International Day of Peace – September 21, 2021

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The International Day of Peace is observed on the 21st of September each year. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, and was designated as a period of non-violence and cease-fire in 2001. The 2021 Theme for the International Day of Peace is: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world In …

Change in Your Drinking Water

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The taste, odour and appearance of your drinking water may vary at different times of the year. Why does my water smell musty or have an unusual odour? If the musty odours occurs only at one faucet, try cleaning the drain, this often removes the odours. When cause is seasonal elevated levels of geosmin, note that geosmin is not harmful …

Calgary Zoo New Entrance Requirements

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Effective Monday, September 20, the Calgary Zoo will require all Calgary Zoo visitors aged 12 years and older to show proof of one of the following in order to gain entry: Government-issued proof of COVID-19 double vaccination; Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entrance; or Documentation of a medical exemption Verification will …

New Temporary Provincial Measures Announced to Curb the Spread of COVID-19

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Effective September 16, some new temporary provincial measures are in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 Indoor social gatherings Vaccinated: Indoor private social gatherings are limited to a single household plus one other household to a maximum of 10 vaccine-eligible, vaccinated people and no restrictions on children under 12. Unvaccinated: Indoor social gatherings are not permitted for vaccine-eligible people …

Printout & Electronic Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Record Available through MyHealth Records

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Starting today September 16, Albertans are able to access their COVID-19 vaccination records through MyHealth Records. They can print a copy of their card-sized COVID-19 proof of vaccination or show it on their phone or tablet. MyHealth Records may experience high traffic volume before major events and long weekends. If you need the proof of vaccination card, please plan ahead …

Calgary’s new Green Line LRT Moving Forward with Funding from All Three Levels of Government

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Calgary’s new Green Line LRT is moving forward with $4.9 billion in commitments from all three levels of government: The Government of Canada The Government of Alberta The City of Calgary. This is the largest infrastructure investment in Calgary’s history. Darshpreet Bhatti has been appointed CEO of the Green Line LRT project. Construction Phase 1 will be from Shepard to …

Scam Alert – Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery

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Earlier in July, the Alberta government announced that Albertans aged 18+ who had their 2nd dose would have the opportunity to win the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery. Recently some Albertans have received texts saying they have won prizes in the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery and asking them to click a link. Please note that these messages are sent by scammers. …

Up to $36 million Additional Funding to Increase Health-Care Capacity

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Up to $36 million in new funding will improve wages and create additional workforce capacity to allow more Albertans to receive care outside of hospitals and free up resources to treat COVID-19 patients during the fourth wave. The additional funding will be used for: Wage increases (pay increase of $2 an hour for the next 13 months) for health-care aides …

Fully Vaccinated Foreigners Can Come to Canada If Certain Conditions Are Met

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Beginning September 7, foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated with Healthy Canadians approved COVID-19 vaccines may be eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) travel. To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must: be eligible to enter Canada on the specific date you enter have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 have received the full series of an …

Third COVID-19 Doses Available for Some Albertans

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Third COVID-19 vaccine doses are now available for Seniors in congregate care facilities Albertans with eligible immunocompromising conditions. Seniors living in congregate care will be eligible to receive their third dose approximately 5 months after their second dose. Residents will receive their third doses at their facilities and don’t need to book appointments. Albertans with eligible immunocompromising conditions can receive …