Makeup and Cosmetics

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Where should we place used makeup and cosmetics? Old and used makeup cases, tubes and cosmetics containers belong your black cart as garbage: Eyeshadow and eyebrow palettes Lipstick Lip gloss Mascara tubes Eyeliner and brow pencils Makeup brushes and applicators Note that brand-new (100% unused and untouched) cosmetics, skin care …

Renting Safe Basement Suites Webinar

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Renting a basement suite can be extremely helpful when you are living on a budget. And you don’t have to sacrifice comfort! However, as a newcomer, you must learn how to protect your and your family when renting your first home in Canada. Certain safety and legal issues may arise when you rent a basement suite. The City of Calgary …

Storm Drains

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As the cold spell draws to an end this weekend, snow will smelt all around our communities in Calgary. Today, let’s learn one thing or two about storm drains in Calgary. What are storm drains? Storm drains collect rainwater and melted snow from sidewalks, streets, and roads. Storm drains are the main way storm water gets into our underground pipes …

Employment Talk at the Calgary Zoo

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Join Trellis and the Calgary Zoo to learn about 2 youth opportunities available at the zoo for this spring: The Junior Zoo Guide volunteer program (for youth ages 14-17; 80 hours of volunteering required) The ZooYouth Employment Program (for youth ages 16-22; paid positions in Concessions, Retail and Main Kitchen). Presenters from the Calgary zoo will give an overview of …

Where Should Plastic Bags Go

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! The first mass-produced plastic was invented in 1907. Since the 1960s, we largely depend on plastic in our daily life to the point that we are drowning in it. Nowadays, people are encouraged to use compostable paper bags or reusable cloth bags in place of single-use plastic bags. Every single …

Stay Active & Positive – Winter Indoor Activities

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There are many ways to love winter indoors. Try one of the following suggestions to enjoy the time spent with your family and relieve stress. Agility Ladder Mindfulness Activities Artistic Trading Cards Winter Scavenger Hunt Family Story Time Virtual Reading with Royalty Amazing Arboreals (Ages 6 to 8) More information: https://www.calgary.ca/csps/winter-city-calgary/indoor-winter-activities.html https://calgarylibrary.ca/events-and-programs

New Public Transit Investments across Canada

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has recently announced new public transit investments across Canada to build strong communities fight climate change create new jobs The investments of $14.9 billion for public transit projects over the next 8 years include permanent funding of $3 billion per year for Canadian communities beginning in 2026-27. The investments announced will be used for subways …

Diabetes Feet Care Multilingual Info Sheets in Arabic, English, French, Persian and Spanish

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Did you know that 1 in 4 people living with diabetes develop foot sores? To make it easier for newcomers living with diabetes to access healthcare services, ABSPOR Patient Engagement Platform and Albertans Health Research are in collaboration for producing multilingual information sheets about diabetes. Click below to download and read the information sheets in your own language! Arabic / …

Diabetes Eye Care Multilingual Info Sheets in Arabic, English, French, Persian and Spanish

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Did you know that diabetes can damage your eyes and cause vision loss? To make it easier for newcomers living with diabetes to access healthcare services, ABSPOR Patient Engagement Platform and Albertans Health Research are in collaboration for producing multilingual information sheets about diabetes. Click below to download and read the information sheets in your own language! Arabic / عربى …