Get Prepared for the Flood Season

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Since the 2013 flood, the City of Calgary has taken steps to reduce the city’s risk of flooding by 50 per cent! But we can’t prevent flooding entirely, because it can happen quickly with little warning. That’s why it’s important that Calgarians are ready too. You are encouraged to do the following and get your prepared for the flood season: …

How to Recycle or Get Rid of Household Appliances?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! How to properly recycle or get rid of of household appliances? The short answer to this question is: it depends! If the appliances still work, check these local charities if they accept donation: Calgary Drop In Centre Habitat for Humanity Restore (NE location only) Women In Need Society Other donation options …

New Health Restrictions In Effect to Curb Spike of COVID-19

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New mandatory health restrictions are being implemented to help stop the spike of COVID-19. These measures apply to all Albertans, businesses, organizations and service providers in municipalities or areas with more than 50 cases per 100,000 people and with 30 or more active cases. Some restrictions apply provincewide. Effective May 5: Outdoor gatherings are limited to 5 people and a …

Stricter Restrictions in Place as New Cases Increase

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Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw mentioned in her April 29 update that over 2,000 new cases had been identified in the last 24 hours. More targeted restrictions came into effect as the number of new cases rise: Targeted restrictions will apply to hot spot municipalities or regions where there are at least 350 cases per 100,000 people …

New COVID-19 Testing Site in N.E. Calgary

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To increase COVID-19 testing capacity in Calgary, Alberta Health Services (AHS) has established a new assessment and testing site in N.E. Calgary with the help of the City of Calgary. The temporary walk-up testing site is located at the McKnight Westwinds Park & Ride lot, 6200 36 Street N.E. This facility is for those with COVID-19 symptoms or those who …

Can We Recycle Bottle Caps and Lids?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Put small metal lids and small plastic lids in your black cart as garbage. Here are some tips: If the lid is smaller than the palm of your hand, it belongs in the garbage. If you take your beverage containers directly back to a bottle depot, it is ok to …

Arts Commons to Receive Funds through Greater Downtown Plan

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The City of Calgary has recently announced to allocate $80 million towards the Arts Commons Transformation (ACT) project through its Greater Downtown Plan. This new funding is made possible thanks to a federal contribution under the Canada Community-Building Fund. The Greater Downtown Plan is the City’s vision and roadmap for building a thriving and future-focused downtown, of which Arts Commons—the …

I’m vaccinated. Do I Still Need to Wear a Mask?

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As more and more people are vaccinated against COVID-19 in Alberta, one of the questions that people are asking these days is: Do I still need to wear a mask if I’m already vaccinated? The answer is YES. The vaccines do not provide 100% protection for yourself. According to Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine program, Moderna and Pfizer are 80-90% effective in …

Have Your Been Vaccinated?

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More and more people have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and his wife Sophie were glad to receive theirs last Friday. They encourage all Canadians to get vaccinated when it’s their turn. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, also announced in a Facebook post that he received his …