Bell Fireworks Spectacular July 3 and 12

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Stampede 2020 will be different this year due to COVID-19, but the Stampede spirit will be alive as always. The Calgary Stampede has announced a series of new Stampede experiences for this year. Today we bring you the good news that the Stampede fireworks will be back! The Bell Fireworks Spectacular will light up the city sky at 11 p.m. …

Kerby Centre To Reopen on July 6

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Beginning July 6, Kerby Centre will reopen some of those in-person programs and services by appointment, including: Information Resources Free tax-filing service Foot care A limited number of education and recreation courses Kerby Centre also distributes masks for seniors who cannot use the drive-through system used for public mask distribution. Two options are available: Seniors can pick up masks at …

Driver Medical Exams Now More Accessible For Seniors

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Nurse practitioners are now officially allowed to complete driver medical examination forms making these exams more accessible for drivers age 75 or older, commercial drivers, and medically-at-risk drivers. Before this regulation amendment, only physicians could complete such forms in Alberta. Driver’s medical examinations are required for: Class 3, 5, 6 and 7 licences at age 75, age 80 and every …

How to Use Calgary Transit My Fare App

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On July 1, Calgary Transit has launched a mobile ticketing app called My Fare. Never need to line up again to buy transit tickets and passes! You can now do it anytime from anywhere using your smartphones. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use this app: Download My Fare for free from Google Play Store. Note that as of …

Be Aware of CERB Text Scams

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If you get a text message saying you received a deposit for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), it is a scam! Do not reply or click on the link; Delete the text message; Block the number; Warn others around you! Make sure you have the right link or number before you apply for CERB. There are the two ways …

Happy Birthday, Calgary Tower!

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The Calgary Tower is the iconic symbol of the City of Calgary. Today June 30, it is celebrating its 52nd birthday. To mark the occasion, the Calgary Tower will be showing a special light display tonight. The public helped decide what birthday colours the tower will take on via an online poll on twitter and the winners are pink and …

Resources for Seniors and Their Caregivers

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Older Canadians are at a higher risk of developing serious complications if they were to contract COVID-19. The following resources are from the Government of Canada to learn how you can prevent COVID-19 and find tips on taking care of your physical and mental health. Lower the chance of getting sick If you’re at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, it’s …

Alberta’s Economic Recovery Plan

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Today, Premier Jason Kenney announced the Alberta’s Economic Recovery Plan to help our province get over the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and restore economic growth. This recovery plan will address both the short-term and long-term challenges facing our province and its keywords include creating jobs, building, and diversifying. Here are some highlights: An investment of $10 billion in …

Calgary Transit to Launch My Fare App on July 1

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Calgary Transit will launch a mobile ticketing app called My Fare. You can download it for free from your app store on July 1. Fellow Calgarians, let’s thank Calgary Transit for this wonderful Canada Day gift! This is good news for those who take public transit (bus, C-Train, etc.). You will soon be able to buy transit tickets and passes …

Domestic Travel Restrictions as of June 26

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In this article, let’s take a look at the latest domestic travel restrictions for Alberta and its neighbors: Alberta Albertans are legally required to isolate for 14 days if they returned from travel outside Canada or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19; Albertans are legally required to isolate for 10 days if they have any COVID-19 symptoms not …