Alberta’s Economic Recovery Plan

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Today, Premier Jason Kenney announced the Alberta’s Economic Recovery Plan to help our province get over the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and restore economic growth. This recovery plan will address both the short-term and long-term challenges facing our province and its keywords include creating jobs, building, and diversifying. Here are some highlights: An investment of $10 billion in …

Virtual Care Guide for Patients

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With physical distancing rules in place, we cannot visit our family physicians when we don’t feel well. Instead, we’ve had to switch to virtual care. What is virtual care? The term “virtual care” refers to all the ways doctors and nurses remotely interact with their patients. This is done by video calls, phone calls, instant messages, etc. The Canadian Medical …

COVID-19 Community Food Map

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COVID-19 has affected access to food for some individuals. The City of Calgary has created a Calgary community food map. On this map, you can find locations to access free or low-cost food, including community pantries and food programs, grocery baskets, free lunches and more. To view the map: Calgary COVID-19 Community Food Map Word of the Day: Pantry: a …

Banff Campgrounds Reopen June 22

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Campgrounds in Banff National Park will reopen at a reduced capacity, beginning June 22! All reservations made before June 22 will be canceled and refunded automatically. On the following dates, reservations will be available for front and backcountry campgrounds: Wednesday, June 24, 8:00 am MT Banff backcountry campgrounds Friday, June 26, 8:00 am MT Banff front-country campgrounds There will be …

Talk to Kids about Racism Online Event

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Today on June 18 (Thursday) at 6:30 pm, there will be an online event called “Talk to your kids about Racism”. This thought-provoking topic is brought to you by the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation, featuring three wonderful and incredible community advocates. Watch the live event here: https://www.facebook.com/canadianculturalmosaicfoundation/videos/4035664299841833/ Also check out this article if you want to learn more about this …

When is it safe to wear a non-medical mask?

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Wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is recommended when it may not be possible to physical distance from others, particularly in crowded public settings, such as: stores shopping areas public transportation Wearing a mask alone will not prevent the spread of COVID-19, you should continue to wash your hands frequently and keep your distance from others. Word of the …

Stage 2 Relaunch Guidelines

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Currently, Alberta’s stage 2 of relaunch is starting on June 12, 2020. The Government of Alberta is releasing guidelines for the new industries/services that are relaunching this coming Friday. The following are the guidelines that are currently available as of June 9th: Bingo halls (June 9) Casinos and racing centres (June 9) Indoor entertainment recreation (June 9 ) Indoor sport, physical activity and …

Use LinkedIn During COVID-19

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For the past 2 to 3 months, our entire professional lives have moved online. Whether you are working from home since March, or new in Calgary actively searching for a job, or have been laid off due to COVID-19, it’s time to revisit or create your LinkedIn profile and make use of this great professional networking platform. Here are a …

Alberta Spotlight To Be Launched June 11

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Here’s some good news for music lovers! A new concert series called Alberta Spotlight will be launched starting June 11, 2020. The goal of this series is to connect Albertans with music during these times of physical distancing this summer. This is a series of online concerts that you can listen to from the comfort and safety of your home. …