Traffic Bylaw in Calgary Concerning Pedestrians

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Crossing or walking in the streets without regard for traffic rules is called jaywalking. A person who jaywalks is called a jaywalker. The word “jaywalker” was first used in Kansas City in 1905. Learn more: Why Jaywalking is Called Jaywalking | Merriam-Webster In the City of Calgary, pedestrians may be fined $25 to 60 for jaywalking (based on Schedule A …

City Summer Outdoor Programs for Kids & Adults

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The City of Calgary has two new outdoor summer programs for children and adults. These are great opportunities for newcomer families to make new friends and build network. Wetland Wonders Kid aged 5-12 will learn about all the wonders of wetlands by exploring these natural spaces and the wildlife that call them home. Discover why wetlands are important and get …

Calgary Mask Bylaw Repealed

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Amazing news came on July 5 when Calgary City Council revisited the COVID-19 outlook: The City Council voted to repeal the Temporary COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw (BYLAW NUMBER 26M2020). As a result, Calgarians will no longer be required to wear face coverings as part of a bylaw or provincial mandate, other than in some specific situations required by the Government …

Are Egg Cartons Recyclable?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Are egg cartons recyclable? It depends on the materials used to make the cartons. Egg cartons made of foam belong in your black cart as garbage. Egg cartons made of plastic with the recycling symbols 1-7 should be put in your blue cart and recycled. Egg cartons made of cardboard …

Going out on foot? Here are some Pedestrian Safety Tips in Calgary!

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Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all intersections and crosswalks in Calgary unless one of the following two situations occurs: the intersection is controlled by a traffic signal or traffic control device if a police officer indicates otherwise. This may not be the case in your home country. In your home country, motor vehicles may have the right-of-way, meaning that pedestrians …

Download the Waze App. Plan Your Drive Ahead of Time!

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The City of Calgary has partnered with Waze, a free, two-way data-sharing mobile app that allows citizens to instantly share traffic and road condition information with the City’s Traffic Management Centre (TMC). Use Wave to find out about the following along your route: traffic jams accidents hazards Waze works on smartphones and tablets that support GPS. When Calgary Waze users …

Alberta entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan

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Alberta entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan. Nearly all public health measures have been lifted, including: social gatherings – you’re now free to gather indoors and outdoors recreation, performance and entertainment activities can resume business closures and capacity restrictions are gone large events, including concerts, sporting events, exhibitions and festivals can return According to the details of …

New Green Transit Centre & Electric Buses in Banff

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A new transit operations centre has been opened in Banff. The Roam Transit Operations & Training Centre houses: administrative offices, a state-of-the-art driver training simulator, indoor and covered storage for 32 buses an environmentally responsible wash area and charging stations for the electric buses. The facility has net zero carbon emissions, is fully powered by solar panels, and is heated …

Stay Near Water, Stay Cool

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The heat wave will continue into this Canada Day Long weekend. Check out this map developed by the City of Calgary for various cooling locations across the city: Aquatic Facilities Outdoor Pools Spray Parks Wading Pools And more! When you are on the map, click on this button to see the legend! Other useful information to help you and your …

Four Registry Services Now Online in Alberta

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Are you an Alberta? You can now access these four registry services online: order specialty licence plates renew commercial and farm vehicle registrations order in-transit permits duplicate vehicle registration certificates. The four new online services are available through the MyAlberta eServices portal, alongside other online registry services such as one-year passenger vehicle registration renewals, birth certificate ordering and fine payments. …