency’s Outreach Team for a series of free webinars Tuesdays in March from 1pm to 2 pm. Outreach officers from the Canada Revenue Agency will share information on the following topics: March 9: Benefits and Credits: The GST credit, Canada Child Benefit, Child Disability Benefit, Canada Workers …

Makeup and Cosmetics

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Where should we place used makeup and cosmetics? Old and used makeup cases, tubes and cosmetics containers belong your black cart as garbage: Eyeshadow and eyebrow palettes Lipstick Lip gloss Mascara tubes Eyeliner and brow pencils Makeup brushes and applicators Note that brand-new (100% unused and untouched) cosmetics, skin care …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Marriage Fraud

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at marriage fraud. Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident? Have you met and fallen in love with someone from another country online or while travelling? …

Alberta Enters Step 2 to Further Ease Restrictions

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The Alberta government is careful not to lift COVID-19 restrictions too quickly. On February 8, Alberta entered Step 1 to ease COVID-19 restrictions. On March 1, to further ease restriction, the province officially entered Step 2. For Step 2, the benchmark to ease restrictions is 450 hospitalizations and declining. Updated health measures affect indoor fitness activities and public libraries: Indoor …

2021 Camping Reservations Open March 4

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Summer is still three to four months down the road but it’s important to plan ahead and get prepared! If you haven’t tried camping, this summer, include it as one of the fun outdoor activities to engage your whole family! There are different types of camping: Bring your tent & equipment, if you are a pro. Equipped camping in national …

Working Parents Benefit (Apply by March 31)

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The Alberta government is providing the Working Parents Benefit, a one-time payment of $561 per child. The application for the Working Parents Benefit opens by region from March 1 to 5. Some Southern Alberta cities and towns will open for application starting March 1. Eligible families residing in Calgary, Edmonton and Airdrie can apply: Airdrie: March 3 Edmonton metro area: …

Health Canada Approved AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine

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Health Canada has recently approved AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for use. After thorough, independent reviews of the evidence, Health Canada has determined that the vaccine meets Canada’s stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements. The first shipment of half a million doses of these vaccines will arrive within weeks. The vaccines are authorized for use in people over 18 years of age. …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Internet, Email and Telephone Scams

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at how to identify fake websites, emails and telephone calls. Who can decide to issue you a visa? Only immigration officers from one of the four below can …