The Government of Alberta has a new Alberta Community Transit Fund that will be used for things such as electric buses, light rail vehicles and a new LRT station that will help make public transportation a better choice for Albertans. “Projects include the purchase of 15 new Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) and 52 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses in Calgary, as well as a dedicated bus lane on Terwillegar Drive and 28 new electric buses in Edmonton.”
National flag of Canada Day will be on February 15, 2019 this year. It is a day to celebrate Canada’s flag as a symbol that unites all Canadians and reflects the common values of equality, diversity and inclusion. Become a part of the Canadian Flag photo challenge and post your photos onto social media with the hashtag #CanadianFlag to show your pride in Canada’s national symbol.
Calgary Police Services (CPS) have launched the third annual Operation Cold Start in hopes of tackling early morning car thefts happening throughout Calgary. On February 4, 2019, 7 vehicles were stolen because they were left unlocked with the keys inside of them. This initiative encourages everyone to never leave a vehicle running and unattended during cold winter mornings when warming up their vehicles. With temperatures dropping the last few days, CPS encourages everyone to stay with your running vehicle or install a remote starter.
Alberta Health Services is warning Albertans about a new text scam. Some Albertans have been receiving text messages that links to what looks like an e-transfer site. Once you open the link, the site asks you to input your bank information. Alberta Health Services would like to clarify that it would never send text messages, and would never request for money through e-transfer. If you receive such a text message, do not open the link.
In 2018, each Canada’s national park and historic site will offer one day free admission. The Parks Canada’s free admission day is vary according to location. For more information about more details or the dates for other places, please visit Parks Canada’s website.
On Saturday, December 16, Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) was host to 96 Syrian Refugees (including 59 children) for a Family Holiday Fun Event. We had an excellent 93.5% turnout engaging in info-sessions, fun games, and food.