Donate Your Blood with Canada Blood Services

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Have you considered donating blood? Yes, one hour of your time could save someone’s life! Blood and blood products are a critical part of everyday medical care including major surgeries medical procedures cancer treatments managing diseases and disorders Blood donors form a vital link in Canada’s lifeline, helping many Canadians wake up healthy each day. Canada Blood Services is an …

Prevent Frozen Household Pipes in Winter

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Frozen water pipes are a common but preventable phenomenon in many Canadian cities. Those live close to rivers and in older communities are most at risk. To help protect your home from frozen pipe, take the following actions: Check in unheated areas where water lines are located, e.g. basements, garages, etc. Repair broken windows and doors. Consider insulating water pipes, …

Upcoming Affordable Produce Market

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The Alex Community Food Centre will be hosting Fresh Routes markets with a cultural component! Each month a different culture will showcase a traditional recipe and hand out a free meal to those who attend the market. The first will be this coming Saturday, Jan 23 from 11am-1pm and a Latin American traditional dish will be showcased. More information: Word …

Togetherall – Virtual Mental Health Care

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What is Virtual Mental Health Care? Services that use technology such as video, telephone and messaging to provide mental health care. Support provided virtually can decrease travel time, time away from home wait time for service What is Togetherall? Togetherall is a clinically moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to seek and provide support 24/7 is free …

Winter Blues

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Do you find yourself feeling down in winter? You are not alone. Many people feel their moods drop with the temperature. It’s called the winter blues! What are the winter blues? The winter blues are a wave of low emotions that come with these cold winter days. Some ways to improve your mood in winter Bathe in sunlight Do more …

How to Recycle Batteries

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Batteries are an important part of our daily life, but do you know how to correctly recycle batteries? We have carts of three different colors: Black Cart, Blue Cart & Green Cart, and you may ask where you should place batteries. The answer is no, you cannot place batteries (rechargeable …

Free Dental Hygiene, Kinesiology and Nutrition Services

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The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides free health services for youth, including: Dental hygiene assessment & fluoride varnish Activity plan with a kinesiologist Growth & nutrition screening with a dietitian Note that this is a first-come, first-served clinic and you may be asked to wait or return in the order of arrival. Check out the calendar for the month of …

More Outdoor Skating Rinks Now Open

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The City of Calgary has opened up several outdoor skating rinks for those who love ice skating: Barb Scott Park Big Marlborough Park Bowness Park Carburn Park North Glenmore Park Olympic Plaza Prairie Winds Park Thomson Family Park These locations are free to use first-come-first-served may open/close on short notice When skating at these locations, You are allowed to wear …

When to Call 911

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When someone’s life, health or safety is at risk, calling 911 is the fastest to get help. In a true emergency, call 911 and stay on the phone with the operator. Calgary 911 also provides life-saving instructions on the phone when you wait for the ambulance to arrive. When should you call 911? When someone has difficulty breathing, is bleeding …

Calgary Police Service’s Non-Emergency Number

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Many newcomers are quite familiar with the emergency number 911. 911 is the number to call any time you have an emergency requiring Police service Fire department Ambulance * Please refer to When to Call 911 for more information. But did you know, it is NOT right to call 911 for non-urgent situations? 911 is meant for people in immediate …