Reopening of Playgrounds in Calgary

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The City of Calgary will be re-opening playgrounds starting Friday, May 29 instead of June 1. This was changed to be earlier so that Calgarians can take advantage of the warm weather forecast. Timeline: It will take approximately 4 business days to re-open all City-operated playgrounds. Re-opening playgrounds involves: Removing closure tape Conducting a light safety inspection Swapping out closed/open …

Bursary $2,000 For Immigrant Women

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“Every Woman Can: The Maria Eriksen Memorial Bursary” is offering five bursaries at $2,000 each to support immigrant women in reaching their career goals. To apply for this bursary, you must meet these requirements: be an immigrant woman residing in Alberta. You can be either a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident. be currently going to school to return to your …

Income Tax Deadline

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Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the income tax deadline has now been extended to  June 1 for T1 individuals, and the June 15 filing deadline for T1 self-employed individuals (sole-proprietors). Please note that if the 2019 tax return is not assessed in time, benefits and/or credits for the July to September 2020 payments will be based on information from 2018 …

Calgary’s Green Line LRT Project

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In case you haven’t heard about the Green Line, it is Calgary’s next light rail transit (LRT) line and largest infrastructure investment to date. The Green Line is not only an exciting addition to the Calgary Transit System, it will also be an important platform for City development. First, a few quick facts about the Green Line Project! – Calgary …

Fun and Positive things to do during COVID-19 in Calgary

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During this time of social distancing and staying at home, it may seem like there aren’t many things to do. But there are many positive and fun things that are still happening in Calgary that you can participate! The City of Calgary has Drive-By Birthdays where Calgary Fire Department will drive by your house in trucks with flashing lights and …

Calgary Passes Bylaw to Ban Conversion Therapy

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Calgary City Council has recently voted to pass the Prohibited Business Bylaw No. 20M2020. This bylaw bans the practice and promotion of conversion therapy. What is Conversion Therapy? Conversion therapy is dangerous, harmful and unscientific. People who practice conversion therapy claim that it can change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, but there’s NO evidence proving that’s …

City of Calgary Service Changes

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The City of Calgary offers a variety of services and programs to the public but not all are available or open due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, let’s go through the most recent update by the City and see what services and facilities are open and available. Calgary Transit Buses and C-Trains are still operating with some adjustments. You may …

Paramedic Services Week 2020

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Paramedic Services Week is May 24 to 30. This week celebrates and appreciates the front line workers of Canada’s healthcare system. More than 40,000 paramedics and communications officers stand ready to help Canadians in need. “Day in and day out, they answer our calls for help and put themselves in harm’s way to save lives. And this year, we’re particularly grateful …

Calgary and Brooks are Reopening Soon

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Calgary and Brooks will be reopening, joining the rest of Alberta this coming Monday, May 25, 2020. Bars, restaurants, hair salons and barbershops will be open, while more COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted across the province on June 1. Starting Monday, hairstyling and barber shops will be permitted to reopen in Calgary and Brooks, and cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars …