Put One’s Finger on…

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Put one’s finger on…. What does “put one’s finger on…” mean? to discover the reason why something is wrong to understand exactly what causes a problem to say exactly what the answer to a question is Examples: I cannot quite put my finger on what has gone …

Blow Out of the Water

Nicole H. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: blow out of the water. What does “blow out of the water” mean? • To destroy or defeat something or someone completely• To thoroughly impress, overwhelm, or excite someone Examples: • He won every tennis game we played. His performance blew mine out of the water.• That …

Be Put or Go through the Wringer

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Be Put or Go through the Wringer. What does “be put/go through the wringer” mean? to go through difficulty, punishment, or unpleasant experience. Examples: The internal investigation has really put the officer through the wringer. Between losing her job, and divorce hearings, the foreclosure of her house, …

How to Recycle or Get Rid of Christmas Lights and Christmas Decorations?

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! How to properly recycle or get rid of Christmas lights and decorations? The short answer to this question is: it depends! If the decorations and lights are still usable, Reuse Christmas decorations, or give them away to family and friends. Give them away (or sell them at a low price) …

The Tide Has Turned

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: The Tide Has Turned. What does “the tide has turned” mean? one’s luck has changed, especially for the better things has began to change in favor of someone or something How to use it? This idiom is quite flexible. Use this idiom as a sentence, which can be in different tenses depending on the context. …

How to Get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) during the Pandemic

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

Newcomers continue to land in Canada and become Permanent Residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Service Canada Centre gradually opened up since Spring 2021 for in person services. As of Fall 2021, Newcomers can still get their Social Insurance Numbers in three different ways: Online: https://sin-nas.canada.ca/en/Sin/  By mail: prepare required documents, complete the application form and mail everything and mail it …

COVID-19 Home Test Kit

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

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 & …