Alberta Isolation and Quarantine Requirements

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

Isolation helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people you could infect if you have symptoms or test positive by staying home and avoiding others. As of January 3, you are legally required to isolate as outlined below: Fully vaccinated (2 doses or 1 dose Janssen): Isolate for 5 days from the start of symptoms or until they resolve, …

Alberta Announces New Business Restrictions Starting December 24, 2021

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

New limits on large venues and restaurants come into effect on December 24 at 12:01am. Indoor entertainment, event and recreation facilities (Effective Dec 24, 2021 at 12:01am) Indoor facilities that participate in the Restrictions Exemption Program: Must limit capacity to 50% if venue seats more than 1,000 people, and 500 people if venue seats between 500 and 1,000 people. No …

Alberta Lowers Child Care Fees for Working Families after Signing Agreement with the Federal Government

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Alberta government is lowering child care fees for working families, following the signing of our historic agreement with the federal government. Parents with kids not yet in kindergarten will see fees for spaces in licensed daycares, preschools and family day homes reduced by half, on average, by early 2022. Families most in need will receive additional subsidies. By 2026, …

Need an Accessible Taxi ? Contact WAV Calgary!

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Settlement & Community News

Do you or someone around you need an accessible taxi? The City of Calgary has a centralized taxi dispatch service that you can contact to easily and efficiently get the first available accessible taxi! What is WAV? WAV (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) is a centralized Call Centre that will assist you in securing a wheelchair accessible taxi. WAV Calgary vehicles are …

How to Recycle or Get Rid of Christmas Lights and Christmas Decorations?

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! How to properly recycle or get rid of Christmas lights and decorations? The short answer to this question is: it depends! If the decorations and lights are still usable, Reuse Christmas decorations, or give them away to family and friends. Give them away (or sell them at a low price) …

Free Activities in December

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Updates

Join “In Search of Christmas Spirit” in Banff When & where: Nov. 24, 2021 – Jan. 1, 2022; check in at the Banff Park Museum (91 Banff Avenue, Banff) Reservation is required: https://www.banfflakelouise.com/christmas/christmas-spirit Skating at the outdoor rink of Olympic Plaza in downtown When & where: 10 am to 9 pm daily, 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary (between C-Train “City …

Are You Ready for the 3rd Booster Shot?

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Health and wellness, Updates

Current evidence indicates that vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 infection appears to wane over time. Expanded availability of third doses of COVID-19 vaccine will help Albertans increase their protection against COVID-19. The Alberta Government has announced that the province is expanding the COVID-19 booster shot to all Albertans aged 18-plus. Starting Dec. 2, all Albertans aged 60 and older can book …

Canada’s Additional Measures to Address the COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Community, COVID-19, Health and wellness, Updates

Yesterday (November 30, 2021), Government of Canada introduces additional measures to address COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern. the Government of Canada is expanding the list of countries with entry prohibitions originally announced on November 26, 2021, to include Egypt, Nigeria and Malawi. Effective tomorrow, foreign nationals who have been in any of these countries within the previous 14 days will not …

Omicron Arrived in Alberta. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Panic over the New Variant!

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Health and wellness, Settlement & Community News, Updates

“I’m reporting we have now one confirmed case of the omicron variant in Alberta.” Dr. Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health On November 30, Alberta’s first case of the omicron variant was confirmed. According to Dr. Hindshaw, the individual tested positive while asymptomatic. What is the Omicron variant? Omicron was first discovered in southern Africa . In late November, the World …