Best Before vs. Expiry Dates

Lisa C. Daily Life, Health and wellness, Newcomer Information

How foods are regulated in Canada might be quite different from your home country. Today, let’s understand the difference between the Best Before date and. the Expiry or Expiration date. Best Before, Best By, or BF dates are about the food quality (freshness, texture, flavour and nutritional value). appear on packaged foods that will keep fresh for 90 days or …

Free Virtual Fitness Classes Offered in August by the City of Calgary

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Health and wellness, Updates

No need to get dressed up for the gym. You can work out in whatever is comfortable by joining City of Calgary’s Virtual Fitness Classes. All classes are free in August, so take advantage of them now! Paid classes begin in September. Benefits of joining online fitness classes: Live instruction from certified instructors No additional monthly fees No need to …

Pedestrian Push Buttons

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Many intersections in Calgary have a button marked push button to cross. At these locations, pedestrians must activate the pedestrian crossing signal by pressing the button to ensure sufficient time is given to cross the street safely. To help keep Calgarians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, The City of Calgary installed touchless push-button technology at two high pedestrian traffic locations …

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

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Air quality advisories are in effect for many communities in Alberta as wildfire smoke moves in from British Columbia. In Canada, wildfire season typically runs from early April to late October. Wildfires can significantly increase air pollution levels, which can harm your health. Symptoms of smoke exposure: Mild and common symptoms include watery eyes, runny nose, sinus irritation, scratchy throat, …

Going out on foot? Here are some Pedestrian Safety Tips in Calgary!

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Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all intersections and crosswalks in Calgary unless one of the following two situations occurs: the intersection is controlled by a traffic signal or traffic control device if a police officer indicates otherwise. This may not be the case in your home country. In your home country, motor vehicles may have the right-of-way, meaning that pedestrians …

Keeping Pets Cool during Heat Waves

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Walking your dog outside? Please know that asphalt heats up in the sun. Paved surfaces can become too hot for your dog’s feet. Use robbing alcohol on your dog’s feet to cool them down. Hydration is important, for yourself, as well as your pet! Ensure that pets have plenty of water and shade available. Consider adding just a few ice …

Tips: How to Prepare for Heat Waves

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Canada is known to have harsh winters, but extreme heat events, often called “heat waves”, also exist in many places across the country. So, yes, it can get really hot in summer, like this weekend (June 25, 26 & 27, 2021). According to the Weather Network, Western Canada will see a historic heat wave in the coming days. Extreme heat …

About Canada Geese and How to Avoid Conflicts with Them

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Fun facts about Canada Geese Throughout Canada, there are 11 subspecies of the Canada Goose. Canada Geese can live up to 20 years. The oldest known wild goose was a 33-year-old female. They feed on grasses but also eat garbage or compost. And in case you haven’t noticed, geese are quite comfortable in an urban environment, such in towns and …

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: …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Report Immigration Fraud

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. Today, as we wrap up the Fraud Prevention Month, let’s learn how to report immigration fraud. Call the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Border Watch Toll-Free Line at 1-888-502-9060 to report: a marriage of convenience suspicious activity at the border a person who has given false information on any immigration application or a person wanted …