Best Before vs. Expiry Dates

Lisa C. Daily Life, Health and wellness, Newcomer Information

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

Lisa C. Updates

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

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Updates

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 …

October 18 Election Day!

Lisa C. Community, Updates

October 18 is Election Day! Are you ready to get out and vote? Check out the Candidate List. Enter your home address and find your assigned voting location. Find out what ID you need to bring with you when voting. Voting stations are open from 8 am to 8 pm. If you take Transit to a voting station, you can …

Level Up, Calgary!

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

Have you played Minecraft? Now, Calgary students will have a great opportunity to take something they do for fun and apply it towards the real world. Students across Calgary are going to have the opportunity to redesign, restructure and rebuild the city’s downtown through the newly launched Level Up, Calgary! where they can explore, create and prototype designs in a …

Calgary REP Business Support Grant

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Healthy businesses are the foundation of a thriving economy. The City of Calgary is offering a new grant program — Calgary Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) Business Support Grant, which provides $2000 to each successful applicant and supports the city’s economic recovery. Grants will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted from October 12, 2021, to November …

AB COVID Records Verifier App Now Available for Verifying Proof of Vaccination

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

At the beginning of October, a secure QR code was added to your COVID-19 vaccination record. On October 12, the Alberta government officially announced that businesses and organizations that are implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program can now download the AB Covid Records Verifier app to scan vaccination records. AB Covid Records Verifier is the only app approved to scan Alberta vaccine …

Get a Word in Edgewise

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Get a Word in Edgewise. What does “get a word in edgewise” mean? To have an opportunity to speak To successfully interrupt a conversation in which someone else is talking nonstop How to use “get a word in edgewise”? This phrase is usually used with a negative …

Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents

Lisa C. Newcomer Information, Seniors

From September 23 to October 5, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sent out invitations to selected potential sponsors who submitted their interest in sponsoring their parents and grandparents in the fall of 2020. Find out if you are invited here. If you were not invited to apply for PGP, your parents or grandparents may want to apply for a …