COVID-19 Home Test Kit

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Where should we place used COVID-19 home test kit? Put the home testing devices into your black cart as garbage, including any small plastic components. Recycle cardboard and paper packaging in your blue cart or at a community recycling depot Learn about different carts here: Black Cart, Blue Cart & …

Double Take

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Double Take. What does “Double Take” mean? a delayed surprised reaction at seeing something or someone a surprised second look at a something whose significance wasn’t completed grasped at first How to use “Double Take”? Use it in this phrase Do a double take Examples: I did …

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 …

Persons Day in Canada

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October 18 is Persons Day in Canada! On October 18, 1929 the historic decision was handed down by Canada’s highest court of appeal to include women in the legal definition of “persons”. This gave some women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and paved the way for women’s increased participation in public and political life. Alberta’s …

Get a Word in Edgewise

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Get a Word in Edgewise. What does “get a word in edgewise” mean? To have an opportunity to speak To successfully interrupt a conversation in which someone else is talking nonstop How to use “get a word in edgewise”? This phrase is usually used with a negative …

Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents

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From September 23 to October 5, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sent out invitations to selected potential sponsors who submitted their interest in sponsoring their parents and grandparents in the fall of 2020. Find out if you are invited here. If you were not invited to apply for PGP, your parents or grandparents may want to apply for a …

Virtual Career Fair October 21 – 22, 2021

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Virtual Career Fair (VCF) is coming soon in fall 2021! What: Virtual Career Fair is hosted by Immigrant Services Calgary twice a year. When: The upcoming VCF will be on October 21 – 22, 2021, from 9 AM – 4 PM MDT Where: Register yourself at https://vcf.settlementcalgary.com/ Employers across Canada will be joining us with more than thousands of job …

Calgary’s Climate Change Program

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October 6, 2021 is Energy Efficiency Day. The City of Calgary recognizes the implications of climate change, and is working toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions to help limit global climate change adapting to a changing climate by taking actions to reduce the impact of extreme weather events and climatic changes. On June 25, 2018, Calgary City Council unanimously approved the …

To Split Hairs

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: To Split Hairs What does “to split hairs” mean? To find fault, to nitpick or quibble about something small and unimportant Make unnecessary, tiny distinctions between things Argue about small and unimportant details of something How to use it? Add “about…” or “over…” after it, to indicate …

National Truth and Reconciliation Day Event on Sep 30

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To help reflect on and learn about the impacts of the Indian Residential Schools the City of Calgary is holding a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day event. This event will be broadcast live here and at calgary.ca/live on Thursday, Sept. 30 at noon. Wear an orange shirt from a local Indigenous vendor to show your allyship and …