Alberta Health Services Restricts Visitor Access

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Effective November 16, 2020, Alberta Health Services announced that patients in all Alberta hospitals are now only limited to one or two designated family or support people for their entire visit.  Visitor access is only allowed for patients at end-of-life and for those receiving critical care for a life-threatening illness. Currently: One designated support is allowed for ambulatory, emergency or urgent …

Deadline Extended for Disability Tax Credit Application to Receive COVID One-Time Payment

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for some Disability Tax Credit (DTC) applicants when collecting the information required. Taking that into consideration, the Canadian Government has recently made the announcement below: The deadline to apply for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) to receive the one-time payment has been extended from September 25, 2020, to December 31, 2020. The one-time non-taxable …

Calgary Transit: Thanksgiving Weekend

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Calgary Transit has adjusted their service levels for the Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, October 10 through Monday, October 12. On Monday, October 12, Calgary transit will be running Sunday level of service, but October 10 – October 11 will have normal weekend service. Their customer service hours of operation have also adjusted due to the Thanksgiving weekend, to find out the …

Affordable Housing in Calgary

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Everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home, but not everyone can afford one. Making sure people of all income levels has access to safe and stable housing will help create inclusive communities make Calgary a great place to live and work Calgary has more than 60 affordable housing partners working to provide safe and stable homes to …

New COVID-19 Vaccine Deal with AstraZeneca

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has recently announced an agreement with AstraZeneca to procure up to 20 million doses of its COVID‑19 vaccine candidate. This agreement adds to those already reached with Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna, which were made following the recommendations of the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. With these agreements in place, the …

Outdoor Community Food Bank at Vista Heights Opening Sep 18

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The Love with Humanity Association, in collaboration with the Crossroads Community Association, will open up a Free Community Outdoor Food Bank tomorrow! This food bank will be open 24/7 and is an addition to their First Multicultural Public Outdoor Library. Would you like to join the opening ceremony and celebrate this great initiative? Everyone is welcome! Location: Vista Heights at …

More Federal Support for Youth Employment

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on Canada’s youth, affecting their summer jobs, internships and graduation plans. In addition to the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), the Canadian government has recently announced up to $11.6 million for a project run by Simon Fraser University. The project will provide paid research and skill development opportunities to more than 1,400 …