Recent Changes to City Services and Facilities

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Based on the new provincewide public health measures & restrictions announced on December 8, some services offered by the City of Calgary are being temporarily impacted. Public Transit Bus services and C-Train are open but running with a reduced number of trips and frequency. Get the latest updates on changes to Calgary Transit service. Watch our Smart Tips video and …

Money Smart Program

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Finance, Newcomer Information

Need some tips on how to save money? Or are you struggling on understanding the Canadian financial system? The Immigrant Education Society has programs and services that are available for you! Money Smart offers help in 4 different ways: 1. Financial CoachingFinancial Coaching offers one-on-one support for anything related to your finances. Meet with an expert who can answer your …

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Alberta

Lisa C. COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Alberta will begin receiving vaccine doses as COVID-19 vaccines are approved by Health Canada. The first 3,900 doses of Pfizer vaccine will arrive in Alberta during the week of December 14. Vaccines will be distributed through a phased immunization program. So far, the plan looks like this: Initial shipment When: December 2020 Who: a limited number of critical health workers Phase …

Used or Broken Glass

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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 glass! Glass Beverage Bottles These include wine bottles, beer bottles, and any glass bottles used for drinks. The 1st option is to get a refund from a bottle depot – Bottle Depot Recycling Information Alternatively, you may recycle broken/unbroken glass …

Calgary Transit Holiday Service

Michelle Mak Accessibility, COVID-19, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

With Christmas and New Years coming up quick, Calgary Transit has adjusted their hours to accommodate the holidays. Saturday, Dec 25 FREE SERVICE ALL DAYC-trains running every 15 minutesC-trains running every 30 minutes from 10 PM – 2:30 AMBus: Service every 20-45 minutes on Routes 1, 3, 8, 9, 14, 38, 43, 100, 300, 301, 302, MAX Orange, MAX Yellow, MAX Teal and MAX Purple. Sunday, Dec 26 Sunday level of service for both trains and buses. …

New Provincewide Public Health Measures & Restrictions

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Due to Alberta’s high case numbers, the Alberta Government has announced new public health measures and restrictions to protect our health system from being overwhelmed. These restrictions will be in place for a minimum of four weeks. New expanded mandatory measures in effect starting Dec. 8 for Social Gatherings and Mandatory Masking include Social Gatherings All indoor and outdoor social …

Announcement of the Municipal Stimulus Program

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

On December 4, The City of Calgary announced new infrastructure investments of $152.8 million for 2020-2021. This is to support a more competitive, accessible and resilient city during a year of unprecedented challenges. The funding for these new investments comes from the Province of Alberta’s $500 million Municipal Stimulus Program (MSP) that was announced on July 28, 2020. This funding will go …

Apply for the Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)

Michelle Mak Finance, Newcomer Information

What is the Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)? TIPP is a popular program that allows you to pay your property tax​ on a monthly basis instead of one payment in June. The payment automatically comes out of your chequing account the first day of every month. TIPP makes budgeting easier and eliminates the risk of a 3.5% late payment penalty. In response …