National Truth and Reconciliation Day Event on Sep 30

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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 …

How to Recycle Books

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! If they are in okay-ish conditions, donate or drop-off used books to: Little Free Library Calgary Reads Used bookstores Old and unusable books and book that are falling apart: Place in your blue cart Drop off at a community recycling depot for free How do I prepare books for disposal? …

Cut and Dried

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Cut and Dried. What does “cut and dried” mean? Clear and definite Done and completed Settled, decided, and unlikely to change How to use it? “Cut and dried” is used to describe a situation, solution, or plan. You can use it as a predicate adjective, which modifies …

Fully Vaccinated Foreigners Can Come to Canada If Certain Conditions Are Met

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Beginning September 7, foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated with Healthy Canadians approved COVID-19 vaccines may be eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) travel. To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must: be eligible to enter Canada on the specific date you enter have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 have received the full series of an …

Class 5 Road Test: Disqualifications Resulting in Automatic Fails

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Taking Class 5 road test? Avoid the following to prevent an automatic fail: Accumulating more than 75 points in a Class 5 basic or advanced test. Right of way violation Failing to yield as required and another vehicle or pedestrian is affected Traffic light violation: Failing to stop for a red light; Failing to stop for a yellow light when …

Dead plants, soil and plant pots

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Summer is winding down, and the growing season for many summer plants are ending. How do we propertly get rid of dead plants, soil and plant pots? Are any of these items recyclable? Dead Plants, leftover soil or dirt: Soil and dirt belong to your green cart as they are …