The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act Comes into Effect

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Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Alberta continues to experience high rates of family violence that have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. Today, a new domestic violence legislation coming into effect— The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act. If you feel you are at …

Things to Do This Easter Long Weekend

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The weather in Calgary has been kind to us lately (more or less kind), and Easter is just around the corner. During this upcoming long weekend, let’s remember to Celebrate the Easter Long Weekend Responsibly! Things to do in Calgary this Easter long weekend: Take your family to a Community Nature Adventure Playground. Go on a self-guided walking tour. Take part in …

Celebrate the Easter Long Weekend Responsibly

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This weekend will be the second Easter we celebrate since the COVID-19 pandemic started. We all want to spend fun time with our families and friends during the long weekend but remember that we have to do so safely and responsibly. All indoor social gatherings remain prohibited. Public health guidelines should be observed. Easter egg hunts or related activities should …

Canada to Welcome More Yazidi Refugees

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“Our new policy will ensure that more Yazidis and other survivors can be reunited with loved ones so that they can start new lives in Canada.” — the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) Over 1,400 Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh have settled in Canada since 2017. Minister Mendicino announced a …

Alberta’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Enters Phase 2B

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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 March 30, we have entered Phase 2B. Albertans eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines during Phase 2B include: cancer patients transplant recipients individuals with disabilities and dementia individuals with other …

Your Feedback is Needed for the Draft K-6 Curriculum

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After a year of consultations with parents, teachers, and subject matter experts. the Government of Alberta has recently updated its K-6 curriculum. Alberta’s new K-6 curriculum is founded on 4 key learning themes: Literacy Numeracy Citizenship Practical Skills Now you can take a look at the detailed overview of the revised curriculum here: https://www.alberta.ca/curriculum.aspx Your feedback is needed! Take a …

COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A with Canada’s Top Medical Officers

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Healthy Canadians will host an online Q & A session on March 31 called “Your Covid-19 Vaccine Questions Answered” with Dr. Theresa Tam Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Evan Adams, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Indigenous Services Canada Dr. Supriya Sharma, Chief Medical Advisor at Health Canada Samantha Yammine, a …

Book a Road Test in Alberta

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Alberta has launched a new road test system to ensure drivers have timely access to tests while keeping Alberta roads safe. Since January 5, 2021, passenger vehicle road tests (Class 4-6) are delivered by private driver examiners through Alberta registry agents. When you search about road tests in Alberta using a search engine, such as google, you may be provided …

Canada Announces More Pandemic Support

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The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, has recently introduced Bill C-25, providing an additional $7.2 billion to support urgent health care needs across Canada COVID-19 vaccine roll-out local infrastructure projects in Canadian cities and communities. The proposed funding includes: $4 billion through the Canada Health Transfer to help provinces and territories address immediate health …