Togetherall – Virtual Mental Health Care

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What is Virtual Mental Health Care? Services that use technology such as video, telephone and messaging to provide mental health care. Support provided virtually can decrease travel time, time away from home wait time for service What is Togetherall? Togetherall is a clinically moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to seek and provide support 24/7 is free …

Winter Blues

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Do you find yourself feeling down in winter? You are not alone. Many people feel their moods drop with the temperature. It’s called the winter blues! What are the winter blues? The winter blues are a wave of low emotions that come with these cold winter days. Some ways to improve your mood in winter Bathe in sunlight Do more …

Alberta Frontliners Getting Vaccinated

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From January to April 2021, Albertans who are most at risk will receive COVID-19 vaccines first, including front-line health care workers. Front-line health care workers are the bravest. Their strength and commitment deserve our applause, thanks and respect. Let’s hear what they say about getting vaccinated! “It is a privilege to be receiving the COVID vaccine,…” — Brittany Cook, a …

Library Event: Why Do I Feel Sick with A Virus?

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The Calgary Public Library has partnered up with UCalgary and the Infections, Inflammation & Chronic Diseases Research Strategy and invited Dr. Paul Kubes (PhD), a Professor and founding director of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases for an online event. The World at War with a Virus – the Science Behind the Headlines: Why Do I Feel Sick with a …

Enforcing Calgary’s COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw

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The Temporary COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw came into effect in August 2020 and was extended through December 2021. Those who fail to comply face penalties from $50 to $100. Following offences within a 12-month period will result in higher penalties. Calgary Community Peace Officers and the Calgary Police Service (CPS) have been working together to ensure enforcement of all bylaws …

K-12 Students Return to In-Class Learning

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Schools play an important part in students’ emotional health and overall well-being. Thanks to the provincewide public health measures and restrictions put in effect last December, new COVID-19 case numbers in schools plateaued and then decreased throughout the winter break. COVID-19 Alberta Statistics: https://www.alberta.ca/stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#new-cases In light of this evidence, the Alberta government announced on January 7 that All K-12 (Kindergarten …

Un test de la COVID-19 et un résultat négatif au test exigés avant le départ pour tous les voyageurs aériens qui arrivent au Canada

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À compter du 6 janvier à 21 h 59 HR MST, tous les voyageurs internationaux âgés de cinq ans et plus arrivant au Canada devront avoir été déclarés négatifs à un test de dépistage de la COVID-19 avant de monter à bord de leur vol. Ce test devra être effectué dans la destination internationale où se trouve le voyageur, moins …

Air travellers coming to Canada required to provide negative COVID-19 test

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The Government of Canada is requiring all air passengers who are 5 years of age and older to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling to Canada from another country, effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST. A document showing a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test …

Rehabilitation Advice Line by AHS

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Are you recovering from COVID-19 and need rehabilitation advice? You can reach out to a clinician and receive help through your recovery by calling 1-833-379-0563 (toll-free). Rehabilitation Advice Line is a free telephone service available for Albertans over 18, who’ve had An injury, An orthopedic (relating to the bones/muscles) surgery, or A neurological (relating to the nervous system) condition. If …