Daily / Yearly Pass Required to Kananaskis Country Starting June 1

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Starting June 1, 2021, you are required to purchase a daily or yearly Kananaskis Conservation Pass to experience Kananaskis Country and the Bow Valley Corridor. All vehicles stopping in these areas will need to purchase a pass to support conservation efforts in these areas. Buy your pass online and register your licence plate starting June 1. No stickers or hangtags …

Happy Victoria Day Long Weekend!

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It’s time to say “Happy May Long” to your neighbors, friends and colleagues! The Victoria Day Long Weekend is informally regarded as the beginning of the summer season in Canada, but did you know why Canadians celebrate Victoria Day? May 24, Queen Victoria (1837-1901)’s birthday, was declared a holiday by the Legislature of the Province of Canada in 1845. After …

Calgary’s Rivers & Creeks – Bow River

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Large rivers have been important to people throughout history. Many large cities develop and thrive along them. Rivers provide us with water for drinking and cooking useful travel corridors abundant resources, such as game animals Generally, archaeologists consider the land around rivers to have very high potential for archaeological sites. The Bow River’s headwaters is located at Bow Lake in …

Change in Quarantine Length for Those Vaccinated

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As of May 20, 2021: More than 2.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Albertans. More than 51% of Albertans ages 12+ are now protected by at least 1 dose. Change in quarantine days for those who received COVID-19 vaccine: The 14-day quarantine is no longer required for people vaccinated with 2 doses if they are identified …

COVID-19 Mythbusters

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Misinformation is harmful during an ongoing pandemic. Get the facts straight! ❌ MYTH: Alcohol in hand sanitizers are harmful. ✔️ FACT: Alcohol-based sanitizers are safe for everyone to use. Alcohols in the sanitizers have not been shown to create any relevant health issues. Little alcohol is absorbed into the skin when you use alcohol-based sanitizers. ❌MYTH: Taking a hot bath …

Be Prepared for Bear Encounters

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It’s past mid-May and once again the bear season. Bears are cute but also seriously dangerous. Before you go out on a hiking or camping trip, do the following to get prepared for bear encounters: carry bear spray, have it accessible, and know how to use it make noise (playing music, singing aloud, clapping hands, etc.) and travel in groups …

How to Get Rid of Expired Bear Spray?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Never put bear spray into your blue cart. Safely dispose of bear spray and pepper spray for free at a household hazardous waste drop-off. You can bring up to 20 litres of household chemicals per week. Designated fire station – put in secure bear spray bin. City landfill Throw ‘n’ …

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: …