Halloween During COVID-19

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Time flies! We are welcoming our second Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by taking some simple precautions. Help spread scary vibes and not COVID-19 this Halloween by taking some simple precautions: Outdoors Halloween parties with no more than 20 people (vaccinated or unvaccinated) with 2 metres between households. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 …

Best Before vs. Expiry Dates

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How foods are regulated in Canada might be quite different from your home country. Today, let’s understand the difference between the Best Before date and. the Expiry or Expiration date. Best Before, Best By, or BF dates are about the food quality (freshness, texture, flavour and nutritional value). appear on packaged foods that will keep fresh for 90 days or …

Free Anonymous Survey for Mental Health Check-in

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Feeling blue? Take this 3-minute free online multi-lingual survey to check in your mental health! Take the Survey (available Oct 4 – 10, 2021) Developed by National Depression Screening Day (NDSD). this anonymous online survey helps you check in with how you are feeling and encourages you to get help if you need it. offers your the opportunity to be …

Distress Centre launches 24 hour Crisis Chat and Text

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Distress Centre (DC) has recently announced that their online services – crisis chat and text – are now available 24 hours a day! Text 403-266-4357 to speak with a volunteer, or Chat online through the chat portal at the top of every page of DC’s website. Phone support is still available 24/7. Call 403-266-4357 if you need to talk. Distress …

Public Reporting of COVID-19 Cases Resumes in Schools

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Effective October 6, public reporting of COVID-19 cases in schools will resume with Alberta Health identifying each school with at least two COVID-19 cases online. School outbreaks will be reported at 10 or more COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period that were infectious while at school. The Alberta Government is doing the following to keep students learning safely in person: …

2021 Calgary Bliss Mind/Art Adventures

Lisa C. Community, Health and wellness, Updates

2021 Calgary Bliss Mind/Art Adventures is 3-day event organized by Perlin Foundation for Wellbeing. When: August 26, 27 and 28. Where: virtual and various in-person venues Admission: partially free Open to Public Schedule on Saturday August 28: 9 am – 4 pm Free East Village Open House Booths & Art Walk on St. Patrick’s Island Limit: 50 people. Check out …

Free Virtual Fitness Classes Offered in August by the City of Calgary

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Health and wellness, Updates

No need to get dressed up for the gym. You can work out in whatever is comfortable by joining City of Calgary’s Virtual Fitness Classes. All classes are free in August, so take advantage of them now! Paid classes begin in September. Benefits of joining online fitness classes: Live instruction from certified instructors No additional monthly fees No need to …

AHS launches new virtual wellness courses

Ellie K Community, Daily Life, Health and wellness

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. …