Beltline Urban Murals Project

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The Beltline Urban Murals Project (BUMP) is a community driven initiative in  Calgary. It is known to be an expansive open-air art gallery since 2017. The project celebrates the diversity, talent and vibrant character of the city through works of art that are thought-provoking, whimsical, awe-inspiring, creative and powerful. Each year, BUMP aims to bring together a diverse portfolio of engaging …

Recalling Hand Sanitizers

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Certain hand sanitizers are made with ethanol or denaturants, which are not acceptable ingredients for use in hand sanitizers in Canada. Health Canada is advising Canadians that these affected sanitizers are being recalled from the market. What you should do? Stop using the affected hand sanitizers. Consult your healthcare professional if you have used any of these products and have …

Public Art in Calgary – Open Spaces: Windows to a View

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Open Spaces: Windows to a view is part of the Public Art Program from the City of Calgary. They are committed to acquiring great public art that impacts Calgary’s urban landscape and transforms the way Calgarians see, think, and experience the city around them. Open Spaces: Windows to a view is a program that offers local and regional artists an …

Alberta expanding asymptomatic testing at pharmacies

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After a successful pilot of a limited number of community pharmacies in Calgary and Edmonton offer asymptomatic coronavirus testing, the Province of Alberta has announced that the program would be expanded to any pharmacy that wants to participate. Pharmacies that would like to offer the testing will need to abide by strict protocols, as well as have specialized skills to …

How to protect yourself from insect bites

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Mosquitos are out and about in Calgary! There are many ways you can prevent yourself from getting bitten during this season. Here are some tips from the Government of Canada to help prevent insect bites: Cover up Wear light-coloured, loose clothes made of tightly woven materials (eg: nylon or polyester) Wear long pants and tucked-in long-sleeved shirts with closed-toe shoes …

COVID Alert App Released

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, today announced that “COVID Alert”, a new national mobile app, is now available to Canadians for free download. The app, first developed in Ontario, helps notify users if they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The use of COVID Alert is voluntary, and …

Wear a Mask & Enjoy August Long Weekend Safely

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The first Monday in August is Heritage Day! It’s an optional holiday in Alberta, but if you are getting an extra day off on August 3, 2020, please make sure you enjoy your long weekend safely and responsibly! In the most recent update delivered by Dr. Hinshaw (our chief medical officer) on July 30, 113 additional cases have been identified. …

Property Tax Extension 2020

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The City of Calgary has created measures to help citizens and businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Measures include help with property tax bills, which will still be mailed by the end of May 2020; however, two new relief measures were approved to provide flexibility for property owners: The tax payment deadline has been extended from June 30 to …

Free Webinars for Families Impacted by Dementia

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The Alzheimer Society of Calgary is offering free virtual education sessions for local families impacted by dementia until the end of August. Topics include: Specific Behaviors – Bathing/Sundowning Dementia Network Calgary Parkinson’s Disease Dementia And more! How to register? Visit: https://www.alzheimercalgary.ca/ Go to “Learn”, click on “Attend A Session”, then choose the workshop you are interested in Fill out the web …