National Truth and Reconciliation Day Event on Sep 30

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

To help reflect on and learn about the impacts of the Indian Residential Schools the City of Calgary is holding a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day event. This event will be broadcast live here and at calgary.ca/live on Thursday, Sept. 30 at noon. Wear an orange shirt from a local Indigenous vendor to show your allyship and …

Where to See Fall Foliage in Calgary

Lisa C. Community, Fun Facts, Updates

It looks like fall. It feels like fall. Summer is officially over and now is the golden season of fall! Here are a few places in Calgary where you can see fall foliage: Prince’s Island Park: 698 Eau Claire Ave SW Confederation Park: 24 Avenue & 14 Street NW to 30 Avenue & 10 Street NW Edworthy Park: South Access …

How to Recycle Books

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! If they are in okay-ish conditions, donate or drop-off used books to: Little Free Library Calgary Reads Used bookstores Old and unusable books and book that are falling apart: Place in your blue cart Drop off at a community recycling depot for free How do I prepare books for disposal? …

Calgary’s Vaccine Passport Bylaw

Lisa C. COVID-19

The City of Calgary Vaccine Passport Bylaw 65M2021 requires many businesses and organizations to require proof of vaccination, recent negative COVID-19 test, or valid medical exemption letter to gain entry starting on September 23: Businesses Restaurants Nightclubs Casinos, Bingo Halls, VLT Lounges Entertainment and recreation centres, such as bowling, racing entertainment, arcades, billiards halls, other similar entertainment Museums, art galleries …

Calgary Zoo New Entrance Requirements

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

Effective Monday, September 20, the Calgary Zoo will require all Calgary Zoo visitors aged 12 years and older to show proof of one of the following in order to gain entry: Government-issued proof of COVID-19 double vaccination; Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entrance; or Documentation of a medical exemption Verification will …

Calgary’s new Green Line LRT Moving Forward with Funding from All Three Levels of Government

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Calgary’s new Green Line LRT is moving forward with $4.9 billion in commitments from all three levels of government: The Government of Canada The Government of Alberta The City of Calgary. This is the largest infrastructure investment in Calgary’s history. Darshpreet Bhatti has been appointed CEO of the Green Line LRT project. Construction Phase 1 will be from Shepard to …

Calgary Reinstates State of Local Emergency

Lisa C. COVID-19, Updates

Effective September 3, the City of Calgary reinstated the state of local emergency in light of growing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The state of local emergency helps the City to write local orders to clarify or deal with local challenges and quickly secure supplies needed to run essential services. take further actions to protect the most vulnerable in our community. …