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 …

Library Event: Why Do I Feel Sick with A Virus?

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The Calgary Public Library has partnered up with UCalgary and the Infections, Inflammation & Chronic Diseases Research Strategy and invited Dr. Paul Kubes (PhD), a Professor and founding director of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases for an online event. The World at War with a Virus – the Science Behind the Headlines: Why Do I Feel Sick with a …

New Open Work Permit Opportunity for International Students

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The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), has recently made an announcement: Former international students who hold or held a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) will have a unique opportunity to apply for another open work permit. Those affected by the pandemic with an expired or expiring PGWP will be have the chance to …

Enforcing Calgary’s COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw

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The Temporary COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw came into effect in August 2020 and was extended through December 2021. Those who fail to comply face penalties from $50 to $100. Following offences within a 12-month period will result in higher penalties. Calgary Community Peace Officers and the Calgary Police Service (CPS) have been working together to ensure enforcement of all bylaws …

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 …

Invitations to Apply for 2020 PGP Program

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The interest to sponsor form was available on the IRCC website from October 13 to November 3, 2020. Since then, to ensure a fair, transparent and equal opportunity for applicants, IRCC has removed duplicate submissions randomly selected potential sponsors to invite them to apply Selected potential sponsors will be receiving invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program …

Update on COVID Cases in Alberta during the Holiday

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Many Albertans celebrated holidays in safe and responsible manners, and thanks to them new COVID-19 cases have been declining over the holidays. According to the COVID-19 information updated by the provincial government, from December 23 to December 27, new cases are dropping almost steadily on a daily basis, reaching only 459 cases on Boxing Day, December 26. The same variant …