Canada Connects — Free Program Offered by CCIS

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Are you new in Canada and wondering where to make new friends and get information about community resources? Canada Connects is for you! Canada Connects is a free program offered by Calgary Catholic Immigration Society CCIS. Participating newcomer individuals or families are matched with volunteers who are Canadian citizens or longtime community members and build friendship and meaningful relationships find …

Air Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart Collaborate for Pre-flight COVID-19 Testing

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Air Canada has announced a collaboration with Shoppers Drug Mart to provide travellers with pre-flight COVID-19 RT-PCR testing. This will begin on December 7, those who are flying with Air Canada in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia will be able to book a COVID-19 test at participating Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Results will typically be available within 24-48 hours! But, the …

Reduce, Recycle and Compost – Cooking Tips for Holidays

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Food waste is a big problem worldwide, especially in developed countries like Canada. We all have the responsibility to take action to address food loss and waste. Here are some tips to reduce food loss in your kitchen during holiday season and all year round. Reducing food waste Check your pantry regularly for nearing-expiry items Know what you already have …

City-Run Skating Rink at Olympic Plaza

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Did you know that you can skate for free at the Olympic Plaza? Yes, that’s right! There is an outdoor skating rink run by the City of Calgary. It has a refrigerated ice surface and is generally open from mid-November to mid-March and it is open now to public! Address: 228 8 Ave. S.E. Hours of operation: 10 a.m. – …

Visit a Virtual Museum!

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Running out of ideas and things to do this weekend? Why not visit a virtual museum? http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/ hosts the largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations! You may take a look at free virtual exhibitions ranging from topics such as arts, history to science and technology. Certain exhibitions are available in both English …

Changes to Calgary Public Library Services

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After the Government of Alberta released the new mandatory health measures, Calgary Public Library has made a few changes to their services. Cancellation of all in-person programs and events will continue until Monday, January 11, 2021. Social gatherings are not allowed in locations. All group seating will be limited to no more than three persons. Exceptions can be made to …

Alberta Business Health Measures Effective Today

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The newly implemented business and service restrictions are effective today (November 27, 2020). This means that some businesses will limit their in-person access to reduce the amount of contact between people in the community, while still allowing them to offer services. As a reminder, there are mandatory measures for businesses, which are further categorized into 4 groups: Businesses closed for …

How to Correctly Recycle Electronic Items

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! It’s always nice to have the latest technology in your hand. How often do you change your smartphone? With the holiday season approaching fast, many people choose to buy new cellphones during the Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. What to do with old cellphone and other discarded electronics? You …