Alberta’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Enters Phase 2A

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The government of Alberta has planned out the provincial vaccination program and stages. Visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx#phases to check out the phases and learn when it is your turn to get vaccinated! Right now, we are at Phase 2A, which started on March 15, 2021. Albertans eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines during Phase 2A include: Seniors born 1947 to 1956 (turning 65 …

Free Online Spring Break Camps for Youth

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The following free online 4-day spring camps are now open for registration for youth. Tik Tok Dance Online Spring Camp Daily 12 – 3 pm on Zoom, March 29 – April 1 or April 6 – 9.        For teens ages 12 – 19. Learn to dance and discuss dance through the lens of social media. Registration required. Drawn Together Online …

Report Safety Concerns on Public Transit

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Calgary Transit runs a Transit Watch program. Through this program, people taking buses or C-Train can report safety concerns by text messages. How does it work? Send a text message to 74100 with your immediate safety/security concern. * If it’s an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. Provide as much detail as possible: Who? What? When? Where? How? Calgary Transit staff will …

It’s Been A Year

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A year has passed since the World Health Organization declared COVID‑19 a pandemic. How have you been? Canadians got used to working or studying from home. Wearing masks and covering your face have become a new norm. Health care workers are still facing great risk and challenge to protect the public. Each one of us has been trying very hard …

Alberta Expands Rapid Testing

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Rapid tests will support screening programs to reduce the spread of COVID-19; prevent outbreaks at a wide range of businesses and sectors. Thousands of additional rapid tests are being deployed to more businesses and service providers in Alberta: 325,000 tests to Suncor, Syncrude and CNRL 267,000 to long-term care, designated supportive living and hospice facilities 100,000 for a new pilot …

Property Assessment Customer Review Period Deadline Approaching

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All Calgary property owners must pay their fair share of property taxes. How much tax to pay is closely related to the value of your property. The City of Calgary assesses your property once a year to make sure its value reflects the market value for property as of July 1 of the previous year. Once the assessment for your …

Metal Cans

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Metal cans are used widely for food and beverage alike. Common items packed in metal cans include: Coffee Cookies & biscuits Sardine and tuna Beans, vegetables and soups Pet food for dogs or cats Where do we place metal cans? Rinse and dry the cans before recycling; Place metal lids …

Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines in Canada

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Canada has recently approved the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine, bring the total number of COVID-19 vaccines deemed safe by Canada’s health experts to four. The current four authorized COVID-19 vaccines in Canada are: Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Janssen COVID-19 vaccine As of March 8, in Canada, 1,380,063 people (3.63% of the population) have received at least …