Calgary Reinstates State of Local Emergency

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Effective September 3, the City of Calgary reinstated the state of local emergency in light of growing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The state of local emergency helps the City to write local orders to clarify or deal with local challenges and quickly secure supplies needed to run essential services. take further actions to protect the most vulnerable in our community. …

Indoor Masking Becomes Mandatory Again

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Hope you didn’t toss all your masks! Indoor masking and face-covering have become mandatory again after temporary measures have come into effect September 4 at 8 a.m. These public health actions are required due to rising cases and hospitalizations, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. Restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, nightclubs and other …

The Canada Bus Launches New Routes Connecting Calgary and Edmonton

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Exciting news! Even though you don’t drive, you can still visit Edmonton from Calgary! The Canada Bus is a Calgary-based bus service. It has recently launched new daily routes between Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton. The daily routes cover all 7 days of the week and have 6 pick up and drop off locations along the way. Check out the …

Pipe Ceremony Blessing Indian Residential School Memorial at City Hall

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In honor of the children that did not return home from indian residential schools, the City of Calgary joined Indigenous Elders in a Pipe Ceremony blessing the Indian Residential School Memorial on the steps of City Hall. Following incidents of vandalism, there have been some concerns for the safety of the memorial. The Indigenous community and the City are discussing …

COVID-19 Provincial & Territorial Resources

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Alberta COVID-19 info for Albertans, COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Albertans Phone number: 811 Social media:Instagram @YourAlberta, Facebook @YourAlberta.ca, Twitter @YourAlberta, Twitter @CMOH_Alberta British Columbia British Columbia COVID-19, BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Phone number: 811 Social media: Facebook @ImmunizeBC, Twitter @CDCofBC Saskatchewan Saskatchewan COVID-19, Saskatchewan Self Assessment Tool Phone number: 811 Social media: Facebook @SKGov, Twitter @SKGov See the full list of …

Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) to Mandate Vaccines among Fans, Staff and Employees in September

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The vaccination policy will require all fans (eligible to receive the vaccine), event staff and employees to be fully vaccinated for attendance at live events at the Scotiabank Saddledome and McMahon Stadium. The target date when this policy goes into effect is September 15. This policy won’t apply to players and athletes who are governed by their respective leagues and …

Assistance for Canadians & PRs in Afghanistan

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently updated the different ways in which Canada is assisting the situation in Afghanistan. Canadians in need of consular assistance in Afghanistan should contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa by: Phone: +1-613-996-8885 Email: sos@international.gc.ca SMS: +1-613-686-3658 Canada continues to work with our allies and partners to secure …

IRCC Special Programs Supporting Afghan Nationals

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Canada has announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada. This will be done through two special programs run by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Immigration program for Afghans who assisted the Government of Canada. Eligibility criteria: you’re an Afghan national and your employment involved a significant and/or enduring relationship with the Government of Canada, …

Calgary International Airport Travel Tips

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The Calgary International Airport has recently posted a few tips for travelers: Before you book your flight: Find out the entry requirements for your destination of choice and get prepared. If travelling internationally, make sure you know Canada’s entry requirements for your return trip. Make sure your government-issued photo ID is still valid. Days before your departure flight to and from …