Alberta Moves back to Step 1 with Stronger Restrictions

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COVID-19 daily new cases numbers have been increasing for the past couple of weeks. The Alberta government has decided to move back to Step 1 restrictions to protect the health system and reduce the spread of the virus. Effective 11:59 pm on April 6: Retail services and shopping malls must limit customer capacity to 15% of fire code occupancy (not …

Do Not Share Your COVID-19 Client Immunization Record Online

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As more and more Albertans become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, many find it hard to contain their excitement and choose to celebrate it by posting a photo of their vaccination record on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms. That’s a bad idea! Please do NOT post vaccination record online! Here’s why: If you are getting vaccinated in Alberta, …

World Health Day 2021

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April 7 is World Health Day. The inception of World Health Day was in 1948 and it took effect 2 years later. The yearly celebration aims to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization. Since 2020, the COVID-19 has pushed more people into food insecurity and poverty, and …

Y Mind – Free Mental Health Program for Youth

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Are you living in Calgary and between the ages of 18 and 30? Y Mind can help you cope with stress and anxiety! What is Y Mind? Y Mind is a mental wellness program for youth experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and stress. Formal diagnosis of anxiety is NOT required. Y Mind is a FREE 7-week program provided …

The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act Comes into Effect

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Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Alberta continues to experience high rates of family violence that have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. Today, a new domestic violence legislation coming into effect— The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act. If you feel you are at …

Things to Do This Easter Long Weekend

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The weather in Calgary has been kind to us lately (more or less kind), and Easter is just around the corner. During this upcoming long weekend, let’s remember to Celebrate the Easter Long Weekend Responsibly! Things to do in Calgary this Easter long weekend: Take your family to a Community Nature Adventure Playground. Go on a self-guided walking tour. Take part in …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Report Immigration Fraud

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. Today, as we wrap up the Fraud Prevention Month, let’s learn how to report immigration fraud. Call the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Border Watch Toll-Free Line at 1-888-502-9060 to report: a marriage of convenience suspicious activity at the border a person who has given false information on any immigration application or a person wanted …

Celebrate the Easter Long Weekend Responsibly

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This weekend will be the second Easter we celebrate since the COVID-19 pandemic started. We all want to spend fun time with our families and friends during the long weekend but remember that we have to do so safely and responsibly. All indoor social gatherings remain prohibited. Public health guidelines should be observed. Easter egg hunts or related activities should …

Easter – Symbols and Traditions

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Easter is one of the most important holidays for Christians in the world. For others, it is regarded as the beginning of spring. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as written in The New Testament. Later, the holiday has merged with spring celebrations. Easter is always associated with the Easter Bunny and painted eggs. There are many theories as …