Air travellers coming to Canada required to provide negative COVID-19 test

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The Government of Canada is requiring all air passengers who are 5 years of age and older to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling to Canada from another country, effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST. A document showing a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test …

Babylon by TELUS Health – Doctor’s Appointments on Mobile Devices

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With the circumstances of our current pandemic, many services and programs have moved online. Doctor’s appointments, mental health therapy sessions and dieticians are all available under TELUS Health’s Babylon app. This mobile app is available to those who reside in Alberta and are covered under the Alberta Healthcare Insurance Plan. Through this app, you will be able to talk to …

What to do with your tree after Christmas?

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Did you buy a real Christmas tree for Christmas this year? Those who still have it up for some extra festive cheer should know that dry trees is actually a common cause for holiday fires. If you want to keep your tree up still, please keep the tree well-watered, avoid overloading outlets and turn lights off when you’re not home. …

Health Canada Approves of Moderna Vaccine

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On December 23, 2020, Health Canada authorized the second COVID-19 vaccine in Canada, manufactured by Moderna. The Moderna vaccine meets the Department’s stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements. The Moderna vaccine has different storage and handling requirements, meaning it can be distributed to isolated and remote communities. The vaccine is to be used by people 18 years of age or …

Alberta Holiday Exemption for Indoor Social Gatherings

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On December 22, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced a ‘Holiday Exemption’ for individuals who live alone. Those who live alone may gather with one household for 1 event between December 23 – December 28. This means that a household can host ONE event only include up to 2 people who live alone along with their children who are minors. …

Cross-country trails in Calgary

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Did you know Calgary has trails specifically for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing? You may find some trails to do so in the following places: West Confederation Park – Foothills Nordic Ski Club, in partnership with The City is exploring the opportunity to provide cross country skiing. South Glenmore Park – maintained by Calgary Parks. Typically trackset on Wednesdays. Bowness Park – maintained by Calgary …

Information about Pfizer Vaccine

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The Government of Canada is starting to administer the Pfizer Vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (Tozinameran or BNT162b2) is used to prevent COVID-19. The vaccine is approved for people who are 16 years of age and older. The vaccine is given by an injection (0.3 mL) into the muscle of the arm. For the vaccine to work best, you …

Project Projekt: Artwork Project

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Project Projekt is hosting an art project that invites artists to submit uplifting or impactful art related to one of 3 themes for exhibition in a projected outdoor art show which will be featured over 3 weekends in February as a part of Glow Festival and Chinook Blast. Spread Compassion and Kindness Equality Calgary’s Future Art entries that are selected by the jury …

Free Online Supports for Parents

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Parents who are experiencing anxious children or teenagers can receive FREE evidence based, online programs (Triple P Online and Teen Triple P Online). There are also free downloads and resources to help families to cope with the emotional challenges and ongoing effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The resources are available on https://www.triplep.online/alberta Triple P Online and Teen Triple P Online …