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 …

Report Safety Concerns on Public Transit

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Calgary Transit runs a Transit Watch program. Through this program, people taking buses or C-Train can report safety concerns by text messages. How does it work? Send a text message to 74100 with your immediate safety/security concern. * If it’s an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. Provide as much detail as possible: Who? What? When? Where? How? Calgary Transit staff will …

Property Assessment Customer Review Period Deadline Approaching

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All Calgary property owners must pay their fair share of property taxes. How much tax to pay is closely related to the value of your property. The City of Calgary assesses your property once a year to make sure its value reflects the market value for property as of July 1 of the previous year. Once the assessment for your …

Metal Cans

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Metal cans are used widely for food and beverage alike. Common items packed in metal cans include: Coffee Cookies & biscuits Sardine and tuna Beans, vegetables and soups Pet food for dogs or cats Where do we place metal cans? Rinse and dry the cans before recycling; Place metal lids …