Negative Test Results Required for Air Travelers to the US

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Starting from January 26, 2021, all air passengers to the United States, 2 years of age or older, including those in transit, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to their departure for the US. American authorities will accept both antigen and molecular tests. However, Canada doesn’t accept antigen tests. Therefore, a …

Upcoming Affordable Produce Market

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The Alex Community Food Centre will be hosting Fresh Routes markets with a cultural component! Each month a different culture will showcase a traditional recipe and hand out a free meal to those who attend the market. The first will be this coming Saturday, Jan 23 from 11am-1pm and a Latin American traditional dish will be showcased. More information: Word …

Alberta Easing Restrictions for Outdoor Gatherings

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First, let’s recap what happened earlier this month: on January 7, the Alberta Government announced that the Provincial Public Health Restrictions was extended until January 21, 2021. The most recent adjustment to the restrictions is that starting today January 18, the provincial government is easing restrictions for outdoor social gatherings up to 10 people personal & wellness services by appointment …

Winter Blues

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Do you find yourself feeling down in winter? You are not alone. Many people feel their moods drop with the temperature. It’s called the winter blues! What are the winter blues? The winter blues are a wave of low emotions that come with these cold winter days. Some ways to improve your mood in winter Bathe in sunlight Do more …

Free Dental Hygiene, Kinesiology and Nutrition Services

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The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides free health services for youth, including: Dental hygiene assessment & fluoride varnish Activity plan with a kinesiologist Growth & nutrition screening with a dietitian Note that this is a first-come, first-served clinic and you may be asked to wait or return in the order of arrival. Check out the calendar for the month of …

Alberta Frontliners Getting Vaccinated

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From January to April 2021, Albertans who are most at risk will receive COVID-19 vaccines first, including front-line health care workers. Front-line health care workers are the bravest. Their strength and commitment deserve our applause, thanks and respect. Let’s hear what they say about getting vaccinated! “It is a privilege to be receiving the COVID vaccine,…” — Brittany Cook, a …

More Outdoor Skating Rinks Now Open

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The City of Calgary has opened up several outdoor skating rinks for those who love ice skating: Barb Scott Park Big Marlborough Park Bowness Park Carburn Park North Glenmore Park Olympic Plaza Prairie Winds Park Thomson Family Park These locations are free to use first-come-first-served may open/close on short notice When skating at these locations, You are allowed to wear …

Provincial Public Health Restrictions Extended

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Last December, the Alberta Government announced new public health measures and restrictions that would be in effect for a minimum of four weeks until January 7, 2021. On January 8, the provincial government announced that the enhanced public health measures will remain in place provincewide until at least January 21, 2021. Health officials will continue to actively evaluate the situation …

K-12 Students Return to In-Class Learning

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Schools play an important part in students’ emotional health and overall well-being. Thanks to the provincewide public health measures and restrictions put in effect last December, new COVID-19 case numbers in schools plateaued and then decreased throughout the winter break. COVID-19 Alberta Statistics: https://www.alberta.ca/stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#new-cases In light of this evidence, the Alberta government announced on January 7 that All K-12 (Kindergarten …