Calgary Police Service’s Non-Emergency Number

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Many newcomers are quite familiar with the emergency number 911. 911 is the number to call any time you have an emergency requiring Police service Fire department Ambulance * Please refer to When to Call 911 for more information. But did you know, it is NOT right to call 911 for non-urgent situations? 911 is meant for people in immediate …

Enforcing Calgary’s COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw

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The Temporary COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw came into effect in August 2020 and was extended through December 2021. Those who fail to comply face penalties from $50 to $100. Following offences within a 12-month period will result in higher penalties. Calgary Community Peace Officers and the Calgary Police Service (CPS) have been working together to ensure enforcement of all bylaws …

Provincial Public Health Restrictions Extended

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Last December, the Alberta Government announced new public health measures and restrictions that would be in effect for a minimum of four weeks until January 7, 2021. On January 8, the provincial government announced that the enhanced public health measures will remain in place provincewide until at least January 21, 2021. Health officials will continue to actively evaluate the situation …

K-12 Students Return to In-Class Learning

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Schools play an important part in students’ emotional health and overall well-being. Thanks to the provincewide public health measures and restrictions put in effect last December, new COVID-19 case numbers in schools plateaued and then decreased throughout the winter break. COVID-19 Alberta Statistics: https://www.alberta.ca/stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#new-cases In light of this evidence, the Alberta government announced on January 7 that All K-12 (Kindergarten …

Past Participle: Regular & Irregular Verbs

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It’s been a while, but our “English Learning Tips for Newcomers” is back for another 5-minute read on the past participle form of verbs! What is past participle? It’s a word formed from a verb that probably ends with “ed”, “d”, ”en”, “n”, “t”, etc.. For example, the past participle of “look” is “looked”. When is past participle used? Creating …

What Income Do You Have to Report When Completing Tax Return

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For the part of the tax year that you were considered a resident of Canada You have to report your world income. World income is income from all sources both inside and outside Canada earned after becoming a resident of Canada for income tax purposes on your Canadian tax return. Are you a resident of Canada? You become a resident …

Parchment Paper & Aluminum Foil

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When we cook or bake in an oven, we often line the baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Where should we place them after we finish cooking? Find the answer in today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers and different creative ways to reuse aluminum foils! Parchment paper Parchment paper is compostable and belongs to your green …

Un test de la COVID-19 et un résultat négatif au test exigés avant le départ pour tous les voyageurs aériens qui arrivent au Canada

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À compter du 6 janvier à 21 h 59 HR MST, tous les voyageurs internationaux âgés de cinq ans et plus arrivant au Canada devront avoir été déclarés négatifs à un test de dépistage de la COVID-19 avant de monter à bord de leur vol. Ce test devra être effectué dans la destination internationale où se trouve le voyageur, moins …