Transportation Bylaw

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Minimum safe passing distance Ever since September 1, 2019, motorists who are driving slower than 60km/h will be required by law to leave a minimum of 1 metre when passing someone cycling. If you are driving faster than 60km/hr the distance increases to at least 1.5 metres of space when passing. Failure to leave the minimum safe passing distance may result …

Affordable Housing in Calgary

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Everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home, but not everyone can afford one. Making sure people of all income levels has access to safe and stable housing will help create inclusive communities make Calgary a great place to live and work Calgary has more than 60 affordable housing partners working to provide safe and stable homes to …

Trans Affirming Network by Skipping Stone

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Depending on which country or region you moved to Canada from, the concept of gender diversity may or may not exist. Gender Identity vs. Sex Gender identity is a person’s internal sense of whether they’re male or female, both, or neither, and it’s not visible to others. Gender identity and sex are two different things. Sex was assigned to someone …

Crowchild Trail Short Term Upgrades Complete

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The City of Calgary announced that all major upgrades involved in the short-term improvements phase of the Crowchild Trail Upgrades project are now complete. This project has been ongoing since Fall of 2017 and have recently just finished. Although there are still some finishing touches being completed, the new lanes are officially open. Some of the completed short term upgrades …

CFN’s Indigenous Education for Newcomers Program

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Nowadays, Canada’s immigration policy is among the most welcoming worldwide. Every year, we welcome new immigrants to Canada. Waves of immigration and settlement forced many Indigenous peoples away from their traditional lands and disrupted their traditional ways of life. As a newcomer to Canada, it is important for you to learn about the history. The Centre for Newcomers (CFN) runs …

IRCC Resumes Some In-Person Services by Appointment

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Over the past few months, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken steps to provide virtual services where possible, but there have still been significant disruptions in their services. Beginning the week of September 21, 2020, IRCC will begin to offer some in-person services at selected offices in Canada by appointment only. IRCC will contact you to book an …

Outdoor Community Food Bank at Vista Heights Opening Sep 18

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The Love with Humanity Association, in collaboration with the Crossroads Community Association, will open up a Free Community Outdoor Food Bank tomorrow! This food bank will be open 24/7 and is an addition to their First Multicultural Public Outdoor Library. Would you like to join the opening ceremony and celebrate this great initiative? Everyone is welcome! Location: Vista Heights at …

Calgary’s Historic City Hall Rehabilitation Completed

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From 2016 to 2020, Calgary’s Historic City Hall underwent an extensive heritage rehabilitation. The City of Calgary has recently announced that it’s officially complete! Here are some fun facts about this historic building: The Historic City Hall is 109 years old. After this upgrade, it’s expected to last for another century! The Historic City Hall originally housed a jail, including …

Municipal Reception Hall Renamed to Honour Virnetta Anderson

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Recently, the Calgary Power Reception Hall (CPRH) is reverting to its original home in the 109-year-old building. With this change, the temporary CPRH located in the Municipal Building will be renamed the Virnetta Anderson Hall. This is to honour Anderson to being the first Black person elected to Calgary City Council, and the legacy she left for Calgary. Anderson became the …