Calgary Rescinds State of Local Emergency

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Effective June 14, 2021, The City announced it will rescind the State of Local Emergency (SOLE). While the City will continue the activation of the Municipal Emergency Plan to provide everybody with information, resources and supports needed about the COVID-19 pandemic, the powers afforded under the State of Local Emergency are no longer deemed necessary. Select City recreation facilities began …

Calgary Public Library Locations to Reopen on June 14

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On Monday, June 14, the Calgary Public Library will reopen 19 locations for regular hours of service. All locations will reopen except for Rocky Ridge and Signal Hill libraries. Services returning June 14 include: Browsing physical collections Printing, Wi-Fi and copying Desktop and Chromebook access Study space Reading Room Study Space at select locations Interior book returns The following services …

Calgary Pathways, Bikeways & Trails

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In the late 1960s, Calgarians began envisioning a system of connected pathways on which they could travel throughout the city and access areas of unique natural beauty. Today, Calgary has the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America, maintaining approximately 1,000 km of regional pathways and 96 km of trails connecting communities, parks and natural areas including: …

The Centre City Banner Program at Downtown Calgary

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You may have seen some new colourful artwork if you have entered the downtown core recently. Local Artist, Jarett Sitter, has designed six pieces which have been placed on five bridges leading into the core and on the Olympic Plaza pergola, acting as gateways to Calgary’s downtown and cultural district. The Centre City Banner Program engages local artists to create …

Calgary Downtown Ambassador Program

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In the fall of 2020, the City of Calgary and the Calgary Downtown Association launched the Downtown Ambassador program as a way to connect Calgarians and visitors to resources, services and supports, while providing a friendly presence along Stephen Avenue and within the nine blocks that surround City Hall. “Downtown is for everyone and we’re here to make sure that …