Alberta Open Farm Days Aug 15-16

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What is the Alberta Open Farm Days? Alberta Open Farm Days will be on August 15 and 16. Farmers and ranchers will invite you to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow your food. What activities and events are there? Farm tours, food sampling & sales, poultry & egg …

Enjoy the Summer with Wading Pools and Spray Parks

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How to stay cool in the hot summer weather? Visit one of the spray parks and wading pools managed by the City of Calgary! These wading pools and spray parks are un-guarded facilities open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m: Bowness Park – 8900 48 Ave. N.W. Prairie Winds Park – 223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E. Rotary Park – 617 1 …

CERB will Transition to EI

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently mentioned that the Canadian government plans to transition everyone on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to Employment Insurance (EI) in September. Initially developed to handle the large wave of layoffs early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, CERB has served its purpose well by providing financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are …

Passport services in Canada resuming

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The Government of Canada announced that they will resume some passport services in Canada. Starting on July 31, 2020, Canadians can apply for a passport by mail. If you have an immediate need for a passport or are travelling in less than 30 days with proof of travel, you can request for an in-person appointment. If you do not have …

CBE Releases School Re-entry Plan for September

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On July 21, the Government of Alberta has announced today that K-12 students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. On July 30, the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) posted its Scenario 1 re-entry plan for schools. This plan is subject to change as more information becomes available from the province. …

Temperature Checks Now Mandatory at Calgary Airport

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The Calgary International Airport has announced that starting July 30, 2020 at 10 am, all air travelers departing the airport must undergo mandatory temperature screening before entering security screening. This applies to outbound travelers that are traveling to other Canadian airports leaving Canada for international destinations The temperature screening applies to airport employees as well. The Government of Canada is …

CRA Website Launches New Chatbot Charlie

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has launched a pilot project Charlie the Chatbot to help answer your questions on Tax filing COVID-19 emergency benefits Try it out today: Chat with Charlie! We chatted with Charlie. Please understand that Charlie is not a real person. It’s just a Chatbot. When Charlie doesn’t understand your question, try rephrasing it. As a new …

Free Bagged Lunches

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During these difficult times, Youth Centres of Calgary is providing free healthy and reliable lunches for kids and families in the communities. When 11 to 1 pm, 7 days a week How Contactless curbside pickup Where Ogden Location: 7400 23 St SE Dover Location: 3909 26 Ave SE Forest Lawn Location: 1706 39 St SW Radisson: 40 Radcliffe Cresent SE …

Students Returning to Classrooms for 2020-21 School Year

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The Government of Alberta has announced today that K-12 students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. Schools will implement a number of public health measures, including frequent cleaning of surfaces placing hand sanitizers at school entrances and classrooms grouping students in cohorts planning the school day to allow for physical …

Virtual Citizenship Ceremonies Have Come to Calgary

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Have you applied to become a Canadian citizen, passed the citizenship knowledge test, and been waiting for the oath-taking ceremony? If the answer is yes, here’s some good news for you: Virtual Citizenship Ceremonies have finally started in Calgary! Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been inviting eligible applicants to take the Oath of Citizenship online. In response to …