Free Grocery Drive Thru Event

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Experience Church will be hosting a free, curbside grocery event for families and individuals experiencing food insecurity. Drive through and they will place a pre-packed grocery tote into the trunk of your vehicle. Where: 6555 30 Street SE When: 2 – 4pm on April 2, 2021 No pre-registration required. First come first served, while supplies last. Delivery is NOT available …

Alberta’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Enters Phase 2A

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The government of Alberta has planned out the provincial vaccination program and stages. Visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx#phases to check out the phases and learn when it is your turn to get vaccinated! Right now, we are at Phase 2A, which started on March 15, 2021. Albertans eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines during Phase 2A include: Seniors born 1947 to 1956 (turning 65 …

Free Online Spring Break Camps for Youth

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The following free online 4-day spring camps are now open for registration for youth. Tik Tok Dance Online Spring Camp Daily 12 – 3 pm on Zoom, March 29 – April 1 or April 6 – 9.        For teens ages 12 – 19. Learn to dance and discuss dance through the lens of social media. Registration required. Drawn Together Online …

Alberta Expands Rapid Testing

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Rapid tests will support screening programs to reduce the spread of COVID-19; prevent outbreaks at a wide range of businesses and sectors. Thousands of additional rapid tests are being deployed to more businesses and service providers in Alberta: 325,000 tests to Suncor, Syncrude and CNRL 267,000 to long-term care, designated supportive living and hospice facilities 100,000 for a new pilot …

Property Assessment Customer Review Period Deadline Approaching

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All Calgary property owners must pay their fair share of property taxes. How much tax to pay is closely related to the value of your property. The City of Calgary assesses your property once a year to make sure its value reflects the market value for property as of July 1 of the previous year. Once the assessment for your …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – About Immigration Representatives

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We will post a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at immigration representatives. Immigration and citizenship representatives are those that give you advice, help you choose the best program, fill out and submit your application, and communicate with …

Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines in Canada

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Canada has recently approved the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine, bring the total number of COVID-19 vaccines deemed safe by Canada’s health experts to four. The current four authorized COVID-19 vaccines in Canada are: Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Janssen COVID-19 vaccine As of March 8, in Canada, 1,380,063 people (3.63% of the population) have received at least …

Alberta’s Step 2 Restriction Changes Expanded

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Since March 1, Alberta has entered Step 2 of Alberta’s Path Forward to further ease public health restrictions. Starting March 8, Alberta has further expanded the restrictions changes under Step 2, allowing Albertans to enjoy reduced public health restrictions: Banquet halls, community halls, conference centres and hotels can now be open for all activities permitted under Step 1 and Step …

Calgary Public Library Reopens

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All Calgary Public Library locations will reopen on March 10 at reduced hours, and then, on March 15 at regular service hours. Starting March 10, you will be able to enter a library location and browse the collection in person; Use study spaces; Use printing, Wi-Fi, and photocopying services; Use desktop computers and chromebooks. You will still be asked to: …