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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Free Grocery Drive Thru Event

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Experience Church will be hosting a free, curbside grocery event for families and individuals experiencing food insecurity. Drive through and they will place a pre-packed grocery tote into the trunk of your vehicle. Where: 6555 30 Street SE When: 2 – 4pm on April 2, 2021 No pre-registration required. First come first served, while supplies last. Delivery is NOT available …

Where Should Furniture Go?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! From time to time, you need to get rid of furniture such as Sofas, couches Tables, desks Shelves Chairs, … Because they are broken, or because you are simply replacing them with new ones. Where should we place used furniture? Furniture in good condition Donate or drop-off items to participating …

Free Online Spring Break Camps for Youth

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The following free online 4-day spring camps are now open for registration for youth. Tik Tok Dance Online Spring Camp Daily 12 – 3 pm on Zoom, March 29 – April 1 or April 6 – 9.        For teens ages 12 – 19. Learn to dance and discuss dance through the lens of social media. Registration required. Drawn Together Online …