Prevent Frozen Household Pipes in Winter

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Frozen water pipes are a common but preventable phenomenon in many Canadian cities. Those live close to rivers and in older communities are most at risk. To help protect your home from frozen pipe, take the following actions: Check in unheated areas where water lines are located, e.g. basements, garages, etc. Repair broken windows and doors. Consider insulating water pipes, …

When to Call 911

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When someone’s life, health or safety is at risk, calling 911 is the fastest to get help. In a true emergency, call 911 and stay on the phone with the operator. Calgary 911 also provides life-saving instructions on the phone when you wait for the ambulance to arrive. When should you call 911? When someone has difficulty breathing, is bleeding …

Calgary Police Service’s Non-Emergency Number

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Many newcomers are quite familiar with the emergency number 911. 911 is the number to call any time you have an emergency requiring Police service Fire department Ambulance * Please refer to When to Call 911 for more information. But did you know, it is NOT right to call 911 for non-urgent situations? 911 is meant for people in immediate …

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

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As the year 2020 draws to an end, the COVID-19 pandemic is still going on. The lockdowns and stay-at-home orders have led to dramatic changes in our behaviors, habits and daily routines. Whether we have contracted the virus or not, this global pandemic is affecting everyone’s mental and physical health to some extent, largely (and unfortunately) for the worse. No …

Recent Changes to City Services and Facilities

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Based on the new provincewide public health measures & restrictions announced on December 8, some services offered by the City of Calgary are being temporarily impacted. Public Transit Bus services and C-Train are open but running with a reduced number of trips and frequency. Get the latest updates on changes to Calgary Transit service. Watch our Smart Tips video and …

Video: How to Get Flu Shots in Alberta

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Have you taken a flu shot this winter? If you haven’t, hurry up and get it done! Watch this short animation video and follow Dr. Susan a step-by-step guide on: How to Get Flu Shots in Alberta Topics discussed include: What is influenza (flu)? What does flu do to your body? How to prevent flu? How to get flu shot …

Video: How to Check Application Processing Time

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Have you submitted an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC)  and wonder how long it’s going to take for it to be processed? In this short video below, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on: How to Check Application Processing Time If you still have more questions, please fill out this form: https://settlementcalgary.com/isc-welcome/  One of our Newcomer …

Reduce, Recycle and Compost – Cooking Tips for Holidays

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Food waste is a big problem worldwide, especially in developed countries like Canada. We all have the responsibility to take action to address food loss and waste. Here are some tips to reduce food loss in your kitchen during holiday season and all year round. Reducing food waste Check your pantry regularly for nearing-expiry items Know what you already have …

Gift Wrapping Tips for A Zero-Waste Holiday Season

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It’s almost December! Have you started gift-shopping? Here are some tips on gift wrapping! Reducing waste during holidays Learn about holiday return policies and keep the gift receipt Choose consumable gifts instead (chocolate, home-baked cookies, wine, etc.) Purchase gift cards from local businesses to avoid gift wrapping and support local Donate to a favourite local charity Reuse the following containers …