Alberta’s A Path Forward – A Roadmap to Recovery

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A Path Forward is a roadmap to help Albertans understand how restrictions will be eased in steps over the coming months. Public health measures are being eased (moving forward in the steps) in steps based on hospitalization benchmarks and declining cases. When cases rise sharply, additional restrictions are implemented (moving backward), as occurred on April 6. Moving between steps will …

Calgary Recycling Facts

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Do you wonder what’s happening with your recyclables in Calgary? Over 80% of your blue bin materials are sorted and recycled. Contamination happens when the wrong items are put into the wrong bins. This can create serious challenges at the sorting facility. Your recyclables get turned into all sorts of things! By recycling and composting, we have reduced black cart …

Health Canada Recalls Masks Containing Graphene

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Health Canada is advising Canadians NOT to wear face masks that contain graphene because there is a potential that they could inhale graphene particles, which may pose health risks. What is graphene? Graphene combines the meaning of graphite and the suffix -ene. Graphene is one of the many physical forms of the chemical element carbon. What to do now Check …

Care After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

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According to MyHealthAlberta.ca, side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine may include: redness, warmth, swelling, bruising, itching, or feeling sore where you had the needle fever or chills feeling tired or unwell body aches or sore joints headache nausea, vomiting, or loose stool swollen lymph nodes Many people have no side effects or only mild side effects after being vaccinated. To …

Alberta’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Update: Phase 2B Opens to More Birth Years

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The government of Alberta has planned out the provincial vaccination program and stages. Visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx#phases to check out the phases and learn when it is your turn to get vaccinated! Starting April 7, Phase 2B starts to accept bookings from everyone eligible in this phase. Albertans eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines during Phase 2B include: cancer patients transplant recipients individuals …

Alberta Moves back to Step 1 with Stronger Restrictions

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COVID-19 daily new cases numbers have been increasing for the past couple of weeks. The Alberta government has decided to move back to Step 1 restrictions to protect the health system and reduce the spread of the virus. Effective 11:59 pm on April 6: Retail services and shopping malls must limit customer capacity to 15% of fire code occupancy (not …

Do Not Share Your COVID-19 Client Immunization Record Online

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As more and more Albertans become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, many find it hard to contain their excitement and choose to celebrate it by posting a photo of their vaccination record on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms. That’s a bad idea! Please do NOT post vaccination record online! Here’s why: If you are getting vaccinated in Alberta, …

World Health Day 2021

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April 7 is World Health Day. The inception of World Health Day was in 1948 and it took effect 2 years later. The yearly celebration aims to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization. Since 2020, the COVID-19 has pushed more people into food insecurity and poverty, and …

Y Mind – Free Mental Health Program for Youth

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Are you living in Calgary and between the ages of 18 and 30? Y Mind can help you cope with stress and anxiety! What is Y Mind? Y Mind is a mental wellness program for youth experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and stress. Formal diagnosis of anxiety is NOT required. Y Mind is a FREE 7-week program provided …