Good Things That Happened During Covid-19

Lisa Cai COVID-19, Daily Life, Fun Facts, Updates

Do you know that reading too much bad news can be bad for your health? During this uncertain and difficult time, we often find ourselves exposed to bad news. But today, let’s open our eyes and check out some of the good things that are happening around the world! Here’s your daily dose of positivity: 1. Remarkable COVID-19 recoveries worldwide …

How to Manage your Money in Alberta

Michelle Mak Finance, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Want to learn practical financial management tips and resources to help you invest in your new beginning? Immigrant Services Calgary has a How-to & Smart Tips Video Series that discusses many topics that is beneficial to newcomers. Click here to watch How to Manage your money in Alberta!

National Francophone Immigration Week

Settlement ISC Fun Facts

National Francophone Immigration Week is here! Francophone communities across Canada have been celebrating the annual event this week. Image source: Immigration Francophone. French is one of Canada’s two official languages. While most French-speaking Canadians live in Quebec, many dynamic Francophone communities can be found in other provinces or territories across Canada.  

Low Income Monthly Pass in Calgary

Settlement ISC Community, Fun Facts

Starting April 2017, the low income monthly pass are provided on a sliding scale, which is a pricing system that assesses income and assign a purchase price based on income. It means the less a resident earns, the less he/she will need to pay for a low income monthly pass. The sliding scale is based on the applicant’s income and …

Special Air Quality Statement in effect for Calgary

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A smoke event will occur in western and central Alberta beginning today. Forest fires in BC are generating huge amounts of smoke over western Canada. This smoke will cross the Rockies through the day today. Due to the smoke, the AQHI will likely reach above 10, or very high risk, in parts of western and central Alberta today. There is …

Banff Day Trip for Seniors

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Immigrant Services Calgary’s seniors spent a full day at Banff National Park as part of our Canada 150 celebration. They visited the Banff Park Museum where they received a guided tour and  learned about Banff’s natural history and preservation efforts. They also visited Bow Falls and the historic Cave and Basin site.  The seniors did a lot of walking, sightseeing …

Four Things You Need to Know this Halloween in Calgary

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Halloween is celebrated in Canada on October 31st or around the time leading up to this day. The occasion has Celtic origins and according to Celtic beliefs, spirits and the dead cross over into the world of the living on this night. To celebrate, many people host costume parties, carve pumpkins, make Halloween themed treats and decorate their houses. Many …

Happy Hanukkah

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Hanukkah – also known as the “Festival of Lights” or the “Festival of Dedication” – is a Jewish Festival, starting on the 25th day of Kislev, according to the Hebrew calendar. It lasts for eight days. In 2015, Hanukkah begins at sunset on Sunday, December 6, and ends on Monday, December 14. Lighting candles is one of the important Hanukkah …

Clocks go back one hour on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00 am

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Daylight Saving Time (DST), or summer time ends on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00 a.m. Clocks are set back one hour. The changes will affect many cities in Canada. The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time is to save energy and make better use of the natural daylight. It was first put into practice by the German government in …