Get Prepared for the Flood Season

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Since the 2013 flood, the City of Calgary has taken steps to reduce the city’s risk of flooding by 50 per cent! But we can’t prevent flooding entirely, because it can happen quickly with little warning. That’s why it’s important that Calgarians are ready too. You are encouraged to do the following and get your prepared for the flood season: …

Beware of the Grandparent Scam

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What is a Grandparent Scam? A Grandparent Scam is also called a “Grandchild” in Need Scam. This is a type of scam that targets older adults who have grandchildren. Scammers that run Grandparent scams exploit seniors’ love for their grandchildren. How does a Grandparent Scam work? Scammers’ goal is to separate seniors from their money. The victim usually gets a …

Jump the Gun

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Jump the Gun. What does “jump the gun” mean? To decide on something too early or too soon To start something before proper preparations are made To act with haste or prematurely What’s the origin of “jump the gun”? Originally, “jump the gun” is used in sports …

How to Recycle or Get Rid of Household Appliances?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! How to properly recycle or get rid of of household appliances? The short answer to this question is: it depends! If the appliances still work, check these local charities if they accept donation: Calgary Drop In Centre Habitat for Humanity Restore (NE location only) Women In Need Society Other donation options …

Not Have (Any of) It

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Not Have It. What does “not have it” mean? To not accept or tolerate something already mentioned To not be part of or involve oneself with something previously stated To be complete unwilling to do something or refuse something How to use it? Use it in the …

Can We Recycle Bottle Caps and Lids?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Put small metal lids and small plastic lids in your black cart as garbage. Here are some tips: If the lid is smaller than the palm of your hand, it belongs in the garbage. If you take your beverage containers directly back to a bottle depot, it is ok to …