Can We Gather Indoors This Fall?

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The weather is becoming cooler these days. As we enter the final quarter of 2020, a couple of holidays are right around the corner. More and more people are asking the question, can we gather indoors this fall? The short answer is you can, but there are risks you need to keep in mind. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s top doctor, …

Include COVID-19 Essentials into Your Emergency Kit

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Unexpected situations happen every day. Having supplies is one thing you can do to help manage many situations. your goal will be to have enough supplies to keep you and your family safe, warm and comfortable for at least 72 hours. Normally, your family’s emergency kit should include: Nonperishable snacks that last at least 72 hours (e.g. energy bars, dried …

Build a Book Bag Expanded to More Age Groups

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The Calgary Public Library has been offering a program called “Build a Book Bag”. Recently the Library has decided to expand this free Library service. Along with ordering custom book recommendations for adults, you can now choose book bags for babies, toddlers, school-age kids, and teens! Learn about how to join the program here: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/08/24/build-a-book-bag-calgary-public-library/ Now the newly-added function to …

Garbage Tags Required for Extra Bags of Black Cart Garbage Starting October

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Starting October 1, 2020, if your black cart is full and you have extra bags of garbage that will not fit, you will need to buy tags to put on extra garbage bags for pickup. If there is no sticker, your collection driver will NOT pick up the bag. Where to buy garbage tags Tags are $3 eachand will be …

Video: How to Get a Driver’s Licence in Alberta

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Have you recently moved to Alberta, Canada as a permanent resident? If the answer is yes, you probably have started taking the C-Train and buses, but wherever you go, whatever you do, driving your own car will make your new life in Alberta so much easier! If you don’t know how to drive a car, you need to start from …

Vending Machines Selling Masks and Hand Sanitizer

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Have you ever left home, walked all the way to a CTrain or bus station then realized you left your face mask or hand sanitizer at home? Here’s some good news — Personal protective equipment (PPE) will become more available in vending machines in public spaces across Canada! Klear Vending, a company based in Toronto has already set up four …

What You Need to Know about Maple Syrup

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Today, let’s learn a few things about maple syrup — one of the most well-known Canadian icons! Where does maple syrup come from? Maple syrup is harvested and processed from maple trees; Holes are drilled into the trunks of maple trees so that the sap can be collected in a container; The sap is then heated and filtered multiple times; …

Pay Attention to Calgary’s Air Quality

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Compared to many other countries in the world, Canada’s air quality is among the best, but that doesn’t mean we can lower our guard during wildfire season. Last night (August 24), Calgary’s air quality worsened as smoke blew in from the wildfires in California and British Columbia. People whose health is at risk of being affected may include: Children; Seniors; …

Build a Book Bag – Calgary Public Library

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“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”– Sir Richard Steele Did you know that the Calgary Public Library offers a program called “Build a Book Bag”? Through this free program, you can request recommended staff titles under your preferable type of materials. Mystery, romance, sci-fi, …you name it! Simply choose a genre and a book in …