Where to Adopt a Cat or Dog

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Here are three non-profits/charity organizations which you can adopt a pet from. Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) AARCS Safe Haven is located at 5060 74 Ave SE, Calgary. At the Calgary location, no animals are currently available for viewing. Adoption procedure: complete and submit the adoption application form, join a phone interview, meet and greet the pet, then finalize …

Egg Cartons: Invented by a Canadian

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Nowadays, egg cartons are commonplace and familiar things that can be spotted in every grocery store. Standard egg cartons commonly have room for 4, 6, 12, 18 or 24 eggs. Did you know egg cartons were invented by a Canadian? Egg cartons were invented in 1911 in British Columbia by Joseph Coyle after overhearing a dispute over broken eggs between …

About Canada Geese and How to Avoid Conflicts with Them

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Fun facts about Canada Geese Throughout Canada, there are 11 subspecies of the Canada Goose. Canada Geese can live up to 20 years. The oldest known wild goose was a 33-year-old female. They feed on grasses but also eat garbage or compost. And in case you haven’t noticed, geese are quite comfortable in an urban environment, such in towns and …

COVID-19 Mythbusters

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Misinformation is harmful during an ongoing pandemic. Get the facts straight! ❌ MYTH: Alcohol in hand sanitizers are harmful. ✔️ FACT: Alcohol-based sanitizers are safe for everyone to use. Alcohols in the sanitizers have not been shown to create any relevant health issues. Little alcohol is absorbed into the skin when you use alcohol-based sanitizers. ❌MYTH: Taking a hot bath …

Easter – Symbols and Traditions

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Easter is one of the most important holidays for Christians in the world. For others, it is regarded as the beginning of spring. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as written in The New Testament. Later, the holiday has merged with spring celebrations. Easter is always associated with the Easter Bunny and painted eggs. There are many theories as …

Babylon by TELUS Health – Doctor’s Appointments on Mobile Devices

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With the circumstances of our current pandemic, many services and programs have moved online. Doctor’s appointments, mental health therapy sessions and dieticians are all available under TELUS Health’s Babylon app. This mobile app is available to those who reside in Alberta and are covered under the Alberta Healthcare Insurance Plan. Through this app, you will be able to talk to …

What to do with your tree after Christmas?

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Did you buy a real Christmas tree for Christmas this year? Those who still have it up for some extra festive cheer should know that dry trees is actually a common cause for holiday fires. If you want to keep your tree up still, please keep the tree well-watered, avoid overloading outlets and turn lights off when you’re not home. …

Information about Pfizer Vaccine

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The Government of Canada is starting to administer the Pfizer Vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (Tozinameran or BNT162b2) is used to prevent COVID-19. The vaccine is approved for people who are 16 years of age and older. The vaccine is given by an injection (0.3 mL) into the muscle of the arm. For the vaccine to work best, you …