Help Calgary Develop a Festivals and Events Strategy

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The City of Calgary is creating a new Festival and Event Strategy that will maximize the benefits of the festivals and events that are planned and hosted in our city to our citizens and our economy. Your feedback is needed and valued! What festivals or events do you attend? Where do you go to them? Show the City of Calgary …

Reminder: Speed Limits Change in Calgary

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The City of Calgary Standard Speed Limit Bylaw was passed, which will change the default unposted speed limit within city limits to 40 km/h effective May 31, 2021. This change may affect the speed limit on both residential and collector roads in neighbourhoods. There will be no changes to the speed limit on higher classification roads (e.g. Deerfoot Trail, Bow …

City of Calgary Starts Residential Street Sweeping

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Starting April 19, 2021, you’ll see street sweeping crews on residential roads Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm along with four nights per week on major routes. When you see signs in your neighbourhood, please move your vehicle to an alternate location during the cleaning time. Vehicles left on the road will be subject to ticketing from Calgary Parking …

Garage Cleanup Tips

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! It’s spring cleaning time! Got these items from your garage? Gardening items: garden hoses; trays, pots, soil, etc. Outdoor furniture: lawn chairs, side tables, etc. Chemicals and motor oil Put these items in the right place! Old garden hoses belong to your black cart as garbage. Chemicals, motor oil and …

2021 – 2022 Playschool Registration Now Open

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City of Calgary’s 2021/2022 school year program runs from September 2021 – June 2022. Preschool-aged children will enjoy an engaging program that prepares them for school. Kids learn active play, songs, activities, arts & crafts and social skills helping build a foundation of being active for life. To register, email: liveandplay@calgary.ca with one of the following email subject lines: Playschool …

How Play Can Help You Thrive in a New City

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New in Calgary and looking to make new friends? PlayCity is for you! PlayCity is a free app that connects you with others who are interested in the same activities – from a hiking buddy to a tennis partner! The PlayCity app is available for download both on Google Play and App Store. Meet PlayCity’s CEO, Hafiz Mitha! Read his story below and learn how sport fueled connection …

Beware of Delayed Disconnect Phone Scams

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Some Calgarians have fallen victim to fraud in delayed disconnect phone scams. Your receive a phone call on your landline phone from a scammer claiming to be from your bank. The scammer will advise you of suspicious charges on your credit card, and instruct you to hang up and immediately call the phone number on the back of your credit …

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, …