World Refugee Day 2021

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World Refugee Day (each year on June 20) is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe.  Having been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution, refugees who settled in Canada make significant contributions to our nation’s economy. As tax payers, they create jobs, buy homes and put down roots …

Want to canoe, fish or paddleboard in Banff National Park? Get a valid Self-Certification Permit!

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Parks Canada has recently introduced new restrictions on water activities in Banff National Park. The use of non-motorized watercraft, fishing equipment, and aquatic recreational equipment are restricted in all waterbodies within the Park at all times to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species. Aquatic Invasive Species are fish, plants, etc. species that have been introduced to a new waterbody. …

Open for Summer Lottery – Vaccinated? Enter to Win $1 Million!

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If you fit the following eligibility criteria, you can now enter the Open for Summer Lottery once for 3 shots to win $1 million: Alberta resident 18 years or older have received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at the time of registration You can enter as soon as you have had your first dose, but must …

Received Your 1st Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in April? Book for Your 2nd Dose Now!

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Albertans who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in April are now eligible to book their second appointment. Your will need the date of your first immunization and type of vaccine you received to book your 2nd dose appointment. Expect an automatic phone call and/text message, if you are eligible for the 2nd dose and consented to be contacted …

Calgary Rescinds State of Local Emergency

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Effective June 14, 2021, The City announced it will rescind the State of Local Emergency (SOLE). While the City will continue the activation of the Municipal Emergency Plan to provide everybody with information, resources and supports needed about the COVID-19 pandemic, the powers afforded under the State of Local Emergency are no longer deemed necessary. Select City recreation facilities began …

Indigenous Peoples Can Now Reclaim Their Traditional Names on Immigration Identity Documents

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A person’s name is an integral part of their heritage and culture. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a process for Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples), residential school survivors and their families to reclaim their Indigenous names on the following immigration identity documents free of charge until May 30, 2026: replacement passports, travel documents, citizenship …

Calgary Pride Launched Detailed Plan for B!G Pride 2021!

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Calgary Pride 2021 (August 27 – September 6) will take place with both in-person and virtual programming. Calgary Pride has recently announced the details of programs and events planned for this year’s celebration, in partnership with B!G ART. B!G Pride Festival: August 27th – September 6th, 2021 Calgary Pride Parade (virtual): September 5th, 2021 B!G Pride: Drive-In, September 1st – …