What’s New at Library: Changes to CPL’s Health & Safety Measures and Available Services

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On June 14, the Calgary Public Library opened all but two locations. Then on June 28, the last two libraries opened doors to public. As of today, all locations are open at regular service hours. Starting August 3, some new changes will happen to the Library’s safety measures. Masks are no longer required inside Library locations, as Calgary repealed the …

Use Fire Pits Responsibly

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The use of the following items must meet Calgary’s Community Standards Bylaw for your safety and enjoyment, as well as your neighbours: Backyard fire pits Outdoor fireplaces Wood burning ovens Chimeneas There had recently been a fire ban advisory issued on July 16 due to poor air quality in Calgary, which was then lifted on July 21. Always check if a Fire Ban is …

Summer Neighbourhood Nature Challenge Contest

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The City of Calgary is organizing a Summer Neighbourhood Nature Challenge contest. Join the contest to explore nature and get the chance to win a Parks prize pack! How to join this summer nature challenge? Follow the Calgary Parks Facebook page . Each week one challenge will be posted. Follow the instructions in the post for a chance to win. The contest …

Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) open until Monday, July 26, 2021

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A few days left before the Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) nominations close. You can nominate an outstanding immigrant or refugee, an organization, or yourself by Monday, July 26th, 2021. The IDA is a key annual event that honours and celebrates the talent, excellence, and positive impact of immigrants and refugees. To nominate, visit: https://www.cognitoforms.com/MosaicEventTravelManagement/IDA2021Nominations For more on this update …

AHS launches new virtual wellness courses

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Alberta Health Services has launched a new online wellness series free for Albertans in summer and fall. Courses are ranging in topics from managing reactions, healthy thinking and increasing confidence through effective problem solving. Albertans who are interested in learning skills to cope with change, deal with stress, and pursue goals are welcomed to register for any or all courses. …

Fire Ban Advisory in Place for Calgary

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A fire ban  is issued to restrict or temporarily ban types of fire use because of a high fire danger and poor air quality;  includes a list of prohibited fire uses.  A Fire ban advisory has recently been issued for the City of Calgary. Under the fire ban, the following are prohibited:  Open fires  Fire pits  Outdoor chimeneas  Recreational solid …

Support Local, Support Farmers’ Market

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One important component of supporting Alberta’s economic recovery is helping farmers sell and market their products. On July 10, Alberta’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen introduced the new Made in Alberta, by Albertans label at the Millarville Farmers’ Market: This label is designed so that Alberta farmers and processors can use it on their products. It helps consumers like …

You are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19. Now what?

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Canada’s vaccine strategy has prevented many COVID-19 cases and helped to save many lives, by protecting us as individuals and as a community. This summer in Canada, cases are low and vaccine coverage is high for one dose and increasing for the second. Alberta entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan on July, Canada Day, and the City …

Traffic Bylaw in Calgary Concerning Pedestrians

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Crossing or walking in the streets without regard for traffic rules is called jaywalking. A person who jaywalks is called a jaywalker. The word “jaywalker” was first used in Kansas City in 1905. Learn more: Why Jaywalking is Called Jaywalking | Merriam-Webster In the City of Calgary, pedestrians may be fined $25 to 60 for jaywalking (based on Schedule A …