About Cougars and What to Do If You Run into One

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In the past decade, there’s been an increase in sightings of cougars in Alberta. Recently, signs that say “WARNING: Cougar in Area” have been posted in some parts of Fish Creek Provincial Park, after a cougar spotting was reported in the area. Read Calgary Herald’s news report for more details. Cougars are also known as pumas or mountain lions. Adult …

Reminder: All Travellers Entering Canada Must Use ArriveCAN

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All travellers entering Canada (with limited exceptions) are still required to provide the following information within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada through the ArriveCAN app: Contact and travel information 14-day travel history Quarantine plan Pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result COVID-19 symptom self-assessment Proof of vaccination (only for fully vaccinated travellers) ArriveCAN is available to download as a mobile app or …

Online Portal for Confirming Your Permanent Residence

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The confirmation of permanent residence can now be done through an online portal! Once Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has approved your Permanent Residence application, they will send you an invitation to confirm if you want to use the portal, your email address and all email addresses for each person on your application. If you confirm you want to …

Support Local, Support Farmers’ Market

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One important component of supporting Alberta’s economic recovery is helping farmers sell and market their products. On July 10, Alberta’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen introduced the new Made in Alberta, by Albertans label at the Millarville Farmers’ Market: This label is designed so that Alberta farmers and processors can use it on their products. It helps consumers like …

You are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19. Now what?

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Canada’s vaccine strategy has prevented many COVID-19 cases and helped to save many lives, by protecting us as individuals and as a community. This summer in Canada, cases are low and vaccine coverage is high for one dose and increasing for the second. Alberta entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan on July, Canada Day, and the City …

Student Direct Stream Now Available in 7 More Countries

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Through the Student Direct Stream (SDS), eligible international students may be able to get your study permit faster. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) has recently announced that Student Direct Stream (SDS) is now available in 7 more Caribbean and Central and South American countries.Starting July 9, 2021, applicants will be able to apply for a study permit using the Student …

$500 One-Time Payment to Seniors in August 2021, and Automatic Increase of Old Age Security

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The Government of Canada will deliver the $500 one-time payment to older seniors, announced in Budget 2021, during the week of August 16, 2021. This one-time payment of $500 will apply to 3.3 million seniors who are eligible for the OAS pension in June 2021 and were born on or before June 30, 1947. No action is required by seniors, …

2021 Calgary Stampede – Q&As

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The 2021 Calgary Stampede is set to take place July 9 to 18. The on-Park experience of Stampede will be different. What experiences will NOT be offered in 2021 Calgary Stampede? Chuckwagon racing Stampede parade (virtual only on on GlobalNews.ca, on the Global News YouTube Channel, and on Amazon Prime.) What do I expect when I visit Stampede park? enhanced sanitization and …