Changes to City of Calgary’s Garbage Pick-up Schedule

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The City of Calgary has recently announced changes to the collection schedules for blue, black and green carts. Normally in April, the collection of the green cart (for composting) would be switched to a weekly basis instead of bi-weekly. But during the COVID-19 crisis, City of Calgary is trying to reduce the worker’s interaction with the public and with various …

COVID-19 Multilingual Resources

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The Government of Alberta has a webpage for COVID-19 resources in multiple languages. The webpage is updated frequently with documents of resources not only from the Government of Alberta, but also the Government of Canada. An example of the languages these documents are translated to are: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. The languages …

City of Calgary’s At Home Activities

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The City of Calgary has a webpage full of at-home activities to keep children and families connected, engaged, and active, especially during this time where staying at home is encouraged. Examples of these activities are: Nature Inspired Photography & Art – this activity allows children and families to take in the beauty of their surroundings and take time to enjoy …

Calgary Arts Development Short-Term Artist Relief Fund Program

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The Calgary Arts Development Short-Term Artist Relief Fund Program is a temporary one-time program to help address some of the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on artists in Calgary. “This fund is intended to support artists and freelance cultural workers who have lost income or incurred unrecoverable expenses, related to their artistic work, due to event cancellations or travel …

Calgary Legal Guidance Immigration Line

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If you have any questions about: Matters with an urgent deadline, e.g. Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) notification, Removal Order (Departure, Exclusion, Deportation) Scheduled immigration hearings, e.g. Refugee Protection Division, Refugee Appeal Division, Immigration Appeal Division, Federal Court Inside-Canada refugee claim Refused sponsorship Humanitarian & Compassionate Application made and refused Letter from Canada Border Services Agency with an appointment time You …

Disinfectants for use against Coronavirus

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Health Canada is working with disinfectant manufacturers and industry associations to better inform Canadians of the products available for use to help against the spread of infections during the COVID-19 outbreak. They have put together a list of disinfectants that meet Health Canada’s requirements. Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses. This means they are one of the easiest types of viruses to …