What to do with your tree after Christmas?

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Did you buy a real Christmas tree for Christmas this year? Those who still have it up for some extra festive cheer should know that dry trees is actually a common cause for holiday fires. If you want to keep your tree up still, please keep the tree well-watered, avoid overloading outlets and turn lights off when you’re not home. …

What to Pay Attention to When Shoveling Snow

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The physical activity of shoveling snow can be demanding. Pay attention to the following to protect your health and safety when shoveling snow: Warm up. Consider snow shoveling as a workout. Stretch out for 5-10 minutes before heading out. Dress properly in thin and breathable layers and remember to wear gloves or mittens Don’t shovel right after a meal to …

Cross-country trails in Calgary

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Did you know Calgary has trails specifically for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing? You may find some trails to do so in the following places: West Confederation Park – Foothills Nordic Ski Club, in partnership with The City is exploring the opportunity to provide cross country skiing. South Glenmore Park – maintained by Calgary Parks. Typically trackset on Wednesdays. Bowness Park – maintained by Calgary …

Rapid Housing Initiative in Calgary

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Calgary will be receiving $24.6 million through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)’s Rapid Housing Initiative. The details have recently been announced. “We share the same goal as our partners at the Federal Government to house thousands of Canadians in need. This is a great first step but we cannot take our foot off the gas.” – Naheed Nenshi, Mayor …

Project Projekt: Artwork Project

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Project Projekt is hosting an art project that invites artists to submit uplifting or impactful art related to one of 3 themes for exhibition in a projected outdoor art show which will be featured over 3 weekends in February as a part of Glow Festival and Chinook Blast. Spread Compassion and Kindness Equality Calgary’s Future Art entries that are selected by the jury …

Calgary Library Curbside Service 📚

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To help limit the spread of COVID-19 and following the new provincial public health restrictions, all Calgary Public Library locations are temporarily closed. Does this mean you won’t be able to borrow books and materials? No! Thanks to our hard-working library staff, you can still access books and materials through the Curbside Holds and Pickup Service which is available at …

Unusable Christmas Trees

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Today, let’s learn how to properly recycle or dispose of unusable Christmas trees! Unusable artificial Christmas trees Artificial trees are usually made from PVC plastic and wires. Break down unusable artificial trees and put them in your black cart as garbage.​ Real Christmas trees A freshly cut real Christmas tree …

Alberta Offers Outreach Support to Communities with High Numbers of Active COVID-19 Cases

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The government of Alberta has recently put forward new outreach supports for communities in Calgary and Edmonton with higher numbers of active COVID-19 cases and rates of infection. Calgary neighbourhoods include: Lower Northeast and Upper Northeast Edmonton neighbourdhoods include: Abbottsfield, Castle Downs, Eastwood, Jasper Place, Millwoods West, North East, Northgate, Woodcroft East, Woodcroft West Starting December 15, residents in these …

City of Calgary Face Coverings Bylaw remains in effect until December 2021

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The Calgary City Council has extended the Temporary COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw (26M2020) until December 2021 and also increased the penalties/fines for those who don’t comply. The City of Calgary has announced the Temporary COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw (26M2020) that requires face coverings in all public indoor spaces and public vehicles. This bylaw has now been extended until next year …